Tarascon Internal Medicine Pocketbook

Tarascon Clinical Review Series: Internal Medicine point-of-care reference for medical student, resident physician to use on internal medicine rotation

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The Tarascon Clinical Review Series: Internal Medicine is an evidence-based, point-of-care reference for the busy medical student or resident physician to use on your internal medicine rotation or externship.

This handy reference guide contains the most important aspects of epidemiology, pathophysiology, and clinical presentation in addition to all of the key aspects of patient management and documentation templates.  Packed with tables and algorithms to quickly direct the busy student or resident to an evidence-based approach to managing all medical problems that you may encounter in the hospital, including, but not limited to:
  • Comprehensive tables on Empiric antibiotics for common infections
  • Antimicrobial coverage by class
  • Gram stain interpretation
  • Toxicology
  • Chest and abdominal x-ray interpretation
  • ECG interpretation
  • Corticosteroid equivalency table
  • Therapeutic drug levels table
  • Opioid equivalency table
  • Interpretation of urinalysis and urine sediment
Tarascon Clinical Review Series: Internal Medicine has all the pertinent information found within a comprehensive internal medicine textbook consolidated into an easily navigable reference pocketbook.

Table of Contents

Part  1  Cardiovascular Medicine
Chapter  1  Evaluation of Chest Pain
Chapter  2  ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction
Chapter  3  Non-ST-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome (NSTEMI/Unstable Angina)
Chapter  4  Congestive Heart Failure
Chapter  5  Atrial Fibrillation
Chapter  6  Bradyarrhythmias
Chapter  7  Acute Pericarditis
Chapter  8  Valvular Heart Disease
Chapter  9  Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation
Chapter  10  Hypertension
Chapter  12  Shock
Chapter  13  Syncope
Part  2  Endocrinology
Chapter  14  Inpatient Management of Diabetes Mellitus
Chapter  15  Hyperthyroidism and Thyroid Storm
Chapter  15  Hyperthyroidism and Myxedema Coma
Chapter  17  Adrenal Insufficiency
Chapter  18  Calcium Disorders
Chapter  19  Sodium Disorders
Chapter  20  Potassium Disorders
Chapter  21  Panhypopituitarism
Part  3  Gastroenterology
Chapter  22  Evaluation of Acute Abdominal Pain
Chapter  23   Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Chapter  24  Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding (LGIB)
Chapter  25  Diarrhea
Chapter  26  Acute Hepatitis
Chapter  27  Cirrhosis
Chapter  28  Acute Pancreatitis
Chapter  29  Ischemic Bowel Disease
Chapter  30  Esophageal Disorders
Chapter  31  Diverticulitis
Chapter  32  Bowel Obstruction
Chapter  33  Biliary Tract Disorders
Part  4  Hematology
Chapter  34  Anemia
Chapter  35  Sickle Cell Anemia
Chapter  36  Bleeding Disorders
Chapter  37  Pancytopenia
Chapter  38  Thrombocytopenia
Chapter  39  Venous Thromboembolism
Chapter  40  Perioperative Management of Anticoagulation and Antithrombotics
Part  5  Infectious Disease
Chapter  41  Evaluation of Fever in the Hospitalized Patient
Chapter  42  Infective Endocarditis
Chapter  43  Infections in HIV-Positive Patients
Chapter  44  Meningitis
Chapter  45  Pneumonia
Chapter  46  Management of Invasive Fungal Infections
Chapter  47  Skin, Soft Tissue, Bone, and Joint Infections
Chapter  48  Management of Catheter-related Blood Stream Infections (CRBSI) Definition of CRBSI
Chapter  49  Tuberculosis
Chapter  50  Urinary Tract Infections: Cystitis and Pyelonephritis
Part  6  Neurology
Chapter  51  Acute Ischemic Stroke
Chapter  52  Acute Hemorrhagic Stroke
Chapter  53  Dementia
Chapter  54  Delirium
Chapter  55  Seizures
Chapter  56  Weakness
Part  7  Oncology
Chapter  57  Adverse Effects of Chemotherapeutic Agents
Chapter  58  Breast Cancer
Chapter  59  Colorectal Cancer
Chapter  60  Chronic Leukemias
Chapter  61  Lymphomas
Chapter  62  Multiple Myeloma (MM)
Chapter  63  Lung Cancer
Chapter  64  Prostate Cancer
Chapter  65  Oncological Emergencies
Part  8  Pulmonary Medicine
Chapter  66  Evaluation of Chronic Cough
Chapter  67  Evaluation of Dyspnea
Chapter  68  Evaluation of Hemoptysis
Chapter  69  Evaluation of Pleural Effusions
Chapter  70  Asthma exacerbation
Chapter  71  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exacerbation
Chapter  72  Perioperative Pulmonary Evaluation and Management
Chapter  73  Diffuse Intersitial Lung Disease
Chapter  74  Pulmonary Hypertension
Part  9  Renal
Chapter  75  Evaluation of Acid-Base Disorders
Chapter  76  Evaluation of Hematuria
Chapter  77  Nephrotic Syndrome
Chapter  78  Acute Kidney Injury
Chapter  79  Chronic Kidney Disease
Chapter  80  Nephrolithiasis
Part  10  Rheumatology
Chapter  81  Evaluation of Acute Monoarticular Arthritis
Chapter  82  Evaluation of Acute Back Pain
Chapter  83  Evaluation of Polyarticular arthritis
Chapter  84  Rheumatoid Arthritis
Chapter  84  Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Chapter  86  Systemic Vasculitis
Part  11  Substance Abuse Abstinence Disorders
Chapter  87  Alcohol withdrawal syndromes
Chapter  88  Opiate Withdrawal Syndrome
Chapter  89  Sympathomimetic (Cocaine and Amphetamines) Withdrawal Syndrome

About the Author

Joseph S. Esherick, MD, FAAFP, FHM -Family Medicine, Ventura County Medical Center, Ventura, California

Joseph S. Esherick, MD, FAAFP, FHM is the Director of Medicine and an ICU physician at the Ventura County Medical Center in Ventura, California.  He is also an Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, and completed a family practice residency at the Ventura County Medical Center, Ventura, California. He is board certified in family medicine and the author of the Tarascon Primary Care Pocketbook, the Tarascon Hospital Medicine Pocketbook, the Tarascon Medical Procedures Pocketbook, the Tarascon Clinical Review Series: Internal Medicine, Current Practice Guidelines in Primary Care and numerous medical procedures reference cards. He is one of the lead instructors of the Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures Courses for Hospital Procedures Consultants. He is also an editorial board member for Tarascon Publishing and for Elsevier’s First Consult.

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