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- 55 years German Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine tradition & innovation 2012, Springer
- Acute and critical care formulas and laboratory values 2014, SpringerThis pocket guide is a single-volume source of the most common and important formulas and laboratory values used in the daily practice of acute care and critical care medicine. Information is presented in outline format and as tables, graphics, and algorithms to facilitate quick look up. Acute and Critical Care Formulas and Laboratory Values is designed to help clinicians interpret clinical data, apply formulas, understand laboratory values, and integrate this information with their knowledge of pathophysiology to promote the delivery of evidence-based care. Essential formulas and laboratory values. Multiple ways to derive a value, where appropriate. Non-clinical formulas useful for understanding physiologic concepts or that underlie diagnostic tests or clinical measurement.
- Acute care surgery principles and practice 2007, SpringerPart I. General Principles -- Initial Assessment and Early Resuscitation / Louis H. Alarcon and Andrew B. Peitzman -- The Operating Theater for Acute Care Surgery / Kenneth L. Mattox -- Anesthesia and Acute Care Surgery / Omid Moayed and Richard P. Dutton -- Fundamental Operative Approaches in Acute Care Surgery / David J. Ciesla and Ernest E. Moore -- The Perioperative Management of the Acute Care Surgical Patient / Craig M. Coopersmith and Timothy G. Buchman -- The Hemodynamically Labile Patient: Cardiovascular Adjuncts and Assist Devices / Edward E. Cornwell and Preeti R. John -- Principles and Practice of Nutritional Support for Surgical Patients / Maheswari Senthil, Bobby Rupani, Jondavid H. Jabush and Edwin A. Deitch -- The Intensive Care Unit: The Next-Generation Operating Room / Philip S. Barie, Soumitra R. Eachempati and Jian Shou -- Burns / Basil A. Pruitt and Richard L. Gamelli -- Electrical and Lightning Injuries / Raphael C. Lee -- Soft Tissue Infections / Anthony A. Meyer, Jeffrey E. Abrams, Thomas L. Bosshardt and Claude H. Organ -- The Open Abdomen: Management from Initial Laparotomy to Definitive Closure / Fred A. Luchette, Stathis J. Poulakidas and Thomas J. Esposito -- Acute Care Surgery and the Elderly / Patrick K. Kim, Donald R. Kauder and C. William Schwab -- Acute Care Surgery in the Rural Setting / Dana Christian Lynge, Nicholas W. Morris and John G. Hunter -- Prehospital Care in the Acute Setting / Norman E. McSwain -- Disaster and Mass Casualty Management / Eric R. Frykberg -- Principles of Injury Prevention and Control / M. Margaret Knudson and Larisa S. Speetzen -- Education: Surgical Simulation in Acute Care Surgery / Lenworth M. Jacobs and Karyl J. Burns -- Part II. Organ-Based Approach -- Pharynx and Larynx / Ernest M. Myers -- Head and Neck: Pediatrics / Reza Rahbar and Gerald B. Healy -- Esophagus / George C. Velmahos, Nahid Hamoui, Peter F. Crookes and Demetrios Demetriades -- Central Nervous System / Peter B. Letarte -- Chest Wall / John C. Mayberry and Donald D. Trunkey -- Lungs and Pleura / Riyad Karmy-Jones and J. Wayne Meredith -- Heart / Matthew S. Slater -- Thoracic Aorta / Peter I. Ellman and Irving L. Kron -- Diaphragm / Michel B. Aboutanos, Therèse M. Duane, Ajai K. Malhotra and Rao R. Ivatury -- Abdominal Wall / Jeffrey A. Claridge and Martin A. Croce -- Foregut / Philip E. Donahue -- Small Intestine / Juliet Lee, Todd Ponsky and Jeffrey L. Ponsky -- Liver and Biliary Tract / Spiros P. Hiotis and Hersch L. Pachter -- Pancreas / Juan A. Asensio, Patrizio Petrone and L. D. Britt -- Spleen / L. D. Britt -- Intraabdominal Vasculature / George H. Meier and Hosam F. El Sayed -- Colon and Rectum / Herand Abcarian -- Urogenital Tract / Nejd F. Alsikafi, Sean P. Elliott, Maurice M. Garcia and Jack W. McAninch -- Pelvis / Craig M. Rodner and Bruce D. Browner -- Lower Extremities / Tina A. Maxian and Michael J. Bosse -- Hand and Upper Extremities / David T. Netscher and Idris Gharbaoui -- Peripheral Vasculature / David V. Feliciano -- Part III. Administration, Ethics, and Law -- Understanding the Latest Changes in EMTALA: Our Country's Emergency Care Safety Net / Thomas R. Russell -- Informed Surgical Consent / Linda S. Laibstain and Robert C. Nusbaum -- Advance Directives / David G. Jacobs -- The Nonviable Patient and Organ Procurement / Frederic J. Cole, Jay N. Collins and Leonard J. Weireter -- Ethical Dilemmas and the Law / Ira J. Kodner, Daniel M. Freeman, Robb R. Whinney and Douglas J. E. Schuerer -- Part IV. System and Curriculum Development -- Development of a Regional System for Surgical Emergencies (RSSE) / A. Brent Eastman, David B. Hoyt and J. Wayne Meredith -- Acute Care Surgery: A Proposed Curriculum / L. D. Britt and Michael F. Rotondo -- Emergency General Surgery: The Vanderbilt Model / José J. Diaz, Oscar D. Guillamondegui and John A. Morris -- Part V. The International Communities -- Acute Care Surgery: United Kingdom / Bernard F. Ribeiro, Simon Paterson-Brown, Murat Akyol, Michael Walsh and Andrew Sim, et al. -- Acute Care Surgery: Australia / Thomas Kossmann and Ilan S. Freedman -- Acute Care Surgery: Japan / Kyoichi Takaori and Nobuhiko Tanigawa.
- Advanced surgical techniques for rural surgeons 2015, SpringerThis unique reference fulfills the unmet need of a textbook that addresses the scope of practice for surgeons practicing in rural regions. The text provides up-to-date content covering a wide breadth of topics relevant to surgical care in rural areas, with focus on the surgical diseases that are often treated by surgical subspecialists in the urban setting. Written by experts in each subspecialty, the text focuses on procedural aspects of surgical patient care. The first section discusses practice issues unique to rural surgery and provides an overview of applying principles of quality improvement to surgical practice. Subsequent chapters cover specific surgical procedures. Each chapter includes a brief discussion of indications and contraindications for surgery. The surgical technique is described with attention to important anatomic details. Key portions of the procedure are highlighted including potential complications and how to avoid them. Procedure specific perioperative care is also discussed. Supported with ample illustrations and images, Advanced Surgical Techniques for Rural Surgeons is a valuable resource for surgeons currently in practice or preparing to practice in a rural area, as well as surgical technicians, surgical nurse practitioners, and physician's assistants.
- Airway management 2014, Springer1. Physiology of the Airway / Yoo Kuen Chan -- 2. Airway Assessment: A Critical Appraisal / Zahid H. Khan -- 3. Videolaryngoscopy and Indirect Intubating Aids in Airway Management / Sze-Ying Thong and Wendy H. L. Teoh -- 4. Perioperative Care of Ambulatory Anaesthesia / Anil Agarwal and Kamal Kishore -- 5. The Paediatric Airway: Normal and Abnormal / Ina Ismiarti Shariffuddin and Lucy Chan -- 6. Intubation of the Pediatric Patient / Josef Holzki -- 7. The Difficult Pediatric Airway: Management Options / Mahesh Vakamudi -- 8. Perioperative Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea / Karen Mak and Edwin Seet -- 9. Airway Management in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) / Fauzia Anis Khan -- 10. Airway Management in Cervical Spine Injured Patients / Srikanth Sridhar and Carin A. Hagberg -- 11. Indigenous Devices in Difficult Airway Management / Virendra K. Arya -- 12. Cricothyrotomy / Virendra K. Arya -- 13. Surgical Airway / Jinbin Zhang and Orlando Hung -- 14. Surgical Approaches to Airway Management / Surender K. Malhotra -- 15. Difficult Airway in Obstetrics / Sunanda Gupta and Apoorva Gupta -- 16. Ultrasonography: Heralding a New Era in Airway Management / Michael Seltz Kristensen and Wendy H. L. Teoh.
- Anaesthesia and intensive care A-Z an encyclopaedia of principles and practice. Fifth edition [5th ed.]. 2013, ClinicalKeyBuilding on the success of previous editions, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care A-Z (Fifth edition) remains the most comprehensive single volume source of relevant aspects of pharmacology, physiology, anatomy, physics, statistics, medicine, surgery, general anaesthetic practice, intensive care, equipment, and the history of anaesthesia and intensive care. Originally prepared as essential reading for candidates for the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and similar exams, this fully updated edition will also prove as invaluable as ever for all anaesthetists and critical care phys.
- Anaesthesia, pain, intensive care and emergency - A.P.I.C.E. proceedings of the 20th postgraduate course in critical care medicine, Trieste, Italy - November 18-21, 2005 2006, Springer
- Anaesthesia, pain, intensive care and emergency - A.P.I.C.E. proceedings of the 21st postgraduate course in critical care medicine, Venice-Mestre, Italy - November 10-13, 2006 2007, Springer
- Anaesthesia, pain, intensive care and emergency A.P.I.C.E. : proceedings of the 22nd Postgraduate Course in Critical Care Medicine, Venice-Mestre, Italy, November 9-11, 2007 2008, SpringerAdvances on critical care -- Airway -- Trauma -- Obstetrics -- Paediatric anaesthesia -- Cardiac arrest -- Infections, sepsis, organ dysfunction -- Perioperative care -- Quality of care in the ICU.
