Intensive Care Medicine: Annual Update 2003


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 every on involved in internal medicine, anesthesia, surgery, pediatrics, intensive care and emergency medicine.

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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 every on involved in internal medicine, anesthesia, surgery, pediatrics, intensive care and emergency medicine.

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Reviewer: David J. Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School)
Description: This is one of an annual series of books containing selected reviews on critical care topics.
Purpose: Updates in selected areas are included. Recent data affecting clinical practice and research is provided.
Audience: The fellow and teacher of critical care will enjoy this work. Authors are experts from North America and Western Europe. The editor is an international authority in multidisciplinary critical care and multiorgan dysfunction.
Features: The 1,000 page book is divided into 80 chapters. The content does not follow traditional categories but rather focuses on recent developments in the primary literature of critical care. Among subject areas discussed are recent developments in sepsis and coagulation, mechanical ventilation, monitoring (and the role of the pulmonary artery catheter), oxygen transport, emergency medicine, metabolic support, ethics and management advances. Chapters are approximately 10 pages in length and make ample use of tables and lists in data collection. Each essay includes a brief reference list of primary sources dating to within two years of publication. The table of contents provides chapter title, major subject group and authorship while a concluding subject index of 12 pages provides general access to topics.
Assessment: This book includes a tantalizing group of essays on topics pertinent to the evolution of critical care research and practice. The inquisitive intensivist will find a good read among the topics discussed.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781475755503
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 3/10/2013
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2003
  • Pages: 1012
  • Product dimensions: 6.69 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 2.06 (d)

