ecmo in the adult patient

alain vuylsteke


extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ecmo) is developing rapidly, and is now part of the toolkit for the management of all patients with severe respiratory or cardiac failure. clinicians of all disciplines are in need of a simple manual, easy and fun to read, that will take them through the management of these patients, explaining the principles of safe and successful practice. part of the core critical care series, this book is an easy-to-read guide for the aspiring ecmo clinician. doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, dieticians, pharmacists and all other key members of the team will learn the basics required to better understand the technology and care of the patient. the experienced clinician will enjoy reading through the chapters, which present structured thoughts and knowledge acquired through clinical more

harrisons pulmonary and critical care medicine

joseph loscalzo


pulmonary and critical care medicine – as only harrison's can cover it featuring a superb compilation of chapters related to pulmonary and critical care topics derived from harrison's principles of internal medicine, nineteenth edition (including content from the acclaimed harrison's dvd, now available here in print), this concise, full-color clinical companion delivers the latest knowledge in the field backed by the scientific rigor and authority that have defined harrison's. you will find 45 chapters from more than 70 renowned editors and contributors in a carry-anywhere presentation that is ideal for the classroom, clinic, ward, or exam/certification preparation.
features: * logically divided into five sections that reflect the scope of pulmonary and critical care medicine: diagnosis of respiratory disorders, diseases of the respiratory system, general approach to the critically ill patient, common illnesses and syndromes, and disorders complicating critical illnesses and their management * integration of pathophysiology with clinical management * high-yield board review questions make this text ideal for keeping current or preparing for the boards * valuable appendix of laboratory values of clinical importanceshow more

textbook of critical care

prof. jean-louis vincent


comprehensive, concise, and readable, textbook of critical care, 7th edition, brings you fully up to date with the effective management of critically ill patients, providing the evidence-based guidance you need to overcome a full range of practice challenges. drs. jean-louis vincent, edward abraham, frederick a. moore, patrick kochanek, and mitchell p. fink are joined by other international experts who offer a multidisciplinary approach to critical care, sharing expertise in anesthesia, surgery, pulmonary medicine, and pediatrics. this highly acclaimed text offers icu clinicians a new understanding of the pathophysiology of critical illness and new therapeutic approaches to critical more

hospital medicine 2017 perspectives practices and professional development

robert habicht


this practical resource provides hospitalists of all levels a comprehensive foundation for understanding the critical elements of hospital medicine. beginning with an overview of the healthcare system, chapters provide relevant insights on management, regulations, evidence-based approaches, an awareness of safety and economic concerns and professional development skills. perspectives on how hospitalist and hospital medicine teams can effectively engage this system to provide cost-effective, high-quality care are offered throughout this volume. with real-world guidance on the major tenets of hospital medicine, hospital medicine will serve as the definitive guide to a successful career in this rapidly evolving more

sex and gender in acute care medicine

alyson j. mcgregor


until the past decade, clinicians and researchers assumed that the medical evaluation and treatment of both women and men were the same. this archaic and dangerous notion persisted in spite of the clear anatomic and physiologic differences between the genders. today, we fully understand that this paradigm is false. in all specialties of medicine, practitioners and researchers are beginning to consider the influence of sex and gender and how it should inform the care of their patients. this book focuses on the issue of sex and gender in the evaluation and treatment of patients specifically in the delivery of acute medical care. it serves as a guide both to clinicians interested in the impact of sex and gender on their practice and to researchers interested in the current state of the art in the field and critical future research more

principles and practice of hospital medicine 2

m.d. sylvia c. mckean; md john j. ross; daniel d. dressler; m.d. danielle b. scheurer

the leading textbook of hospital medicine completely updated to reflect today s challenges

since its publication in 2012, principles and practice of hospital medicine, second editionhas become the field s premier resource. comprehensive, authoritative, and practical, this landmark text provides a solid grounding in clinical, organizational, and administrative areas central to the practice of hospital medicine.

the second edition has been completely updated to reflect the evolving practice responsibilities of hospitalists. examples include value-based medicine, expanded surgical content, bedside clinical reasoning, and a new segment devoted to rehabilitation and skilled nursing care. this edition also features a more accessible and streamlined full-color design enriched by more than 600 illustrations. each clinical chapter opens with boxed key clinical questions that are addressed in the text and summarized in hundreds of tables. case studies demonstrate how to apply this information specifically to the management of hospitalized patients.