- Anaesthesia, pharmacology, intensive care and emergency A.P.I.C.E. proceedings of the 25th Annual Meeting -- International Symposium on Critical Care Medicine 2014, SpringerThe APICE 2013 yearbook examines recent advances in various aspects of critical care medicine and highlights the importance of effective communication among researchers, scientists, and clinicians. Among the many topics addressed are trauma care organization, the management of patients with cardiovascular, kidney, and lung disorders, issues relating to severe infections and sepsis, and the humanization of end of life care. The overriding goal of the book is to provide guidance and stimulate further thought on how professional performance in critical care medicine can be improved. Triple B translational research, from the bench to the bedside and back again (via the translation of clinical observations into new research questions), will play a major role in this context, and is particularly discussed in the chapter about sepsis and organ dysfunction. There is no doubt that the transfer of far-reaching and dynamic developments in molecular and cellular biology into clinical practice will be a key component in delivering the care required by individual patients.
- Anaesthesia, pharmacology, intensive care and emergency medicine A.P.I.C.E. proceedings of the 23rd Postgraduate Course in Critical Care Medicine - Catania, Italy November 5-7, 2010 2011, Springerpt. I. Continuing medical education -- 1. Can I Think what I Read? / Philip D. Lumb -- pt. II. Clinical pharmacology -- 2. Pharmacological Manipulation in ICU / Daniel De Backer, Katia Donadello and Sabino Scolletta -- pt. III. Kidney -- 3. Renal Injury / Vladimir Gašparović, Ivan Gornik -- pt. IV. Ventilation: adult and paediatric -- 4. Respiratory Mechanics: Principles, Utility and Advances / Alysson R. Carvalho, Walter A. Zin -- 5. Capnometry/capnography in Prehospital Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation / Štefek Grmec, Katia Lah and Štefan Mally -- 6. Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation / Irene Cortés Puch, Andrés Esteban -- 7. Ventilatory Strategies in Acute Lung Injury / Edoardo Calderini, Sara Sher and Eleonora Allegritti -- 8. Mechanical Ventilation Beyond the PICU / Giancarlo Ottonello, Alessia Franceschi -- pt. V. Cardiovascular monitoring 9. The Nexfin Monitor--A Totally Non-Invasive Cardiac Output Monitor / Azriel Perel, Wilbert Wesselink and Jos Settels -- 10. Doppler Echocardiography in ICU Patients: Does It Improve Outcome? / Jan Poelaert -- pt. VI. Management of cardiac arrest -- 11. Mild Therapeutic Hypothermia after Cardiac Arrest / Tommaso Pellis, Vincenzo Mione and Willy P. Mercante -- 12. Nasopharyngeal Cooling During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation / Francesco Fumagalli, Giuseppe Ristagno -- 13. Amplitude Spectrum Area as a Predictor of Successful Defibrillation / Giuseppe Ristagno, Yongqin Li, Antonino Gullo and Joe Bisera -- pt. VII. Advances in experimental and clinical research -- 14. Physiopathology and Severity of Post-Resuscitation Myocardial Dysfunction: Effects of Sodium-Hydrogen Exchanger Isoform-1 (NHE-1) Inhibitors and Erythropoietin / Raúl J. Gazmuri, Iyad M. Ayoub and Jeejabai Radhakrishnan -- 15. Experimental Treatment for Preservation of Mechanically Competent Cardiac Activity Following Cardiac Arrest / Iyad M. Ayoub, Jeejabai Radhakrishnan and Raúl J. Gazmuri -- 16. Erythropoietin Facilitates Return of Spontaneous Circulation and Survival in Victims of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest / Štefek Grmec, Matej Strand and Raúl J. Gazmuri -- pt. VIII. Infections, sepsis and organ dysfunctions -- 17. Pathophysiology of Resistance amongst Aerobic Gram-negative Bacilli in Particular Acinetobacter Species / Nia Taylor, Luciano Silvestri and Hendrick K.F. Van Saene -- 18. What Have We Learned from the Surviving Sepsis Campaign? / Jean-Louis Vincent, Katia Donadello and Leonardo Gottin -- 19. Source Control / Gabriele Sganga, Valerio Cozza -- 20. Immunoglobulins in Sepsis / Giorgio Berlot, Claudio M. Vassallo and Nicola Busetto -- pt. IX. Perioperative medicine -- 22. Perioperative Medicine--An Introduction / Antonino Gullo, Chiara M. Celestre, Annalaura Paratore and Fortunato Stimoli -- 23. Neuraxial Analgesia for Caesarean and Vaginal Delivery and Childhood Learning Disabilities / Juraj Sprung, Randall Flick and David Warner -- 24. Off-label Drugs in Perioperative Medicine: Clonidine / Cesare Gregoretti, Paolo Pelosi -- pt. X. Spinal cord stimulation -- 25. Cost Effectiveness of Spinal Cord Stimulation in the Management of Severe Angina / Mats Börjesson, Clas Mannheimer -- pt. XI. Neurotrauma -- 26. Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures in Neurotrauma / Marco Zanello, Matteo Vincenzi and Marco Bandini -- pt. XII. Disaster medicine -- 27. Disaster Preparedness / Francesco Della Corte, Pier Luigi Ingrassia -- 28. Medical Emergency Response in Toxicological Mass Casualty / Pier Luigi Ingrassia, Luca Ragazzoni and Francesco Della Corte -- pt. XIII. Quality of care -- 29. Telemedicine to Improve Care in the Critically Ill / Gastón Murias, Bernat Sales Lluis Blanch -- 30. Professionalism, Quality of Care and Pay-for-Performance Services / Antonino Gullo, Cristina Santonocito, Paolo Murabito and Marinella Astuto.
- Annual update in intensive care and emergency medicine 2011-, Springer
- Applied physiology in intensive care medicine 2006, Springer
- Applied physiology in intensive care medicine. 2nd ed. 2009, Springer
- Atlas of emergency medicine. 3rd ed. 2010, AccessMedicineHead and facial trauma / David W. Munter, Timothy D. McGuirk -- Opthalmalogic conditions / Frank Birinyi, Thomas F. Mauger -- Fundoscopic findings / David Effron, Beverly C. Forcier, and Richard E. Wyszynski -- Ophthalmic trauma / Dallas E. Peak, Carey D. Chisholm, and Kevin J. Knoop -- Ear, nose, and throat conditions / Edward C. Jauch, Timothy Kaufman, and Kevin J. Knoop -- Mouth / Edwin D. Turner, Edward C. Jauch -- Chest and abdomen / Stephen Corbett, Lawrence Stack, and Kevin Knoop -- Urologic conditions / Jeffrey D. Bondesson -- STDs and anorectal conditions / Diane M. Birnbaumer, Lynn K. Flowers -- Gynecologic and obstetric conditions / Robert G. Buckley, Kevin J. Knoop -- Extremity trauma / Deborah Gutman, Daniel L. Savitt, and Alan B. Storrow -- Extremity conditions / Selim Suner, Daniel L. Savitt -- Cutaneous conditions / Sean P. Collins -- Pediatric conditions / Javier A. Gonzalez del Ray and Richard M. Ruddy -- Child abuse / Robert A. Shapiro and Charles J. Schubert -- Environmental conditions / Ken Zafren, R. Jason Thurman, and Alan B. Storrow -- Toxicologic -- Wounds and soft tissue injuries / Matthew D. Sztajnkrycer and Alexander T. Trott -- Forensic medicine / William S. Smock and Lawrence B. Stack -- HIV conditions / Shane Cline and Michael Krentz -- Tropical medicine -- Airway procedures -- EKG-- Emergency ultrasound / Paul R. Sierzenski, Michael J. Lambert, and Theodore J. Neilson -- Microscopic findings / Diane M. Birnbaumer.
- Avoiding common ICU errors 2007, Ovid
- Bedside procedures for the intensivist 2010, Springer
- Bedside procedures in the ICU 2012, Springer1. Sedation and Analgesia / Christiana C. Burt and Jurgens Nortje -- 2. Airway Management and Intubation / Monica Trivedi -- 3. Bronchoscopy / Karthik Santhanakrishnan and Jasvir Singh Parmar -- 4. Percutaneous Dilatational Tracheostomy / Robert Martynoga and Chris Danbury -- 5. Arterial and Venous Catheter Insertion / Stephen Webb and Gordon Mijovski -- 6. Advanced Non-Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring / Elizabeth E. Turner and Andrew J. Patterson -- 7. Temporary Cardiac Pacing / Annette van de Sandt and Marc W. Merx -- 8. DC Cardioversion / Annette Vegas and Jane Heggie -- 9. Pericardiocentesis / Adnan Sadiq and Michael Wall -- 10. Intercostal Chest Drain Insertion / Sukumaran Nair and Florian Falter -- 11. Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube Placement / Babak Sarani -- 12. Gastroesophageal Balloon Tube Tamponade / Ali Al-Khafaji, Su Min Cho, and Rebecca A. Gooch -- 13. Suprapubic Catheterization / Ben E. Hughes and Oliver Wiseman -- 14. Acute Compartment Syndrome / Lee van Rensburg -- 15. Abdominal Compartment Syndrome / Daniel D. Yeh and Stefan G. Simon -- 16. Ultrasound Guided Procedures / Sarojini David and Nicholas Screaton -- 17. Renal Replacement Therapy / Adrian James Varley -- 18. Lumbar Puncture / Sebastian Schulz-Stüebner -- 19. External Ventricular Drain Insertion / Marcus H.T. Reinges -- 20. Intracranial Pressure Measurement / Jessie Welbourne and Basil Matta.
