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Emergency Medicine: Just the Facts, Second Edition

Emergency Medicine: Just the Facts, Second Edition
Author: O. John Ma - David Cline - Judith Tintinalli - Gab
ISBN 13: 9780071410243
ISBN 10: 71410244
Edition: 2
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
Publication Date: 2004-05-20
Format: Paperback
Pages: 624
List Price: $76.00

***** "Great quick review for emergency medicine in-training exams / boards exams. One could read this text in two weeks just before the exam and retain the most relevant information. Highly recommended."

—Online review of the first edition

"...a very enjoyable book to read. The amount of material in each chapter is good, with just the key facts included and the fluff removed. The concise and consistent format makes it easy and quick to read."

—Doody Review Services on first edition


Distilling the most critical information from the #1 text in emergency medicine, JUST THE FACTS is the perfect tool to prepare for in-service or licensing exams, re-certification, CME, or for use as a clinical refresher. Its highly efficient format conveniently condenses and simplifies only the most important content, for maximum yield and comprehension.

*Endorsed by the American College of Emergency Physicians

*Effectively condenses Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine, 6/e, for a concise, yet comprehensive review

*Standardized, bulleted format stresses key points of epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical features, diagnosis and differential, and ED care and disposition

*Highlights and summarizes key concepts, to assure quick absorption of the material and reinforce your understanding of even the most difficult topics

*Chapters are logically organized to help focus your study and provide quick access to subjects

Also available:

Ma et al: Emergency Medicine Manual, 6/e

Promes: Emergency Medicine CME & Board Review, 3/e

Tintinalli et al: Emergency Medicine, 6/e

O. John Ma, MD, Associate Professor, Research Director, Vice Chair for Academic Advancement, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Truman Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas

David M. Cline, MD, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Research, Department of Emergency Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Judith E. Tintinalli, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Gabor D. Kelen, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

J. Stephan Stapczynski, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

Doody Review Services

Reviewer:amy logan marr, BS, MD(University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description:This board review style book concisely organizes pertinent facts from throughout the scope of emergency medicine, allowing the reader to use study time efficiently.
Purpose:The review is designed to optimize study time by narrowing the field emergency medicine into pertinent categories. The author accomplishes his objectives through organization of patient presentations, pertinent pathology, key history and necessary treatment and disposition.
Audience:The book is written for an audience preparing for Emergency Medicine board exams or those desiring to gain focused information about their specialty and patient presentations. It accomplishes this task and is also very well geared for residents throughout their Emergency Medicine training. While it lacks the depth gained from more textbook discussions, the time saved appeals to a resident time schedule. The author is a credible authority with both practical and academic experience in the field of Emergency Medicine.
Features:The book covers a broad scope of patient presentations encountered in the field of Emergency Medicine, their various common clinical presentations, associated history and pathology, as well as both acute and chronic treatment recommendations and patient disposition. While the text is very concise, some amount of illustration may make the book more helpful and actually cut down on the amount of text necessary to communicate certain ideas and theories.
Assessment:In my practice as a resident in Emergency Medicine, I have found this reviewimmensely helpful when I am short on time yet desire a focused study session. The organization and topics are presented in a useful manner and the text is straightforward and understandable.