Small Animal Critical Care Medicine - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 2nd Edition

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Small Animal Critical Care Medicine - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 2nd Edition


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.

  • More than 150 recognized experts offer in-depth, authoritative guidance on clinical situations from a variety of perspectives.
  • Consistent, user-friendly format ensures immediate access to essential information.
  • Organ-system, problem-based approach incorporates only clinically relevant details.
  • Features state-of-the-art invasive and non-invasive diagnostic and monitoring procedures, as well as an extensive section on pharmacology.
  • Appendices provide conversion tables, continuous rate infusion determinations, reference ranges, and more.
    • All-NEW chapters include Minimally Invasive Diagnostics and Therapy, T-FAST and A-FAST, Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS), Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome (MODS), Sepsis, Physical Therapy Techniques, ICU Design and Management, and Communication Skills and Grief Counseling.
    • NEW! Coverage of basic and advanced mechanical ventilation helps you in deliver high-quality care to patients with respiratory failure.
    • NEW! Coverage of increasingly prevalent problems seen in the Intensive Care Unit includes multidrug-resistant bacterial infections and coagulation disorders.
    • NEW chapters on fluid therapy and transfusion therapy provide information on how to prevent complications and maximize resources.
    • UPDATED coagulation section includes chapters on hypercoagulability, platelet function and testing, anticoagulant therapy, and hemostatic drugs.
    Part I: Assessment and Triage

    1. Physical examination

    2. Patient triage

    3. Survival prediction index

    Part II: Frequently Encountered Problems in the Intensive Care Unit

    4. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

    5. Fever

    6. Hypotension

    7. Oliguria

    8. Deteriorating mental status

    9. Tachypnea and hypoxemia

    10. Shock

    11. Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS)

    12. Nosocomial infections and zoonoses

    13. Enteral nutrition

    14. Parenteral nutrition

    Part III: Respiratory Disorders

    15. Respiratory failure

    16. Upper airway disease

    17. Endotracheal intubation

    18. Tracheostomy

    19. Oxygen therapy

    20. Allergic airway disease and asthma

    21. Pulmonary edema

    22. Pneumonia

    23. Aspiration pneumonitis and pneumonia

    24. Acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome

    25. Pulmonary contusions and hemorrhage

    26. Ventilator associated lung injury

    27. Pulmonary thromboembolism

    28. Smoke inhalation

    29. Atelectasis

    30. Pleural space disease

    31. Thoracocentesis

    32. Thoracostomy tube placement and drainage

    33. Chest wall disease

    34. Non-respiratory “look-alikes”

    Part IV: Cardiovascular Disorders

    35. Cardiogenic shock

    36. Left ventricular failure

    37. Feline cardiomyopathy

    38. Canine cardiomyopathy

    39. Valvular heart disease

    40. Myocardial contusion

    41. Myocardial infarction

    42. Hypertensive crisis

    43. Pericardial diseases

    44. Pericardial tamponade

    45. Bradyarrhythmias and conduction disturbances

    46. Supraventricular tachyarrhythmias

    47. Ventricular tachyarrhythmias

    48. Myocarditis

    49. Arterial catheterization

    50. Pulmonary arterial catheterization

    51. Temporary transvenous pacing

    52. Trancutaneous pacing

    53. Cardioversion and defibrillation

    Part V: Electrolyte and Acid-Base Disturbances

    54. Sodium disorders

    55. Potassium disorders

    56. Calcium disorders

    57. Magnesium disorders

    58. Phosphate disorders

    59. Acid-base disturbances

    60. Lactic acidosis

    Part VI: Fluid Therapy

    61. Peripheral venous catheterization

    62. Intraosseous catheterization

    63. Central venous catheterization

    64. Daily intravenous fluid therapy

    65. Shock fluids and fluid challenge

    66. Transfusion medicine

    Part VII: Endocrine Disorders

    67. Diabetic ketoacidosis

    68. Hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome

    69. Hypoglycemia

    70. Diabetes insipidus

    71. Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone

    72. Thyroid storm

    73. Myxedema coma

    74. Pheochromocytoma

    75. Relative Adrenal insufficiency

    76. Hypoadrenocorticism

    Part VIII: Intoxications

    77. Approach to poisoning and drug overdose

    78. Ethylene glycol

    79. Acetominophen and salicylates

    80. Illicit drugs

    81. Rodenticides

    82. Sedative, muscle relaxant, and narcotic overdose

    83. Calcium channel and beta-block drug overdose

    84. Digoxin overdose

    85. Cyanide

    86. Carbon monoxide

    87. Methemoglobinemia

    88. Cyclic antidepressant drug overdose

    89. Anticholineric poisonings

    90. Serotonin syndrome

    91. Anticholinesterase toxicity

    92. Ivermectin toxicity

    93. Pyrethrins

    94. Snake envenomation

    95. Spider bite

    Part IX: Neurologic Disorders

    96. Coma scales

    97. Seizures and status epilepticus

    98. Spinal cord injury

    99. Intracranial hypertension

    100. Lower motor neuron disease
    Deborah Silverstein, DVM, DACVECC, Assistant Professor (Critical Care), Department of Clinical Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA and Kate Hopper, BVSc, MVSc, DACVECC, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgical & Radiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA
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