The Atlas of Emergency Medicine, Third Edition

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August 25, 2009


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The most complete and trusted visual compendium of emergency medicine—extensively updated with 1500 full-color illustrations

A Doody's Core Title for 2011!

"This is an excellent study aid, especially for visual learners....This atlas is perhaps the most comprehensive source of high quality emergency medicine images available....This book is outstanding. I used it just before my in-service exam and found it a delightful way to solidify the information with images, which greatly increases the chance of recall."--Doody's Review Service

Ideally suited to the bedside practice of emergency medicine, The Atlas of Emergency Medicine is the ultimate visual guide to the diagnosis and treatment of common and uncommon conditions encountered in the Emergency Department. Filled with 1500 crisp, clear full-color images, this essential clinical companion is logically organized by organ system and then by problem, making it a practical quick reference for medical students, residents in training, new graduates preparing for their certification exam, the practicing physician, and instructors.
The third edition of The Atlas of Emergency Medicine features an even more streamlined presentation with clear, concise text and an unmatched collection of diagnoses-speeding images. Forming the core of the book, these images show you what to look for and are accompanied by brief, high-yield descriptions of clinical problems. The new edition also features an enhanced template, and new coverage of airway emergencies, tropical conditions, toxicologic emergencies, and electrocardiographs.


  • 1,500 full-color clinical photographs (more than twice the amount found in the previous edition)
  • New chapter template:
    “Clinical Summary”: clinically relevant observations on differential diagnosis
    “Emergency Department Treatment and Disposition”: a brief overview of need-to-know diagnostic guidelines and recommendations
    “Clinical Pearls”: instructive tips and insights on specific aspects of conditions which are difficult to find in other texts
  • Four new chapters that enhance the book’s hands-on value:
    Tropical Medicine: reflects an increased emphasis on global access to healthcare and easier patient travel
    Toxicology: features an up-to-date, authoritative review of how to diagnose and treat selected toxicological emergencies
    ECG Abnormalities: presents turnkey insights into the rapid recognition of pathological ECG’s, highlighting the electrocardiographic characteristics of each featured clinical problem
    Airway Procedures: includes essential information that guides, improves, and expedites the management of airway emergencies

