Principles of Critical Care, Third Edition [NOOK Book]


The classic text in critical care medicine! The 3rd Edition of this classic text is streamlined and focused on the needs of the working critical care physician and features important new treatment strategies. Organized by organ systems, this text, the only critical care source that includes evidence-based learning, guides physicians from initial patient assessment and differential diagnosis through therapeutic plan.

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The classic text in critical care medicine! The 3rd Edition of this classic text is streamlined and focused on the needs of the working critical care physician and features important new treatment strategies. Organized by organ systems, this text, the only critical care source that includes evidence-based learning, guides physicians from initial patient assessment and differential diagnosis through therapeutic plan.

The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Journal of the American Medical Association
The second edition of Principles of Critical Care is a significant contribution to the field. It should be placed not only in the critical care practitioner's library, but also in the rounds and nurses' conference rooms of critical care units.
David J. Dries
This is the second edition of a multiauthor textbook of multidisciplinary critical care last published in 1992. Pathophysiology of critical illness is reviewed along with detailed discussions of procedures and issues involved in the direction of the modern ICU. Critical care practitioners at all levels will benefit from this work. The editors are acknowledged experts in critical care from North America. The bulk of this material is provided by authors from the University of Chicago. Over 100 chapters and 1,700 pages are included in this single volume hardbound work. The text begins with an overview to organization of the ICU and continues with general management principles, cardiopulmonary critical care, infectious concerns, and other organ specific problems. The two concluding portions of the text discuss concerns specific to surgical disease in the ICU and other specialty problems, including pharmacology, obstetrics, dermatology, and environmental injury. Chapters open with an italicized summary of the key points. The book is organized into brief topics isolated by the character of type. Black-and-white illustrations and tables are frequent and reproduce well. Black-and-white photographs and radiographs reproduce with inconsistent quality. Each chapter concludes with a reference list, with citations dating to within two years of publication. References represent original work. The table of contents divides chapters according to general subject matter. An extensive index concludes the work with separate citations for tables and figures. Principles of Critical Care shows evidence of maintaining currency after the first edition. The authors have addedchapters dealing with new techniques in mechanical ventilation and other inflammatory problems while revising other standard chapters. In some cases, chapters appear to be little changed from the first edition with occasional insertion of new references. Reference format is also inconsistent among chapters. Despite minor production issues, this effort is a major update of an important secondary reference for the critical care practitioner.
Critical Care Medicine
Principles of Critical Care is a very thorough and well-written textbook that has been carefully edited by three masters of intensive care medicine….It succeeds in achieving that tricky balance of being thorough and complete yet readable and practical. It's the kind of book that benefits all intensivists and anybody dealing with the critically ill.”—Critical Care Medicine
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: David J. Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School)
Description: This is the third edition of a hardbound comprehensive multidisciplinary textbook of adult critical care.
Purpose: A review of pathophysiology is provided with discussion of procedures, disease states, and management strategies.
Audience: Practitioners and senior trainees are an appropriate audience for this work. While editorial leadership comes from the University of Chicago, leaders from the critical care community throughout North America provide substantial input.
Features: The 112 chapters are organized along traditional lines, beginning with an overview of organizational issues, general management strategies and an approach to critical care problems based on organ system patterns of presentation. Additional sections address the needs of the surgical patient both in high-risk, non-trauma situations and the specific challenges posed by the injured patient. Concluding chapters review recent developments in toxicology, critical illness in pregnancy, and morbid obesity. Chapters are well written and extensively referenced. Black-and-white illustrations and reproductions of radiographs are of inconsistent quality. References date to within one year of publication and focus on original work. A detailed table of contents groups chapters by subject heading and provides authorship. An exhaustive index of over 70 pages provides separate references for figures and tables.
Assessment: This is one of the leading textbooks in the field. With expansion in authorship and inclusion of new material, particularly on sepsis, delirium, ventilator-associated lung injury, bioterrorism, and disaster management, it is comparable to the recently released Textbook of Critical Care, 5th edition, edited by Fink, Abraham, Vincent and Kochanek (Elsevier, 2005). Important issues that receive scattered or incomplete discussion include compartment syndromes and management of the transplant patient. This is one of the core texts in our critical care training program.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071479479
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 8/4/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1720
  • File size: 53 MB
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Meet the Author

Jesse B. Hall, MD Professor of Medicine, and of Anesthesia and Critical Care Chief, Section of Pulmonary & Critical Care Director of Medical Intensive Care Unit Pritzker School of Medicine University of Chicago Chicago, IL

Gregory A. Schmidt, MD Associate Professor of Medicine Pritzker School of Medicine University of Chicago Chicago, IL

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Table of Contents


PART I: An Overview of the Approach to and Organization of Critical Care

Chapter 1. Approach to Critical Care

Chapter 2. Assessing Cost-Effectiveness in the ICU

Chapter 3. Improving the Quality of Care in the ICU

Chapter 4. Infection Control and Surveillance in the Intensive Care Unit

Chapter 5. Legal Issues in Critical Care

Chapter 6. Assessment of Severity of Illness

Chapter 7. Transportation of the Critically Ill Patient

Chapter 8. Telemedicine

Chapter 9. Preparedness for Catastrophe

PART II General Management of the Patient

Chapter 10. Preventing Morbidity

Chapter 11. Nutrition in the Critically Ill Patient

Chapter 12. Intravascular Devices

Chapter 13. Clinical Use of the Pulmonary Artery Catheter

Chapter 14. Pain Control, Sedation and Use of Muscle Relaxants

Chapter 15. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Chapter 16. Therapeutic Hypothermia

