Offers you the insights and benefits of critical care research being performed
outside the U.S.
Combines practical, clinical guidance with the basic science necessary to effectively treat and manage critical care patients.
Emphasizes the practice of critical care, including general organ system monitoring and support.
Covers the wide range of diseases, disorders, and trauma encountered in the ICU.
Discusses everything from biologic response to stress to mechanical ventilation to problems associated with infectious diseases.
Includes detailed discussions on the hottest topics in the field, including mechanical ventilation assessment for weaning pregnancy-related critical care and bioterrorism and unusual critical care medicine conditions.
Uses over 600 full-color illustrations that explain every detail.
Offers a differential diagnosis table, a management algorithm, a therapeutic implications flowchart, and a controversies box in every clinical disorders chapter.
Includes a BONUS CD-ROM that lets you download all of the superb full-color illustrations from the book into PowerPoint.
Section 1. Basic Biology and Critical Care Medicine
Inflammation * Genetics * Biologic Response to Stress * Vascular Tone * Cell Metabolism and Tissue Hypoxy
Section 2. Practice of Critical Care
ICU Pharmacology, Including Sedation, Paralysis, Analgesis, Delirium * Antibiotics in the ICU * ID Prophylaxis * Prophylactic Therapy * ICU Scoring Systems * Hemodynamic Monitoring
Modes * Tracheostomy * Monitoring * Patient–ventilation Interaction * VALI * Assessment for Weaning * VA Pneumonia * Clinical Assessment of the Acutely Unstable Patient * Nursing Issues of the Critically Ill * Nutritional Support * Withdrawal and Withholding Life Support
Section 3. Pulmonary Problems
Acute Exacerbations of COPD and Asthma (including VCD) * Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Including Near-Drowning, Vasculitis * Pulmonary Embolism * Obesity and Chest Wall Problems * Neuromuscular Respiratory Failure, Including Botulism, Guillian-Barre, Tick Paralysis, Myasthenis Gravis, Organophosphates
Section 4. Cardiovascular Problems
Pathophysiology of Cardiovascular Failure * Cardica Ischemia/Infarction * Arrhythmias (brady, tachy, pacing) * Hypertensive Emergencies * Acute Cardiovascular Emergencies * Heart–Lung Interactions
Section 5. Neurologic Problems
Intracranial Pressure and Central Brain Flow Regulation * Management of Traumatic Brain Injury, Including Secondary Insult, Traumatic Edema (Glasgow Coma Scale) * Management of Subarachnoid Hemmorhage, Including HHH, Vasospasm * CNS Infection and Vasculitis * Seizure * Management of Spinal Injury * Brain Death and Management of Donor
Section 6. Renal and Metabolic Problems
Acid Base Disorders * Electrolyte Disorders * Acute Renal Failure * Hepatorenal Syndrome * Acute Endocrine Disorders * DKA and HONC
Section 7. Gastrointestinal Problems
GI Bleeding, UGIB and LGIB * Pancreatitis * Fulminant Hepatic Failure * Acute Abdominal Emergencies
Section 8. Hematologic Problems
Coagulation Overview * Bleeding Disorders * Blood Product Replacement
Section 9. Infectious Disease Problems
Community-acquired Pneumonia * Pneumonia in the Immunocompromised Patient Sepsis * Catheter-related Infections
Section 10. Other Critical Care Problems
Multi-trauma, Including Peripheral Compartment Syndromes * Burns, Electrical, and Inhalation Injuries * Hypo-hyperthermia * Pregnancy-related Critical Care * Acute Care of Post-cardiac Surgery Patients * Acute Care of Major Surgery Patients * Alcohol and Drug Ingestions * CO Inhalation * Bioterrorism and Unusual Critical Care Medicine Conditions