    Table of contents

    Photography Credits
    1. Head & Facial Trauma, David W. Munter and Timothy D. McGuirk
    Basilar Skull Fracture
    Depressed Skull Fracture
    Nasal Injuries
    Fractures of the Zygoma
    Lefort Facial Fractures
    Orbital Floor Fractures
    Mandibular Fractures
    External Ear Injuries
    Frontal Sinus Fracture
    Traumatic Exophthalmos
    Penetrating Facial Trauma
    Uncal Herniation Syndrome
    2. Ophthalmologic Conditions, Marc E. Levsky and Paul DeFlorio
    Neonatal Conjunctivitis (Ophthalmia Neonatorum)
    Bacterial Conjunctivitis
    Viral Conjunctivitis
    Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis
    Allergic Conjunctivitis
    Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma
    Anterior Uveitis (Iritis)
    Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus
    Ocular Herpes Simplex
    Corneal Ulcer
    Afferente Pupillary Defect (Marcus Gunn Pupil)
    Horner Syndrome
    Sixth-Nerve Palsy
    Third-Nerve Palsy
    3. Funduscopic Findings, David Effron, Beverly C. Forcier, and Richard E. Wyszynski
    Normal Fundus
    Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    Roth Spots
    Central Retinal Artery Occlusion
    Central Retinal Vein Occlusion
    Hypertensive Retinopathy
    Diabetic Retinopathy
    Vitreous Hemorrhage
    Retinal Detachment
    Cytomegalovirus Retinitis
    Optic Neuritis
    Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
    Subhyaloid Hemorrhage in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
    4. Ophthalmic Trauma, Dallas E. Peak, Christopher S. Weaver, and Kevin J. Knoop
    Corneal Abrasion
    Subconjunctival Hemorrhage
    Corneal Foreign Body
    Intraocular Foreign Body
    Lens Dislocation
    Penetrating Globe Injury
    Globe Rupture
    Traumatic Cataract
    Eyelid Laceration
    Chemical Exposure
    5. Ear, Nose, & Throat Conditions, Edward C. Jauch, Sean P. Barbabella, Francisco J. Fernandez, and Kevin J. Knoop
    Otitis Media
    Bullous Myringitis
    Cholesteatoma and Osteoma
    Tympanic Membrane Perforation
    Otitis Externa
    Auricular Perichondritis
    Herpes Zoster Oticus (Ramsay Hunt Syndrome)
    Facial Nerve Palsy
    Septal Hematoma
    Peritonsillar Abscess
    Mucocele (Ranula)
    Nasal Cellulitis
    6. Mouth, Edward C. Jauch and Brent E. Gottesman
    A. Oral Trauma
    Tooth Subluxation
    Tooth Impaction (Intrusive Luxation)
    Tooth Avulsion
    Tooth Fractures
    Alveolar Ridge Fracture
    Temporal Mandibular Joint Dislocation
    Tongue Laceration
    Vermilion Border Lip Laceration
    B. Odontogenic Infections
    Gingival Abscess (Periodontal Abscess)
    Periapical Abscess
    Pericoronal Abscess
    Buccal Space Abscess
    Canine Space Abscess
    Ludwig Angina
    Parapharyngeal Space Abscess
    C. Oral Conditions
    Trench Mouth (Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis)
    Acid Tooth Erosion (Bulimia)
    Thrush (Oral Candidiasis)
    Oral Herpes Simplex Virus (Cold Sores)
    Aphthous Ulcers (Canker Sores)
    Strawberry Tongue
    Torus Palatinus
    Black Hairy Tongue
    Oral Cavity Piercing Complications
    7. Chest & Abdomen, Stephen W. Corbett, Lawrence B. Stack, and Kevin J. Knoop
    A. Chest and Abdominal Trauma
    Traumatic Asphyxia
    Flail Chest
    Sternoclavicular Dislocation
    Tension Pneumothorax with Needle Thoracentesis
    Cardiac Tamponade with Pericardiocentesis
    Emergency Department Thoracotomy
    Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage
    Seat Belt Injury
    Grey Turner Sign and Cullen Sign
    Impaled Foreign Body
    Abdominal Evisceration
    Traumatic Abdominal Hernia
    Pelvic Fracture
