Near Misses in Pulmonary and Cardiothoracic Critical Care

Near Misses in Pulmonary and Cardiothoracic Critical Care

by Joseph Varon, Robert E. Fromm, Garrett L. Walsh
     
 

This essential clinical manual presents real-life case studies of uncommon problems encountered in the management of common chest disorders or uncommon presentations of critical illness. Unique, this reader friendly text encourages you to evaluate how you would handle a situation and which diagnosis you would chose. Case senarios include diagnosis and treatment

Overview

This essential clinical manual presents real-life case studies of uncommon problems encountered in the management of common chest disorders or uncommon presentations of critical illness. Unique, this reader friendly text encourages you to evaluate how you would handle a situation and which diagnosis you would chose. Case senarios include diagnosis and treatment options follow the case history, radiographs, and electrocardiographic tracings.

Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: David J. Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School)
Description: This collection of cases is a description of important clinical problems in cardiopulmonary critical care.
Purpose: A group of case summaries illustrative of critical chest problems is provided. Presentations are developed to cultivate acute recognition and optimal response by the audience.
Audience: Teachers and students of cardiopulmonary critical care may benefit from this work. The editors are experienced intensivists from major medical centers in Houston.
Features: Approximately thirty brief case reviews are included in the 120 pages of this text. A brief subject index follows the reviews. The table of contents lists cases only by a phrase describing the presenting problem. Cases are presented without a particular order. Occasional black-and-white illustrations of thoracic radiographs are provided; these reproduce with marginal quality. Cases are followed by a short list of pertinent readings; these readings date to within one year of publication. A summary of clinical points to remember from each case is also given.
Assessment: This is a concise, engaging description of important critical care problems. Discussions and presentations are well directed; these presentations may allow broader discussion of a variety of clinical issues. I am frustrated by the fact that case content is not described in the table of contents; I am unable to optimally direct my use of this book. Nonetheless, these cases may be used independently by the student or as a discussion prompted by the teacher of critical care.
2 Stars from Doody
David J. Dries
This collection of cases is a description of important clinical problems in cardiopulmonary critical care. A group of case summaries illustrative of critical chest problems is provided. Presentations are developed to cultivate acute recognition and optimal response by the audience. Teachers and students of cardiopulmonary critical care may benefit from this work. The editors are experienced intensivists from major medical centers in Houston. Approximately thirty brief case reviews are included in the 120 pages of this text. A brief subject index follows the reviews. The table of contents lists cases only by a phrase describing the presenting problem. Cases are presented without a particular order. Occasional black-and-white illustrations of thoracic radiographs are provided; these reproduce with marginal quality. Cases are followed by a short list of pertinent readings; these readings date to within one year of publication. A summary of clinical points to remember from each case is also given. This is a concise, engaging description of important critical care problems. Discussions and presentations are well directed; these presentations may allow broader discussion of a variety of clinical issues. I am frustrated by the fact that case content is not described in the table of contents; I am unable to optimally direct my use of this book. Nonetheless, these cases may be used independently by the student or as a discussion prompted by the teacher of critical care.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750671170
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
02/17/1999
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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