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- 1 Symptoms and presentations
- 2 Topics
- 2.1 Abdominal and gastrointestinal disorders
- 2.2 Cardiovascular disorders
- 2.3 Cutaneous disorders
- 2.4 Disaster medicine
- 2.5 Endocrine, metabolic and nutritional disorders
- 2.6 Environmental disorders
- 2.7 Head, ear, eye, nose and throat disorders
- 2.8 Hematologic disorders
- 2.9 Immune system disorders
- 2.10 Infectious disorders
- 2.11 Musculoskeletal disorders (non-traumatic)
- 2.12 Nervous system disorders
- 2.13 Obstetrics and gynecology
- 2.14 Renal and genitourinary disorders
- 2.15 Thoracic-respiratory disorders
- 2.16 Toxicologic disorders
- 2.17 Traumatic disorders
- 3 Tests
- 4 Treatment
- 5 Special populations
- 6 Practice and administration
- 7 Knowledge and communication
- 8 For Contributors
- 9 Please Read: Warnings and Disclaimers
Symptoms and presentations
Altered mental status, Anxiety, Apnea, Ataxia, Back pain, Bleeding, Coma, Confusion, Crying/Fussiness, Cyanosis, Decreased level of consciousness, Dehydration, Dizziness, Edema, Failure to thrive, Fatigue, Feeding problems, Fever, Hypotension, Jaundice, Joint pain/Swelling, Limp, Lymphadenopathy, Malaise, Multiple trauma, Needle stick, Pain, Paralysis, Paresthesia/Dysthesia,
Head and neck symptoms
Abnormal vaginal bleeding, Anuria, Ascites, Belching / GERD, Colic, Constipation, Cramps, Diarrhea, Dysmenorrhea, Dysuria, Hematemesis, Hematochezia, Hematuria, Nausea/Vomiting, Pain, Pelvic pain, Peritonitis, Rectal bleeding, Rectal pain, Urinary incontinence, Urinary retention,
Abdominal and gastrointestinal disorders
Arterial, Cardiopulmonary Arrest, Congenital Abnormalities of the Cardiovascular System, Diseases of the Myocardium, Acquired, Diseases of the Pericardium, Disorders of Circulation, Disturbances of Cardiac Rhythm, Endocarditis, Hypertensive Emergencies, Tumors, Valvular Disorders, Venous,
Endocrine, metabolic and nutritional disorders
Acid Base Disturbances, Adrenal Disease, Fluid and Electrolyte Disturbances, Glucose Metabolism, Nutritional Disorders, Parathyroid Disease, Pituitary Disorders, Thyroid Disorders, Tumors of Endocrine Glands,
Head, ear, eye, nose and throat disorders
Immune system disorders
Musculoskeletal disorders (non-traumatic)
Nervous system disorders
Cranial Nerve Disorders, Demyelinating Disorders, Headache, Hydrocephalus, Infections/Inflammatory Disorders, Movement Disorders, Neuromuscular Disorders, Other Conditions of the Brain, Seizure Disorders, Spinal Cord Compression, Stroke, Transient Cerebral Ischemia, Tumors,
Obstetrics and gynecology
Renal and genitourinary disorders
Acute Upper Airway Disorders, Disorders of Pleura, Mediastinum, and Chest Wall, Noncardiogenic Pulmonary Edema, Obstructive/Restrictive Lung Disease, Physical and Chemical Irritants/Insults, Pulmonary Embolism/Infarct, Pulmonary Infections, Tumors,
Acetaminophen, Amphetamines, Anesthetics, Antiarrhythmics, Anticholinergics/Cholinergics, Anticoagulants, Anticonvulsants, Antidepressants, Antihistamines and antiemetics, Antihypertensives, Antiparkinsonism drugs, Antipsychotics, Beta blockers, Bronchodilators, Calcium channel blockers, Carbon monoxide, Cardiovascular drugs, Caustic agents, Cocaine, Cyanides, hydrogen sulfide, Ethanol, Glycol, Hallucinogens, Heavy metals, Herbicides, insecticides, and, Hormones/Steroids, Household/Industrial chemicals, Hydrocarbons, Hypoglycemics/Insulin, Inhaled toxins,
Abdominal trauma, Burns, Chemical Burns, Chest trauma, Cutaneous injuries, Facial fractures, Genitourinary trauma, Head trauma, Injuries of the spine, Lower extremity bony trauma, Multi-system Trauma, Neck trauma, Ophthalmologic trauma, Otologic trauma, Pediatric fractures, Pelvic fracture, Soft-tissue extremity injuries, Spinal cord and nervous system trauma, Trauma, Trauma in Pregnancy, Upper extremity bony trauma,
Point of Care Testing
Practice and administration
Knowledge and communication
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