    B. Nontraumatic Chest and Abdominal Conditions
    Respiratory Retractions
    Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
    Situs Inversus
    Apical Lung Mass
    Jugulovenous Distension
    Caput Medusae
    Abdominal Hernias
    Umbilical Hernia
    Patent Urachal Duct
    Sister Mary Joseph Node (Nodular Umbilicus)
    Abdominal Distension
    Abdominal Wall Hematoma
    Pectus Excavatum
    Stoma Prolapse
    8. Urologic Conditions, Jeffery D. Bondesson
    Testicular Torsion
    Torsion of a Testicular or Epididymal Appendix
    Acute Apididymitis
    Testicular Tumor
    Scrotal Abscess
    Fournier Gangrene
    Urethral Rupture
    Fracture of the Penis
    Penile Hair Tourniquet
    Straddle Injury
    Penile Zipper Injury
    9. Sexually Transmitted Infections & Anorectal Conditions, Diane M. Birnbaumer and Lynn K. Flowers
    A. Sexually Transmitted Infections
    Primary Syphilis
    Secondary Syphilis
    Chlamydial Infection
    Genital Herpes
    Lymphogranuloma Venereum
    Condyloma Acuminata (Genital Warts)
    Anal Fissure
    Perianal-Perirectal Abscesses
    Internal-External Hemorrhoids
    Prolapsed Rectum
    Pilonidal Abscess
    Rectal Foreign Body
    10. Gynecologic and Obstetric Conditions, Robert G. Buckley and Kevin J. Knoop
    A. Gynecologic Conditions
    Mucopurulent Cervicitis
    Cervical Polyps
    Bartholin Gland Abscess
    Spontaneous Abortion
    Genital Trauma and Sexual Assault
    Uterine Prolapse
    Imperforate Hymen
    Ectopic Pregnancy: Ultrasonographic Imaging
    Molar Pregnancy (Hydatidiform Mole)
    B. Obstetric Conditions
    Third-Trimester Abdominal Trauma
    Emergency Delivery: Imminent Vertex Delivery--Crowning
    Emergency Delivery: Normal Delivery Sequence
    Breech Delivery
    Umbilical Cord Prolapse in Emergency Delivery
    Nuchal Cord in Emergency Delivery
    Shoulder Dystocia in Emergency Delivery
    Postpartum Perineal Lacerations
    Intrauterine Fetal Demise
    11. Extremity Trauma, Neha P. Raukar, George J. Raukar, and Daniel L. Savitt
    Acromioclavicular Joint Separation
    Shoulder Dislocation
    Elbow Fractures
    Elbow Dislocation
    Biceps Tendon Rupture
    Forearm Fractures
    Fractures of the Distal Radius
    Carpal and Carpometacarpal Dislocations
    Clenched Fist Injury (Fight Bite)
    Boxer's Fracture
    Peripheral Nerve Injury
    Bennett and Rolando Fractures
    Boutonniere and Swan-Neck Deformities
    High-Pressure Injection Injury
    Gamekeeper's Thumb (Skier's Thumb)
    Phalangeal Dislocations
    Mallet Finger and Jersey Finger
    Compartment Syndrome
    Subungual Hematoma
    Hip Dislocations
    Hip Fracture
    Knee Extensor Injuries
    Patellar Dislocations
    Knee Dislocation
    Femur Fracture
    Tibial-Fibular Fractures
    Fracture Blisters
    Achilles Tendon Rupture
    Ankle Dislocation
    Calcaneus Fracture
    Ankle Sprain
    Fractures of the Fifth Metatarsal Base
    Lisfranc Fracture-Dislocation
    12. Extremity Conditions, Robert J. Tubbs, Daniel L. Savitt, and Selim Suner
    Gas Gangrene (Myonecrosis)
    Necrotizing Fasciitis
    Crystal-Induced Synovitis (Gout and Pseudogout)
    Ingrown Toenail (Onychocryptosis)
    Olecranon and Prepatellar Bursitis
    Palmar Space Infection
    Subclavian Vein Thrombosis
    Cervical Radiculopathy
    Digital Clubbing
    Phlegmasia Dolens
    Deep Venous Thrombosis
    Dupuytren Contracture
    Achilles Tendonitis
    Ganglion (Synovial) Cyst
    Raynaud Disease
    Arterial Embolus
    13. Cutaneous Conditions, J. Matthew Hardin
    Stevens-Johnson Syndrome/Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
    Erythema Multiforme
    Fixed Drug Eruption
    Drug Eruptions
    Hidradenitis Suppurativa