- Buka's Emergencies in dermatology 2013, SpringerNeonatal and Pediatric Dermatologic Emergencies -- Infectious Emergencies in Dermatology -- Drug Eruptions -- Histamine-Mediated Emergencies -- Cutaneous Emergencies in the HIV-Positive Patient -- Graft-Versus-Host Disease -- Erythroderma -- Vesiculobullous Dermatoses -- Vasculitis -- Skin Manifestations of Internal Disease -- Cutaneous Findings of Collagen Vascular Disease and Related Emergent Complications -- Burn and Other Exposure Injuries -- Dermatological Emergencies: Skin Manifestations of Abuse -- Dermatologic Surgery Complications -- Bites and Stings.
- Cardiac intensive care. 2nd ed. 2010, ClinicalKeyThe new edition of Cardiac Intensive Care--the only textbook dedicated to cardiac intensive care medicine--chronicles the progress made in the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of patients with critical cardiac illness. Editors Allen Jeremias, MD, MSc and David L. Brown, MD present the landmark discoveries, greater understanding of syndromes, and technological advancements that have helped make clinical cardiology a progressive and interventional field. You'll get coverage of the plethora of noncoronary diseases in the CICU, as well as a complete compendium of up-to-date pharmacologic agents. The new full-color design and layout and nine new chapters give you the latest theoretical, technical, diagnostic, and therapeutic advances in an accessible and visually appealing format. Moreover, the full text is available online at expertconsult.com. Features the authoritative perspectives of a stellar group of contributors - many of whom are the pioneers in the fields they cover - for the best available guidance. Provides the basic science framework for the clinical material through a section on the scientific foundation of cardiac intensive care to give you the complete picture. Presents a pharmacological introduction to the classes of drugs so you know which are most commonly used in the CICU. Covers which noncoronary diseases frequently result in admittance to the CICU to prepare you for those diagnoses that are not of a cardiac nature.
- Cardiorenal syndromes in critical care 2010, KargerPathophysiology of acute kidney injury -- Cardiorenal syndromes -- Organ crosstalk in multiple organ dysfunction syndromes -- Fluid assessment and management in the critically ill -- Practice of renal replacement therapy in the ICU -- Critical care nephrology issues -- Trials in acute kidney failure -- New horizons in critical care nephrology.
- Cardiothoracic critical care 2007, ClinicalKeyThis new bedside manual guides you through all the practical aspects of managing patients following cardiothoracic surgery and critically ill cardiology patients. Primarily designed to use in cardiothoracic intensive care units and coronary care units, it covers the perioperative management for the full range of cardiothoracic surgical procedures, the management of complications, and related issues. Core topics in cardiothoracic critical care, such as hemodynamic instability, arrhythmias, bleeding, and mechanical cardiac support, are afforded broad coverage. Also included are sections on advanced ventilatory techniques and veno-venous ECMO for treating severe respiratory failure, as well as nutritional support, treating and preventing infection, renal failure, and care of the dying patient. Concisely written and featuring liberal use of illustrations as well as an integrated, tightly edited style, and a limited number of key references, this volume will become your reference of choice for the care of of cardiothoracic surgery patients and critically ill cardiology patients. Also included is a companion CD-ROM featuring over 700 still and 200 video clips of radiographs, CT scans, MRI scans, and echocardiograms, both transthoracic and transesophageal. Find information quickly with concisely written text. Get a more complete picture with extensive illustrations. Focus on just the information you need using a a limited number of key references. Navigate the complexities of critical care for a fulll range of cardiothoracic surgery patients with in-depth coverage of perioperative care, management of complications, and more. Enhance your knowledge through a companion CD-ROM featuring the latest in cardiothoracic imaging techniques.
- Cardiovascular pediatric critical illness and injury 2009, Springer
- Case studies of near misses in clinical anesthesia 2011, SpringerCase 1: A Patient with a Mediastinal Mass -- Case 2: Stick Out Your Tongue -- Case 3: An Epidural Blood Patch - What Went Wrong? -- Case 4: A Lack of Communication Leads to a Bad Outcome -- Case 5: Hyperkalemia During Coronary Artery Bypass Graft -- Case 6: An Adjuvant to the Cuff-Leak Test -- Case 7: Acinetobacter baumannii Outbreak in an ICU - Can Our Equipment Be at Fault? -- Case 8: A Complication with the Use of the Intubating Fiberscope -- Case 9: Interscalene Block a Concern in Cardiac Patients? -- Case 10: Epidural Analgesia for Labor - Watch Out -- Case 11: Past History of Esophagectomy - Any Concern? -- Case 12: A Case of Myasthenia Gravis -- Case 13: Where Are My Teeth? -- Case 14: An Unusual Capnograph Tracing -- Case 15: A VP Shunt -- Case 16: Shoulder Surgery - Watch Out! -- Case 17: An Ambulatory Surgical Patient with No Escort -- Case 18: A Complication During Laparoscopy -- Case 19: A Patient with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
- "The field of critical care medicine is in the midst of a dramatic change. Technological and scientific advances during the last decade have resulted in a fundamental change in the way we view disease processes, such as sepsis, shock, acute lung injury, and traumatic brain injury. Pediatric intensivists have been both witness to and active participants in bringing about these changes and it is imperative that all physicians caring for critically ill children in this new era have a thorough understanding of the applicability of these modern developments to the care of patients at the bedside and to keep up with the rapidly evolving field of critical care medicine. Neurologic emergencies are a common reason for admission to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). A thorough understanding of the diseases and disorders affecting the pediatric central nervous system is vital for any physician or health care provider working in the PICU. The Central Nervous System in Pediatric Critical Illness and Injury has been written by an international panel of experts to provide readers with an in-depth discussion on the resuscitation, stabilization, and ongoing care of the critically ill or injured child with central nervous system dysfunction. This book is therefore absolutely crucial for anyone working in the PICU, from physicians, residents and fellows in critical care, neurology, and pediatrics to specialist nurses and support personnel on the PICU and all medical professionals who are involved in the management of these patients."--Publisher's website.
- Classic papers in critical care. 2nd ed. 2008, SpringerVentilation / Tom Whitehead and Arthur S. Slutsky -- Lung Injury / Timothy Evans and Julius Cranshaw -- The Heart / David Treacher -- Severe Traumatic Brain Injury / Hülya Bayir, Kimberly D. Statler, Margaret A. Satchell, Randall A. Ruppel, Robert S.B. Clark and Patrick M. Kochanek -- The Gut and Its Role in Circulatory Shock / Ulf H. Haglund -- Renal Support / Mark G.A. Palazzo -- The Liver in Critical Illness / Felicity Hawker -- Burns / David N. Herndon, Robert E. Barrow, Somes C. Guha and Jay K. Bhama -- Trauma / Frederick A. Moore -- Clinical Sepsis / David Bihari -- Nutrition and Metabolism / Jan Wernerman -- Fluids / Malcolm Fisher -- Infection in the Intensive Care Unit / Dennis G. Maki -- Infectious Diseases: An Intensive Care Clinician's Perspective / Neil Soni -- Vasoactive and Cardiotonic Drugs / Jean-Louis Vincent -- Pain Relief and Sedation in Intensive Care / Bernadette Currer and Maire Shelly -- Monitoring / E. Makings and C.J. Hinds -- Scoring Systems / Derek C. Angus -- Ethics / Charles L. Sprung -- Cytokines / Helen F. Galley and Nigel R. Webster -- Pediatric Critical Care / Bradley P. Fuhrman -- Recent Papers / Michelle Hayes and Neil Soni -- Frequently Cited Papers in Critical Care.
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- Common problems in acute care surgery 2013, Springer
- Ability to learn from errors is an essential aspect of the quest to improve treatment quality and patient safety. This book consists of 33 cases in anesthesiology that are based on real life situations and illuminate avoidable complications and mishaps. The cases are presented in a novel manner in that they are embedded within narratives. The reader comes to each case cold, without any clue as to the content, and each case comprises a narrative and a factual component that are interwoven. The narrative parts provide the reader with information and tips regarding the clinical problems and tasks that the protagonist must face and try to solve. The idea is to engage the reader emotionally while reading and to entertain him or her while learning. All cases conclude with short debriefing sections which include possible strategies to prevent similar errors or mishaps.
- Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine: A Practical Guide 3e follows its successful predecessors in providing a framework for use by health professionals visiting a resource-constrained environment. Aimed at health professionals, Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine: A Practical Guide 3e encompasses problems brought about by local conflict or natural disasters. Itcovers preparation, organisation, logistics, treatment of major trauma and medical emergencies, and the special problems of delivering medicine in a hostile environment. This book will provide the reader with a mix of theory, opinion and practical advice to guide him through areas of conflicts, catastrophes and remote locations.
- Core knowledge in critical care medicine 2014, SpringerEvery year, numerous articles on critical care topics are published, and it is increasingly difficult for the busy practitioner to keep abreast of the latest developments. This book provides a detailed review of state of the art knowledge as well as the latest research findings. It covers the core aspects in excellent detail, but is not so comprehensive as to make its daily use unfeasible. For each condition considered, discussion of the pathophysiology is integrated with observations on diagnosis and treatment in order to allow a deeper understanding. The book is scientifically based, with extensive references to published research. This will allow readers to investigate their individual interests further and will enable physicians to base their approach upon evidence rather than upon traditions or routines. Accordingly, clinicians will be able to justify measures by providing a coherent, evidence-based strategy and relevant citations where needed. Core Knowledge in Critical Care Medicine will appeal to experienced practitioners as an aide-mémoire, but will also be of great value to a wide range of more junior staff wishing to complement their background knowledge with important facts applicable to everyday practice.
