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Clinical Critical Care Medicine

Comprehensive and clinically oriented, this new text helps you provide the highest standard of care for patients in the ICU—in one full-color volume. An international cast of experts offers in-depth, authoritative guidance on clinical problems from a multitude of perspectives. Inside, you'll find a user-friendly format with a consistent organization from chapter to chapter for easy reference, and a bonus CD-ROM containing all of the illustrations from the text for use in PowerPoint slide presentations.


Published: July 2006

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-02844-8


  • 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

    Mechanical Ventilation

    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


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