    Pyogenic Granuloma
    Pyoderma Gangrenosum
    Seborrheic Dermatitis
    Nummular Eczema/Xerotic Eczema
    Dyshydrotic Eczema
    ID Reaction
    Atopic Dermatitis
    Statis Dermatitis
    Acne Vulgaris
    Vasculitis (Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis)
    Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
    Thhrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
    Pityriasis Rosea
    Livedo Reticularis
    Urticaria, Dermatographism, and Angioedema
    Allergic Contact Dermatitis
    Phytophotodermatitis and Phototoxic Drug Reactions
    Erythema Nodosum
    Erythema Chronicum Migrans
    Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
    Disseminated Gonococcus
    Infective Endocarditis
    Hot Tub Folliculitis
    Ecthyma Gangrenosum
    Secondary Syphilis
    Dissecting Cellulitis of the Scalp
    Squamous Cell Carcinoma
    Basal Cell Carcinoma
    Herpes Zoster
    Nongenital Herpes Simplex Infections
    Autoimmune Bullous Diseases
    Sweet Syndrome
    Dermatophyte Infections
    Tinea (Pityriasis) Versicolor
    Scabies and Norwegian Scabies
    Uremic Frost
    Bacillus Anthracis (Anthrax)
    Abdominal Striae (Striae Atrophicae)
    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
    14. Pediatric Conditions, Matthew R. Mittiga, Javier A. Gonzalez del Rey, and Richard M. Ruddy
    A. Newborn Conditions
    Erythema Toxicum Neonatorum
    Salmon Patches(Nevus Simplex)
    Neonatal Jaundice
    Neonatal Milk Production (Witch's Milk)
    Neonatal Mastitis
    Umbilical Granuloma
    Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis
    B. Rashes and Lesions
    Erythema Infectiosum (Fifth Disease)
    Roseola Infantum (Exanthem Subitum)
    Varicella (Chickenpox)
    Herpes Zoster
    Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease
    Cold Panniculitis (Popsicle Panniculitis)
    Herpetic Gingivostomatitis
    Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome
    Scarlet Fever
    Blistering Distal Dactylitis
    Henoch-Schonlein Purpura
    Strawberry Hemangioma
    Orbital and Periorbital (Preseptal) Cellulitis
    Branchial Cleft Cyst
    Thyroglossal Duct Cyst
    Cystic Hygroma (Lymphangiomas)
    Cat-Scratch Disease
    C. General Conditions
    Retropharyngeal Abscess
    Button Battery Ingestion
    Membranous (Bacterial) Tracheitis
    Physeal Fractures: Salter-Harris Classification
    Acute Sickle Dactylitis (Hand-Foot Syndrome)
    Hair Tourniquet
    Failure to Thrive
    Nursing Bottle Caries
    Nursemaid's Elbow (Radial Head Subluxation)
    Inguinal Hernia
    Pinworm Infection (Enterobiasis)
    Oculogyric Crisis
    Kawasaki Disease
    15.Child Abuse, Robert A. Shapiro, Charles J. Schubert, Kathi L. Makoroff, and Megan L. McGraw
    A. Physical Abuse
    Inflicted Burns
    Inflicted Burns and Soft-Tissue Injuries
    Lesions Mistaken for Physical Abuse
    Fractures Suggestive of Physical Abuse
    Inflicted Head Injury (Shaken Baby Syndrome)
    B. Sexual Abuse
    The Child Sexual Abuse Examination
    Injuries and Findings Indicative of Penetrating Genital or Anal Trauma
    C. Findings Mistaken for Sexual Abuse
    Straddle Injuries
    Labial Adhesions
    Urethral Prolapse
    Toilet Seat Injuries
    Perianal Streptococcal Infection
    Lichen Sclerosus Atrophicus
    16. Environmental Conditions, Ken Zafren, R. Jason Thurman, and Ian D. Jones
    High-Altitude Retinal Hemorrhage
    High-Altitude Pulmonary Edema
    High-Altitude Cerebral Edema
    Immersion Injury (Trench Foot)
    Ultraviolet Radiation Exposure
    Lightning Injuries
    Large Terrestrial Animal Attacks
    Coral Snake Envenomation
    Pit Viper Envenomation
