Small Animal Critical Care Medicine

Small Animal Critical Care Medicine

2nd Edition - June 15, 2014

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  • Authors: Deborah Silverstein, Kate Hopper
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323243520
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781455703067

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Emphasizing evidence-based therapy for critically ill or injured dogs and cats, Small Animal Critical Care Medicine, 2nd Edition puts diagnostic and management strategies for common disorders at your fingertips. It covers critical care medical therapy, monitoring, and prognosis — from triage and stabilization through the entire course of acute medical crisis and intensive care treatment. To make therapeutic decisions easier, clear guidelines address underlying clinical findings, pathophysiology, outpatient follow-up, and long-term care. From lead editors Deborah Silverstein and Kate Hopper, along with a Who’s Who of experts from the veterinary emergency and critical care world, this comprehensive reference helps you provide the highest standard of care for ICU patients.

Key Features

  • Over 200 concise chapters are thoroughly updated to cover all of the clinical areas needed for evaluating, diagnosing, managing, and monitoring a critical veterinary patient.
  • More than 150 recognized experts offer in-depth, authoritative guidance on emergency and critical care clinical situations from a variety of perspectives.
  • A problem-based approach focuses on clinically relevant details. 
  • Practical, user-friendly format makes reference quick and easy with summary tables, boxes highlighting key points, illustrations, and algorithmic approaches to diagnosis and management.
  • Hundreds of full-color illustrations depict various emergency procedures such as chest tube placement.
  • Appendices offer quick access to the most often needed calculations, conversion tables, continuous rate infusion determinations, reference ranges, and more.

Table of Contents

  • Key Critical Care Concepts
    1. Evaluation and Triage of the Critically Ill Patient
    2. Physical Examination and Daily Assessment of the Critically Ill Patient
    3. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
    4. Post-Cardiac Arrest Care
    5. Shock
    6. Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome  NEW!
    7. Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome  NEW!
    8. Hypotension
    9. Hypertension
    10. Hyperthermia and Fever
    11. Interstitial Edema
    12. Patient Suffering in the Intensive Care Unit
    13. Illness Severity Scores in Veterinary Medicine

    Respiratory Disorders
    14. Oxygen Therapy
    15. Hypoxemia
    16. Hypoventilation
    17. Upper Airway Disease
    18. Brachycephalic Syndrome
    19. Tracheal Trauma
    20. Allergic Airway Disease in Dogs and Cats and Feline Bronchopulmonary Disease
    21. Pulmonary Edema
    22. Pneumonia
    23. Aspiration Pnuemonitis and Pneumonia
    24. Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
    25. Pulmonary Contusions and Hemorrhage
    26. Pulmonary Thromboembolism
    27. Chest Wall Disease
    28. Pleural Space Disease
    29. Non-Respiratory Look-Alikes

    Mechanical Ventilation
    30. Basic Mechanical Ventilation
    31. Advanced Mechanical Ventilation
    32. Jet Ventilation
    33. Ventilator Waveforms
    34. Care of the Ventilator Patient
    35. Discontinuing Mechanical Ventilation
    36. Ventilator Induced Lung Injury
    37. Ventilator Associated Pneumonia

    Cardiac Disorders
    38. Mechanisms of Heart Failure
    39. Cardiogenic Shock
    40. Ventricular Failure and Myocardial Infarction
    41. Feline Cardiomyopathy
    42. Canine Cardiomyopathy
    43. Valvular Heart Disease
    44. Myocardial Contusion
    45. Pericardial Diseases
    46. Bradyarrhythmias and Conduction Disturbances
    47. Supraventricular Tachyarrhythmias
    48. Ventricular Tachyarrhythmias
    49. Myocarditis

    Electrolyte And Acid-Base Disturbances
    50. Sodium Disorders
    51. Potassium Disorders
    52. Calcium Disorders
    53. Magnesium and Phosphorous Disorders
    54. Traditional Acid Base Analysis
    55. Non-Traditional Acid-Base Analysis
    56. Hyperlactatemia

    Fluid Therapy
    57. Assessment of Hydration
    58. Crystalloids, Colloids, and Hemoglobin Based Oxygen Carrying Solutions
    59. Daily Intravenous Fluid Therapy
    60. Shock Fluids and Fluid Challenge
    61. Transfusion Medicine
    62. Prevention and Treatment of Transfusion Reactions
    63. Massive Transfusion

    Endocrine Disorders
    64. Diabetic Ketoacidosis
    65. Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Syndrome
    66. Hypoglycemia
    67. Diabetes Insipidus
    68. Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone
    69. Thyroid Storm
    70. Hypothyroid Crisis in The Dog
    71. Pheochromocytoma
    72. Critical Illness-Related Corticosteroid Insufficiency
    73. Hypoadrenocorticism

    Therapeutic Drug Overdose
    74. Approach to Drug Overdose
    75. Blood Purification for Intoxications And Drug Overdose
    76. Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
    77. Sedative, Muscle Relaxant, and Narcotic Overdose
    78. Calcium Channel Blocker and Beta-Blocker Drug Overdose
    79. Serotonin Syndrome

    Neurologic Disorders
    80. Deteriorating Mental Status
    81. Coma Scales
    82. Seizures and Status Epilepticus
    83. Spinal Cord Injury
    84. Intracranial Hypertension
    85. Diseases of the Motor Unit
    86. Tetanus
    87. Vestibular Disease
    88. Hepatic Encephalopathy

