The book is a useful guide to the management of the most-debated hot topics of practical interest in anesthesia and intensive care. It reviews the state of the art of issues related to both intensive care medicine and anesthesia, such as assisted ventilation, ultrasound assessment of renal function, sedation during non-invasive ventilation, subarachnoid hemorrhage, coagulation disorders in septic shock, difficult airways management and hemodynamic monitoring during anesthesia.
Written by leading experts and including updated references, it provides a comprehensive, easy-to-understand update on anesthesia and intensive care. The book clearly explains complex topics offering practicing clinicians insights into the latest recommendations and evidence in the field while, at the same time, making it a valuable resource for students new to the study of anesthesia and intensive care.
About the Author
Professor Davide Chiumello, MD, is the Chief of the Department of Anesthesia and Intensive care medicine at ASST Santi Paolo e Carlo Hospital, Milan, Italy. Prof. Chiumello’s research has largely focused on understanding the pathological and clinical aspects of acute respiratory distress syndrome, with a particular focus on respiratory physiology, esophageal pressure, lung recruitment, lung imaging, ventilator-induced lung injury, the prone position, controlled and assisted mechanical ventilation, and non-invasive ventilation. He was the Editor-in-Chief of Minerva Anestesiologica (the official journal of the Società Italiana di Analgesia, Anestesia e Terapia Intensiva) until 2015. He is currently a member of the editorial board of Critical Care Medicine (the official journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine). He is also a reviewer for a number of international journals and Editor of the Respiratory Failure section for PACT (Patient-Centred Acute Care Training) for the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. Prof. Chiumello is also the author of more than 140 scientific articles and several chapters in medical textbooks.