representing the expertise of more than two hundred renowned contributors, principles and practice of hospital medicine, second edition is logically divided into six sections:

the specialty of hospital medicine and systems of care
medical consultation
rehabilitation and skilled nursing care
the approach to the patient at the bedside
diagnostic testing and procedures
clinical conditions in the inpatient setting

principles and practice of hospital medicine, second edition is essential reading for clinicians who strive to optimize inpatient care and sharpen their leadership skills.

single best answer questions for the final fficm

keith davies


this is the first dedicated revision aid for the single best answer component of the final fficm, added to the written examination in july 2014. it contains 240 sba practice questions, divided into eight papers covering the faculty of intensive care medicine curriculum. each answer consists of a short explanation, allowing a quick review of the correct answer, and a long explanation, providing a more in-depth discussion of the question topic. all answers are also fully referenced, encouraging further reading and providing sources for more detailed study. in combination with the companion volume, multiple true false questions for the final fficm, this guide allows readers to access full written mock exams in the style and format of the official fficm examination, and is an invaluable resource for trainees in intensive care more

postoperative nausea and vomiting a practical guide

tong joo gan


postoperative nausea and vomiting is an increasingly common and distressing problem faced by patients undergoing anesthesia that negatively affects their recovery and wellbeing and can result in significant increases in healthcare costs. effective treatment strategies and relevant, up-to-date guidance are essential to manage postoperative nausea and vomiting in the perioperative setting. this practical, concise guide to the subject offers information on the history and mechanisms of postoperative nausea and vomiting, assessing and identifying risk factors, providing appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options, and implementing successful management strategies to tackle this issue. as a uniquely comprehensive study of the topic that provides much more detail than a chapter in a general anaesthesia textbook, this is an invaluable resource for anesthetists and physicians managing patients more

osces for the final fficm

raj nichani


this study guide includes in-depth coverage of past fficm exam material, and is an invaluable resource for trainees preparing for the osce examination in intensive care medicine. a structured layout gives the reader clear and convenient access to a wealth of model questions and answers that can be used for quick-fire practice or more detailed study. the book is divided into four sections covering data interpretation, equipment, ethics and communication, and resuscitation and simulation. questions have been matched to the curriculum, ensuring accurate and comprehensive revision guidance, and a sample marking scheme is provided to assist with exam preparation. incorporating recommendations from the fficm court of examiners, additional data analysis, images and ecgs are included to build on common areas of potential more

lange critical care

john m. oropello


a practical, concise, and up-to-date reference for the icu lange critical care delivers concise, highly clinical coverage of the surgical and medical aspects of critical care. the book provide basic fundamentals, applications and insights that will be of lasting value to all icu physicians, nurses,advanced care providers, and allied personnel who care for the critically ill and injured patients in all icus. noteworthy features include a well-illustrated clinical care procedures section, high-yield summaries of the full spectrum of essential critical care topics, and the inclusion of "controversies" chapters throughout each section addressing some of the ambiguous aspects of critical care. this timely book also covers the growing scope of critical care provided outside the icu and the increasing importance of critical care services within the hospital structure. in keeping with the multi-professional nature of critical care delivery, several chapters are authored or coauthored by critical care fellows, icu nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists.
* valuable to practicing critical care physicians and fellows in training, as well as all critical care providers, including hospitalists, subspecialty physicians, residents, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, and medical students * includes both the surgical and medical aspects of critical care, making it valuable to the intensivist working in the micu or sicu * utilizes numerous visual elements such as figures, tables, and algorithms * appendix contains valuable reference material and formulas, including a chapter on bedside statistics * excellent primer for internal medicine rotations and great for board and exam reviewshow more

nutrition support for the critically ill

seres, david s., van way, iii, charles w. (eds.)

this text provides a review of the current knowledge in both the mechanics of nourishing the critically ill and the metabolic and immunological roles nutrients play. in-depth chapters discuss disease-related malnutrition as distinct from under-or-over nourishment and the impact of nourishment in either form of malnutrition. the appropriate timing and indications for nutrition support are provided as well as advanced techniques for improving practice. a broad range of issues related to interdisciplinary practice are addressed. useful for a wide variety of practitioners, including icu doctors, hospitalists, and nutrition support physicians, nutrition support of the critically ill provides practical bedside advice and simplified recommendations for practice.