- Crisis management in acute care settings human factors, team psychology, and patient safety in a high stakes environment. 2nd ed. 2011, SpringerThe Human Factors: Errors and Skills -- The Challenge of Acute Healthcare -- The Nature of Error -- The Psychology of Human Action -- Human Perception: The Way We See Things -- Human Perception: The Way We See Things -- Information Processing and Mental Models: World Views -- Goals and Plans: Turning Points for Success -- Attention: The Focus of Consciousness -- Stress -- Strategies for Action:Ways to Achieve Good Decisions -- The Key to Success: Teamwork -- Speech is Golden: Communication -- Leadership -- Organizations and Accidents -- Reliable Acute Care Medicine.
- Critical care in spinal cord injury 2013, Future MedCritical care in spinal cord injury / Michael G. Fehlings -- Epidemiology of traumatic and nontraumatic spinal cord injury / Vanessa K. Noonan, Marcel F. Dvorak & Michael G. Fehlings -- Novel insights into pathophysiology and emerging therapeutic opportunities / Nicole Forgione & Michael G. Fehlings -- Imaging evaluation of the injured spinal column and spinal cord / David W. Cadotte, David Mikulis & Michael G. Fehlings -- Acute spinal cord injury : clinical evaluation, diagnosis and classification / W. Bradley Jacobs & Rita Nguyen -- Nonoperative management of acute spinal cord injury / Steven Kirshblum, Monifa Brooks, Jeremiah Nieves & Peter Yonclas -- Surgery for acute spinal cord injury / Ravichandra A. Madineni, Angud Mehdi & James S. Harrop -- Principles of spinal cord rehabilitation / Michelle L. Starkey, Markus Wirz, Thomas M. Kessler & Armin Curt -- Prognosis for spinal cord injury / Fin Biering-Sørensen & Ralph Marino -- Emerging therapies for traumatic spinal cord injury / Newton Cho & Anick Nater -- Index.
- Critical care medicine-- principles of diagnosis and management in the adult. 4th ed. 2014, ClinicalKeyTake the best possible care of adult critical care patients with Critical Care Medicine: Principles of Diagnosis and Management in the Adult! Editors Dr. Joseph Parrillo and Dr. Phillip Dellinger, two of the most respected names in critical care medicine, combine their extensive knowledge with that of hundreds of top authorities in the field to bring you expert, state-of-the-art answers to any clinical question you may face in the intensive care unit. Learn from ICU specialists worldwide with contributions from an increased number of international authorities. Effectively manage common complications in the ICU with updated coverage of severe sepsis, septic shock, surgical infections, neurogenic and anaphylactic shock, severe heart failure, acute coronary syndromes, and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. - Publisher.
- Critical care nephrology. 2nd ed. 2009, ClinicalKeyBecause of the increase in serious kidney diseases, including end-stage renal disease, your role as a nephrologist, intensivist, surgeon, or critical care physician is quickly expanding. Well received in its 1st edition, this 2nd edition continues to provide comprehensive coverage of the latest advances in critical care procedures for the adult or pediatric patient with renal diseases or disorders. Presents a common language and standardized guidelines to help multi-disciplinary physicians caring for the critically ill communicate more effectively. A new US editor, detailed discussions of different forms of organ support, artificial organs, infections, acute illness occurring in chronic hemodialysis patients, and much more make this book an exceptional resource for anyone who treats critically ill renal patients. And, as an Expert Consult title, this meticulously updated 2nd edition comes with access to the complete contents online, fully searchable.
- Transition from the fetal to the neonatal circulation -- Triage and transport of infants and children with cardiac disease -- Airway control, mechanical ventilation, and respiratory care -- Heart-lung interactions -- Cardiac catheterization -- Echocardiography -- Cardiac anesthesia -- A pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic review -- Sedation and analgesia -- Monitoring of the cardiac patient -- The effects of cardiopulmonary bypass following pediatric cardiac surgery -- Nursing care of the pediatric cardiac patient -- Cardiac database and risk factor assessment. Outcomes analysis for congenital cardiac disease -- Patent ductus arteriosus -- Atrial septal defects -- Ventricular septal defects -- Complete atrioventricular septal defects -- Aortopulmonary window -- Tetralogy of Fallot -- Tetralogy of Fallot with absent pulmonary valve -- Tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia -- Pulmonary atresia with intact interventricular septum -- Pulmonary stenosis -- Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction -- Coarctation of the aorta -- Interrupted aortic arch -- Mitral valve anomalies and related disorders -- Mitral stenosis -- Prosthetic valves -- Hypoplastic left heart syndrome -- Single ventricle. General aspects -- Anomalous pulmonary veins -- Dextro-transposition fo the great arteries -- Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (ccTGA) or Levo-transposition of the great arteries (l-TGA) -- Truncus arteriosus -- Double outlet right ventricle -- Ebstein's disease -- Anomalous coronary arteries -- Aortic valve regurgitation -- Vascular rings and pulmonary sling -- Takayasu arteritis -- Aortic dissection -- Tracheal resection -- Acute pulmonary hypertension -- Chronic pulmonary hypertension -- Acute myocarditis and cardiomyopathies -- Pericardial diseases -- Infective endocarditis -- Cardiac failure -- Shock in the cardiac patient: a brief overview -- Mechanical circulatory support in pediatric cardiac surgery -- Heart transplantation -- Arrhythmias in the intensive care unit -- Pacemakers (temporary and permanent), implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac resynchronization therapy -- Discontinuation of life: ethical and legal issues -- Respiratory complications: acute respiratory distress syndrome, chylothorax, diaphragmatic palsy, and functional and respiratory physiotherapy -- Gastrointestinal complications: necrotizing enterocolitis, malrotation, and protein losing enteropathy -- Malnutrition and feeding difficulties: guidelines for enteral and parenteral nutrition -- Hematological aspects: anticoagulation, heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, plasma exchange -- Renal failure and replacement therapy -- Neurological complications: intracranial bleeding, stroke and seizures -- Infections in the cardiac intensive care unit -- Skin protection.
- Critical care radiology 2011, Thieme1. Basic Principles: Radiologic Techniques and Radiation Safety -- -- Radiologic Techniques in the Intensive Care Unit / C. Schaefer-Prokop ; Radiation Exposure and Radiation Safety / A. Stadler ; Communication, Reporting of Findings, and Teleradiology / M. Walz and C. Schaefer-Prokop -- -- 2. Thoracic Imaging of the Intensive Care Patient -- -- Technique of Portable Chest Radiography / C. Schaefer-Prokop ; Communication between Radiologists and Clinicians / C. Schaefer-Prokop ; Catheters and Monitoring Devices / E. Eisenhuber-Stadler and P. Wunderbaldinger ; Pulmonary Hemodynamics and Edema in ICU Patients / S. Metz-Schimmerl and C. Schaefer-Prokop ; Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome / I. Noebauer-Huhmann, L. Kramer, and C. Schaefer-Prokop ; Pneumonia / C. Schaefer-Prokop and E. Eisenhuber-Stadler ; Atelectasis / Eisenhuber-Stadler ; Pneumothorax / E. Eisenhuber-Stadler and S. Metz-Schimmerl ; Pleural Effusion / C. Schaefer-Prokop ; Acute Pulmonary Embolism / S. Metz-Schimmerl and C. Schaefer-Prokop -- -- 3 Imaging of Intensive Care Patients after Thoracic Surgery / M. Fuchsjaeger and C. Schaefer-Prokop -- -- 4. Acute Abdomen in Intensive Care Patients -- -- Acute Pancreatitis / M. Uffmann ; Acute Cholecystitis and Cholangitis / M. Uffmann ; Acute (Pyelo)nephritis (Urosepsis) / G. Heinz-Peer ; Acute Renal Failure / G. Heinz-Peer ; Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding / C. Loewe, E. Schober, and M. Ceijna ; Inflammatory Bowel Diseases / E. Schober and C. Schaefer-Prokop ; Acute Intestinal Ischemia / W. Schima and M. Prokop.
- Critical care secrets. 5th ed. 2013, ClinicalKey"Get the most out of your study and review with Critical Care Secrets! This easy-to-read book uses the popular and trusted Secrets Series® question-and-answer format to cover all areas of critical care medicine, focusing on the practical, "in-the-trenches" know-how you need to succeed both in practice, and on board and recertification exams. The easy-to-read approach of the Secrets books has been serving medical professionals for decades."--Publisher's website.