Table of Contents

Epithelial-Endothelial Alterations.- Role of Epithelial ICAM-1 in Endotoxin-Induced Lung Injury.- Pulmonary Endothelium-Bound Enzymes in the Normal and the Diseased Lung.- Endothelial Cell Replacement Therapy in the Critically Ill.- Sepsis: Mechanisms and Therapy.- Reconciling Clinical Criteria and the Use of Genetically Engineered Animals in Sepsis Research.- Human Genetics and Human Sepsis: Is the Tail Wagging the Dog?.- Microarray Technology in Sepsis: Tool or Toy.- Update on Anti-Endotoxin Therapies.- An Update of Childhood Meningococcal Sepsis.- The Effect of Alcohol Consumption on Risk of Sepsis and ARDS.- Supplementing Arginine during Sepsis: from Theory to Clinical Practice.- Coagulation Abnormalities.- Severe Thrombotic Microangiopathy in Critically Ill Patients.- Heparin in the Treatment of Critically Ill Patients on the ICU Patients.- Endogenous Anticoagulants and the Role of Heparin in the Treatment of Severe Sepsis.- Is Recombinant Activated Factor VII a Universal Hemostatic?.- Infectious Challenges.- Nasal Carriage of Staphylococcus aureus: Associated Risks and Preventive Measures.- Current Dilemmas in the Management of Adults with Severe Community-Acquired Pneumonia.- Evaluation of Non-Resolving and Progressive Pneumonia.- Candida in Lung Specimens from Non-Neutropenic ICU Patients: Infection or Colonization?.- A Reappraisal of Selective Decontamination of the Digestive Tract.- Management of Catheter-Related Sepsis in the ICU.- Empiric Antibiotics in Critical Illness: Do they Help or Harm?.- Acute Respiratory Failure.- Mortality Rates in Patients with ARDS: What Should be the Reference Standard?.- Sigh in Acute Respiratory Failure.- Ventilatory Support.- The Conditioning of Medical Gases during Spontaneous Breathing.- Recent Innovations in Mechanical Ventilatory Support.- Expiratory Flow Limitation in Mechanically Ventilated Patients.- Respiratory Muscle Unloading during Mechanical Ventilation.- High Frequency Oscillation (HFO): Physiological Basis for a Potentially ‘Optimal’ Protective Ventilatory Strategy.- Withdrawal from Mechanical Ventilation in Patients with COPD: The Issue of Congestive Heart Failure.- Inhalation Therapies.- Inhalation Therapy during Mechanical Ventilation.- Trials of Surfactant Replacement Therapy in Patients with ARDS.- Surfactant Therapy: Beyond a Rescue Therapy for ARDS.- Perioperative Complications.- High Risk Surgical Patients: Why We Should Pre-Optimize.- Pain Control in the Intensive Care Unit.- Respiratory Failure Post-Coronary Bypass Surgery.- Postoperative Respiratory Management.- Myocardial Ischemia or Cardiac Failure: Which Constitutes the Major Perioperative Risk?.- Cardiac Crises.- Acute Coronary Syndromes.- Pre-Hospital Reperfusion Strategies to Optimize Outcomes in Acute Myocardial Infarction.- Glucose, Free Fatty Acids, and Insulin Following Acute Myocardial Ischemia.- Quantifying Left Ventricular Ejection Effectiveness.- Cardiogenic Shock.- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.- Inhibition of the Sarcolemmal Sodium-Hydrogen Exchanger: A Potential Treatment for Resuscitation from Cardiac Arrest.- Immediate Defibrillation for Out-of-hospital Ventricular Fibrillation.- Monitoring Systems.- Cardiac Output Monitoring: Will New Technologies Replace the Pulmonary Artery Catheter?.- Assessment of Cardiac Preload and Volume Responsiveness using Echocardiography.- Early Transesophageal Echo Doppler Approach in Trauma: Emergence of a New Tool.- Management of Circulatory and Respiratory Failure Using Less Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring.- Minimally Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring.- Oxygen Availability.- Microvascular Alterations in Patients with Circulatory Failure.- Critical Tissue Oxygen Thresholds for the Induction of Apoptosis in Critical Illness.- Reflectance Spectrophotometry and Tissue Oxygenation in Experimental and Clinical Practice.- The Case for Tissue Base Excess.- Clinical Use of Venoarterial PCO2 Difference in Septic Shock.- Fluid Therapy.- Hypovolemia: An Integration of Organ System Physiology.- New Light on Volume Therapy in the Critically Ill?.- Ethyl Pyruvate: A Novel Anti-inflammatory Agent.- Clinical Use of Artificial Oxygen Carriers.- Is There a Role for Red Blood Cell Transfusion in the Critically Ill Patient?.- Transfusion Triggers.- Renal Failure.- Use of Dopaminergic Agonists for Renal Protection in the ICU.- Interpreting the Mechanisms of CRRT in Sepsis: The Peak Concentration Hypothesis.- SLEDD and Hybrid Renal Replacement Therapies for Acute Renal Failure in the ICU.- Brain-lung Interactions.- Advanced Airway Management in the Neurologically Injured Patient.- Treatment Conflicts between the Injured Brain and the Lung.- Ventilatory Management in Head Injured Patients.- Neurological Crises.- Induction of Ischemic Tolerance in the Brain: A Novel Neuroprotective Strategy?.- Positron Emission Tomography: Anticipated Usefulness in Critical Care Settings.- Measurement of Regional Cerebral Blood Flow by Near Infrared Spectroscopy and Indocyanine Green Dye Dilution.- Invasive Multimodal Online Monitoring in Severe Stroke Patients.- Critical Care of Myasthenic Crisis.- Neuromuscular Abnormalities in Critical Illness.- Emergency Medicine.- Interhospital Pediatric Intensive Care Transport.- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.- Club Drugs: A New Challenge in Clinical Toxicology.- GI Crises.- New Insights into the Pathophysiology and Severity Assessment of Acute Pancreatitis.- Necrosectomy for Severe Acute Pancreatitis.- Acute Liver Failure in the ICU.- Metabolic Support.- Critical Role of Hormones in Traumatic Injury and Outcome.- Hyperglycemia and the Lung.- Glycolysis in Sepsis and other Stress Conditions.- Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and its Sulfate (DHEAS) in Critical Illness.- Vasopressin and Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis Relationships.- Clinical Applications of Indirect Calorimetry in the Intensive Care Setting.- Management, Education, and Ethics.- Can Nosocomial Infections and Iatrogenic Events Serve as Quality-of-Care Indicators in the ICU?.- Hospital and ICU Organizational Structure and Quality of Care for Surgical Patients.- Volume and Outcome in Pediatric Critical Care: How Much is Enough?.- Human Factors and ICU Outcomes.- The Risk of Nursing in an Error-Prone Environment.- Identifying the Patient-at-Risk: Technology and ICU Outreach Services.- Multimedia Medical Education and E-Learning.- End-of-Life Care in the ICU: Toward a Newer Concept of Futility.
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