Intensive Care Medicine: Annual Update 2004

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The Update compiles the most recent, widespread developments of experimental and clinical research and practice in one comprehensive reference book. The chapters are written by well recognized experts in the field of intensive care and emergency medicine. It is addressed to everyone involved in internal medicine, anesthesia, surgery, pediatrics, intensive care and emergency medicine.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387207537
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 4/28/2004
  • Pages: 915
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Sepsis Mediators. Update on CD14, LBP, and Toll-like Receptors in Acute Infections. Alcohol Abuse: A Major Contributing Factor to Post-burn/trauma Immune Complications. Redox Imbalance in Sepsis and the Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome.- Cellular Alterations in Sepsis. The Role of Leptin in Sepsis. Role of Peroxisome Proliferator-activated Receptor-alpha in Inflammation and Septic Shock. Influence of Acid-base Balance in Patients with Sepsis. Muscle Failure in Septic Patients.- Nitric Oxide Metabolism. Role of Neuronal Nitric Oxide Synthase in Cardiopulmonary Lesions of Sepsis. Asymmetrical Dimethylarginine in Critical Illness: A New Causative Factor in Organ Failure?.- Relative Adrenal Insufficiency. The Role of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA)-axis in Severe Sepsis and Critical Illness. Assessment of Adrenocortical Function in Critical Illness: The Debate Continues. Low Dose Corticosteroids in Septic Shock.- Resuscitation. Emergency Ventilatory Management as a Detrimental Factor in Resuscitation Practices and Clinical Research Efforts. Shock: Pathogenesis and General Principles of Management.- Sepsis Therapies. Goal-directed Hemodynamic Therapy in the ICU: Application and Possible Mechanism of Therapeutic Effect. Coupled Plasma Filtration Adsorption.- Additional Therapeutic Agents. Role of Vasopressin and Terlipressin in the setting of Systemic Inflammation. N-Acetylcysteine: Always the Bridesmaid….?. Prostaglandin I2: More than a Vasodilator and Inhibitor of Platelet Aggregation?.- Antimicrobial Strategies. Antibiotic Therapy for Sepsis, Severe Sepsis, and Septic Shock: The "Tarragona" Strategy. Empiric Antibiotic Therapy In Life-threatening Infections: The "Varese" Approach. The Spectrum of Invasive Aspergillosis in the ICU: Not just for Hematology Patients. Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 Infections of the Respiratory Tract in Critically ill Patients.- Respiratory Failure: Basic Mechanisms. Coagulation and Fibrinolysis in Acute Lung Injury and Pneumonia. Matrix Metalloproteases: A Potential Role in the Pathogenesis of ARDS. The Immune Response to Resistive Breathing: Implications for Respiratory Failure.- Respiratory Failure: Clinical Aspects. Respiratory Function in Morbidly Obese Subjects. Respiratory Failure and Diaphragm Function. SARS and Critical Care Medicine: The Toronto Experience.- Mechanical Ventilation. Cough Assistance in Mechanically Ventilated Neuromuscular Patients. Over-humidification: An Under-recognized Problem. Weaning and Withdrawing Mechanical Ventilatory Support.- VILI, VALI, and VASI. The Role of Cytokines in VALI and VASI. Role of G-proteins in VILI. Effect of Mechanical Ventilation on Pulmonary and Peripheral Immune Function.- ALI/ARDS. Helmet CPAP in Acute Respiratory Failu
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