Textbook of Critical Care, 6th Edition

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Textbook of Critical Care, 6th Edition


Textbook of Critical Care, by Drs. Jean-Louis Vincent, Edward Abraham, Frederick A. Moore, Patrick Kochanek, and Mitchell P. Fink, remains your best source on effective management of critically ill patients. This trusted reference - acclaimed for its success in bridging the gap between medical and surgical critical care - now features an even stronger focus on patient outcomes, equipping you with the proven, evidence-based guidance you need to successfully overcome a full range of practice challenges. Inside, you’ll find totally updated coverage of vital topics, such as coagulation and apoptosis in certain critical care illnesses, such as acute lung injury and adult respiratory distress syndrome; sepsis and other serious infectious diseases; specific organ dysfunction and failure; and many other vital topics. At www.expertconsult.com you can access the complete contents of the book online, rapidly searchable, with regular updates plus new videos that demonstrate how to perform key critical care procedures. The result is an even more indispensable reference for every ICU.

  • Access the complete contents of the book online at www.expertconsult.com, rapidly searchable, and stay current for years to come with regular online updates.

  • Practice with confidence by consulting with a "who’s who" of global experts on every facet of critical care medicine.
  • Implement today’s most promising, evidence-based care strategies with an enhanced focus on patient outcomes.

  • Effectively apply the latest techniques and approaches with totally updated coverage of the importance of coagulation and apoptosis in certain critical care illnesses, such as acute lung injury and adult respiratory distress syndrome; sepsis and other serious infectious diseases; specific organ dysfunction and failure; and many other vital topics.

  • See how to perform key critical care procedures by watching a wealth of new videos online.
  • Focus on the practical guidance you need with the aid of a new, more templated format in which basic science content has been integrated within clinical chapters, and all procedural content has been streamlined for online presentation and paired with videos.

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-Ventilator Interaction

50 Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation

51 Noninvasive Ventilation

52 High Frequency Ventilation

53 Extracorporeal Life Support

54 Adjunctive Respiratory Therapy

55 Indications for and Management of Tracheostomy

56 Hyperbaric Oxygen in Critical Care

57 Imaging of the Chest

58 Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

59 Aspiration Pneumonitis and Pneumonia

60 Severe Asthma Exacerbation

61 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

62 Pulmonary Embolism

63 Other Embolic Syndromes (Air, Fat, Amniotic Fluid)

64 Pulmonary Hypertension

65 Pleural Disease and Pneumothorax

66 Community Acquired Pneumonia

67 Nosocomial Pneumonia

68 Pulmonary Infections in the Immunocompromised Patient

69 Lung Transplantation

70 Burns and Inhalation Injury

71 Drowning

72 Acute Parenchymal Disease in Infants and Children

73 Pulmonary Edema

74 Hemodynamic Monitoring

75 Acute Coronary Syndromes: Pathophysiology and Diagnosis

76 Acute Coronary Syndromes: Management and Complications

77 Invasive Cardiac Procedures

78 Supraventricular Arrhythmias

79 Ventricular Arrhythmias

80 Conduction Disturbances and Cardiac Pacemakers

81 Sudden Cardiac Death ¿ Implantable Defibrillators

82 Severe Heart Failure

83 Myocarditis and Acute Myopathies

84 Acquired and Congenital Heart Disease in Children

85 Pericardial Diseases

86 Emergent Valvular Disorders

87 Infectious Endocarditis

88 Hypertensive Urgencies and Crisis

89 Cardiac Surgery: Indications and Complications

90 Pathophysiology and Classification of Shock States

91 Resuscitation from Circulatory Shock

92 Inotropic Therapy

93 Mechanical Support in Cardiogenic Shock

94 Critical Care Nutrition

95 Nutritional Issues in Children

96 Portal hypertension

Jean-Louis Vincent, MD, PhD, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, Universit é Libre de Bruxelles, Department of Intensive Care, Erasme University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium, Edward Abraham, MD, Professor and Dean, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Patrick Kochanek, MD, MCCM, Ake N. Grenvik Professor in Critical Care Medicine, Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Professor of Anesthesiology, Pediatrics, and Clinical and Translational Science, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Director, Safar, Center for Resuscitation Research, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Frederick A. Moore, MD, MCCM, Professor of Surgery, Head, Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida and Mitchell P. Fink, MD, Professor of Surgery and Anesthesiology, Vice Chair for Critical Care, Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of MedicineUniversity of California - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California


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