- Critical care study guide text and review. 2nd ed. 2010, SpringerAirway management -- Oxygenation without intubation -- Blood gas sampling -- Hemodynamic monitoring -- Drainage tube management -- Cardiac pacing and defibrillation -- Enteral feeding tubes -- Common procedures in the intensive care unit: thoracentesis, lumbar puncture, paracenetsis, and pericardiocentesis -- Noninvasive monitoring in the intensive care unit -- Endoscopy in the intensive care unit -- Radiologic imaging in the critically ill patient -- Critical care research and regulatory compliance -- Nursing care in the intensive care unit setting: the role of the nurse in the ICU -- Transport of critically ill patients -- Respiratory failure -- Acute lung injury (ALI) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) -- Management of massive pulmonary embolism -- Heart failure -- Cardiac arrhythmias -- Gastrointestinal hemorrhage -- Acute liver failure -- Acute renal injury -- Sepsis syndromes -- Bleeding diathesis -- Nutrition assessment and nutrition therapy in intensive care unit patients -- Oxygen content, delivery, and uptake -- Circulatory shock -- Critical care neurology -- Neuromyopathies in the critically ill -- Neurosurgical emergencies -- Disorders of thermoregulation -- Infections in the intensive care unit -- Critical care endocrinology -- Evaluation and management of toxicological emergencies -- Metabolic disturbances of acid-base and electrolytes -- Special problems in the critically ill trauma patient -- Ethics in critical care -- Psychological dysfunction in the intensive care unit patient -- Host defenses -- Burn critical care -- ICU care of the solid organ transplant recipient -- Postoperative care of the cardiac surgery patient -- Obstetrical care in the ICU patient -- Modes of mechanical ventilation: part I -- Mechanical ventilation: part II: monitoring of respiratory mechanics during mechanical ventilation and ventilator strategies -- Noninvasive ventilation -- Weaning from mechanical ventilation -- Mechanical hemodynamic support -- Pharmacologic hemodynamic therapy of shock -- Advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation -- Antiarrhythmic drug management -- Acute coronary syndromes -- Hypertensive crisis -- Dialysis -- Use of blood components -- Antimicrobials -- Use of analgesics and sedatives in critical care -- Use of neuromuscular blocking agents in the intensive care unit -- Prophylactic regimens in the intensive care unit -- Rehabilitation in the intensive care unit.
- Critical care ultrasound 2015, ClinicalKeyFor physicians and nurses in critical care medicine, the increased demand and use of ultrasound necessitates further training. Critical Care Ultrasound helps meet that need. A straightforward, practical approach, an abundance of detailed ultrasound images, and online video demonstrations provide step-by-step guidance on the principles and effective use of this important imaging modality in both diagnosis and assistance with specific procedures. Coverage includes the latest applications of ultrasound for neurologic critical care; vascular problems; chest; hemodynamic monitoring; and abdominal and emergency uses, as well as assistance in a variety of specific procedures in critical care medicine.
- Critical care ultrasound manual 2012, ClinicalKeyCritical Care Ultrasound Manual is a concise step-by-step guide on the assessment of ultrasounds. It trains critical care physicians in applying Rapid Assessment by Cardiac Echo (RACE) and Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST) to sonography principles. Animated video clips of procedures assist the reader in comprehending the content covered in the manual. Focus on helping readers obtain rapid practical information to assist management decisions.User-friendly layout.Explanatory diagrams, ultrasound images enhance the learning experience. Practical tips and cautions are highlighted in Boxes. MCQs on each chapter allow readers to analyse what they've learnt. The Appendices provide a checklist to assist interpretation of transthoracic echocardiogram in a systematic way, and a chapter on Doppler principles for those who wish to prepare the way for Doppler measurements.
- Current therapy of trauma and surgical critical care 2008, ClinicalKeyProvides a unified evidence-based approach to problems encountered in trauma and critical care surgical situations, with expert practical and up-to-date guidance on ventilator management, damage control, noninvasive techniques, imaging, infection control, dealing with mass casualties, treating injuries induced by chemical and biological agents, and much more.
- Daschner Guide to in-hospital antibiotic therapy. 2nd ed. 2012, SpringerClassification of the Antibiotics -- Antibiotics Marketed in the EU -- Principles of Antibiotic Therapy -- The Most Common Errors in Antibiotic Therapy -- Important Infections and Their Microbiological Diagnosis -- Cooperation with Microbiologists -- Resistance of Major Clinical Pathogens -- The Most Frequent Pathogens- Choice of Antibiotics -- Antibiotics, Antimycotics: Spectrum- Dosage- Adverse Effects- Costs -- Antibiotic Therapy of the Principal Infections in Children and Adults -- Treatment of the Most Frequent Types of Bacterial Endocarditis -- Minimal Duration of Treatment for Bacterial Infections -- Failure of Antibiotic Therapy -- Fever of Unknown Origin: Differential Diagnosis -- Dosage of Antibiotics in Impaired Renal Function -- Antibiotic Therapy in Haemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, and Continuous Haemofiltration -- Antibiotic Therapy During Pregnancy and Lactation -- Antibiotics in Liver Diseases -- Diffusion of Antibiotics in Cerebrospinal Fluid and in Cerebral Abscesses -- Local Antibiotics -- Prophylactic Antibiotic Therapy -- Physical Incompatibility of Antibiotics and Antimycotics in Infusion Solutions -- Useful Websites.
- Echocardiography for intensivists 2012, SpringerEchocardiography has become an invaluable tool in intensive care medicine because of its ease of use and instantaneous provision of precise information on cardiovascular functional anatomy at the bedside. This book contains all the information that readers will require in order to perform echocardiography and lung ultrasound, and to interpret the findings correctly, permitting optimal guidance of the hemodynamic management of unstable patients. Furthermore, lung ultrasound is dealt with for both diagnosis and treatment of respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation. After an introductory chapter on the essential physics of ultrasonography, standard echocardiographic examination via both the transthoracic and the transesophageal approach is described. In the third section, the functional anatomy of all normal and pathologic thoracic structures as observed on echocardiography is presented in detail. A wide range of basic and advanced applications of echocardiography in the emergency and intensive care setting are then described. A final supplementary section considers further applications of ultrasound in the intensive care unit, such as ultrasound-guided vein cannulation, Doppler renal evaluation, transcranial Doppler, and lung and pleural ultrasound. This superbly illustrated book has been specifically designed to meet the needs of all intensivists, emergency physicians, and anesthesiologists who intend to use ultrasound extensively to guide optimal management of the critically ill.
- Echography in anesthesiology, intensive care, and emergency medicine a beginner's guide 2010, SpringerUltrasounds, a much reflected system -- The doctor in front of the machine -- The doctor and the machine in front of the patient -- The doctor, the machine, and the patient in front of the screen -- Learning methods -- Self-training procedure.
- ECMO-- extracorporeal life support in adults 2014, SpringerExtracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has been in clinical use for some 40 years, but it is only in the past decade that its application in the treatment of life-threatening circulatory and respiratory failure has truly flourished. This book presents a comprehensive overview of both pathophysiological and practical aspects of circulatory and respiratory extracorporeal support. The basics of ECMO, including its history, the "ECMO team", cannulation, materials, and blood-surface interactions, are first discussed. The various indications for and particular characteristics of circulatory and respiratory extracorporeal life support are then described in detail in the main part of the book. Patient care during ECMO and monitoring of the ECMO patient are also carefully covered, with explanation of the management of technical and clinical complications and transport-related problems. Further topics include long-term therapy options beyond ECMO, such as ventricular assist devices and transplants, outcome, the new frontiers of ECMO for organ procurement and future challenges. The authors are well-known experts in the field whose authoritative contributions and attention to practical aspects will be invaluable for novices and experienced practitioners alike.
- Emergency echocardiography 2009, Springer
- Encyclopedia of intensive care medicine 2012, Springer"The aim of this comprehensive encyclopedia is to provide detailed information on intensive care medicine contributing to the broad field of emergency medicine. Entries A - Z covering the following disciplines: neurologic problems, respiratory disorders, cardiovascular disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, nutrition therapy, metabolic disorders, renal disorders, infectious diseases, hematologic disorders, special populations, emergency medicine, trauma, ICU procedures, special issues."--Publisher.
- Essential US for trauma E-FAST 2014, SpringerE-FAST (extended focused assessment by sonograpy for trauma) represents the basic ultrasonographic approach to any trauma patient. Identification or exclusion of free fluid and air in the abdominal and thoracic cavities plays a pivotal role in deciding the immediate diagnostic and therapeutic path. Learning E-FAST is mandatory for all acute care surgeons and all physicians involved in trauma management. The structure of the book and its practical approach will make it an easy-to-consult and quick reference tool for beginners and a useful support for more experienced professionals.
- Essentials of neurosurgical anesthesia & critical care strategies for prevention, early detection, and successful management of perioperative complications 2012, Springer
- Evidence-based practice of critical care 2010, ClinicalKeyEvidence-Based Practice of Critical Care, edited by Drs. Clifford S. Deutschman and Patrick J. Neligan, provides objective data and expert guidance to help answer the most important questions challenging ICU physicians today. It discusses the clinical options, examines the relevant research, and presents expert recommendations on everything from acute organ failure to prevention issues. An outstanding source for "best practices" in critical care medicine, this book is a valuable framework for translating evidence into practice. It also provides access to the full text online, with regular updates to emerging clinical evidence. Gain valuable evidence-based recommendations on key topics such as acute organ failure, infection, sepsis and inflammation, and prevention issues pointing the way to the most effective approaches. Get an overview of each question, an outline of management options, a review of the relevant evidence, areas of uncertainty, existing management guidelines, and authors₂ recommendations. Navigate a full range of challenges from routine care to complicated and special situations. Find the information you need quickly with tables that summarize the available literature and recommended clinical approaches. Stay current on the latest advances in the field with full-text, online access that includes regular updates to emerging clinical evidence.
- General trauma care and related aspects Trauma surgery II / 2014, SpringerAll European countries, including those that have recently joined the European Union or are candidates for membership, currently show a clear trend towards an increasing number of accidental injuries. This holds true for a range of injuries, including accidents among the elderly, sports injuries, and trauma due to traffic accidents. The increase in the number of injuries is accompanied by rising expectations among patients, who anticipate good functional results even after serious injuries. Despite these developments, trauma surgery is not yet established as an independent field in all European countries. Against this background, there is a clear need for a book that covers the state of the art in trauma surgery. This volume, which focuses on basics in trauma surgery is intended to help to meet this need. It will also serve to harmonize the practice of trauma surgery within the European Union and to prepare for the UEMS EBSQ trauma surgery.
