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Clinical Examination Skills in the Adult Critically Ill Patient

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Martin W. Dünser, Daniel Dankl, Sirak Petros, Mervyn Mer, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This well-illustrated book provides detailed guidance on all aspects of physical examination in patients requiring emergency or intensive care. After an introductory section covering basic principles and the recognition of pre-terminal signs, the approach to examination of individual organ systems is clearly explained. Examination schemes are then presented for particular conditions or settings, including respiratory distress, shock, neurological disease, trauma, suspected infection, and cardia…
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Dünser, Martin W.
Dankl, Daniel
Petros, Sirak
Mer, Mervyn
Responsibility
Martin W. Dünser, Daniel Dankl, Sirak Petros, Mervyn Mer, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 261 p.) : 236 illus., 226 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319773650
9783319773643 (print ed.)
9783319773667 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Adult
Critical Illness
Physical Examination
Specialty
Clinical Medicine
Physical Examination
Abstract
This well-illustrated book provides detailed guidance on all aspects of physical examination in patients requiring emergency or intensive care. After an introductory section covering basic principles and the recognition of pre-terminal signs, the approach to examination of individual organ systems is clearly explained. Examination schemes are then presented for particular conditions or settings, including respiratory distress, shock, neurological disease, trauma, suspected infection, and cardiac arrest. The skill of physical examination has become the forgotten art of medicine in both undergraduate and postgraduate studies. Furthermore, most books on the topic have so far focused on examination practices applicable to non-critically ill patients. In emergency and intensive care medicine, however, a different approach and sometimes also different examination techniques are required due to the life-threatening disease process. In summarizing knowledge and providing guidance on physical examination in this specific subgroup of patients, this book will meet the needs of all physicians and allied health care professionals involved in the care of critically ill patients.
Contents
Part I. General approach to the critically ill patient -- Basic principles -- The first impression -- Checking vital functions -- Recognizing pre-terminal signs -- Part II. Examining single organ systems -- The airway and lungs -- The circulation -- The brain -- The abdomen -- The liver -- The hydration status and the kidneys -- The neuromuscular system and spinal cord -- The coagulation -- Part III. Systematic examination schemes -- The patient in respiratory distress -- The patient in shock -- The patient with neurological disease -- The patient with severe trauma -- The patient with a suspected infection -- The patient in cardiac arrest -- The intoxicated patient -- During the ICU ward round -- Part IV. Appendix. Dermatological pearls.
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Compelling Ethical Challenges in Critical Care and Emergency Medicine

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Andrej Michalsen, Nicholas Sadovnikoff, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This book addresses the ethical problems that physicians have to face every day while caring for critically ill patients. Advances in medical technology, ageing societies worldwide, and their increased demands on health care systems have, on the one hand, led to better care and remarkable longevity in many parts of the world. On the other hand, however, improved treatments in many medical fields, amongst others in emergency and critical care, have resulted in more patients surviving with reduce…
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Michalsen, Andrej
Sadovnikoff, Nicholas
Responsibility
Andrej Michalsen, Nicholas Sadovnikoff, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 170 p.) : 10 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030431273
9783030431266 (Print ed.)
9783030431280 (Print ed.)
9783030431297 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Clinical Decision-Making - ethics
Critical Care - ethics
Critical Illness
Emergency Medicine - ethics
Ethics, Clinical
Specialty
Critical Care
Emergency Medicine
Ethics
Abstract
This book addresses the ethical problems that physicians have to face every day while caring for critically ill patients. Advances in medical technology, ageing societies worldwide, and their increased demands on health care systems have, on the one hand, led to better care and remarkable longevity in many parts of the world. On the other hand, however, improved treatments in many medical fields, amongst others in emergency and critical care, have resulted in more patients surviving with reduced quality of life. This entails tradeoffs for many patients, their families, and the teams caring for them. At the same time, health care expenditures have risen dramatically and have to be balanced against costs for other public goods. Finally, the humane aspects of care have often failed to keep pace with the remarkable technological strides made in recent years. In this book, experts in their respective fields describe compelling ethical challenges resulting from these discrepancies and discuss potential solutions. The book is primarily intended for clinicians who care for two of the most vulnerable patient subpopulations – those being treated in ambulances or emergency rooms, and those being treated at intensive care units – due in part to the fact that they may be temporarily or permanently incapacitated. Core medical skills, such as diagnosis and predicting outcomes, as well as implementing treatment, remain challenging. However, without adequate communication and collaboration both within the inter-professional treatment teams and between the teams and the patients/their families, delivering excellent care is difficult at best. Therefore, the so-called “soft skills” are given the attention they deserve in order to overcome the gap between technological progress and interpersonal standstill.
Contents
Part I. Introduction -- 1. How Ethics Can Support Clinicians Caring for Critically Ill Patients -- 2. Patients and Teams Caring for Them: Parallels Between Critical Care and Emergency Medicine -- Part II. Goal of Therapy, Teams and Patients -- 3. Indication and Prognostication -- 4. Consent, Advance Directives, and Decision by Proxies -- 5. Cultural Diversity -- 6. Interprofessional Shared Decision-Making -- 7. Shared Decision-Making With Patients and Families -- Part III. Extent of Treatment -- 8. Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Triage -- 9. Usage of Cutting-Edge Technology: ECPR -- 10. Usage of Cutting-Edge Technology: ECMO -- 11. Limiting Life-Sustaining Therapies -- 12. Advancing Palliative Care in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine -- 13. Organ Donation and Transplantation -- Part IV. Disproportionate Care -- 14. Disproportionate Care, Ethical Climate, and Moral Distress -- Part V. The Way Ahead -- 15. To Treat or Not to Treat: How to Arrive at an Appropriate Decision Under Critical Circumstances -- Part VI. Epilogue -- 16. Epilogue: Critical Care During a Pandemic – A Shift from Deontology to Utilitarianism?
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Core knowledge in critical care medicine