    Infectious Disorders
    89. Nosocomial Infections and Zoonoses
    90. Febrile Neutropenia
    91. Sepsis and Septic Shock  NEW!
    92. Mycoplasma, Actinomyces and Nocardia
    93. Gram-Positive Infections
    94. Gram-Negative Infections
    95. Fungal Infections
    96. Viral Infections
    97. Canine Parvovirus Infection
    98. Infective Endocarditis
    99. Urosepsis
    100. Mastitis
    101. Necrotizing Soft-Tissue Infections
    102. Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infection
    103. Multi-Drug Resistant Infections

    Hematologic Disorders
    104. Hypercoagulable States
    105. Bleeding Disorders
    106. Thrombocytopenia
    107. Platelet Disorders
    108. Anemia
    109. Methemoglobinemia
    110. Acute Hemolytic Disorders
    111. Rodenticide Toxicity

    Intra-Abdominal Disorders
    112. Acute Abdominal Pain
    113. Acute Pancreatitis
    114. Acute Cholecystitis
    115. Hepatitis and Cholangiohepatitis
    116. Hepatic Failure
    117. Gastroenteritis
    118. Motility Disorders
    119. Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
    120. Regurgitation and Vomiting
    121. Diarrhea
    122. Peritonitis
    123. Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus

    Urogenital Disorders
    124. Acute Kidney Injury
    125. Chronic Kidney Disease
    126. Pyometra

    127. Nutritional Assessment
    128. Nutritional Modulation of Critical Illness
    129. Enteral Nutrition
    130. Parenteral Nutrition

    Surgical And Postoperative Conditions
    131. Perioperative Evaluation of the Critically Ill Patient
    132. Portosystemic Shunt Management
    133. Peritoneal Drainage Techniques
    134. Post-Thoracotomy Management
    135. Kidney Transplantation
    136. Minimally Invasive Procedures  NEW!

    137. Traumatic Brain Injury
    138. Thoracic and Abdominal Trauma
    139. Wound Management
    140. Thermal Burn Injury

    Anesthesia And Pain Management
    141. Pain And Sedation Assessment
    142. Sedation of the Critical Patient
    143. Anesthesia of the Critical Patient
    144. Analgesia and Constant Rate Infusions
    145. Physical Therapy Techniques  NEW!
    146. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)

    Environmental Emergencies
    147. Smoke Inhalation
    148. Hypothermia
    149. Heat Stroke
    150. Electrical and Lightning Injuries
    151. Drowning and Submersion Injury

    Miscellaneous Disorders
    152. Anaphylaxis
    153. Air Embolism
    154. Ocular Disease in the Intensive Care Unit
    155. Critically Ill Neonatal and Pediatric Patients
    156. Critical Geriatric Patients

    157. Catecholamines
    158. Vasopressin
    159. Antihypertensives
    160. Diuretics
    161. Gastrointestinal Protectants
    162. Anti-Emetics and Prokinetics
    163. Narcotic Agonists and Antagonists
    164. Benzodiazepines and Flumazenil
    165. Alpha-2 Agonists and Antagonists
    166. Anticonvulsants
    167. Antiplatelet Drugs
    168. Anticoagulants
    169. Thrombolytic Agents
    170. Hemostatic Drugs
    171. Antidysrhythmic Agents
    172. Aerosolized Medications
    173. Complications of Chemotherapeutic Agents
    174. Antitoxins and Antivenoms

    Antimicrobial Therapy
    175. Antimicrobial Use in the Critical Care Patient
    176. Beta Lactam Antimicrobials
    177. Aminoglycosides
    178. Fluoroquinolones
    179. Macrolides
    180. Antifungal Therapy
    181. Miscellaneous Antibiotics
    182. Strategies for Treating Infections in Critically Ill Patients

    183. Hemodynamic Monitoring
    184. Cardiac Output Monitoring
    185. Electrocardiogram Evaluation
    186. Blood Gas And Oximetry Monitoring
    187. Colloid Osmotic Pressure and Osmolality
    188. Intrabdominal Pressure
    189. AFAST and TFAST in the ICU  NEW!
    190. Capnography
    191. Intracranial Pressure Monitoring
    192. Urine Output

    193. Peripheral Venous Catheterization
    194. Intraosseous Catheterization
    195. Central Venous Catheterization
    196. Blood Film Evaluation
    197. Endotracheal Intubation and Tracheostomy
    198. Thoracocentesis
    199. Thoracostomy Tube Placement and Drainage
    200. Abdominocentesis and Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage
    201. Arterial Catheterization
    202. Pulmonary Artery Catheterization
    203. Temporary Cardiac Pacing
    204. Cardioversion and Defibrillation
    205. Renal Replacement Therapies
    206. Apheresis
    207. Cerebrospinal Fluid Sampling
    208. Urinary Catheterization

    ICU Design and Management
    209. ICU Design and Management  NEW!
    210. Management of the Intensive Care Unit
    211. Communication Skills and Grief Counseling  NEW!

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1152
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Saunders 2014
  • Published: June 15, 2014
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323243520
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781455703067

About the Authors

Deborah Silverstein

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor (Critical Care), Department of Clinical Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA

Kate Hopper

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgical & Radiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA

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