Critical Care Medicine: The Essentialsby John J. Marini
Ideally suited for students in critical care rotations and residents, this concise, practical handbook presents the essentials of medical and surgical critical care in an easy-to-read format. The authors succinctly explain the pathophysiology underlying clinical disorders and the key principles of diagnosis and patient management, emphasizing cost-effective approaches. The Fourth Edition includes Controversies in Critical Care boxes in many chapters, which briefly summarize opposing arguments on controversial points. Other highlights include enhanced discussion of CT for abdominal disorders, new ACLS guidelines, and new material on removable IVC filters, interventional radiologic techniques for GI bleeding, and use of vascular ultrasound.
Description: This is the fourth edition of a popular overview of critical care medicine.
Purpose: Bedside examination and critical care physiology are emphasized.
Audience: Senior trainees and practitioners in critical care medicine are an ideal audience for this work, emanating from two international experts in cardiopulmonary medicine.
Features: Consistent with the expertise of the authors, the emphasis is on cardiopulmonary physiology and its application to critical care management. Early chapters present the physiologic foundation of hemodynamic management and monitoring and application of airway and respiratory support. A second group of 19 chapters reviews management of specific medical and surgical problems. Greatest emphasis is given to medical problems including coronary syndromes, venous thromboembolic disorders, ARDS, sepsis, and individual abdominal organ failure. Major surgical topics discussed include chest trauma, the acute abdomen, and burn injury. Chapters begin with a listing of key points, allowing readers to refer to related text for each key point with margin notes. Black-and-white line drawings reproduce with adequate quality. Each chapter has a brief reference list dating to within two years of publication citing important primary papers or excellent reviews. An appendix summarizes standard formulas and composition data for typical fluids. Six cards attached inside the back cover summarize key drugs used in the critical care unit.
Assessment: Clarity and consistency of writing style contribute to the continued popularity of this review for pulmonary trainees and the international critical care audience.
- Wolters Kluwer Health
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