Chapter 17. Withdrawing Life-Sustaining Therapy & Administering Palliative Care

Chapter 18. Chronic Critical Illness

Chapter 19. Long-Term Outcomes of Critical Illness

PART III Cardiovascular Disorders

Chapter 20. The Pathophysiology of the Circulation in Critical Illness

Chapter 21. Shock

Chapter 22. Ventricular Dysfunction in Critical Illness

Chapter 23. Diagnostic and Management Strategies for Acute Failure in the ICU

Chapter 24. Cardiac Arrhythmias, Pacing, Cardioversion/Defibrillation in the Critical Care Setting

Chapter 25. Myocardial Ischemia

Chapter 26. Acute Right Heart Syndromes

Chapter 27. Pulmonary Embolic Disorders: Thrombus, Air, and FAT

Chapter 28. Pericardial Disease

Chapter 29. Valvular Heart Disease

Chapter 30. Aortic Dissection

PART IV Pulmonary Disorders

Chapter 31 The Pathophysiology and Differential Diagnosis of Acute Respiratory Failure

Chapter 32. Ventilator Waveforms: Clinical Interpretation

Chapter 33. Noninvasive Ventilation

Chapter 34. Upper Airway Obstruction

Chapter 35. Airway Management

Chapter 36. Management of the Ventilated Patient

Chapter 37. Ventilator-Induced Lung Inquiry

Chapter 38. ARDS

Chapter 39. Acute-On-Chronic Respiratory Failure

Chapter 40. Severe Asthma

Chapter 41. Massive Hemoptysis

Chapter 42. Restrictive Disease of the Respiratory System and the Abdominal Compartment Syndrome

Chapter 43. Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

Chapter 44. Liberation from Mechanical Ventilation

PART V Infectious Disorders

Chapter 45. Principles of Antimicrobial Therapy and the Clinical Pharmacology of Antimicrobial Drugs

Chapter 46. Sepsis with Acute Organ Dysfunction

Chapter 47. Approach to Infection in Patients Receiving Cytotoxic Chemotherapy for Malignancy

Chapter 48. AIDS in the Intensive Care Unit

Chapter 49. Endocarditis and Other Intravascular Infections

Chapter 50. Intravascular Access Devices Used in Critical Care

Chapter 51. Pneumonia

Chapter 52. Bacterial Infections of the Central Nervous System

Chapter 53. Encephalomyelitis

Chapter 54. Life-Threatening Infections of the Head, Neck and Upper Respiratory Tract

Chapter 55. Soft Tissue Infections

Chapter 56. Urinary Tract Infections

Chapter 57. Gastrointestinal Infections

Chapter 58. Severe Malaria

Chapter 59. Tetanus

Chapter 60. Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers

Chapter 61. Biowarfare Agents

PART VI Neurologic Disorders

Chapter 62. Delirium in the Intensive Care Unit

Chapter 63. Cerebrovascular Disease

Chapter 64. Seizures in the Intensive Care Unit

Chapter 65. Intracranial Pressure: Monitoring and Management

Chapter 66. Neuromuscular Diseases Leading to Respiratory Failure

Chapter 67. Coma, Persistent Vegetative State, and Brain Death

PART VII Hematologic and Oncologic Disorders

Chapter 68. Anemia and Blood Transfusion

Chapter 69. Bleeding Disorders

Chapter 70. Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Hemolytic Syndromes, and the Approach to Thrombotic Microangiopathies

Chapter 71. Acute Leukemia

Chapter 72. Oncologic Emergencies

Chapter 73. Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation and Graft-Versus-Host Disease

Chapter 74. Toxicities of Chemotherapy

PART VIII Renal and Metabolic Disorders

Chapter 75. Acute Renal Failure

Chapter 76. Electrolyte Disorders in Critical Care

Chapter 77. Acid-Base Balance

Chapter 78. Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Coma, and Hypoglycemia

Chapter 79. Adrenocortical Insufficiency

Chapter 80. Thyroid Disease

PART IX Gastrointestinal Disorders

Chapter 81. Gut and Hepatobiliary Dysfunction

Chapter 82. Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage

Chapter 83. Fulminant Hepatic Failure

Chapter 84. Management of the Patient with Cirrhosis

Chapter 85. Acute Pancreatitis

Chapter 86. Mesenteric Ischemia

PART X The Surgical Patient

Chapter 87. Special Considerations in the Surgical Patient

Chapter 88. Preoperative Assessment of the High-Risk Surgical Patient

Chapter 89. The Acute Abdomen and Intraabdominal Sepsis

Chapter 90. The Transplant Patient

Chapter 91. Care of the Multiorgan Donor

Chapter 92. Priorities in Multisystem Trauma

Chapter 93. Head Injury and Intracranial Hypertension

Chapter 94. Spine Injuries

Chapter 95. Torso Trauma

Chapter 96. Pelvic Ring Injuries and Extremity Trauma

Chapter 97. Electrical Trauma

Chapter 98. Burns: Resuscitation Phase (0-36 Hours)

Chapter 99. Burns: Post-Resuscitation Phase (Day 2 to Day 6)

Chapter 100. Burns: Inflammation-Infection Phase (Day 7 to Wound Closure)

Chapter 101. Interventional Radiology

PART XI Special Problems in Critical Care

Chapter 102. Toxicology in Adults

Chapter 103. Critical Care Pharmacology

Chapter 104. Rheumatology in the Intensive Care Unit

Chapter 105. Critical Illness in Pregnancy

Chapter 106. Anaphylactic and Anaphylactoid Reactions

Chapter 107. Dermatologic Conditions

Chapter 108. Sickle Cell Disease

Chapter 109. The Obesity Epidemic and Critical Care

Chapter 110. Hypothermia

Chapter 111. Hyperthermia

Chapter 112. Diving Medicine and Near-Drowning
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