Controversies in Intensive Care Medicine

Author: Rui P. Moreno
Publisher: MWV
ISBN: 3954661918
Format: PDF, ePub
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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, Mobi
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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.

Core Topics in Critical Care Medicine

Author: Fang Gao Smith
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139489682
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Surgical Intensive Care Medicine

Author: John M. O'Donnell
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319196685
Format: PDF
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This third edition text has been largely rewritten to include the many important advances that have been made and the controversies that have arisen in the past years. New topics have been added including Oxygen Transport, Tissue Oxygenation Evaluation, Echocardiography in the Critically Ill, Bedside Ultrasonography, Critical Care Issues in Oncological Surgery Patients, Long-Term Outcome after Intensive Care, Therapeutic Hypothermia, Delirium, and Post-Operative Gastrointestinal Dysfunction. Chapters are written by high-quality contributors, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognized researchers, speakers, and practitioners in Critical Care Medicine. Another important feature of this edition is the geographical diversity of its authors, including notable contributions from colleagues in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Surgical Intensive Care Medicine, Third Edition provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of the field, and will serve as a valuable resource for medical students, residents, critical care fellows in training, surgeons, anesthesiologists and physicians caring for the critically ill. ​

Clinical Critical Care Medicine

Author: Richard K. Albert
Publisher: Mosby
ISBN: 9780323028448
Format: PDF
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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.

Controversies in Acute Kidney Injury

Author: John A. Kellum
Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
ISBN: 3805598106
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A timely update Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a serious and as yet incompletely understood disorder in which sudden impairment of kidney function occurs secondary to one or more of a variety of underlying conditions. This disorder is very common in (elderly) ICU patients and is associated with very high mortality. Many of those who survive suffer from permanent kidney failure and other long-term morbidities, which may include cardiovascular disease and immune dysfunction. Epidemiologic evidence suggests that AKI is not a single disease, but a syndrome comprised of multiple, often coexisting, etiologies. Being usually part of multiorgan failure syndrome, it calls for multiple organ support therapy. The publication at hand contains sections on prerenal azotemia syndromes, dying of' or with' AKI, pathophysiology of sepsis- induced acute kidney injury, developments in prevention / treatment / rehabilitation, and renal support. Reporting the latest recommendations from experts, it provides valuable information for those that are interested in understanding the disorder and its treatment options.

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.