interventional critical care 2016 a manual for advanced care practitioners

dennis a. taylor


this book provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of the interventional procedures that can be performed in intensive care settings. the book addresses fundamentals of the indications and technical aspects of procedures, and identifies pitfalls and resource needs. in addition, a section is dedicated to a discussion of the staff-preparation, hemodynamic, and anesthetic concerns necessary for all procedures. chapters focus on the following specific concerns: airway, thoracic, ent, vascular, abdominal, genitourinary, neurologic, and musculoskeletal. a brief review of the existing literature addressing these particular topics accompanies each section. extensive illustrations and diagrams are also included to enhance the readers' experience. authored by a multi-disciplinary team of experts in their fields, interventional critical care: a manual for advanced care practitioners serves as a comprehensive resource for advanced care practitioners and physicians for performing and preparing for procedures in the more

hemodynamic monitoring in the icu 2016

raphael giraud


this book describes the pathophysiological significance of the hemodynamic monitoring parameters available to the clinician and their role in providing reliable and reproducible information on the cardiocirculatory status of a patient in shock. it is explained how measurements of these parameters enable the intensivist to understand the patient's condition and to make more informed treatment decisions in order to optimize the hemodynamic status and improve the prognosis. full guidance is provided on measurement of intravascular blood pressures, cardiac output, and derived variables. methods of cardiac output determination based on the classical pulmonary thermodilution, transpulmonary thermodilution, echocardiography, and doppler techniques are reviewed. techniques based on calibrated and non-calibrated pulse contour analysis are discussed, with attention to their limitations. furthermore, the dynamic indices of fluid responsiveness, their clinical applications, and issues related to their use are addressed. care is also taken to explain the physiological concepts underlying various devices used by anesthesiologists and more

handbook of critical and intensive care medicine 2016

joseph varon


the latest edition of this handbook is a concise yet comprehensive guide for attending physicians, fellows, residents, and students who cover the icu. the chapters follow an outline format and are divided by organ system, including neurologic disorders and cardiovascular disorders, and special topics, such as environmental disorders, trauma, and toxicology. the handbook includes thoroughly updated chapters from the previous edition, alongside completely new material. written by an authority in the field, the handbook of critical and intensive care medicine, third edition is a valuable one-stop reference for every practitioner engaged in critical care medicine across the more

topical issues in anesthesia and intensive care 2016

davide chiumello


this book describes the state of the art concerning some of the most hotly debated topics in anesthesia and intensive care and is at the same time intended to serve as a useful practical guide that will assist in improving outcomes. the topics covered are wide ranging and include, for example, the use of antibiotics during renal replacement therapy, the role of video laryngoscopy, management of mechanical ventilation in the operating room, use of high-frequency ventilation in patients with respiratory failure, management of the potentially brain dead patient, perioperative delirium, cardiac protection during general anesthesia, single-lung ventilation, and use of lung imaging in critically ill patients. written by recognized experts in the field, the book will offer a comprehensive and easy to understand update for specialists and students of anesthesia and intensive more

the intensivists challenge aging and career growth in a high stress medical specialty

david crippen


this book brings together personal narratives from critical care medicine specialists around the world. most of these physicians started in critical care at or before the exponential increase in technological modalities to reverse or sustain organ function, have seen patient care both ways, and have worked as many as 30 years or more at the bedside. the narratives are organized around such themes as : how and why these physicians entered the discipline of critical care; what was critical care like in the beginning; how they have experienced the flood of innovations in critical care; why they decided to retire (or not); and what their retirement options have been (or not). composed by influential critical care medicine specialists, the intensivist's challenge: aging and career growth in a high-stress medical specialty is a valuable resource bringing together a discussion of the nature and problems of aging as they apply to physicians in a high-stress occupation, while assessing the value of clinical experience at the bedside in a world increasingly full of soulless more

