Sepsis (or septic shock) is one of the leading post-surgical or post-traumatic complications in today's hospitals. This pervasive condition is the major cause of morbidity and mortality in intensive care units worldwide, as well as the leading cause of death in non-coronary patients. This is a concise, practical soft cover volume devoted to covering only the most practical information for physicians. Charts, tables, and other figures are used to illustrate easy-to-follow treatment guidelines for those professionals who regularly treat patients in the ICU.
Intensivists, anesthesiologists, pulmonologists, internists, RNs, residents, surgeons
Table of contents
- 1. When to Transfuse Septic Patients
- 2. Sepsis Occurrence and its Prognosis in Latin America
- 3. Novel Therapies in Critically Ill Septic Patients
- 4. Dissemination Control of Antimicrobial Resistance in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
- 5. Diaphragmatic Dysfunction in Intensive Care
- 6. Myocardial Depression in Sepsis and Septic Shock
- 7. Towards a Consensus on Intra-Abdominal Hypertension (IAH)
- 8. Resuscitation Goals in Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock
- 9. Coagulation Disorders in Critically Ill Septic Patients
- 10. Vasopressors in Sepsis; Do They Change the Outcome?
- 11. Lactic Acidosis in Critically Ill Septic Patients
- 12. Delirium in Septic Patients: An Unrecognized Vital Organ Dysfunction