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Wolfgang Krüger, Andrew James Ludman. --Heidelberg: Springer , c2014.
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Every year, numerous articles on critical care topics are published, and it is increasingly difficult for the busy practitioner to keep abreast of the latest developments. This book provides a detailed review of state of the art knowledge as well as the latest research findings. It covers the core aspects in excellent detail, but is not so comprehensive as to make its daily use unfeasible. For each condition considered, discussion of the pathophysiology is integrated with observations on diagno…
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Krüger, Wolfgang
Other Authors
Ludman, Andrew James
Responsibility
Wolfgang Krüger, Andrew James Ludman
Place of Publication
Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 422 pages) : illustrations
ISBN
9783642549717 (electronic bk.)
9783642549700
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care
Critical Illness
Subjects (LCSH)
Critical care medicine
Internal Medicine
Cardiology
Emergency medicine
Abstract
Every year, numerous articles on critical care topics are published, and it is increasingly difficult for the busy practitioner to keep abreast of the latest developments. This book provides a detailed review of state of the art knowledge as well as the latest research findings. It covers the core aspects in excellent detail, but is not so comprehensive as to make its daily use unfeasible. For each condition considered, discussion of the pathophysiology is integrated with observations on diagnosis and treatment in order to allow a deeper understanding. The book is scientifically based, with extensive references to published research. This will allow readers to investigate their individual interests further and will enable physicians to base their approach upon evidence rather than upon traditions or routines. Accordingly, clinicians will be able to justify measures by providing a coherent, evidence-based strategy and relevant citations where needed. Core Knowledge in Critical Care Medicine will appeal to experienced practitioners as an aide-mémoire, but will also be of great value to a wide range of more junior staff wishing to complement their background knowledge with important facts applicable to everyday practice.
Contents
1 Mechanical Ventilation -- 2. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) -- 3. Shock -- 4. Sepsis -- 5. Acute Kidney Injury -- 6. Nutrition in Critical Illness -- Appendix: Analgesia and Sedation in the Critically Ill Patients.
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Critical Care Sedation

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edited by Angelo Raffaele De Gaudio, Stefano Romagnoli. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book provides a practical and comprehensive guide to delivering analgesia and sedation to critically ill patients for professionals and caregivers being involved in the management of these patients. It discusses and explains in detail the advantages and limitations of each drug and device using clear flowcharts, diagrams and tables. Furthermore, it explores the new drugs and—above all—new sedation delivery systems, particularly those for administering volatile anesthetics on ICUs. Written …
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De Gaudio, Angelo Raffaele
Romagnoli, Stefano
Responsibility
edited by Angelo Raffaele De Gaudio, Stefano Romagnoli
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 263 p.) : 29 illus., 19 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319593128
9783319593111 (print ed.)
9783319593135 (print ed.)
9783319865959 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Anesthesia - methods
Critical Care - methods
Critical Illness
Specialty
Anesthesiology
Critical Care
Abstract
This book provides a practical and comprehensive guide to delivering analgesia and sedation to critically ill patients for professionals and caregivers being involved in the management of these patients. It discusses and explains in detail the advantages and limitations of each drug and device using clear flowcharts, diagrams and tables. Furthermore, it explores the new drugs and—above all—new sedation delivery systems, particularly those for administering volatile anesthetics on ICUs. Written by respected experts in the field, this book is a valuable and practical resource for anesthesists, intensivists and emergency physicians interested in sedation.
Contents
Introduction -- The Stress Response -- Pain management in Critically Ill Patients -- Common Practice and Guidelines for Sedation in Critically Ill Patients -- Clinical and Instrumental Measures of Sedation -- Intravenous Sedatives and Analgesics -- Volatile Anesthetics -- Regional Anesthesia Techniques for Pain Control Critically ill Patients -- Neuromuscolar Blocking Agents -- Sedation and Hemodynamics -- Sedation and Immune System -- Sleep in the ICU -- Delirium in Critically Ill Patients -- Sedation in pediatric Critically Ill Patients -- Sedation in Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit.
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Critical Care Study Guide : Text and Review

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editor-in-chief, Gerard J. Criner ; co-editors, Rodger E. Barnette, Gilbert E. D'Alonzo. --New York, NY: Springer Science+Business Media , c2010.
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Criner, Gerard J
Barnette, Rodger E
D'Alonzo, Gilbert E
Responsibility
editor-in-chief, Gerard J. Criner ; co-editors, Rodger E. Barnette, Gilbert E. D'Alonzo
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer Science+Business Media
Date of Publication
c2010
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxii, 1267 p.) : ill.
ISBN
9780387774527
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care
Critical Illness
Subjects (LCSH)
Critical care medicine
Format
e-Book
Publication Type
Handbook
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Critical illness toolkit

