ICU Protocols: A stepwise approach

The book describes step-wise management of clinical emergencies seen every day in Intensive care units (ICUs. As a practical guide, clinicians can refer to it on a day-to-day basis during their work hours, or while in transit to update their knowledge. Targeted readers are intensivists, critical care specialists, and residents involved in the care of patients admitted in ICUs. This handbook covers an array of specialities such as cardiology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, neurology, nephrology, traumatology, and toxicology. This monograph provides point-of-care treatment guidance and will serve as a ready-reckoner for physicians to quickly learn the management steps in a methodical manner.

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Metabolic Disorders and Critically Ill Patients: From Pathophysiology to Treatment 1st ed. 2018 Edition

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Hemodynamic Monitoring in the ICU 1st ed

This book describes the pathophysiological significance of the hemodynamic monitoring parameters available to the clinician and their role in providing reliable and reproducible information on the cardiocirculatory status of a patient in shock. It is explained how measurements of these parameters enable the intensivist to understand the patient’s condition and to make more informed treatment decisions in order to optimize the hemodynamic status and improve the prognosis. Full guidance is provided on measurement of intravascular blood pressures, cardiac output, and derived variables. Methods of cardiac output determination based on the classical pulmonary thermodilution, transpulmonary thermodilution, echocardiography, and Doppler techniques are reviewed. Techniques based on calibrated and non-calibrated pulse contour analysis are discussed, with attention to their limitations. Furthermore, the dynamic indices of fluid responsiveness, their clinical applications, and issues related to their use are addressed. Care is also taken to explain the physiological concepts underlying various devices used by anesthesiologists and intensivists.

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Mechanical Ventilation in the Critically Ill Obese Patient 1st ed. 2018 Edition

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Comprehensive Critical Care: Adult 1st Edition

Comprehensive Critical Care: Adult is the most complete critical care textbook for any learner in adult practice. Developed by leading experts in critical care, this comprehensive textbook covers 10 topic areas, including -Neurologic Critical Care – Cardiovascular Critical Care -Respiratory Critical Care -Critical Care Infectious Disease -Hepatic, Gastrointestinal, and Hematologic/Oncologic Disease in the ICU -Renal and Metabolic Disorders in the ICU -Environmental and Toxicologic Injury – Pharmacologic Issues in the ICU -Surgical and Obstetrical Critical Care -Administrative and Ethical Issues in the Critically Ill This new resource includes up-to-date information on the full gamut of critical care topics, with dozens of charts and tables to aid study and copious references to guide further reading.

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Mechanical Circulatory Support for Advanced Heart Failure: A Texas Heart Institute/Baylor College of Medicine Approach 1st ed. 2018 Edition

This book provides the most up to date information on every aspect of clinical care relating to patients with advanced heart failure who require mechanical circulatory support as a treatment strategy. The book begins with an extensive description of the preoperative patient selection process as well as preoperative medical optimization, including bridge to bridge strategies with short-term devices. The book then transitions into a description of a variety of surgical implantation techniques with special considerations for reoperative surgery. A chapter on intraoperative anesthesia management is specifically focused on intraoperative issues relating to MCS patients. Subsequent chapters focus on perioperative management as well as long-term management of patients on MCS, including optimization of a patient’s LVAD speed. A dedicated chapter on the diagnosis of device thrombosis as well as surgical techniques and outcomes associated with device exchanges is also included. The book also summarizes the national and international outcomes data for using MCS as a bridge to transplant and destination therapy. There is also a chapter on the utility of stem cells as an adjunct technique for inducing myocardial recovery. Finally, the book has chapters on complications of MCS, management of right ventricular failure, and the future of MCS.

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Self-Assessment in Adult Multiprofessional Critical Care, Eighth Edition

The sighth edition of Self-Assessment in Adult Multiprofessional Critical Care offers hundreds of multiple-choice study questions designed to help you pass your subspecialty board exam. Developed by leading experts in critical care, this self-assessment covers the top critical care focus areas. Questions are based on real- world case studies, and an answer key helps you measure your progress.

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Evidence-Based Critical Care: A Case Study Approach 1st ed

This book provides learners with a unique opportunity by virtue of the format outlined above.  Each case presentation has a case vignette, which leads up to an important clinical question, and is followed by additional discussion which resolves the question posed. This is a new way to present knowledge in a medical book and should help critical care practitioners, fellows, residents, allied health professionals and students expand their critical care knowledge in an efficient and effective manner.  This approach should also benefit those preparing for board examinations.

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Practical Trends in Anesthesia and Intensive Care 2017 1st ed. 2018 Edition

Practical Trends in Anesthesia and Intensive Care 2017

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