    Black Widow Spider Envenomation
    Brown Recluse Spider Envenomation
    Scorpion Envenomation
    Hymenoptera Envenomation
    Caterpillar, Mite, and Centipede Envenomation
    Middle Ear Squeeze
    Mask Squeeze
    Stingray Envenomation
    Sea Urchin Envenomation
    Coelenterate Envenomation
    Marine Dermatitis
    Scorpion Fish Sting
    Sea Snake Envenomation
    Cephalopod Envenomation
    Toxicodendron Exposure
    17. Toxicological Conditions, Saralyn R. Williams, Matthew D. Sztajnkrycer, and R. Jason Thurman
    Methamphetamine Toxicity
    Cocaine Toxicity
    Anticholinergic (Antimuscarinic) Toxidrome
    Heroin and Opioid Toxicity
    Tricyclic Antidepressant Poisoning
    Poisoning by B-Blocker and Calcium Channel Blocker Agents
    Salicylate Poisoning
    Acetaminophen Poisoning
    Caustic Ingestion
    Toxic Alcohol Ingestion
    Cellular Asphyxiants
    Inhalant Abuse
    Hydrofluoric Acid Burns
    Arsenic Poisoning
    Mercury Poisoning
    Lead Poisoning
    Iron Ingestion
    Amatoxin Ingestion
    Cardiac Glycoside Plant Ingestion
    Dieffenbachia Ingestion
    Jimsonweed Ingestion
    Peyote Ingestion
    Toxalbumin Ingestion
    Vancomycin-Induced Red Man Syndrome
    18. Wounds & Soft Tissue Injuries, Chan W. Park, Michael L. Juliano, and Dana Woodhall
    Wound Cleaning and Irrigation
    Wound Assessment
    Would Foreign Bodies
    Traumatic Wounds
    Ear Lacerations
    Lip Lacerations
    Tendon Lacerations
    Animal Bite Wounds
    Fishhook Injuries
    Simple Wound Closures
    Complex Wound Closures
    Wound Care Complications
    Decubitus Ulcers
    Electrical Injury
    19. Forensic Medicine, William S. Smock and Lawrence B. Stack
    Gunshot Wounds
    A. Pattern Injuries of Domestic Violence, Assault, and Abuse
    Sharp-Force-Pattern Injuries
    Blunt-Force-Pattern Injuries
    Thermal-Pattern Injuries
    20. HIV Conditions, J. Michael Ballester and Roderick Morrison
    Primary HIV Infection
    Oral Hairy Leukoplakia
    Candidiasis Associated with HIV
    Kaposi Sarcoma
    Toxoplasma Gondii Infection
    Cryptococcal Infections
    Cytomegalovirus Infections
    Herpes Zoster in HIV Patients
    Eosinophilic Folliculitis
    Herpes Simplex Virus in HIV Patients
    Molluscum Contagiosum
    Dermatophyte (Tinea) Infections
    Drug Reactions
    Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis
    21. Tropical Medicine, Seth W. Wright and Meg Jack
    Free-Living Ameba Infection
    Anemia in the Tropics
    Cutaneous Larva Migrans
    Dengue Fever
    Epidemic Meningitis
    Hydatid Cyst
    Nontuberculosis Mycobacteria Infections
    Protein Energy Malnutrition--Kwashiorkor and Marasmus
    Tropical Sporotrichosis
    Tropical Snake Envenomations
    Traditional Medicine in the Tropics
    22. Airway Procedures, Steven J. White, Richard M. Levitan, and Lawrence B. Stack
    Airway Maxim One
    Airway Maxim Two
    Airway Maxim Three
    Airway Maxim Four
    Airway Maxim Five
    Laryngoscopic Orotracheal Intubation
    Bougie-Assisted Intubation
    Optical Stylet-Assisted Intubation
    Optical Laryngoscope-Assisted Intubation
    Lighted Stylets and Wands
    Glidescope-Assisted Intubation
    Digital (Tactile) Intubation
    Laryngeal Mask Airway
    Intubating Laryngeal Mask Airway
    Intubating Laryngeal Airway
    Esophageal-Pharyngeal Combitube Airway
    Blind Nasotracheal Intubation
    Nasal Flexible Fiberoptic Intubation
    Transtracheal Jet Ventilation
    Cricothyrotomy (Seldinger Technique)
    Open Cricothyrotomy
    23. ECG Abnormalities, James V. Ritchie, Michael L. Juliano, and R. Jason Thurman
    Part 1: ST-T Abnormalities
    Acute Anterior Myocardial Infarction
    Acute Inferior Myocardial Infaraction
