Textbook of Critical Care

6th Edition

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  • Jean-Louis Vincent
  • Edward Abraham
  • Patrick Kochanek
  • Frederick Moore
  • Mitchell Fink
  • Table of Contents

    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-Ve


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    About the authors

    Jean-Louis Vincent

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor of Critical Care Medicine, University of Brussels and Head, Department of Intensive Care, Erasme University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium

    Edward Abraham

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Roger Sherman Profsesor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Head, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Vice President, Administrative Affairs, Department of Medicine University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO

    Patrick Kochanek

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Director Safar Center for Resuscitation Research, Professor University of Pittsburgh Medical School, Pittsburgh, PA

    Frederick Moore

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Chief, Division of Acute Care Surgery and Critical Care, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas; Professor of Surgery, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York

    Mitchell Fink

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor; Surgery ; David Geffen School of Medicine University of California Los Angeles; Los Angeles, CA; US Professor; Anesthesiology; David Geffen School of Medicine University of California Los Angeles; Los Angeles, CA; US