Despite trying to keep the number of errors to a minimum in the 6th print edition, the 3 weeks from finishing editing to having the manual ready for sale was always likely to make detecting some problems difficult. The following are a list of the errors in the print edition according to which print version the book belongs to. The print version of the manual is found on the back side of the title page (the one with the authors names on it) in each volume.
There is a significant error in the wording on the Pacemakers page (page 110) regarding the set up of a transcutaneous pacemaker. This section should read: should be set to non demand mode when there is no organised rhythm set to demand mode if no there is an organised rhythm as this prevents pacing on Q wave […]
Print version 1 – Risk stratification of suspected ACS – page 518. Patients with an EDACS score of ≤ 5 may not need serial troponin testing, not ≥ 5 as stated.
Print version 2 – Hyponatraemia page 342 – A new Hyponatraemia diagnostic algorithm has replaced the old one to address the errors in the old algorithm regarding volume status in cerebral salt wasting syndrome and serum urate in SIAD.
Print version 1 – Cardiovascular examination page 535 – The base from which the JVP is measured is the manubriosternal angle, not the sternal notch (although the base of the notch in a patient at 45 degrees is probably not far off).
Print version 1 – Hyponatraemia – page 342 has the following errors: SIAD also commonly has low serum urate (not normal as on the chart); cerebral salt wasting syndrome usually has some degree of hypovolaemia (not euvolaemia as on the chart). A flowchart that corrects these errors has been included in Print version 2.
Print version 1- Electrocardiography – page 295 – The normal QRS amplitude should be ≥ 5mm in the limb leads and ≥ 10mm in the precordial leads not ≤ 5 and 10mm respectively, as mentioned.
Print version 1 – Non thrombotic embolism – page 484 – fat embolism is usually associated with a low mortality rate, not a high rate as stated.
Print version 1 – Distal forearm fractures – page 1649 – the ‘Hutchison’ fracture of the distal radius has been erroneously described as the ‘Henderson’ fracture.