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Textbook of Critical Care

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Textbook of Critical Care, by Drs. Jean-Louis Vincent, Edward Abraham, Frederick A. Moore, Patrick Kochanek, and Mitchell P. Fink, remains your best source on effective management of critically ill patients. This trusted reference - acclaimed for its success in bridging the gap between medical and surgical critical care - now features an even stronger focus on patient outcomes, equipping you with the proven, evidence-based guidance you need to successfully overcome a full range of practice challenges. Inside, you’ll find totally updated coverage of vital topics, such as coagulation and apoptosis in certain critical care illnesses, such as acute lung injury and adult respiratory distress syndrome; sepsis and other serious infectious diseases; specific organ dysfunction and failure; and many other vital topics. At www.expertconsult.com you can access the complete contents of the book online, rapidly searchable, with regular updates plus new videos that demonstrate how to perform key critical care procedures. The result is an even more indispensible reference for every ICU.



Critical Care


Hardbound, 1744 Pages

Published: June 2011

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4377-1367-1


  • Chapter Title

    1 Sudden Deterioration of Neurological Status

    2 Agitation/Delirium

    3 Management of Acute Pain

    4 Fever and Hypothermia

    5 Very High Systemic Arterial Blood Pressure

    6 Low Systemic Arterial Blood Pressure

    7 Tachycardia and Bradycardia

    8 Arterial Hypoxemia

    9 Acute Respiratory Failure

    10 Polyuria

    11 Oliguria

    12 Disturbances of Acid-base Balance

    13 Hypernatremia and Hyponatremia

    14 Hyperkalemia and Hypokalemia

    15 Hyperphosphatemia and Hypophosphatemia

    16 Hypomagnesemia

    17 Hypercalcemia and Hypocalcemia

    18 Hypoglycemia

    19 Anemia

    20 Thrombocytopenia

    21 Coagulopathy

    22 Jaundice

    23 The Management of Gastrointestinal Bleeding

    24 Ileus

    25 Diarrhea

    26 Rashes

    27 Chest Pain

    28 Biochemical or Electrocardiographic Evidence of Acute Myocardial Injury

    29 Biochemical, Cellular, and Molecular Mechanisms of Neuronal Death and Secondary Brain Injury in Critical Care

    30 Critical Neuropathophysiology

    31 Advanced Bedside Neuromonitoring

    32 Coma

    33 Cardiopulmonary Cerebral Resuscitation

    34 Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke

    35 Nontraumatic Intracerebral and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

    36 Seizures in the Critically Ill

    37 Neuromuscular Disorders in the ICU

    38 Traumatic Brain Injury

    39 Spinal Cord Injury

    40 Neuroimaging

    41 Intensive Care after Neurosurgery

    42 Key Issues in Pediatric Neurointensive Care

    43 Bedside Monitoring of Pulmonary Function

    44 Principles of Gas Exchange

    45 Arterial Blood Gas Interpretation


    47 Heart-Lung Interaction

    48 Assist - Control Mechanical Ventilation

    49 Patient-Ventilator Interaction

    49 Patient-Ventilator Interaction

    50 Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation

    51 Noninvasive Ventilation

    52 High Frequency Ventilation

    53 Extracorporeal Life Support

    54 Adjunctive Respiratory Therapy

    55 Indications for and Management of Tracheostomy

    56 Hyperbaric Oxygen in Critical Care

    57 Imaging of the Chest

    58 Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

    59 Aspiration Pneumonitis and Pneumonia

    60 Severe Asthma Exacerbation

    61 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    62 Pulmonary Embolism