- Geriatric trauma and critical care 2014, SpringerGeriatric Trauma and Critical Care provides a multidisciplinary overview of the assessment and management of the elderly patient presenting with surgical pathology. By utilizing current literature and evidence-based resources, the textbook elucidates the unique nature of caring for the elderly population. The structure of the volume provides the reader with an overview of the physiologic and psychological changes, as well as the impact on the healthcare system, associated with the aging process. Emphasis is placed on the impact of aging, pre-existing medical problems, effects of polypharmacy, advanced directives and end-of-life wishes on acute surgical problems, including trauma and surgical critical care. Special attention is given to the ethical implications of management of the aged. The multidisciplinary contributors provide a unique point of view not common to surgical texts. The textbook is the definitive resource for practicing surgeons, emergency medicine physicians, intensivists, anesthesiologists, hospitalists, geriatricians, as well as surgical residents, nurses and therapists, all who care for elderly patients with surgical emergencies.
- Handbook of critical and intensive care medicine. 2nd ed. 2010, Springer
- Handbook of Critical Care 2009, Springer
- Acute resuscitation -- Anesthesia -- Cardiovascular therapies -- Pulmonary therapies -- Renal, electrolyte, and acid base disturbances -- Endocrine therapies -- Gastroenterology, liver, and nutrition therapies -- Hematologic therapies -- Neurologic and psychiatric therapeutics -- Infectious diseases -- Allergy -- Poisonings -- Drug monitoring.
- Handbook of evidence-based critical care. 2nd ed. 2010, SpringerThis updated and revised edition of the classic bedside pocket reference remains the gold standard in critical care medicine. The new edition maintains Dr. Marik's trademark humor and engaging writing style, while adding numerous references to make this book the most current and thorough treatment of evidence-based critical care available. The handbook enables the clinician to find the evidence to support or refute an intervention and to help choose the most appropriate, cost-effective treatment. The analysis of treatment strategies is presented by organ system, and the handbook also covers miscellaneous ICU topics (such as sedation, toxicology, radiology, and sepsis) based on the most frequently found and difficult to solve problems in ICU patient management.
- Handbook of neurocritical care. 2nd ed. 2011, SpringerEstablishing and organizing a neuroscience critical care unit -- Electrolyte and metabolic derangements -- Fever and infections -- Cerebral blood flow and metabolism: physiology and monitoring -- Multimodality monitoring in acute brain injury -- Cerebral edema and intracranial hypertension -- Cardiac dysfunction, monitoring, and management -- Airway management and mechanical ventilation in the NCCCU -- Blood pressure management -- Nutrition in neurocritical care -- Sedation, analgesia, and neuromuscular paralysis -- Postoperative care -- Care following neurointerventional procedures -- Ethical issues and withdrawal of life-sustaining therapies -- Collaborative nursing practice in the neurosciences critical care unit -- Coma and disorders of consciousness -- Acute encephalopathy -- Traumatic brain injury -- Acute myelopathy -- Ischemic stroke -- Intracerebral hemorrhage -- Intraventricular hemorrhage -- Subarachnoid hemorrhage -- Brain injury following cardiac arrest -- Meningitis and encephalitis -- Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis -- Neuroleptic malignant syndrome, malignant hyperthermia, and serotonin syndrome -- Brain tumors -- Hydrocephalus -- Neuromuscular disorders -- Status epilepticus -- Deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism -- Neurocritical illness during pregnancy and puerperium -- Brain death and organ donation.
- Hematologic problems in the critically ill 2015, SpringerThis book covers a wide array of hematologic problems commonly encountered in the daily practice of critical care and emergency medicine. Unfortunately, the symptoms and signs associated with underlying hematologic disorders are frequently rather unspecific and confounding; furthermore, the clinical course of patients admitted to intensive care units with such disorders can be fulminant, warranting prompt diagnosis. This book recognizes the importance of accurate and speedy interpretation of symptoms in that the text is symptom oriented rather than disease oriented. Put another way, the reader confronted with a particular clinical problem or symptom will be guided step by step to the possible underlying disorder(s). The scenarios considered include critical illness in patients with anemia, leukopenia, leukocytosis, abnormal platelet count, and severe transfusion reactions. For each circumstance, factors relevant to symptom interpretation are fully discussed. In addition, helpful diagnostic algorithms are presented in the form of flow charts that will assist in decision making regarding the need for further investigations. The closing chapter is devoted to the drug-induced hematologic disorders. Although the book is intended mainly for intensivists, other specialists will find much information of value for their daily practice.
- Hemocoagulative problems in the critically ill patient 2012, SpringerPhysiology of Hemostasis / Paola Pradella, Federica Tomasella and Luca Mascaretti -- Monitoring of Hemostasis / Carlo Giansante and Nicola Fiotti -- Anticoagulation Therapy in ICU Patients / Emanuele Marras, Luigi Lo Nigro and Giorgio Berlot -- Inborn Prothrombotic States / Nicola Fiotti and Carlo Giansante -- Inborn Defects of the Coagulative System / Marinella Astuto, Nadia Grasso and Alessandro Trainito -- Inflammation and Coagulation / Walter Vessella, Lara Prisco and Giorgio Berlot -- Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation / Antonino Gullo, Chiara Maria Celestre and Annalaura Paratore -- Coagulative Disturbances in Trauma / Giuliana Garufi, Maria Cristina Fiorenza and Giorgio Berlot -- Hypothermia and Coagulation Disorders / Lara Prisco, Vincenzo Campanile and Giorgio Berlot -- Hemostasis in Pregnancy and Obstetric Surgery / Marinella Astuto, Valentina Taranto and Simona Grasso -- Hemostasis During Heart Surgery / Luigi Tritapepe, Sara Iannandrea, Michela Generali and Maria Paola Lauretta -- Hemocoagulative Aspects of Solid Organ Transplantation / Andrea De Gasperi -- Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome / Marco Zambon, Davide Cappelli and Giorgio Berlot -- Pulmonary-Renal Syndrome / Marco Zambon, Davide Cappelli and Giorgio Berlot -- Coagulation Disorders After Central Nervous System Injury / Lara Prisco, Mario Ganau and Giorgio Berlot.
- Principles of Ultrasounds and Principal Views -- Transthoracic Echocardiography: Normal Two-Dimensional and Doppler Imaging -- Transesophageal Echocardiography: Principal Views -- Echocardiography in the Critically Ill: An Overview -- Echocardiography in the Critically Ill: An Overview -- Heart-Lung Interactions in Mechanical Ventilation -- Measurement of Stroke Volume and Cardiac Output Using Echocardiography and Doppler -- Assessment of Fluid Requirements: Fluid Responsiveness -- Assessment of Fluid Requirements: Fluid Responsiveness -- Evaluation of Left Ventricular Systolic Function -- Evaluation of Left Ventricular Systolic Function -- Hemodynamic Evaluation in the Patient with Arrhythmias -- Diagnosis and Management of Circulatory Failure -- Diagnosing the Mechanisms of Circulatory Failure -- Septic Shock -- Cardiogenic Shock Associated with Acute Left-Heart Failure -- Echocardiographic Evaluation and Monitoring of Right Ventricular Function and Pulmonary Artery Pressures -- Pericardial Effusion and Cardiac Tamponade -- Echocardiography and Extracorporeal Life Support in Intensive Care Unit -- Diagnosis and Management of Acute Respiratory Failure -- Pulmonary Edema: Which Role for Echocardiography in the Diagnostic Workup? -- Why and How to Use Echocardiography in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome -- Specific Situations -- Thoracic Trauma -- Hemodynamic Instability in Cardiac Surgical Patients -- Acute Aortic Syndrome: Acute Aortic Diseases in Hemodynamically Unstable Patients -- Outlook -- Learning and Competence in Critical Care Echocardiography -- Ehocardiography Alone or Coupled with Other Hemodynamic Devices? -- Future Applications.
- History of British intensive care, c.1950-c.2000 the transcript of a Witness Seminar held by the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, The Wellcome Trust, on 16 June 2010 2011, Wellcome Trust
- How to set up an acute stroke service 2012, SpringerStroke is a leading cause of death and disability throughout the world. Intravenous lytics and endovascular stroke treatment were demonstrated to be highly beneficial in clinical trials and in achieving net cost savings. However, time is of the essence in the management of stroke as for every minute that stroke is left untreated, an estimated 1.9 million neurons are destroyed. An optimized stroke pathway can dramatically impact patient outcome. Every medical service will differ.This book offers a concise and practical guide on how to set up and efficiently run an acute stroke service tailored to the needs of the individual center as a provider of primary, secondary, or tertiary care. It documents the essential knowledge on current imaging and treatment options and offers guidance in organizing a site-specific stroke pathway that will ensure the quickest possible provision of treatment, thereby optimizing benefit to the patient and maximizing cost-effectiveness. The authors played an integral part in the development and operation of one of Europe's most successful early stroke centers and also have experience of the factors that can undermine the creation of world-class stroke units. On this basis, they address the key aspects of the stroke pathway and explain how organizing this can reduce the number of severe outcomes by ensuring that appropriate steps are taken during the early moments after stroke when intervention can make a profound difference. The challenging, multidisciplinary nature of care is emphasized, and this handbook will be an invaluable source for every member of the stroke team, including doctors, nurses, stroke coordinators, emergency and rehabilitation providers as well as hospital administrators.
