Handbook of Evidence-Based Critical Care / Edition 2

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The premier evidence-based reference in critical care Clinical pearls conclude each chapter Concise, high-yield text in a pocket-sized handbook This updated and revised edition of the classic bedside pocket reference remains the gold standard in critical care medicine. The new edition maintains Dr. Marik's trademark humor and engaging writing style, while adding numerous references to make this book the most current and thorough treatment of evidence-based critical care available. The handbook enables the clinician to find the evidence to support or refute an intervention and to help choose the most appropriate, cost-effective treatment. The analysis of treatment strategies is presented by organ system, and the handbook also covers miscellaneous ICU topics (such as sedation, toxicology, radiology, and sepsis) based on the most frequently found and difficult to solve problems in ICU patient management.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: David J. Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School)
Description: This is the second edition of a monograph that reviews recent papers that provide the basis for contemporary critical care practice.
Purpose: Randomized controlled studies, physiologic data, and other research shaping the approach to patient management are discussed.
Audience: Senior residents, practitioners, and teachers will benefit from this work, which comes from a senior author and longstanding contributor to the critical care literature.
Features: The book is divided by organ system. After a series of chapters introducing general considerations in critical care practice, the book covers respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, central nervous system, and miscellaneous topics including hematology. Some chapters review classic physiology as there may be little new data in the decade since the first edition of the handbook was published. Other chapters review subjects where there have been significant contributions to the literature. Tables and boxes highlight important concerns. The infrequent line drawings and radiographs reproduce with adequate but not outstanding quality. Reference lists include citations dating to within two years of publication and are intended to focus on key papers.
Assessment: This is a worthy successor to the original handbook produced 10 years ago. The author has done a good job of highlighting the recent evolution in the critical care literature. There are gaps in this work where there has been little shift in the literature. This is not a textbook; a textbook should be consulted for an overall approach to care.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441959225
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 5/21/2010
  • Edition description: 2nd ed. 2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 718
  • Sales rank: 537,074
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 1.46 (d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE / INTRODUCTION INTO CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE / 1.Evidence based Critical Care Medicine / 2.Classic Critical Care Papers / 3.Critical Care Medicine 101 / 4.Housekeeping Guidelines / 5.Admission-Discharge Criteria / 6.ICU Procedures / 7.Chronic Critical Illness / 8.Fluid Resuscitation and volume assessment / 9.Sedation and analgesia / 10.Sepsis / 11.Catheter related blood stream infection / 12.Antibiotics / 13.Fever /
PART TWO / RESPIRATORY / 14.Mechanical Ventilation 101 / 15.Non invasive positive pressure ventilation / 16.Weaning (Liberation) / 17.Ventilator associated pneumonia / 18.Community acquired pneumonia / 19.ARDs / 20.Aspiration Pneumonia and Pneumonitis / 21.Deep venous thrombosis-Pulmonary embolism / 22.COPD Exacerbation / 23.Acute Severe Asthma / 24.Pleural Effusions and Atelectasis /
CARDIAC / 25.Hypertensive crises / 26.Acute coronory syndromes / 27.ST-Segment Elevation Mycardial Infarction / 28.Arrhythmias / 29.Acute decompensated cardiac failure / 30.Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy /
GASTROINTESTINAL / 31.Nutrition / 32.Stress-ulcer prophylaxis / 33.Chronic liver failure / 34.Alcoholic hepatitis / 35.Fulminant Hepatic Failure / 36.GI bleeding / 37.Pancreatitis / 38.Diarrhea and constipation / METABOLIC / 39.Stress Hyperglycemia And Glycemic Control / 40.Adrenal failure and CIRCI / 41.Hypo- and Hypercalcemia / 42.Electrolyte disturbances / 43.Acid-base disturbances / 44.Acute renal failure / 45.Rhabdomyolysis /
CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM / 46.Ischemic Strokes and Intracerebral Hemmorhage / 47.Delirium / 48.Seizures & Status Epilepticus / 49.Management of Raised ICP / 50.Subarachnoid hemorrhage /
PART 3 / MISCELLANEOUS ICU TOPICS / 51.Anemia and RBC Transfusion / 52.Coagulopathy and FFP transfusions / 53.Thrombocytopenia and platelet transfusions/ 54.Eclampsia / 55.Management issues in the elderly / 56.Management issues in the obese patient / 57.Multi-organ dysfunction syndrome / 58.Therapeutic hypothermia / 59.Toxicology/ 60.Alcohol withdrawal syndromes / 61.Serotonin syndrome / 62.Radiology / 63.PRES / 64.End-of-Life Issues / 65.What Defines an Intensive Care Unit? Implications for Organizational Structure / 66.Intra-Hospital Transport / 67.Limiting Errors & Avoiding Litigation / 68.Avoiding theraputic misadventures in the ICU / 69.The “Devils” Medicine Bag / 70.Words of Wisdom

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