    63 Other Embolic Syndromes (Air, Fat, Amniotic Fluid)

    64 Pulmonary Hypertension

    65 Pleural Disease and Pneumothorax

    66 Community Acquired Pneumonia

    67 Nosocomial Pneumonia

    68 Pulmonary Infections in the Immunocompromised Patient

    69 Lung Transplantation

    70 Burns and Inhalation Injury

    71 Drowning

    72 Acute Parenchymal Disease in Infants and Children

    73 Pulmonary Edema

    74 Hemodynamic Monitoring

    75 Acute Coronary Syndromes: Pathophysiology and Diagnosis

    76 Acute Coronary Syndromes: Management and Complications

    77 Invasive Cardiac Procedures

    78 Supraventricular Arrhythmias

    79 Ventricular Arrhythmias

    80 Conduction Disturbances and Cardiac Pacemakers

    81 Sudden Cardiac Death ¿ Implantable Defibrillators

    82 Severe Heart Failure

    83 Myocarditis and Acute Myopathies

    84 Acquired and Congenital Heart Disease in Children

    85 Pericardial Diseases

    86 Emergent Valvular Disorders

    87 Infectious Endocarditis

    88 Hypertensive Urgencies and Crisis

    89 Cardiac Surgery: Indications and Complications

    90 Pathophysiology and Classification of Shock States

    91 Resuscitation from Circulatory Shock

    92 Inotropic Therapy

    93 Mechanical Support in Cardiogenic Shock

    94 Critical Care Nutrition

    95 Nutritional Issues in Children

    96 Portal hypertension

    97 Ascites

    98 Gastrointestinal hemorrhage

    99 Hepatorenal Syndrome

    100 Hepatopulmonary Syndrome

    101 Hepatic Encephalopathy

    102 Fulminant Hepatic Failure

    103 Calculous and Acalculous Cholecystitis

    104 Acute Pancreatitis

    105 Peritonitis and Intra-Abdominal Infection

    106 Ileus and Mechanical Bowel Obstruction

    107 Toxic Megacolon and Ogilvie's Syndrome

    108 Clinical Assessment of Renal Function

    109 Metabolic Acidosis and Alkalosis

    110 Disorders of Water Balance

    111 Disorders of Plasma Potassium Concentration

    112 Disorders of Calcium and Magnesium Metabolism

    113 Fluid and Electrolytes in Children

    114 Acute Renal Failure

    115 Renal Replacement Therapy In The ICU

    116 Urinary Tract Obstruction

    117 Contrast Dye-induced Nephropathy

    118 Glomerulonephritis and Interstitial Nephritis

    119 Antimicrobials in Chemotherapy Strategy

    120 Beta-lactam Drugs

    121 Aminoglycosides

    122 Fluoroquinolones

    123 Macrolides

    124 Agents with Primary Activity Against Gram-positive Bacteria

    125 Metronidazole and other Antibiotics for Anaerobic Infections

    126 Prevention and Control of Nosocomial Infection

    127 Selective Digestive Decontamination

    128 Vascular Catheter Related Infections

    129 Pathophysiology of Sepsis and Multiple Organ Dysfunction

    130 Septic Shock

    131 Sepsis and Multiple Organ System Failure in Children

    132 Acute Bacteremias

    133 Infections of the Urogenital Tract

    134 Central Nervous System Infections

    135 Infections of Skin, Muscle, and Soft Tissue

    136 Head and Neck Infections

    137 Infections in the Immunocompromised Patient

    138 Infectious Endocarditis

    139 Fungal Infections

    140 Influenza

    141 Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection

    142 Tuberculosis


    144 Rickettsial Diseases

    145 Acute Viral Syndromes

    146 Clostridium difficile colitis: Prevention and management

    147 Tetanus

    148 Botulism

    149 Dengue

    150 Anemia and Red Blood Cell Transfusion in Critically Ill Patients

    151 Blood Component Therapies

    152 Management of Leucopenia

    153 Venous Thromboembolism in Medical-Surgical Critically Ill Patients

    154 Hematologic Malignancies in the Intensive Care Unit

    155 The Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Patient

    156 Organ Toxicity of Cancer Chemotherapy

    157 Hematology and Oncology in Children

    158 Cardiovascular and Endocrinological Changes Associated with the Pregnant State

    159 Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy

    160 Acute Pulmonary Complications of Pregnancy

    161 Peripartum Hemorrhage

    162 Trauma in the Gravid Patient

    163 Hyperglycemic Comas

    164 Hyperglycemia and Blood Glucose Control

    165 Adrenal Insufficiency

    166 Thyroid Gland Disorders

    167 Diabetes Insipidus

    168 Metabolic and Endocrine Crises in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

    169 General principles of Pharmokinetics and Pharmacodynamics

    170 Poisoning: Overview of Approaches for Evaluation and Treatment

    171 Ethanol, Methanol, and Ethylene Glycol

    172 Anticonvulsants

    173 Calcium Channel Antagonists

    174 Drug Therapy in Renal Failure

    175 Tricyclic and SSRI Anti-depressants

    176 Clinical Use of Immunosuppressants

    177 Digitalis

    178 Heavy Metals

    179 Hydrocarbons

    180 Lithium

    181 Theophylline and other Methyl Xanthines

    182 Antipsychotic Agents

    183 Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Agents

    184 Opioids

    185 Pesticides and Herbicides

    186 Sedatives and Hypnotics

    187 Toxic Inhalants

    188 Cocaine

    189 Methamphetamine, Ecstasy and Other Street Drugs

    190 Pharmacoeconomics

    191 Resuscitation of Hypovolemic Shock

    192 Mediastinitis

    193 Epistaxis

    194 Management of the Postoperative Cardiac Surgical Patient

    195 Management of Patients after Heart, Heart-lung or Lung Transplantation

    196 Management of Patients after Kidney, Kidney-pancreas, or Pancreas Transplantation

    197 Liver Transplantation

    198 Intestinal and Multiple Organ Transplantation

    199 Aortic Dissection

    200 Splanchnic Ischemia

    201 Abdominal Compartment Syndrome

    202 Thrombolytics

    203 Atheroembolization

    204 Pressure Sores

    205 Management of Pain, Anxiety, and Delirium

    206 Burns

    207 Thoracic Trauma

    208 Abdominal Trauma

    209 Pelvic and Major Long Bone Fractures

    210 Pediatric Trauma

    211 Management of the Brain Dead Organ Donor

    212 Non-Heartbeating Organ Donation

    213 Beyond Technology: Caring for the Critically Ill Patient

    214 Conversations with Families of Critically Ill Patients

    215 Resource Allocation in the Intensive Care Unit

    216 Basic Ethical Principles in Critical Care

    217 Ethical Controversies in Pediatric Critical Care

    218 End of Life in the ICU

    219 Determination of Brain Death

    220 Building Teamwork to Improve Outcomes

    221 The Pursuit of Performance Excellence

    221 The Pursuit of Performance Excellence

    222 Severity of Illness Indices and Outcome Prediction: Development and Evaluation

    223 Evaluating Pediatric Critical Care

    224 Key Issues in Critical Care Nursing

    225 Transport Medicine

    226 Mass Critical Care

    227 Evidence-Based Critical Care

    228 Teaching Critical Care


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