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--Chicago, IL: American Diabetes Association , 2010.
Call Number
WB 410 C934c 2010
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Call Number
WB 410 C934c 2010
Place of Publication
Chicago, IL
Publisher
American Diabetes Association
Date of Publication
2010
Physical Description
45 p.
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Illness
Nutrition Assessment
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Kit
Location
Halifax Infirmary
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3 weeks
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General ultrasound in the critically ill

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Daniel Lichtenstein. --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2005.
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General Ultrasound in the Critically Ill describes a bedside tool destined for use by the intensivist and any physician involved in emergencies. It specifically deals with findings of immediate clinical relevance throughout the body. New emergency applications of ultrasound in the abdomen, the vessels, the head and the heart are considered. The major topic, the lung, is extensively discussed. Interventional ultrasound forms part of nearly every chapter. Flow charts simplify daily concerns: acut…
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Lichtenstein, Daniel
Responsibility
Daniel Lichtenstein
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2005
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 202 p.)
ISBN
9783540268161
9783540208228 (print ed.)
9783540736233 (softcover ed., 2007)
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care
Critical Illness
Emergencies
Abstract
General Ultrasound in the Critically Ill describes a bedside tool destined for use by the intensivist and any physician involved in emergencies. It specifically deals with findings of immediate clinical relevance throughout the body. New emergency applications of ultrasound in the abdomen, the vessels, the head and the heart are considered. The major topic, the lung, is extensively discussed. Interventional ultrasound forms part of nearly every chapter. Flow charts simplify daily concerns: acute dyspnea, shock, unexplained fever, etc. The strong points and pitfalls of ultrasound are reviewed. Technical notes are mingled with general considerations. Benefiting from the extensive experience of an intensivist intimately familiar with ultrasound, this book accurately answers most daily problems arising in the critically ill. it offers not only an exhaustive atlas but also a permanent aid to the therapeutic decision. All in all, General ultrasound in the critically ill provides a key for practicing a kind of visual medicine. Since 1990 Daniel Lichtenstein has been an intensivist in a medical ICU which already occupied a pioneering place in echocardiography. He has from the beginning devoted his efforts to the development of general ultrasound. He regularly publishes studies on lung ultrasound, his main topic, in the international literature.
Contents
Part I. Generalities -- Basic Notions -- The Ultrasound Equipment -- Specific Notions of Ultrasound in the Critically Ill -- General Ultrasound: Normal Patterns -- Part II. Organ by Organ Analysis -- Peritoneum -- Gastrointestinal Tract -- Liver -- Gallbladder -- Urinary Tract -- The Retroperitoneal Space -- Spleen, Adrenals, and Lymph Nodes -- Upper Extremity Central Veins -- Inferior Vena Cava -- Lower Extremity Veins -- Pleural Effusion and Introduction to the Lung Ultrasound Technique -- Pneumothorax and Introduction to Ultrasound Signs in the Lung -- Lung -- Lung Ultrasound Applications -- Mediastinum -- General Ultrasound of the Heart -- Head and Neck -- Soft Tissues -- Part III. Clinical Applications of Ultrasound -- Ultrasound in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit -- Ultrasound in Trauma -- Emergency Ultrasound Outside the Intensive Care Unit -- Interventional Ultrasound -- Emergency Ultrasound and Antibiotic Therapy -- Analytic Study of Frequent and/or Severe Situations -- Learning and Logistics of Emergency Ultrasound -- Ultrasound, a Tool for the Clinical Examination -- Concluding Remarks.
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Hematologic Challenges in the Critically Ill

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edited by Aryeh Shander, Howard L. Corwin. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This volume provides a comprehensive overview of hematologic issues that clinicians regularly encounter in the critical care environment. The text features hematologic scenarios that affect the adult ICU patient, outlines pathogenesis and challenges associated with the hematologic disorder, and offers treatment modalities. Hematologic issues covered include anemia, hemostatic abnormalities, and risks of transfusion. The book also details challenges in specific ICU populations, such as patients …
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Shander, Aryeh
Corwin, Howard L.
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edited by Aryeh Shander, Howard L. Corwin
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 437 p.) : 33 illus., 24 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319935720
9783319935713 (print ed.)
9783319935737 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Hematologic Diseases
Critical Care - methods
Critical Illness
Specialty
Critical Care
Hematology
Abstract
This volume provides a comprehensive overview of hematologic issues that clinicians regularly encounter in the critical care environment. The text features hematologic scenarios that affect the adult ICU patient, outlines pathogenesis and challenges associated with the hematologic disorder, and offers treatment modalities. Hematologic issues covered include anemia, hemostatic abnormalities, and risks of transfusion. The book also details challenges in specific ICU populations, such as patients afflicted with liver disease, brain injury, sepsis, cardiovascular disease, malignancy, and trauma. Written by experts in the field, Hematologic Challenges in the Critically Ill is a valuable resource for clinicians in the critical care environment who treat critically ill patients afflicted with hematologic complications.
Contents
Anemia in the Critically Ill -- Hemostatic Abnormalities in the Critically Ill -- Advances in Hematologic Testing -- Current and Emerging Technologies in Hematologic Testing -- Hematologic Impact of Fluid Replacement -- Advances in Trauma Resuscitation -- Hematologic Issues in Sepsis -- Hematologic Challenges in ICU Patients with Cardiovascular Disease -- Hematologic Challenges in ICU Patients with Liver Disease and Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage -- Hematological Challenges in Intensive Care Unit Patients with Neurological Disease -- Hematologic Challenges in the Critically Ill: Obstetrics -- Hematologic Challenges in ICU Patients with Malignancy -- Hematologic Challenges in ICU Patients on ECMO -- Hematologic Challenges in Intensive Care Unit Patients with Solid Organ Transplants -- Risks of Transfusion -- Clinical Outcomes and Red Blood Cell Storage -- Anticoagulants in the ICU -- Hematologic Challenges in ICU Patients Needing Plasma Exchange -- Intravenous Oxygen Therapeutics: A Revolution in Medicine yet to be Realized? -- Role of Blood Bank, Transfusion Services and Pharmacy in ICU Patients with Hematologic Challenges -- Patient Blood Management in Critically Ill.
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Hematologic Problems in the Critically Ill