- Humidification in the intensive care unit the essentials 2012, SpringerInadequate humidification of inspired gases can cause a variety of serious problems, and humidification has accordingly become an important aspect of modern intensive care medicine. The array of available devices is now formidable, and appropriate advice on their use is essential. Accordingly, this book is designed to serve as a practical guide for clinicians, providing information on the theoretical background of humidification, the equipment, and its optimal application.The book starts by examining the physiological basis of humidification. Current devices are then discussed, with careful attention to factors influencing their performance and methods to evaluate their effectiveness. The two scenarios of mechanical and non-mechanical ventilation are considered, and the issue of ventilator-associated pneumonia is addressed in detail. Further chapters focus on such topics as humidification following tracheostomy, humidification of the artificial airway during secretion management, measurement of inspired gas temperature in the ventilated neonate, and humidification in the home care setting.This unique monograph on the current techniques of humidification and their indications has been written by internationally acclaimed experts and will prove of great value to practitioners.
- ICU protocols a stepwise approach 2012, SpringerPt. I. Respiratory system -- pt. II. Cardiovascular system -- pt. III. Nervous system -- pt. IV. Gastrointestinal system -- pt. V. Renal system -- pt. VI. Infectious diseases -- pt. VII. Endocrine and Metabolic system -- pt. VIII. Oncology -- pt. IX. Trauma and burn -- pt. X. Toxicology, envenomation and thermo dysregulation -- pt. XI. Obstetrics -- pt. XII. Perioperative care -- pt. XIII. General issues -- pt. XIV. Pediatrics -- pt. XV. ICU Procedures.
- Part I: Contrasts in Global Health Care Resource Allocation -- Australia: Where Have We Been? -- Brazil: Where Have We Been? -- Canada: Where Have We Been? -- Germany: Where Have We Been? -- India: Where Have We Been? -- Israel: Where Have We Been? -- Italy: Where Have We Been? -- The Netherlands: Where Have We Been? -- New Zealand: Where Have We Been? -- South Africa: Where Have We Been? -- United Kingdom: Where Have We Been? -- United States-Private Practice: Where Have We Been? -- United States-Academic Medicine: Where Have We Been? -- Australia: Where Are We Going? -- Brazil: Where Are We Going? -- Canada: Where Are We Going? -- Germany: Where Are We Going? -- India: Where Are We Going? -- Italy: Where Are We Going? -- The Netherlands: Where Are We Going? -- New Zealand: Where Are We Going? -- South Africa: Where Are We Going? -- United Kingdom: Where Are We Going? -- United States-Private Practice: Where Are We Going? -- United States-Academic Medicine: Where Are We Going? -- Re fl ections on the Demand for Critical Care in the Global Medical Village -- First Critique of Buchman and Chalfin's Analysis -- Second Critique of Buchman and Chalfin's Analysis -- Third Critique of Buchman and Chalfin's Analysis -- Fourth Critique of Buchman and Chalfin's Analysis -- Part II: The Fair and Equitable Health Care Act -- The Fair and Equitable Health Care Act -- First Critique of the Fair and Equitable Health Care Act -- Fixing the Foundation of Critical Care at the End-Stage of Life: Second Critique of the Fair and Equitable Health Care Act -- Third Critique of the Fair and Equitable Health Care Act -- Part III: Legal and Nursing Viewpoints -- Medical Judgment Versus Capitulation -- Nursing Aspects of Inappropriate Patient Care -- Part IV: Conclusions -- Where Is "Universal" Health Care Headed in the Global Village? -- The New Shape of Intensive Care In the USA -- Health Care in the Year 2050.
- Imaging the ICU patient 2014, SpringerWork in intensive care is dynamic and often requires swift decision-making to achieve the best patient outcome. This book serves as a practical guide for professionals working in this demanding area of medicine. It reviews diagnostic options as well as strengths and weaknesses of imaging techniques in clinical scenarios familiar to most ICU clinicians. The concise format allows rapid access to key information. Imaging the ICU Patient is a true collaboration between critical care and radiology. It demystifies the process of deciding when and how to image the critically ill patient. Using a symptom-orientated approach, it addresses techniques as well as patient safety issues. It is meant to be used by critical care clinicians and radiologists and aims to foster a better appreciation of the concerns both specialties have when imaging critically ill patients.
- Improvised medicine providing care in extreme environments 2012, AccessMedicine"Improvised Medicine is written for healthcare providers treating patients during a crisis situation or in a primitive environment, for diseases and disorders they have little or no hands-on experience with. The book begins with situational analysis and basic needs in a crisis, then moves on to cover specific triage, diagnosis, and stabilization efforts. It then provides medical interventions for surgical and non-surgical problems"--Provided by publisher.
- Infection control in the intensive care unit. 3rd ed. 2012, Springerpt. I. Essentials in clinical microbiology -- pt. II. Antimicrobials -- pt. III. Infection control -- pt. IV. Infections on ICU -- pt. V. Special topics.
- Infections in the adult intensive care unit 2013, SpringerInfections in critically ill patients are more common than in most other parts of the hospital, and are often the most complicated to manage. Underlying disease and the reasons for admission make the diagnosis, management and prevention of infection challenging. Developments in technology, the treatment of previously untreatable malignancies, complex surgery procedures, and an increasing age profile result in more patients vulnerable to infection and a greater number of patients needing critical care support. Infections in the Adult Intensive Care Unit is designed to help trainee and practicising physician, surgeon or other medical professional manage the acutely ill patient in the critical care unit, before transfer from the emergency department, or on the hospital ward where effective management may avoid admission to the critical care unit. It has been co-authored by a clinical microbiologist, intensivist and clinical infectious diseases physician to cover some of the major infections presenting in the adult critical care unit. It provides broad principles to be used based on the latest evidence combined with common sense and the results of many years of combined experience.
- Infectious diseases in critical care. 2nd ed. 2007, SpringerApproach to the febrile patient in the intensive care unit -- Cardiovascular monitoring in severe sepsis or septic shock -- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and infection -- Opportunistic infections in the intensive care unit: a microbiologic overview -- Infections in critically ill solid organ transplant patients -- HIV in the intensive care unit -- Fungal infections -- Using protocols to improve the outcomes of critically ill patients with infection: focus on ventilator-associated pneumonia and severe sepsis -- Microbial surveillance in the intensive care unit -- Antimicrobial prophylaxis in the intensive care unit -- Antifungal therapy in the intensive care unit -- Dose adjustment and pharmacokinetics of antibiotics in severe sepsis and septic shock -- Prescription of antimicrobial agents in patients undergoing continuous renal replacement therapy -- Methods for implementing antibiotic control in the intensive care unit -- Use of antibiotics in pregnant patients in the intensive care unit -- Immunomodulation in sepsis -- Antibiotic induced diarrhea -- Fundamentals of infection control and strategies for the intensive care unit -- Antibiotic resistance in the intensive care unit -- Epidemiology of pseudomonas aeruginosa in the intensive care unit -- How to control MRSA spread in the intensive care unit -- Epidemiology of acinetobacter baumannii in the intensive care unit -- Brain abscess -- Falciparum malaria -- Toxic shock syndromes -- Acute infective endocarditis -- Influenza -- Bloodstream infection in the intensive care unit -- Bloodstream infections in patients with total parenteral nutrition catheters -- Hemodialysis catheter-related infections -- Infection of pulmonary arterial and peripheral arterial catheters -- Prevention of catheter-related bloodstream infections in critical care patients -- Meningococcemia -- Septic shock -- Tracheobronchitis in the intensive care unit -- Sever community-acquired pneumonia -- Legionnaires' disease -- Adjunctive and supportive measures for community-acquired pneumonia -- Respiratory infection in immunocompromised neutropenic patients -- Pneumonia in non-neutropenic immunocompromised patients -- Community-acquired respiratory complications in the intensive care unit: pneumonia and acute exacerbations of COPD -- Management of hospital-associated pneumonia in the intensive care unit -- Assessment of resolution of ventilator associated pneumonia -- Invasive devices in the pathogenesis of nosocomial pneumonia -- Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome -- Sepsis in obstetrics -- Diagnosis and management of intra-abdominal sepsis -- Surgical site infection control in the critical care environment -- Severe soft tissue infections: a syndrome-based approach -- Vascular graft infections -- Acute mediastinitis -- Pancreatic infection -- Urinary tract infections -- Neurosurgical infections in intensive care unit patients -- Biliary tract infections.
- Initial management of acute medical patients a guide for nurses and healthcare practitioners. 2nd ed. 2012, WileyInitial assessment of the acute medical patient / Judith Morgan, Ian Wood -- Vulnerable adults / Louise Nelson ... [et al.] -- Sudden death / Sue Read, Jane Jervis -- Cardiac arrest / Carole Donaldson -- Shock / Judith Morgan, Ian Wood -- Altered consciousness / Ian Wood, Carole Donaldson -- Shortness of breath / Michelle Garner, Susan Hope, Ian Wood -- Chest pain / Michelle Garner -- Abdominal pain and upper gastrointestinal bleeding / Toni Jordan, Ruth Harris, Terry Wardle -- Extremity pain and swelling / Ian Wood.
- Intensive and critical care medicine WFSICCM, World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine 2009, Springer
- Intensive care a concise textbook. 3rd ed. 2008, ClinicalKeyPlanning, organization, and management -- Outcome and costs -- Applied cardiovascular and respiratory physiology -- Assessment and monitoring of cardiovascular function -- Shock, sepsis and multiple-organ failure -- Assessment and monitoring of respiratory function -- Respiratory support -- Respiratory failure -- Myocardial ischaemia, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and management of arrhythmias -- Trauma -- General aspects of managing critically ill patients -- Infection in the critically ill -- Acute renal failure -- Acute liver failure -- Neurological disorders -- Gastrointestinal disorders -- Endocrine emergencies -- Obstetric intensive care -- Poisoning -- Disturbances of body temperature -- Transporting the critically iii.
