Progress in the field of medicine over the last 50 years has led to important results for society, both in terms of prevention and in the treatment of single or variously associated pathologies. The main objective of modern medicine has been the acquisition of increased skills and highly specialised knowledge in the various disciplines. At the same time, there has been a progressive multidisciplinary and multi-professional interest in acute disease conditions that place the patient in potential or real life-threatening situations. The state of the art of intensive medicine comprises a wide range of sophisticated interventions and collaboration between different medical disciplines, both of which give the patient access to the most advanced forms of treatment that are currently available.
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The neurotoxicity of common - used general anaesthetics. Could it be possible.- Diabetic Ketoacidos.- Risk reduction cardiac patient.- Perioperative cardiac risk stratification.- Practice recommendations guidelines for pulmonary artery catheter.- Perioperative neuroprotection: is it possible to prevent brain injury in high risk patients?.- Helmet CPAP in preterm infants.- Physiopathology of Atelectasis During Anaesthesia.- Effect of mechanical ventilation on right ventricular afterload.- The classifications of antibiotics.- Heamorrhagic Shock.- Implementation of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines.- Microdialysis - principles and techniques.- Autologous bone marrow cells transplantiton in ischemic cardiomyopathy. Initial clinical results..- Nitric Oxide should be used in ARDS.- A Personal Account from Four Decades of Cardiac Care: Is there a Case for Mechanical Heart Rhythm Management?.- Oesophageal Pacing and Cardioversion-Defibrillation.- Helmet Delivered Cpap (Hcpap) In Children With Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure.- Choice of Anesthetics for Neurosurgical Anesthesia.- BioGrid: a collaborative environment for life science research.- Combination therapy for Sepsis: The wave of the future or too complex to consider?.-Mechanisms of repair and remodelling in ARDS.- Corticosteroids in ARDS: back to the future.- CT evaluation of lung collapse and recruitment manoeuvre during anaesthesia.- An overview of Antibiotic Pharmacokinetics.- Challenges in Perioperative Medicine: Neuroanesthesia.- Organisation of an Acute Pain Service.- The dark side of the moon: in-hospital CPR.- Neuroprotection by N-Methyl-D-Aspartate- Antagonists.- Neuroprotection by Dexmedetomidine.- Global hypothermia for neuroprotection after cardiac arrest.- Blood gas monitoring.- Thrombolysis during Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.- Evaluating quality of life after intensive care.- Role of shock timing in cardiac vulnerability to electric shocks.- Perioperative myocardial ischaemia.- Left ventricular systolic and diastolic dysfunction.- Hemodynamic Monitoring of Septic Patients with PRAM.- Epidemiology if infections in the PICU.- Analysis of arterial pulse and ventricular devices.- Ventilatory metabolic monitoring and analysis of arterial pulse.- Why Monitor the Electroencephalogram (EEG) in the Operation Room (OR) and the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) - basic considerations.- Transfusion Triggers in Surgery.- Severe bleeding in critical care.- Endogenous metabolic acid-base abnormalities: lactate and other strong ions.- Rationale for noninvasive ventilation in children.- Does anaesthesia influence apoptosis pathway?.- SDF Imaging and Image Analysis of Oral Microcirculation under Clinical Conditions.- Perfusion optimization at the microcirculatory level.- Antibiotics monitoring.- The assessment of cardiac performance in critically ill patients.- Positioning.- Application of new educational methodologies in disaster medicine.- Pain management and patient satisfaction.- Anaesthesia for orthopaedic surgery.- Minimizing Reperfusion Injury in Settings of Myocardial Ischaemia.- Metabolic acidosis.- What to do next: Major chest trauma beyond the "Recipe Books".- Drug interactions in anaesthetic practice.- Metabolic alkalosis.- Terrorist attacks-What we have learnt.- The unstable trauma patient.- Evidence for immediate adequate parenteral antibiotics.- Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy in Heart Failure.- Monitoring process quality in intensive care.- Non invasive perioperative cardio vascular monitoring. Where we are in 2005.- Vegetative State.- Difficult airway in paediatrics.- Strategy in the treatment of secondary peritonitis.- The importance of guidelines in airway management.