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Giorgio Berlot, Gabriele Pozzato, editors. --Milan: Springer , c2015.
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This book covers a wide array of hematologic problems commonly encountered in the daily practice of critical care and emergency medicine. Unfortunately, the symptoms and signs associated with underlying hematologic disorders are frequently rather unspecific and confounding; furthermore, the clinical course of patients admitted to intensive care units with such disorders can be fulminant, warranting prompt diagnosis. This book recognizes the importance of accurate and speedy interpretation of sy…
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Berlot, Giorgio
Pozzato, Gabriele
Responsibility
Giorgio Berlot, Gabriele Pozzato, editors
Place of Publication
Milan
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (v, 147 p. : 3 illus. in color)
ISBN
9788847053014
9788847053007 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care - methods
Critical Illness
Emergency Medicine - methods
Hematologic Diseases
Abstract
This book covers a wide array of hematologic problems commonly encountered in the daily practice of critical care and emergency medicine. Unfortunately, the symptoms and signs associated with underlying hematologic disorders are frequently rather unspecific and confounding; furthermore, the clinical course of patients admitted to intensive care units with such disorders can be fulminant, warranting prompt diagnosis. This book recognizes the importance of accurate and speedy interpretation of symptoms in that the text is symptom oriented rather than disease oriented. Put another way, the reader confronted with a particular clinical problem or symptom will be guided step by step to the possible underlying disorder(s). The scenarios considered include critical illness in patients with anemia, leukopenia, leukocytosis, abnormal platelet count, and severe transfusion reactions. For each circumstance, factors relevant to symptom interpretation are fully discussed. In addition, helpful diagnostic algorithms are presented in the form of flow charts that will assist in decision making regarding the need for further investigations. The closing chapter is devoted to the drug-induced hematologic disorders. Although the book is intended mainly for intensivists, other specialists will find much information of value for their daily practice.
Contents
Introduction -- Anemia -- Anemia in the Critically Ill Patients -- Leukopenia in the Critically Ill Patients -- Leukocytosis in the Critically Ill Patients -- The Critically Ill Patient with Abnormal Platelet Count -- Adverse Transfusion Reactions in Critically Ill Patients -- Drugs and Blood Cells.
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Hemocoagulative Problems in the Critically Ill Patient

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Giorgio Berlot, editor. --Milan: Springer , c2012.
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Since the very beginning of critical care medicine, much attention has been paid to the risk of bleeding, but only recently the risk of thrombosis has been recognized in critical patients; in fact, current laboratory investigationsáaimed to monitor blood coagulation are more focused on the assessment of the hemorrhagic than of the thrombotic risk. Since mid-90s, many studies have detected powerful pro-thrombotic actions of endogenous mediators in sepsis and other inflammatory conditions, includ…
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Berlot, Giorgio
Responsibility
Giorgio Berlot, editor
Place of Publication
Milan
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 238 p. : 13 ill., 7 ill. in color)
ISBN
9788847024489
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Coagulation Disorders
Critical Illness
Subjects (LCSH)
Anesthesiology
Emergency medicine
Critical care medicine
Surgery
Abstract
Since the very beginning of critical care medicine, much attention has been paid to the risk of bleeding, but only recently the risk of thrombosis has been recognized in critical patients; in fact, current laboratory investigationsáaimed to monitor blood coagulation are more focused on the assessment of the hemorrhagic than of the thrombotic risk. Since mid-90s, many studies have detected powerful pro-thrombotic actions of endogenous mediators in sepsis and other inflammatory conditions, including trauma and postoperative status. Unfortunately, the related complication are both hard to detect and extremely harmful. The volume provides a full coverage of the hemocoagulative problems in anesthesia and intensive care, taking into consideration the physiology and monitoring of hemostasis, its relation with sepsis, and the specific aspects of the various critical conditions - from trauma to burns, to heart and transplant surgery or acute renal failure
Contents
Physiology of Hemostasis -- Monitoring of Hemostasis -- Anticoagulation therapy in ICU patients -- Inborn Prothrombotic States -- Inborn Defects of the Coagulative System -- Inflammation and Coagulation -- Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation -- Coagulative Disturbancies in Trauma -- Hypothermia and Coagulative Disorders -- Hemostasis in Pregnancy and in Obstetric Surgery -- Hemostasis During Heart Surgery -- Hemocoagulative Aspects of Solid Organ Transplantation -- Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome -- Pulmonary-Renal Syndrome -- Coagulative Disorders after Central Nervous System Injury.
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Hemodynamic Monitoring Using Echocardiography in the Critically Ill