    Acute Right Ventricular Myocardial Infarction
    Acute Posterior Myocardial Infarction
    Left Main Lesion
    Sgarbossa Criteria for AMI in Setting of LBBB
    Subendocardial Ischemia
    Hyperacute T Waves
    Wellens Waves
    "Cerebral" T Waves
    Early Repolarization
    Left Ventricular Aneurysm
    Part 2: Conduction Disturbances
    First-Degree AV Block
    Type 1 Second-Degree AV Block (Mobitz I, Wenckebach)
    Type 2 Second-Degree AV Block (Mobitz II)
    Third-Degree (Complete) AV Block
    QT Interval Prolongation
    Right Bundle Branch Block
    Left Bundle Branch Block(br) Left Anterior Fascicular Block
    Left Posterior Fascicular Block
    Ashman Phenomenon
    Part 3: Rhythm Disturbances
    Junctional Rhythm
    Ventricular Rhythm
    Paced Rhythm
    Atrial Fibrillation
    Atrial Flutter
    Multifocal Atrial Tachycarida
    Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
    SVT with Aberrancy
    Ventricular Tachycardia
    Ventricular Flutter
    Torsades de Pointes
    Part 4: Structural Abnormalities
    Left Ventricular Hypertrophy
    Right Ventricular Hypertrophy
    Left Atrial Hypertrophy
    Right Atrial Hypertrophy
    Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
    Brugada Syndrome
    Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome
    Part 5: ECG Abnormalities of Non-cardiac Origin
    Pulmonary Embolism
    Pericardial Effusion
    Digoxin Effect, Toxicity
    Tricyclic Antidepressant Effect
    Limb Lead Reversal
    Low Voltage
    24. Emergency Ultrasound, Paul R. Sierzenski, Jason Gukhool, and Stephen J. Leech
    Emergency Ultrasound
    Trauma Ultrasound
    E-Fast Window 1: Subxiphoid-Cardiac (Subcostal View)
    E-Fast Window 2: Right Upper Quadrant (Morison Pouch)
    E-Fast Window 3: Left Upper Quadrant (Splenorenal View)
    E-Fast Window 4: Suprapubic
    E-Fast Window 5: Thorax (Right and Left)
    Cardiac Ultrasound
    Echo Window 1: Subxiphoid-Cardiac (Subcostal View) Echo Window 2: Parasternal Long-Axis View (PSLAx)
    Echo Window 3: Parasternal Short-Axis View (PSLAx)
    Echo Window 4: Apical Four-Chamber View (4AC)
    Echo Window 5: Subxiphoid Long-Axis (IVC)
    Gallbladder Ultrasound
    Abdominal Aorta Ultrasound
    Renal Ultrasound
    Pelvic Ultrasound
    Deep Venous Thrombosis Ultrasound
    Ultrasound-Guided Venous Access
    Ocular Ultrasound
    Superficial Ultrasound
    25. Microscopic Findings, Diane M. Birnbaumer
    Microscopic Urianalysis
    Synovial Fluid Analysis for Crystals
    Gram Stain
    Dark-Field Examination
    Vaginal Fluid Wet Mount
    Potassium Hydroxide Mount
    Stool Examination for Fecal Leukocytes
    Skin Scraping for Dermatoses and Infestations
    Cerebrospinal Fluid Examination: India Ink Preparation
    Cerebrospinal Fluid Examination: Wright Stain--Thin Smear for Malaria
    Ferning Pattern for Amniotic Fluid
    Peripheral Blood Smear for Schistocytes
    Tape Test for enterobias Vermicularis Eggs
    Tzanck Preparation

    Author comments

    Kevin J. Knoop. MD, MS, Director, Professional Education, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA; Assistant Professor of Military and Emergency Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

    Lawrence B. Stack, MD, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

    Alan B. Storrow, MD, Vice Chairman for Research and Academic Affairs, Associate Professor for Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

    R. Jason Thurman, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Associate Director, Residency Program, Department of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

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