This book will give you the information you need on the most common symptoms and their diagsis while increasing your confidence during residency. As medicine can be detailed and sometimes complicated, it is challenging to apply years of medical education in just a few minutes. This guide is designed to make an Internal Medicine Resident successful, but will be an effective supplement for any of the following disciplines: -Family Medicine Residents -Third & Fourth Year Medical Students -Nurse Practitioners -Physician Assistants -Any Clinical Residency Internship Table of Contents Preface Foreword Cardiopulmonary 1. Chest pain 2. Shortness of breath 3. Congestive heart failure 4. Coronary Artery Disease 5. Cough 6. Hypertension 7. Arrhythmia 8. Atrial Fibrillation 9. Asthma & COPD 10. Pneumonia 11. Medical Intensive Care Unit/Hypotension/Cardiac Arrest 12. Acute respiratory failure & basics for oxygen therapy 13. Cardiology diagstics & interventions 14. Hemoptysis Gastroenterology 15. Abdominal Pain 16. Nausea & vomiting 17. GI bleed 18. Diarrhea 19. Constipation Infectious Disease 20. Antibiotics 21. Fever 22. White blood count 23. Immune status 24. Cellulitis & Osteomyelitis 25. Infective endocarditis 26. Clostridium difficile infection 27. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Nephrology 28. Acute kidney injury/Chronic Kidney Disease/End stage Renal Disease 29. Urinary tract infection 30. Volume Overload 31. Volume Depletion 32. Electrolyte imbalances Neurology 33. Falls, syncope, & loss of consciousness 34. Altered Mental Status 35. Headaches 36. Pain Geriatric 37. Geriatric medicine 38. Palliative/supportive care & hospice care Miscellaneous 39. Diabetes mellitus 40. Anticoagulation 41. Anemia 42. Night float 43. Alarming findings 44. IV lines, IV fluids, Foley catheters & contrast material 45. Medicine facts (side effects, onset of side effects, & off-label therapeutic uses) 46. Medical vs. Surgical Management 47. Home vs. floor vs. MICU triage 48. Outpatient Medicine 49. Diet & Physical/Occupational Therapy 50. Diseases and diagsis need high suspicion 51. Cost-effective medicine 52. Refer to specialist & inpatient consultation 53. Common unclear diagses 54. Different approaches for common problems 55. Social support & social history 56. Incidental findings & mildly abrmal tests 57. Medical futility 58. Cascade of actions for common problems Abbreviations List of medications commonly used References
Amer Sayed is a third year resident at Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia specializing in internal medicine. During his time at GRU, he has been involved in cardiology research, contributed to the American College of Physicians Georgia Chapter, and was a finalist for Resident of the Year. After he completes his third year he will serve as Chief Resident and hopes to pursue a fellowship in cardiology after that.