Internal Medicine: The guide to residency.



Internal Medicine: The guide to residency.

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This book will give you the information you need on the most common symptoms and their diagnosis while increasing your confidence during residency. As medicine can be detailed and sometimes complicated, it is challenging to apply years of medical education in just a few minutes. This guide is designed to make an Internal Medicine Resident successful, but will be an effective supplement for any of the following disciplines:
-Family Medicine Residents
-Third & Fourth Year Medical Students
-Nurse Practitioners
-Physician Assistants
-Any Clinical Residency Internship

Table of Contents
Preface
Foreword
Cardiopulmonary
1. Chest pain
2. Shortness of breath
3. Congestive heart failure
4. Coronary Artery Disease
5. Cough
6. Hypertension
7. Arrhythmia
8. Atrial Fibrillation
9. Asthma & COPD
10. Pneumonia
11. Medical Intensive Care Unit/Hypotension/Cardiac Arrest
12. Acute respiratory failure & basics for oxygen therapy
13. Cardiology diagnostics & interventions
14. Hemoptysis
Gastroenterology
15. Abdominal Pain
16. Nausea & vomiting
17. GI bleed
18. Diarrhea
19. Constipation
Infectious Disease
20. Antibiotics
21. Fever
22. White blood count
23. Immune status
24. Cellulitis & Osteomyelitis
25. Infective endocarditis
26. Clostridium difficile infection
27. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
Nephrology
28. Acute kidney injury/Chronic Kidney Disease/End stage Renal Disease
29. Urinary tract infection
30. Volume Overload
31. Volume Depletion
32. Electrolyte imbalances
Neurology
33. Falls, syncope, & loss of consciousness
34. Altered Mental Status
35. Headaches
36. Pain
Geriatric
37. Geriatric medicine
38. Palliative/supportive care & hospice care
Miscellaneous
39. Diabetes mellitus
40. Anticoagulation
41. Anemia
42. Night float
43. Alarming findings
44. IV lines, IV fluids, Foley catheters & contrast material
45. Medicine facts (side effects, onset of side effects, & off-label therapeutic uses)
46. Medical vs. Surgical Management
47. Home vs. floor vs. MICU triage
48. Outpatient Medicine
49. Diet & Physical/Occupational Therapy
50. Diseases and diagnosis need high suspicion
51. Cost-effective medicine
52. Refer to specialist & inpatient consultation
53. Common unclear diagnoses
54. Different approaches for common problems
55. Social support & social history
56. Incidental findings & mildly abnormal tests
57. Medical futility
58. Cascade of actions for common problems
Abbreviations
List of medications commonly used
References

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