Controversies in Intensive Care Medicine

Author: Rui P. Moreno
Publisher: MWV
ISBN: 3954661918
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In recent years, many clinical interventions in intensive care medicine have been based on clear scientific evidence. However, at least as many clinical interventions still remain the subject of controversy, either due to a lack of rigorous data or due to the existence of conflicting data. In this book, these controversies are discussed by experts of international renown in their respective fields. The goal is twofold: To provide us with a balanced and unbiased presentation of the subject, explaining the different ‘schools of thought’ relevant to the controversy; To summarise the data with a clinically useful and valid recommendation for our practice. Virtually all fields of intensive care medicine are covered in more than 50 chapters dealing with controversies over treatment options in acute illness states, organising and providing care for acutely ill patients, as well as how to answer ethical questions arising in critical care medicine every day. with contributions from: MG Abate, L Abrahão Hajjar, S Afonso, F Álvarez-Lerma, P Amado, PJD Andrews, D Annane, D De Backer, J Bakker, O Barbosa da Silva, G Bellingan, K Bendjelid, A Biasi Cavalcanti, L Blanch, SI Blot, M Borelli, J Brokmann, C Bruel, C Brun-Buisson, J Carlet, J Chastre, BP Cholley, G Citerio, G Colin, A Combes, RC Costa Filho, C Cozowicz, BH Cuthbertson, D Crippen, J Cruz, R Dembinski, P Devos, J-M Domínguez-Roldán, G Ferreyra, S Finfer, H Flaatten, MJ Garcia Monge, E Gayat, T Geeraerts, FRB Gomes Galas, RD Griffiths, ABJ Groeneveld, O Grottke, O Hamzaoui, GT Henriques Filho, M Hiesmayr, M Imhoff, TC Jansen, AL Jardim, M Jonas, C Jones, JA Kellum, R Kitzberger, E Knobel, M Knobel, L Kramer, K Kranzer, S Kreyer, R Kuhlen, M Leone, A Liolios, T Lisboa, B Lortat Jacob, U Lucangelo, C-E Luyt, MR Macleod, R Maio, C Martin, FO Martins, V Maxime, A Mebazaa, DK Menon, TM Merz, B Misset, I Morales, RP Moreno, T Muders, AP Neves, P Olaechea, G Ospina-Tascon, HM Oudemans-van Straaten, M Palomar, AE Pesaro, F Philippart, J Poelaert, KH Polderman, LF Poli-de-Figueiredo, J-C Preiser, RJ Price, C Putensen, VM Ranieri, J Rello, A Rhodes, JL da Rocha Paranhos, A Rodriguez, J-A Romand, R Rossaint, HU Rothen, D Schmidlin, K Singbartl, JMA Sousa, CL Sprung, M Tavares, JF Teixeira, J-L Trouillet, RJ Trof, V Umbrain, A Valentin, DM Vandijck, J-L Vincent, C Waldmann, J Wernerman, J Woods, H Wrigge

Critical Care Medicine

Author: John J. Marini
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 1451152841
Format: PDF
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Ideally suited for students in critical care rotations and residents, this concise, practical handbook presents the essentials of medical and surgical critical care in an easy-to-read format. The authors succinctly explain the pathophysiology underlying clinical disorders and the key principles of diagnosis and patient management, emphasizing cost-effective approaches. The Fourth Edition includes Controversies in Critical Care boxes in many chapters, which briefly summarize opposing arguments on controversial points. Other highlights include enhanced discussion of CT for abdominal disorders, new ACLS guidelines, and new material on removable IVC filters, interventional radiologic techniques for GI bleeding, and use of vascular ultrasound.

Pediatric Critical Care

Author: Christopher W. Mastropietro
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319964980
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This volume provides an overview of the most important current controversies in the field of pediatric intensive care. Organized into sections based on organ systems, the text focuses on controversies surrounding disease processes of the cardiac, respiratory, gastrointestinal, hematologic / immunologic, endocrine, and neurologic systems. Each chapter reviews the pros and cons of specific management approaches through case studies and the most up-to-date evidence-based resources, and concludes with bulleted take-home points for ease of use. Written by experts in the field, Pediatric Critical Care: Current Controversies is a valuable resource for intensivists, advanced practice providers, nurses, and other health care providers involved in the care of critically-ill children.