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edited by Daniel Backer, Bernard P. Cholley, Michel Slama, Antoine Vieillard-Baron, Philippe Vignon. --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag , c2011.
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Backer, Daniel
Other Authors
Cholley, Bernard P
Slama, Michel
Vieillard-Baron, Antoine
Vignon, Philippe
Responsibility
edited by Daniel Backer, Bernard P. Cholley, Michel Slama, Antoine Vieillard-Baron, Philippe Vignon
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Date of Publication
c2011
ISBN
9783540879565
Subjects (MeSH)
Hemodynamic Monitoring
Monitoring, Physiologic - methods
Echocardiography - methods
Respiratory Insufficiency - diagnosis
Shock - diagnosis
Critical Illness
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiology
Diagnosis Ultrasonic
Critical care medicine
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High-Risk IV Medications in Special Patient Populations

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edited by Sandra Kane-Gill, Joseph Dasta. --London: Springer-Verlag , c2011.
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Kane-Gill, Sandra
Other Authors
Dasta, Joseph
Responsibility
edited by Sandra Kane-Gill, Joseph Dasta
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Date of Publication
c2011
ISBN
9780857296061
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Illness
Drug Toxicity
Infusions, intravenous - adverse effects
Subjects (LCSH)
Pharmacy
Critical care medicine
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e-Book
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ICU quick drug guide

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editor Jennifer Pai Lee. --Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier , c2021.
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Offering essential, evidence-based practice guidelines specifically for the critical care setting, ICU Quick Drug Guide contains up-to-date information in a quick-access format. This portable handbook provides fast, accurate drug therapy information needed at the point of care, including expert advice throughout to help clinicians determine optimal pharmacological therapy.
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Lee, Jennifer Pai
Responsibility
editor Jennifer Pai Lee
Alternate Title
ICU guide
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource, 368 p.
ISBN
9780323680479
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care
Critical Illness
Intensive Care Units
Specialty
Critical Care
Pharmacy
Abstract
Offering essential, evidence-based practice guidelines specifically for the critical care setting, ICU Quick Drug Guide contains up-to-date information in a quick-access format. This portable handbook provides fast, accurate drug therapy information needed at the point of care, including expert advice throughout to help clinicians determine optimal pharmacological therapy.
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Key Topics in Management of the Critically Ill

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Marcela P. Vizcaychipi, Carlos M. Corredor, editors. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This book is designed to assist clinicians who are new to intensive care by providing information on a range of important and novel topics of relevance in the day-to-day management of critically ill patients. Guidance is given on the appropriate response to various emergencies and circumstances, including stroke, acute liver failure, severe burns, extreme pain, and delirium. The role of simulation training in the intensive care unit is discussed, and detailed attention is devoted to the applica…
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Vizcaychipi, Marcela P
Corredor, Carlos M
Responsibility
Marcela P. Vizcaychipi, Carlos M. Corredor, editors
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 198 p. : 33 illus., 25 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319223773
9783319223766 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care - methods
Critical Illness
Intensive Care Units
Abstract
This book is designed to assist clinicians who are new to intensive care by providing information on a range of important and novel topics of relevance in the day-to-day management of critically ill patients. Guidance is given on the appropriate response to various emergencies and circumstances, including stroke, acute liver failure, severe burns, extreme pain, and delirium. The role of simulation training in the intensive care unit is discussed, and detailed attention is devoted to the application of modern techniques for the assessment of vital organs in the critical care setting, such as echocardiography and lung ultrasound. An individual chapter focuses on regional anesthesia in intensive care, and in addition the book addresses subjects and issues that are frequently neglected. Examples include transfer of the critically ill patient, the role of forgotten electrolytes such as magnesium, the use of non-coumarin anticoagulants, and neuropsychological rehabilitation. The book will have broad appeal, including for general intensivists, anesthetists, acute medicine physicians, and medical students attached to acute specialties or preparing for exams in intensive care medicine.
Contents
Simulation Training in the Intensive Care Unit -- Assessment and Management of the Delirious Patient in the Intensive Care Unit -- Management of Stroke in a Non-neurointensive Care Unit -- Neuropsychological Rehabilitation for Critically Ill Patients -- Pain in Intensive Care -- Regional Anaesthesia in the Intensive Care Unit -- Dynamic Assessment of the Heart-Echocardiography in the Intensive Care Unit -- The Role of Lung Ultrasound on the Daily Assessment of the Critically Ill Patient -- Acute Liver Failure: Diagnosis and Management for the General Intensive Care -- The Initial Surgical Management of the Critically Ill Burn Patient -- The Critically Ill Burn Patient - How do we get it right? -- Venous Thromboembolism Prevention and the Role of Non-Coumarin Oral Anticoagulants in the Intensive Care Units -- Magnesium and Cell Membrane Stability in the Critically Ill Patient -- Transfer of the Sickest Patient in the Hospital: When, How and by Whom.
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Life-Threatening Dermatoses and Emergencies in Dermatology

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edited by Jean Revuz, Jean-Claude Roujeau, Francisco A. Kerdel, Laurence Valeyrie-Allanore. --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2009.
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Revuz, Jean
Other Authors
Roujeau, Jean-Claude
Kerdel, Francisco A
Valeyrie-Allanore, Laurence
Responsibility
edited by Jean Revuz, Jean-Claude Roujeau, Francisco A. Kerdel, Laurence Valeyrie-Allanore
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2009
ISBN
9783540793397
Subjects (MeSH)
Skin Diseases - pathology
Skin Diseases - therapy
Emergencies
Critical Illness
Subjects (LCSH)
Dermatology
Critical care medicine
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e-Book
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Life-Threatening Rashes : An Illustrated, Practical Guide

