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Acute abdominal pain

Evaluation of a patient with acute abdominal pain requires careful history, physical examination by skilled physician, in conjunction with selective diagnostic testing.  Common causes...

Burns and their management

Primary Survey: Initial Assessment:   Mechanism of injury, inhalational injury; CO poisoning, associated injuries, patient’s age, and previous state of health, pre-hospital treatment. Physical examination:   Airway, Breathing, Circulation. Removal of...

Management of Acute Appendicitis

Appendicitis is a condition characterized by inflammation of the appendix. It is classified as a surgical emergency and many cases require removal of the inflamed appendix, either...

Abdominal Stab Injuries

Emergency clinicians manage stab wound (SW) injuries now more than ever. This topic review will discuss the evaluation and management of abdominal stab wounds. Primary Survey: History: ...

Perforated Duodenal Ulcer: A Clinical Diagnosis

  If a peptic ulcer perforates, air will leak from the inside of the gastrointestinal tract to the peritoneal cavity. This leads to "free gas"...

Management of Limb Injuries

Priorities A, B, C (Airway, Breathing and Circulation) take precedence over limb injuries but polytrauma patients benefit from aggressive treatment of Limb or Pelvic Trauma. History Ask About; Time...