Presented in an easy-to-read format, the book includes succinct bullet point text, synoptic tables, charts and diagrams to find key information quickly, in a new edition aimed as much for use at the bedside as it is for studying. Every emergency topic is approached in the same standardized format covering first the Diagnosis and then Management.
Diagnosisincludes essential knowledge to elicit in the history including background and epidemiology, characteristic features on examination including vital signs and organ-specific findings, and investigations such as bedside testing, laboratory testing, and radiology. Management then covers general supportive measures, specific treatment, and the disposal decision including whether time-critical, to which specialty and conversely who may safely go home.
The text is supported by a wealth of additional online material at www.lifeinthefastlane.com including high-resolution clinical images, videos, case-based questions, examination material and links to online references. This edition is completely revised and contains up-to-date evidence on every topic, including the latest 2015 CPR guidelines, sepsis guidelines, major trauma management, HIV care and many other newly released treatment protocols.
The style and presentation form has been maintained - simple diagrams, self-explanatory flow charts, tables and student friendly mnemonics. Some new topics like cognitive enhancers, CNS stimulants, Drugs for the treatment of Psoriasis and Acne vulgaris have been introduced. Definitions, treatment schedules as per WHO (for tuberculosis, leprosy, malaria, HIV), RNTCP (for TB) guidelines and classification of blood pressure as per JNC, 2003 guidelines have been included and we acknowledge the same. This extensively revised edition will be useful not only for the students of medicine but also for practicing doctors.
Format based upon the pattern which is followed by the examiners in framing questions in the exams- both theory and Practical.
Updated content with addition of new drugs
Addition of new flowcharts, Figures and tables to facilitate quick learning and greater retention of knowledge
Specific description of drugs under short headings makes it easy to understand.
Easy to understand and point-wise presentation of information, useful for exam going UG students.
Supplementing text with simple diagrams, self-explanatory flow charts, tables and student friendly mnemonics.