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Emily Rose, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book is a visually focused and clinically relevant volume detailing pearls and practical points regarding acute life-threatening rashes. Each chapter covers life-threatening causes of rash or their significant mimics, including Steven Johnson Syndrome, Kawasaki Disease, and HIV. The authors discuss the classic presentation of rashes along with associated symptoms. Additionally, they examine atypical presentations of the rash and key physical exam findings to confirm or exclude the life-thr…
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Rose, Emily
Responsibility
Emily Rose, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 358 p.) : 195 illus., 189 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319756233
9783319756226 (print ed.)
9783319756240 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Illness
Dermatitis
Skin Diseases
Skin Manifestations
Specialty
Critical Care
Dermatology
Abstract
This book is a visually focused and clinically relevant volume detailing pearls and practical points regarding acute life-threatening rashes. Each chapter covers life-threatening causes of rash or their significant mimics, including Steven Johnson Syndrome, Kawasaki Disease, and HIV. The authors discuss the classic presentation of rashes along with associated symptoms. Additionally, they examine atypical presentations of the rash and key physical exam findings to confirm or exclude the life-threatening diagnosis. The chapters are highly visual with multiple color photos as well as tables to aid the clinician in differentiating between other mimicking conditions and causes of rashes. Coverage continues beyond diagnosis to include management and potential complications. Each chapter concludes with clinical pearls or take-away points that clinicians can easily memorize for quick decision making. This is an ideal reference for all clinicians who encounter patients with rashes, particularly emergency medicine providers.
Contents
1. The Algorithmic Approach to the Unidentified Rash -- 2. Anaphylaxis -- 3. Pemphigus Vulgaris -- 4. Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis -- 5. Erythema Multiforme -- 6. Measles -- 7. Kawasaki Disease -- 8. Toxic Shock Syndrome -- 9. Scarlet Fever -- 10. Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome -- 11. Varicella and Zoster -- 12. Omphalitis -- 13. Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Associated Rashes -- 14. Syphilis -- 15. Meningococcemia -- 16. RMSF and Serious Tick-Borne Illnesses (Lyme, Ehrlichiosis, Babesiosis and Tick Paralysis) -- 17. Henoch-Schönlein Purpura -- 18. Necrotizing Infections -- 19. Erythroderma -- 20. DRESS Syndrome: Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms/Drug-Induced Hypersensitivity Syndrome (DHS) -- 21. Ebola Virus -- 22. Potential Bioterrorism Agents with Mucocutaneous Findings (Anthrax, Plague, Tularemia, Smallpox) -- 23. Other Potentially Life-Threatening Conditions with Mucocutaneous Findings (Leptospirosis, Typhoid Fever, Dengue, Diphtheria, Murine Typhus).
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Lung Ultrasound in the Critically Ill : The BLUE Protocol

