Critical Care Handbook of the Massachussetts General Hospital / Edition 5

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Overview

Written by the multidisciplinary intensive care unit staff at the Massachusetts General Hospital, the Fifth Edition of this best-selling handbook is a practical, complete, and current guide to medical and surgical critical care. In a user-friendly outline format designed for rapid reference, this pocket-sized book presents reliable, hospital-tested protocols that reflect today's most advanced critical care practices.

This edition includes new chapters on disaster preparedness in the ICU, quality improvement and prophylaxis, non-antibiotic therapies for sepsis, and use of ultrasound in the ICU. An appendix provides supplemental drug information.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: David J. Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School)
Description: This is the fifth edition of a broad-based outline presentation of multidisciplinary critical care medicine.
Purpose: A review of adult critical care is provided.
Audience: Fellows seeking a teaching aid and residents and students needing an effective overview are an appropriate audience for this work.
Features: After a review of common practices in critical care, including cardiopulmonary support, ultrasound, mechanical ventilation, fluids, and infectious disease, disease-specific considerations are discussed. Concluding chapters briefly review care of the transplant patient and other special groups including burns, obstetrics, and neurologic trauma. Chapters are written in outline format and make good use of tables to summarize important data. Occasional line drawings reproduce with adequate quality. Radiographs have adequate though not outstanding resolution. Each of the 44 chapters contains a reference list citing key reviews or guidelines that date to within two years of publication. The table of contents lists chapters and authors while the subject index includes separate citations for figures and tables. A 50-page supplemental drug appendix includes a large number of critical care agents and summarizes indications, dosing, and specific concerns regarding use of the agent.
Assessment: This edition builds on the solid foundation of previous editions and remains one of the top works of its kind. Text and references have been appropriately updated. Where residents are chapter authors, they are typically paired with a more senior faculty member.
From The Critics
Reviewer: David J. Dries, MD(University of Minnesota Medical School)
Description: This is the fifth edition of a broad-based outline presentation of multidisciplinary critical care medicine.
Purpose: A review of adult critical care is provided.
Audience: Fellows seeking a teaching aid and residents and students needing an effective overview are an appropriate audience for this work.
Features: After a review of common practices in critical care, including cardiopulmonary support, ultrasound, mechanical ventilation, fluids, and infectious disease, disease-specific considerations are discussed. Concluding chapters briefly review care of the transplant patient and other special groups including burns, obstetrics, and neurologic trauma. Chapters are written in outline format and make good use of tables to summarize important data. Occasional line drawings reproduce with adequate quality. Radiographs have adequate though not outstanding resolution. Each of the 44 chapters contains a reference list citing key reviews or guidelines that date to within two years of publication. The table of contents lists chapters and authors while the subject index includes separate citations for figures and tables. A 50-page supplemental drug appendix includes a large number of critical care agents and summarizes indications, dosing, and specific concerns regarding use of the agent.
Assessment: This edition builds on the solid foundation of previous editions and remains one of the top works of its kind. Text and references have been appropriately updated. Where residents are chapter authors, they are typically paired with a more senior faculty member.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781795661
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 12/29/2009
  • Edition description: Fifth
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 752
  • Sales rank: 976,935
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

I: GENERAL PRINCIPLES

1: Hemodynamic Monitoring
Erik Kistler & Luca Bigatello

2: Respiratory Monitoring
Ettore Crimi & Dean Hess

3: Use of Ultrasound in the ICU
Robin Guillory & Marc de Moya

4: Airway Management
Jonathan Charnin, Robert Goulet & Richard Pino

5: Principles of Mechanical Ventilation
Claudia Crimi & Dean Hess

6: Hemodynamic Management
Jonathan Fox & Edward Bittner

7: Sedation & Analgesia
Houman Amirfarzan, Ulrich Schmidt & Luca Bigatello

8: Fluids, Electrolytes & Acid-Base Management
Cosmin Gauran & David Steele

9: Critical Care of the Trauma Patient
Jeffrey Ustin & Hasan Alam

10: Critical Care of the Neurologic Patient
Kevin Sheth & Lee Schwamm

11: Nutrition
Elizabeth Sailhamer & Hasan Alam

12: Infectious Disease: General Considerations
Laura Leduc & Judith Hellman

13: Quality Improvement & Prophylaxis
Karsten Bartels & Ulrich Schmidt

14: Ethical & Legal Issues in ICU Practice
Rae Allain & Sharon Brackett

15: Evidence-Based Practice & Basic Statistics in Critical Care
Ala Nozari, H. Thomas Stelfox & Edward Bittner

16: Transport of the ICU Patient
Emily Apsell & Michael Fitzsimons

II: SPECIFIC CONSIDERATIONS

17: Coronary Artery Disease
Corry 'Jeb' Kucik & Michael Fitzsimons

18: Valvular Heart Disease
Jonathan Bloom & Theodore Alston

19: Cardiac Dysrhythmias
Cosmin Gauran & Jagmeet Singh

20: The Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Kathrin Allen & Luca Bigatello

21: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease & Asthma
Robert Owens & Fiona Gibbons

22: Pulmonary Embolism & Deep Venous Thrombosis
B. Taylor Thompson

23: Discontinuation of Mechanical Ventilation
Bishr Haydar & Jean Kwo

24: Acute Kidney Injury
Beverly Newhouse

25: Liver Dysfunction
Daniel Johnson & William Benedetto

26: Coagulopathy & Hypercoagulability
Lorenzo Berra & Rae Allain

27: Acute Gastrointestinal Diseases
Eugene Fukudome & Jean Kwo

28: Endocrine Disorders & Glucose Management
Steven Russell & Taylor Thompson

29: Infectious Diseases: Specific Considerations
Aranya Bagchi & Judith Hellman

30: Non-Antibiotic Therapies for Sepsis
Anahat Dhillon & Edward Bittner

31: Stroke, Seizures & Encephalopathy
Dorothea Strozyk & Lee Schwamm

32: Acute Weakness
David Greer & Edward George

33: Drug Overdose, Poisoning & Adverse Drug Reactions
Susan Wilcox & Richard Pino

34: Adult & Pediatric Resuscitation
Arthur Tokarczyk & Richard Pino

35: Transfusion Medicine
Jeffrey Ustin & Hasan Alam

36: Neurological Trauma
Sherry Chou & Marc de Moya

37: The Burned Patient
Nicolas Melo & Rob Sheridan

38: Disaster Preparedness in the ICU
Todd Seigel & Edward George

39: ICU Care After Vascular Surgery
Ross Blank & Rae Allain

40: ICU Care After Thoracic Surgery
Kathrin Allen, Henning Gaissert & Luca Bigatello

41: ICU Care Following Liver, Kidney & Lung Transplantation
Jason Wertheim & William Benedetto

42: ICU Care of the Obese Patient
Jeremy Goldfarb & Jean Kwo

43: The Intensivist Outside the ICU
Edward George & Edward Bittner

44: Obstetric Critical Care
Amy Ortman & Richard Pino

APPENDIX

A: Supplemental Drug Information

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