By David S. Smith MD, Lynn E. Sullivan MD, Seonaid F. Hay MD
This quantity within the renowned box advisor sequence bargains a accomplished but concise evaluation of inner drugs. inside of, you will find discussions on pathophysiology, scientific presentation, analysis, and administration of clinical emergencies and the most typical ailments encountered in hospitalized sufferers. This visually intriguing mini-reference comprises 1000s of colour illustrations to lead your diagnostic decisions.
Learn what each internist needs to understand to satisfy the demanding situations of day-by-day practice
- Expert authorship by means of Yale inner drugs senior citizens and physicians presents the present, exact info you want to diagnose and deal with greater than a hundred and twenty of an important difficulties encountered by means of internists.
- Concise, available style can provide a succinct assessment of inner medication perfect for college kids on a time-limited rotation, targeting high-impact information.
- Logical organization provides themes via scientific forte. Chapters are dependent in a constant layout, so the evidence you would like are constantly at your fingertips.
- Color atlas part with greater than two hundred illustrations contains x-rays, scans, and scientific findings that supply the visible counsel you must hone your diagnostic skills.
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The distinction between cellulitis and necrotizing fasciitis is crucial, because cellulitis is amenable to antimicrobial therapy, whereas necrotizing fasciitis requires urgent surgical débridement of necrotic tissue, in addition to the use of antimicrobial agents. PATHOPHYSIOLOGY Type I necrotizing fasciitis is a mixed infection caused by aerobic and anaerobic bacteria and occurs most commonly after surgical procedures and in patients with diabetes and peripheral vascular disease. , Bacteroides fragilis, and Clostridium sp.
Haemophilus, Actinobacilli, Cardiobacterium, Eikenella, and Kingella (HACEK) organisms are nonenteric, gram-negative organisms causing less than 10% of cases. Prosthetic valve endocarditis within 2 months of surgery (early) is caused by Staphylococcus epidermidis or S. aureus in the majority. Cases occurring more than 1 year after surgery (late) are due to community-acquired organisms. Nosocomial infections are increasingly common at tertiary care hospitals, arising from an infected intravascular device.
A gross examination of the stool for blood and mucus and a microscopic examination for stool white cells can be useful for differentiating large- and small-bowel diarrhea or differentiating invasive from noninvasive organisms. A history of antibiotic use is important to evaluate for Clostridium difficile colitis or antibiotic-associated diarrhea. C. difficile is evaluated by enzyme-immunoassay antigen tests or the more sensitive and specific cell culture toxin assay. Stool samples can be sent for routine bacterial culture for Shigella, Salmonella, and Campylobacter.