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Daniel A. Lichtenstein. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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Written by a pioneer in critical care ultrasound, this book discusses the basic technique and "signatures" of lung ultrasound and explains its main clinical applications. The tools and clinical uses of the BLUE protocol, which allows diagnosis of most cases of acute respiratory failure, are first described in detail. Careful attention is then devoted to protocols derived from the BLUE protocol--the FALLS protocol for diagnosis and management of acute circulatory failure, the Pink protocol for u…
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Lichtenstein, Daniel A
Responsibility
Daniel A. Lichtenstein
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxxvi, 376 p. : 189 illus., 136 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319153711
9783319153704 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care
Critical Illness
Lung Diseases - diagnosis
Lung - diagnostic imaging
Ultrasonography - instrumentation
Abstract
Written by a pioneer in critical care ultrasound, this book discusses the basic technique and "signatures" of lung ultrasound and explains its main clinical applications. The tools and clinical uses of the BLUE protocol, which allows diagnosis of most cases of acute respiratory failure, are first described in detail. Careful attention is then devoted to protocols derived from the BLUE protocol--the FALLS protocol for diagnosis and management of acute circulatory failure, the Pink protocol for use in ARDS, and the SESAME protocol for use in cardiac arrest--and to the LUCI-FLR program, a means of answering clinical questions while reducing radiation exposure. The venous technique of the BLUE-protocol, the philosophy of the simple cardiac sonography and basics of general ultrasound are dealt with in specific chapters. Finally, the book discusses all the possible settings in which lung ultrasound can be used, discipline by discipline and condition by condition. Lung Ultrasound in the Critically Ill comprehensively explains how ultrasound can become the stethoscope of modern medicine. It is a superb complement to the author's previous book, Whole Body Ultrasonography in the Critically Ill.
Contents
Part I. The Tools of the BLUE-Protocol -- 1. Basic Knobology Useful for the BLUE-Protocol (Lung and Venous Assessment) and Derived Protocols -- 2. Which Equipment for the BLUE- Protocol? (And for Whole-Body Critical Ultrasound). 1 – The Unit -- 3. Which Equipment for the BLUE- Protocol 2. The Probe -- 4. How We Conduct a BLUE-Protocol (And Any Critical Ultrasound): Practical Aspects -- 5. The Seven Principles of Lung Ultrasound -- 6. The BLUE-Points: Three Points Allowing Standardization of a BLUE-Protocol -- 7. An Introduction to the Signatures of Lung Ultrasound -- 8. The Pleural Line -- 9. The A-Profile (Normal Lung Surface): 1) The A-Line -- 10. The A-Profile (Normal Lung Surface): 2) Lung Sliding -- 11. Interstitial Syndrome and the BLUE-Protocol: The B-Line -- 12. Lung Rockets: The Ultrasound Sign of Interstitial Syndrome -- 13. Interstitial Syndrome in the Critically Ill: The B-Profile and the B’-Profile -- 14. Pneumothorax and the A’-Profile -- 15. LUCI and the Concept of the “PLAPS” -- 16. PLAPS and Pleural Effusion -- 17. PLAPS and Lung Consolidation (Usually Alveolar Syndrome) and the C-profile -- 18. The BLUE-Protocol, Venous Part: Deep Venous Thrombosis in the Critically Ill. Technique and Results for the Diagnosis of Acute Pulmonary Embolism -- 19. Simple Emergency Cardiac Sonography: A New Application Integrating Lung Ultrasound -- Part II. The BLUE-Protocol in Clinical Use -- 20. The Ultrasound Approach of an Acute Respiratory Failure: The BLUE-Protocol -- 21. The Excluded Patients of the BLUE- Protocol: Who Are They? Did Their Exclusion Limit Its Value? -- 22. Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the BLUE-Protocol -- 23. The BLUE-Protocol and the Diagnosis of Pneumonia -- 24. BLUE-Protocol and Acute Hemodynamic Pulmonary Edema -- 25. BLUE-Protocol and Bronchial Diseases: Acute Exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD) and Severe Asthma -- 26. BLUE-Protocol and Pulmonary Embolism -- 27. BLUE-Protocol and Pneumothorax -- Part III. The Main Products Derived from the BLUE-Protocol -- 28. Lung Ultrasound in ARDS: The Pink-Protocol. The Place of Some Other Applications in the Intensive Care Unit (CLOT-Protocol, Fever-protocol) -- 29. The LUCI-FLR Project: Lung Ultrasound in the Critically Ill – A Bedside Alternative to Irradiating Techniques, Radiographs and CT -- 30. Lung Ultrasound for the Diagnosis and Management of an Acute Circulatory Failure: The FALLS- Protocol (Fluid Administration Limited by Lung Sonography) – One Main Extension of the BLUE-Protocol -- 31. Lung Ultrasound as the First Step of Management of a Cardiac Arrest: The SESAME-Protocol -- Part IV. Extension of Lung Ultrasound to Specific Disciplines, Wider Settings, Various Considerations -- 32. Lung Ultrasound in the Critically Ill Neonate -- 33. Lung Ultrasound Outside the Intensive Care Unit -- 34. Whole Body Ultrasound in the Critically Ill (Lung, Heart, and Venous Thrombosis Excluded) -- 35. The Extended-BLUE-Protocol -- 36. Noncritical Ultrasound, Within the ICU and Other Hot Settings -- 37. Free Considerations -- 38. A Way to Learn the BLUE-Protocol -- 39. Lung Ultrasound: A Tool Which Contributes in Making Critical Ultrasound a Holistic Discipline and Maybe a Philosophy -- 40. Suggestion for Classifying Air Artifacts -- 41. Glossary.
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Metabolic Disorders and Critically Ill Patients : From Pathophysiology to Treatment

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Carole Ichai, Hervé Quintard, Jean-Christophe Orban, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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The purpose of this book is to bring together the latest findings on metabolic disorders that are strongly implicated in various critically ill patients. Since the beginning of the 20th century, maintaining the "milieu interieur" has been a major challenge for intensivists. In addition to considerable technological developments in intensive care units, important advances in our understanding of metabolic disorders observed in critically ill patients have been made during the 10 last years. Toda…
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Ichai, Carole
Quintard, Hervé
Orban, Jean-Christophe
Responsibility
Carole Ichai, Hervé Quintard, Jean-Christophe Orban, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (vi, 477 p.) : 76 illus., 41 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319640105
9783319640082 (print ed.)
9783319640099 (print ed.)
9783319876986 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Illness
Metabolic Diseases - physiopathology
Metabolic Diseases - therapy
Specialty
Critical Care
Physiology
Abstract
The purpose of this book is to bring together the latest findings on metabolic disorders that are strongly implicated in various critically ill patients. Since the beginning of the 20th century, maintaining the "milieu interieur" has been a major challenge for intensivists. In addition to considerable technological developments in intensive care units, important advances in our understanding of metabolic disorders observed in critically ill patients have been made during the 10 last years. Today, the intensivist can't ignore these disorders when selecting the most appropriate treatment for an illness. Cellular metabolic abnormalities are responsible for systems and organ failures, so the modern approach of organ dysfunctions now includes prevention or treatment of such disorders. This book is a comprehensive tool, allowing the physician to understand, diagnose and treat these metabolic disorders. Water, electrolyte, acid-base, glycemic and endocrinologic problems, as well as metabolic abnormalities observed in renal, cerebral and hepatic failure are presented in different chapters. The last part of the book is devoted to modern nutritional concepts, the consequences of energy modifications, mitochondrial dysfunction, hypothermia, oxidative stress and ischemia reperfusion, which open the way for new therapies.
Contents
Part I. Fluid and electrolytes disorders -- 1. Water and sodium balances -- 2. Sodium disorders -- 3. Potassium disorders -- 4. Phosphate and calcium disorders -- Part II. Acid-base disorders -- 5. Interpretation of acid-base disorders -- 6. Acidosis : diagnosis and treatment -- 7. Alkalosis : diagnosis and treatment -- 8. Lactate : metabolism, physiopathology -- Part III. Kidney and metabolic disorders -- 9. Metabolism et renal functions -- 10. Extra-renal removal therapies in acute kidney injury -- 11. Strategies for preventing acute kidney failure -- Part IV. Brain and metabolic disorders -- 12. Cerebral metabolism and function -- 13. Cerebral ischemia: patholophysiology, diagnosis and treatment -- 14. Evaluation of cerebral blood flow in the intensive care unit -- Part V. Endocrine disorders in intensive care unit -- 15. Acute complications of diabetes -- 16. Neuroendocrine dysfunction in the critically ill patients -- 17. Hyperglycemia in intensive care unit -- Part VI. Energetic metabolism, Nutrition -- 18. Nutritional requirements in intensive care unit -- 19. Pharmaconutrition in the critically ill patient -- 20. Oxygen, oxidative stress -- 21. Energetic metabolism : from the organ to the cell -- 22. Ischemia-reperfusion concepts of myocardial preconditionning and postconditioning -- 23. Targeted temperature management in severe brain injured patient.
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Nursing care of the critically ill child