Core Topics in Critical Care Medicine

Author: Fang Gao Smith
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139489682
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The critical care unit manages patients with a vast range of disease and injuries affecting every organ system. The unit can initially be a daunting environment, with complex monitoring equipment producing large volumes of clinical data. Core Topics in Critical Care Medicine is a practical, comprehensive, introductory-level text for any clinician in their first few months in the critical care unit. It guides clinicians in both the initial assessment and the clinical management of all CCU patients, demystifying the critical care unit and providing key knowledge in a concise and accessible manner. The full spectrum of disorders likely to be encountered in critical care are discussed, with additional chapters on transfer and admission, imaging in the CCU, structure and organisation of the unit, and ethical and legal issues. Written by Critical Care experts, Core Topics in Critical Care Medicine provides comprehensive, concise and easily accessible information for all trainees.

Clinical Critical Care Medicine

Author: Richard K. Albert
Publisher: Mosby
ISBN: 9780323028448
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Comprehsive and clinically oriented, the authors offer in-dept, authoritative guidance on clinical problems from a multitude of perspectives. It combines practical, clinical guidance with the basic science necessary to effectively treat and manage critical care patients, and offers a differential diagnosis table, a management algorithm, a therapeutic implications flowchart, and a controversies box whenever relevant.

Atlas of EEG in Critical Care

Author: Lawrence Hirsch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119964830
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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As the population ages, technology improves, intensive care medicine expands and neurocritical care advances, the use of EEG monitoring in the critically ill is becoming increasingly important. This atlas is a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to the uses of EEG monitoring in the critical care setting. It includes basic EEG patterns seen in encephalopathy, both specific and non-specific, nonconvulsive seizures, periodic EEG patterns, and controversial patterns on the ictal–interictal continuum. Confusing artefacts, including ones that mimic seizures, are shown and explained, and the new standardized nomenclature for these patterns is included. The Atlas of EEG in Critical Care explains the principles of technique and interpretation of recordings and discusses the techniques of data management, and 'trending' central to long-term monitoring. It demonstrates applications in multi-modal monitoring, correlating with new techniques such as microdialysis, and features superb illustrations of commonly observed neurologic events, including seizures, hemorrhagic stroke and ischaemia. This atlas is written for practitioners, fellows and residents in critical care medicine, neurology, epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology, and is essential reading for anyone getting involved in EEG monitoring in the intensive care unit.

Nutrition in Intensive Care Medicine

Author: Pierre Singer
Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
ISBN: 3318022276
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Reaching beyond traditional nutrition support The care of ICU patients has seen many improvements over the years, both with regard to technical aspects and supportive measures. The first part of this book analyzes nutritional support at various levels, ranging from the cell level to the whole-body aspect; drawing on recent prospective randomized studies, the authors propose a new approach for oral, enteral and/or parenteral nutrition. The second part underlines the interference between nutrition and outcome to reach recovery, giving to this field an increased importance for better short and long term management: The best glucose control, individualized nutritional support and the avoidance of harmful interferences is extensively discussed. The final part deals with patients suffering from multi-organ failure and the need for a better understanding of the interactions between disease and nutrition. Identification of the metabolic condition of the patient, existence or not of evidence-based medicine, expert opinion, treatment opportunities and the case manager recognizing threats are all integrated to reach the appropriate decision. This last part will help the reader to untangle the complexity of the ICU patient of the 21st century and to propose a personalized nutritional support process.

Irwin and Rippe s Intensive Care Medicine

Author: Richard S. Irwin
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781791533
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Thoroughly updated for its Sixth Edition, this classic reference remains an unsurpassed source of definitive, practical guidance on adult patient care in the ICU. It provides encyclopedic, multidisciplinary coverage of both medical and surgical intensive care and includes a "how-to" atlas of procedures and a new section on noninvasive monitoring. Each Sixth Edition chapter, for the first time, identifies Advances in Management based on randomized controlled clinical trials. The cardiology section has been completely rewritten to reflect advances in management of acute coronary syndromes. Also included are extensive updates on management of COPD, diabetes, oncologic emergencies, and overdoses and poisonings. A companion Website will provide instant access to the complete and fully searchable online text.