This third edition text has been largely rewritten to include the many important
advances that have been made and the controversies that have arisen in the past
years. New topics have been added including Oxygen Transport, Tissue Oxygenation
Evaluation, Echocardiography in the Critically Ill, Bedside Ultrasonography,
Critical Care Issues in Oncological Surgery Patients, Long-Term Outcome after
Intensive Care, Therapeutic Hypothermia, Delirium, and Post-Operative Gastrointestinal
Dysfunction. Chapters are written by high-quality contributors, many of whom
are nationally and internationally recognized researchers, speakers, and practitioners
in Critical Care Medicine. Another important feature of this edition is the
geographical diversity of its authors, including notable contributions from
colleagues in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany,
Norway, Portugal, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
Surgical Intensive Care Medicine, Third Edition provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of the field, and will serve as a valuable resource for medical students, residents, critical care fellows in training, surgeons, anesthesiologists and physicians caring for the critically ill.
John Merritt O’Donnell, M.D.
Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Chairman, Department of Surgical Critical Care, Division of Surgery
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
Flávio Eduardo Nácul, MD, PhD
Critical Care Medicine
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Surgical Critical Care Medicine
Rio de Janeiro, RJ