- Intensive care medicine annual update 2008 2008, Springer
- Intensive care medicine in 10 years 2006, Springer
- Interventional bronchoscopy a clinical guide 2013, SpringerThe field of interventional bronchoscopy is rapidly expanding and has emerged as a new and exciting subspecialty in pulmonary medicine. To date, the impact of interventional bronchoscopy procedures has been felt in diagnosis, staging, and management of lung cancer, the most lethal cancer worldwide. Interventional Bronchoscopy: A Clinical Guide provides a state-of-the art description of interventional bronchoscopy procedures, addressing the scientific basis, indications, techniques, results, complications, and cost issues.
- Johns Hopkins manual of cardiac surgical care [edited by] John V. Conte ... [et al.].. 2nd ed. 2008, ClinicalKeyPreoperative assessment / Maryhelen Miller and Glenn Beauman -- Cardiovascular pharmacological agents / Paul K. Simmonds, Jr., Danial Nyhan, and Dan E. Berkowitz -- Coronary artery disease / Tain-Yen Hsia, Eric A. Peck, and John V. Conte -- Valvular heart disease / David J. Caparelli and John V. Conte -- Diseases of the aorta / Glen D. Quigley, Jason A. Williams, and John V. Conte -- Surgical treatment of cardiac arrhythmias / Ashish S. Shah and William A. Baumgartner -- Heart transplantation and treatment of end-stage heart disease / Jason A. Williams and Brian T. Bethea -- Mechanical devices / Pramod Bonde and John V. Conte -- Postoperative hemodynamic management / Todd Dorman and Daniel Nyhan -- Hemostasis, coagulopathy, and tamponade / Ala' Sami Haddadin Nauder Farraday -- Fluid, electrolyte, and renal function / Jeffrey M. Dodd-O -- Postoperative myocardial ischemia / Edward W. Verde -- Postoperative pulmonary management / Kelly Grogan -- Management of postoperative cardiac arrhythmias / Elizabeth Martinez ... [et al.] -- Postoperative infection in cardiac surgery / Theresa L. Hartsell -- Neurologic sequelae of cardiac surgery / James Weller -- Anticoagulation / Sue Aumick, Valerie Elliot, and Gloria Peithman -- Physical rehabilitation / Melissa Trottman and Amy Pippenger -- Special care issues / Jennifer Moyer, Christina Cafeo, and Mary Lohmann-Edwards.
- Klaus & Fanaroff's Care of the high-risk neonate. 6th ed. 2013, ClinicalKeyThis neonatology reference thoroughly covers the new guidelines, equipment, drugs, and treatments that have greatly increased the chance of survival for high-risk infants. Expert contributors deliver the information you need to stay on top of the technological and medical advances in this challenging field. New to this edition: Get fast access to need-to-know information on drugs used in the NICU, normal values, and much more in the fully updated appendices. Keep your knowledge up to date with expanded coverage of evidence-based medicine and the role of networks in generating evidence. Stay current with all aspects of neonatal care, including resuscitation, transport, nutrition, respiratory problems and assisted ventilation, and organ-specific care.
- Life-threatening dermatoses and emergencies in dermatology 2009, Springer
- "A fundamental sourcebook for the care of critically ill patients. This edition continues the original intent to provide a "generic textbook" that presents fundamental concepts and patient care practices that can be used in any adult intensive care unit, regardless of the specialty focus of the unit"--Provided by publisher.
- Minor emergencies. 3rd ed. 2012, ScienceDirectFulltext ClinicalKey
- Monitoring in neurocritical care 2013, ClinicalKeyIdeal for neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuroanesthesiologists, and intensivists, this book helps you use the latest technology to more successfully detect deteriorations in neurological status in the ICU. This neurosurgery reference offers in-depth coverage of state-of-the-art management strategies and techniques so you can effectively monitor your patients and ensure the best outcomes.
- Monitoring technologies in acute care environments a comprehensive guide to patient monitoring technology 2014, SpringerThis is an introduction to the patient monitoring technologies that are used in today's acute care environments, including the operating room, recovery room, emergency department, intensive care unit, and telemetry floor. To a significant extent, day-to-day medical decision-making relies on the information provided by these technologies, yet how they actually work is not always addressed during education and training. The editors and contributors are world-renowned experts who specialize in developing, refining, and testing the technology that makes modern-day clinical monitoring possible. Their aim in creating the book is to bridge the gap between clinical training and clinical practice with an easy to use and up-to-date guide. ·How monitoring works in a variety of acute care settings ·For any healthcare professional working in an acute care environment ·How to apply theoretical knowledge to real patient situations ·Hemodynamic, respiratory, neuro-, metabolic, and other forms of monitoring ·Information technologies in the acute care setting ·New and future technologies.
- Monitoring the critically ill patient. 3rd ed. 2012, WileyRecognition & management of the deteriorating patient -- Assessment of the critically ill patient -- Monitoring respiratory function -- Monitoring cardiovascular function 1 : ECG monitoring -- Monitoring cardiovascular function 2 haemodynamic monitoring -- Monitoring neurological function -- Monitoring renal function -- Monitoring gastrointestinal function -- Monitoring hepatic function -- Monitoring endocrine function -- Monitoring nutritional status -- Monitoring temperature -- Monitoring pain -- Monitoring a patient receiving a blood transfusion -- Monitoring the patient with infection and related systemic inflammatory response -- Monitoring the critically ill, pregnant patient -- Monitoring the critically ill child -- Monitoring during transport -- Record keeping.
- Neurocritical care a guide to practical management 2010, SpringerBrain Injury and Dysfunction: The Critical Role of Primary Management / M. D. Dominic Bell -- Monitoring the Injured Brain / Simon Davies and Andrew Lindley -- The Secondary Management of Traumatic Brain Injury / Dominic Bell and John P. Adams -- Critical Care Management of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / Audrey C. Quinn and Simon P. Holbrook -- Central Nervous System Infections / Abigail Walker and Miles Denton -- Cervical Spine Injuries / John P. Adams, Jake Timothy and Justin McKinlay -- Recent Advances in the Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke / Ahamad Hassan -- Seizures on the Adult Intensive Care Unit / Morgan Feely and Nicola Cooper -- Non-Neurological Complications of Brain Injury / John P. Adams -- Acute Weakness in Intensive Care / Louise Barnes and Michael Vucevic -- Coma, Confusion, and Agitation in Intensive Care / Matthew Clark and Justin McKinlay -- Death and Donation in Critical Care: The Diagnosis of Brainstem Death / Paul G. Murphy -- Death and Donation in Critical Care: Management of Deceased Organ Donation / Paul G. Murphy -- Imaging the Brain-Injured Patient / Tony Goddard and Kshitij Mankad -- Ethical Dilemmas Within Intensive Care / M. D. Dominic Bell.
- Neuropsychiatric symptoms of cerebrovascular diseases 2013, SpringerNeuropsychiatric Symptoms of Cerebrovascular Diseases is an up-to-date, comprehensive review of the neuropsychiatry of stroke, by active authorities in the field, with an emphasis on diagnostic and management issues. Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Cerebrovascular Diseases includes critical appraisal of the methodological aspects and limitations of the current research on the neuropsychiatry of stroke and on unanswered questions/controversies. Pharmacological aspects of management are discussed, to provide robust information on drug dosages, side effects and interaction, in order to enable the reader to manage these patients more safely. Illustrative cases provide real life scenarios that are clinically relevant and engaging to read. Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Cerebrovascular Diseases is aimed at neurologists, stroke physicians and psychiatrists, and will also be of interest to intensive care doctors, psychologists ad neuropsychologists, research and specialist nurses, clinical researchers and methodologists.
- Non invasive artificial ventilation how, when and why 2014, SpringerOver the last two decades, the increasing use of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) has reduced the need for endotracheal ventilation, thus decreasing the rate of ventilation-induced complications. Thus, NIV has decreased both intubation rates and mortality rates in specific subsets of patients with acute respiratory failure (for example, patients with hypercapnia, cardiogenic pulmonary edema, immune deficiencies, or post-transplantation acute respiratory failure). Despite the increased use of NIV in clinical practice, there is still a need for more educational tools to improve clinicians' knowledge of the indications and contraindications for NIV, the factors that predict failure or success, and also what should be considered when starting NIV. This book has the dual function of being a "classical" text where the major findings in the literature are discussed and highlighted, as well as a practical manual on the tricks and pitfalls to consider in NIV application by both beginners and experts. For example, setting the ventilatory parameters; choosing the interfaces, circuits, and humidification systems; monitoring; and the "right " environment for the "right" patient will be discussed to help clinicians in their choices.
- "Clinical research in critical care has exploded in the past several years and we now have a much better understanding of how to care for intensive care unit (ICU) patients in areas such as management of sepsis, fluid resuscitation, mechanical ventilation, antibiotic administration, and sedation and analgesia. However, despite improved clinical care, many critically ill patients continue to experience complications of critical illness - some complications are iatrogenic and preventable, while others are simply a component of the natural history of critical illness. These complications lead to increased mortality, morbidity, cost, and long-term chronic conditions. Non-Pulmonary Complications of Critical Care: A Clinical Guide is a valuable resource for trainees and clinicians who aim to better understand and improve the quality of critical care medicine. Armed with information about potential non-pulmonary complications of ICU care and strategies to minimize or prevent those complications, the critical care clinician will be able to help ICU patients potentially avoid much of the morbidity associated with critical illness. This book is organized by organ system such that it can be easily used as a bedside reference. Complications caused by pharmaceuticals are dispersed throughout every chapter and the concluding chapters provide a special emphasis on meticulous supportive care of the critically ill patient to allow the best chance for recovery."--Publisher's website.
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