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Hazinski, Mary Fran. (3rd ed.) --St. Louis, MO: Elsevier/Mosby , 2012.
Call Number
WS 366 N9743 2012
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
WS 366 N9743 2012
Author
Hazinski, Mary Fran
Edition
3rd ed.
Place of Publication
St. Louis, MO
Publisher
Elsevier/Mosby
Date of Publication
2012
Physical Description
1140 p.
ISBN
9.78E+12
Subjects (MeSH)
Pediatric Nursing
Critical Care
Critical Illness
Child
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Copies
1
Loan Period
2 weeks
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Pediatric Critical Care Study Guide : Text and Review

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editors, Steven E. Lucking .. [et al.]. --London: Springer , c2012.
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Pediatric Critical Care Study Guide; Text and Review is an invaluable resource for pediatric critical care medicine (PCCM) practitioners. Allowing for concise reading on specific topics this book acts as both text and study guide with the advanced physiology and pathophysiology required for the higher level PCCM practitioner. This Text and Review is physiologically based covering major pediatric critical care principles and specific disease entities commonly encountered by the PCCM practitione…
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Lucking, Steven E
Responsibility
editors, Steven E. Lucking .. [et al.]
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 952 p. : 246 ill., 78 ill. in color)
ISBN
9780857299239
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care - methods
Critical Illness
Emergencies
Subjects (LCSH)
Critical care medicine
Pediatrics
Abstract
Pediatric Critical Care Study Guide; Text and Review is an invaluable resource for pediatric critical care medicine (PCCM) practitioners. Allowing for concise reading on specific topics this book acts as both text and study guide with the advanced physiology and pathophysiology required for the higher level PCCM practitioner. This Text and Review is physiologically based covering major pediatric critical care principles and specific disease entities commonly encountered by the PCCM practitioner. Pathophysiologic aspects unique to the pediatric patient are emphasized. The high number of illustrations and detailed coverage of each topic allow the reader to gain an insight into the normal physiology, abnormalities in the disease process, treatment strategies and case-orientated questions that will reinforce important ideas learned in the chapter.
Contents
1. Fundamentals of Gas Exchange and the Assessment of Oxygenation and Ventilation -- 2. Oxygen Delivery and Oxygen Consumption in Pediatric Critical Care -- 3. Hemodynamics -- 4. Regional Circulations -- 5. Assessment of Cardiovascular Function -- 6. Overview, Structure and Function of the Nephron -- 7. Physiology of skeletal muscle and the neuromuscular junction -- 8. Assessment of Neurologic Function -- 9. Endothelial Interactions and Coagulation -- 10. The Inflammatory Response -- 11. Genetic Predisposition to Critical Illness in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit -- 12. Conventional Mechanical Ventilation -- 13. Non-Conventional Mechanical Ventilation -- 14. Mechanical and Electrical Myocardial Support -- 15. Renal Replacement Therapies and other Extracorporeal Therapies -- 16. Pharmacology -- 17. Cardiovascular Drug Therapy -- 18. Sedation and Analgesia -- 19. Neuromuscular Blockade -- 20. Use of Blood Products -- 21. Nutrition in Critical Illness -- 22. Upper Airway Obstruction -- 23. Severe Asthma -- 24. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome -- 25. Acute Pulmonary Infections -- 26. Circulatory Failure/Shock -- 27. Sepsis -- 28. Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome -- 29. Disorders of Cardiac Rhythm -- 30. Post-operative Cardiac Care -- 31. Cerebral Resuscitation and Traumatic Brain Injury -- 32. Neurological Diseases in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine -- 33. Approach to the Critically Ill Infant -- 34. Nosocomial Infections -- 35. Fluid/Electrolyte/Acid--Base Abnormalities -- 36. Acute Kidney Injury -- 37. Acute Liver Injury and Failure in Children -- 38. Hematology and Oncology in Critical Illness -- 39. Critical Care Endocrinology -- 40. Metabolic Crises -- 41. Trauma/Burn -- 42. Toxicology for the Pediatric Intensivist.
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