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50 Studies Every Intensivist Should Know presents key studies that have shaped the practice of critical care medicine. Selected using a rigorous methodology, the studies cover topics including: sedation and analgesia, resuscitation, shock, ARDS, nutrition, renal failure, trauma, infection, diabetes, and physical therapy. For each study, a concise summary is presented with an emphasis on the results and limitations of the study, and its implications for practice. An illustrative clinical case concludes each review, followed by brief information on other relevant studies. This book is a must-read for health care professionals and anyone who wants to learn more about the data behind clinical practice. "While clinicians in the intensive care unit increasingly rely on practice guidelines that take into account the best available published research data, sorting through the studies efficiently, and separating the good from the not-so-good is a daunting task even for seasoned practitioners, much less trainees. This superb effort by Dr. Bittner and his group of extremely accomplished and experienced clinicians is a huge step in the right direction. 50 Studies Every Intensivist Should Know provides an excellent list of the landmark studies in the arena of critical care medicine and should be required reading for all our residents and critical care fellows." Hasan B. Alam, MD Norman Thompson Professor and Head of General Surgery University of Michigan
About the Author
Dr. Edward Bittner, MD, PhD is an anesthesiologist and critical care physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where he serves as Program Director for the Critical Care Medicine Fellowship and Associate Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. He is also an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at Harvard Medical School. He earned his PhD in biostatistics from Tulane University, medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and a master's degree in Medical Education from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bittner has broad academic and research interests that combine his background in biostatistics and education with his clinical expertise of anesthesiology and critical care. He has published over 150 original articles, reviews, chapters, and editorials in high impact journals and authoritative textbooks. He has also edited nine widely used books in anesthesiology and critical care. Dr. Bittner is a fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the American College of Epidemiology.