Critical Care Medicine

3rd Edition

Principles of Diagnosis and Management in the Adult

Authors: Joseph Parrillo R. Phillip Dellinger
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323048415
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 4th December 2007
Page Count: 1806


Here’s the most clinically oriented critical care text focusing on the adult patient. In full-color and superbly illustrated with clinical photographs, imaging studies, and management algorithms, and with a broad multidisciplinary focus, this text will help you enhance your skills at any level of training.

Key Features

  • Stands alone as a clinically oriented comprehensive reference.
  • Completely updated and authorship expanded to reflect the evolution in critical care practice.
  • In color for the first time, with new color schematics and treatment algorithms for greater ease of reference.
  • Utilizes key points lists at the end of chapter, to help you make decisions rapidly and easily.
  • Delivers key references that list other useful resources for information.

Table of Contents


1 Cardiac Arrest and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Wanchun Tang and Max Harry Weil

2 Airway Management in the Critically Ill Adult, G. G. Lavery and C. A. Jamison

3 Assessment of Cardiac Filling and Blood Flow, Amish Patel, Andrew Rhodes, and Richard Beale

4 Arterial, Central Venous, and Pulmonary Artery Catheters, Jean-Louis Vincent

5 Temporary Cardiac Pacing, Lawrence J. Gessman and Joseph E. Parrillo

6 Pericardial Tamponade: Clinical Presentation,
Diagnosis, and Catheter-Based Therapies, Hani Jneid, Andrew O. Maree, and Igor F. Palacios

7 Intra-aortic Balloon Counterpulsation, Zoltan G. Turi

8 Echocardiography, Sherif F. Nagueh and Priscilla J. Peters

9 General Principles of Mechanical Ventilation, Ismail Cinel, Smith Jean, and R. Phillip Dellinger

10 Ventilatory Management of Obstructive Airway Disease, John Marini

11 Mechanical Ventilation in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Luciano Gattinoni, Eleonora Carlesso, and Pietro Caironi

12 Bronchoscopy and Lung Biopsy in Critically Ill Patients, Thaddeus Bartter and Melvin R. Pratter

13 Noninvasive Respiratory Monitoring, Amal Jubran and Martin J. Tobin

14 Arterial Blood Gas Measurements, Robin Gross and William Peruzzi

15 Tracheostomy, Yaakov Friedman and Sabine Sobek

16 Chest Tube Thoracostomy, Vincent E. Lotano

17 Intracranial Monitoring, Alan R. Turtz

18 Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Jack T. Dinh and Adam B. Elfant

19 Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy, Boon Wee Teo, Nigel S. Kanagasundaram, and
Emil P. Paganini

20 Use of Sedatives, Analgesics, and Neuromuscular Blockers, Michael J. Murray, Lance J. Oyen, and William T. Browne

21 Principles of Drug Dosing in Critically Ill Patients, John W. Devlin and Jeffrey F. Barletta



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About the Author

Joseph Parrillo

Affiliations and Expertise

Chairman, Heart and Vascular Hospital, Hackensack University Medical Center; Professor of Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Hackensack, New Jersey

R. Phillip Dellinger

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; Director, Critical Care, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ


"...sterling overview."

"This text is truly remarkable to the canons of scientific literature."

"The key-point lists which augment each chapter serve to effectively summarize data while allowing physicians to review the most salient aspects of a chapter quickly and thoroughly. Simply, Parrillo and Dellinger have built a resource that is the mirror image of critical care medicine -- this vast and ever-evolving book will challenge its reader's attention and demand their deep input (much the same as the doctor-patient relationship itself)."

- John Aiello