Acute & Critical Care Nurse Practitioner: Cases in Diagnostic Reasoning

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-03-24
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education / Medical

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Table of Contents



Preface: How to Use the Book

Case Listing by Diagnosis

Case Listing by Symptom

Diagnostic Reasoning: An Overview

Cases 1-71


Case 1:  Acute Liver Failure: Acetaminophen toxicity

Case 2:  Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

Case 3:  Acute Severe Asthma

Case 4:  Adrenal Insufficiency

Case 5:  Anemia: Of chronic disease

Case 6:  Anemia: Of unknown etiology

Case 7:  Aortic Dissection (type A): Marfan syndrome

Case 8:  Aortic Dissection (type A): Post heart transplant

Case 9:  Aortic Stenosis

Case 10: Aspergillosis

Case 11: Bowel Obstruction - Small Bowel (Part 1); Acute Kidney Injury (Part 2)

Case 12: Brain Tumor: Glioblastoma

Case 13: Cancer: Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder

Case 14: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Case 15: Cardiac Amyloidosis

Case 16: Cardiac Tamponade: Post cardiac surgery

Case 17: Cardiogenic Shock

Case 18: Cardiomyopathy: Hypertrophic obstructive

Case 19: Cardiomyopathy: Ischemic

Case 20: Chest Trauma: Flail chest

Case 21: Choledocholithiasis: Post laparoscopic surgery 

Case 22: Colorectal Surgery: Post-operative complication

Case 23: Costochondritis

Case 24: Diabetes Insipidus: Post-operative 

Case 25: Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Case 26: Drug Induced Long-QT Syndrome

Case 27: Encephalitis: Anti-N-methyl D-aspartate (NMDA)

Case 28: Endocarditis: Tricuspid valve

Case 29: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Case 30: Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Portal hypertension

Case 31: Heart Failure: Post-operative acute on chronic

Case 32: Heart Failure: Preserved ejection fraction

Case 33: Hepatorenal Syndrome

Case 34: Hernia: Inguinal

Case 35: Hypertensive crisis: Renal artery stenosis

Case 36: Idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura

Case 37: Ileostomy: Large volume output

Case 38: Leukemia: Acute myeloid

Case 39: Lupus: Systemic lupus erythematosus

Case 40: Meningitis

Case 41: Meningitis: Bacterial

Case 42: Migraine

Case 43: Multiple Myeloma

Case 44: Myocardial Infarction: Non ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI)

Case 45: Myocardial Infarction: ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and Plavix resistance

Case 46: Myxedema Coma

Case 47: Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome

Case 48: Nicotine Poisoning

Case 49: Osteomylitis

Case 50: Pancreatic Cancer

Case 51: Pancreatitis Associated with ECMO

Case 52: Pericarditis: Constrictive cardiomyopathy

Case 53: Pericarditis: Post-operative CABG

Case 54: Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

Case 55: Peripheral Venous Disease (PVD)

Case 56: Pneumonia: Aspiration due to end-stage dementia

Case 57: Pneumonia: COPD exacerbation

Case 58: Pneumonia: Eosinophilia

Case 59: Pneumothorax

Case 60: Pulmonary Edema: Flash

Case 61: Pulmonary Embolus

Case 62: Sepsis: Bile leak post-operative liver transplantation

Case 63: Sepsis: Perirectal abscess

Case 64: Septic Joint

Case 65: Septic Shock

Case 66: Sleep Apnea and Heart Failure (acute on chronic)

Case 67: Status Epilepticus: Nonconvulsive after traumatic brain injury

Case 68: Stroke: Hemorrhagic

Case 69: Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Ruptured berry aneurysm

Case 70: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): TBI with malignant intracranial hypertension

Case 71: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)


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