reducing mortality in acute kidney injury 2016

giovanni landoni


this book describes the techniques, strategies, and drugs that have been demonstrated by at least one paper published in a peer-reviewed journal to significantly influence survival in patients with or at risk for acute kidney injury. each chapter focuses on a specific intervention. the scope is accordingly wide, with coverage of topics as diverse as the type, timing, and dose of renal replacement therapy (rrt), anticoagulation and specific indications for rrt, perioperative hemodynamic optimization, fluid balance, diuretics, colloids, fenoldopam, terlipressin, n-acetylcysteine, and vasopressin. a variety of settings are considered, including critically ill patients, cardiac surgery, and hepatic and hematologic disorders. the topic selection was made using a democracy-based approach in which hundreds of specialists from dozens of countries expressed, via the web, whether they agreed with these topics and whether they used the techniques in their daily clinical practice. the clear text is supported by "how to do" sections and "key point" boxes that provide easily accessible practical information.
the book will be of interest for a wide variety of specialists, including intensivists, nephrologists, emergency doctors, and more

point of care tests for severe hemorrhage 2016 a manual for diagnosis and treatment

marco ranucci


this book is a rich source of information on point-of-care (poc) tests for the diagnosis and treatment of severe hemorrhage, including thromboelastography, thromboelastometry, heparin monitoring systems, and platelet function analyzers (multiplate, pfa-100, verifynow, etc.). the opening chapters focus on the pathophysiology of coagulation and the general characteristics of poc devices. the relevance of poc tests in specific scenarios is then carefully explained, with guidance on their use in contexts including trauma, cardiovascular surgery, ecmo, liver surgery, postpartum hemorrhage, and disorders of hemostasis in the critically ill. an individual chapter is devoted to practical issues when applying poc tests, and the book closes by presenting a set of informative clinical cases. as poc devices gain increasing popularity as bedside diagnostic tools in different clinical settings, it is important for practitioners to understand their role and value. point-of-care tests for severe hemorrhage will be a useful and reliable source of information for anesthesiologists, intensivists, cardiologists, and more

crisis management in acute care settings 2017 human factors and team psychology in a high stakes environment

michael st. pierre


this book is unique in providing a comprehensive overview of the human factors issues relevant to patient safety during acute care. by elucidating the principles of human behavior and decision-making in critical situations and identifying frequent sources of human error, it will help healthcare professionals provide safer, more effective treatment when dealing with emergencies characterized by uncertainty, high stakes, time pressure, and stress. the third edition has emerged from an ongoing synergistic relationship between clinicians and behavioral scientists on both sides of the atlantic to update and enhance each chapter — blending the strengths of the two professions into a readily accessible text. among other improvements, readers will find sharper articulation of concepts and significantly more information on the organizational impact on individual and team performance. crisis management in acute care settings is the required reference for all who are learning about, teaching, or providing acute and emergency healthcare.
it will be of high value for undergraduate and graduate medical and nursing program and offer a much-needed resource for those who use high-fidelity healthcare simulation to teach more

artificial ventilation 2016 a basic clinical guide

david j. baker


this book provides a basic clinical guide to the principles and practice of artificial ventilation, both manual and mechanical. it covers the development of artificial ventilation through the ages and the essential anatomy and physiology behind it. while there are many detailed texts available on mechanical ventilation, they are usually aimed at the hospital specialist and cover the many complex modes of ventilation used in the hospital setting.this book covers the basics of airway and ventilation management for non-specialists working in pre-hospital and emergency medicine. it fulfils the need for a resource that explains simply and clearly basic respiratory physiology, the pathophysiology behind respiratory failure and the practical aspects of artificial ventilation. this book links the two areas of hospital and pre-hospital practice together to promote better understanding of artificial ventilation by medical, paramedical and nursing personnel working in different fields of more

absolute hospital medicine review 2016 an intensive question answer guide

kevin conrad


hospital medicine has expanded beyond the practice of internal medicine to co-manage patients in the fields of orthopedics, neurosurgery and general surgery. this concise guide covers the evolution and expanding scope of hospital medicine and the variety of clinical, ethical and administrative situations a hospitalist encounters. 500 questions on inpatient care, co-management of patients and hospital system management are provided with the goal of assessing clinical and academic competency. questions feature actual cases with evidence-based solutions. useful to physicians, house staff and advanced nurse practitioners, this up-to-date referenced learning text encompasses all aspects of hospital more

best of five mcqs for the acute medicine sce

specialty registrar in acute and general internal medicine nigel lane


best of five mcqs for the acute medicine sce is a new revision resource designed specifically for this high-stakes exam. containing over 350 best of five multiple choice questions, this dedicated guide will help candidates to prepare successfully. the content mirrors the sce in acute medicine blueprint to ensure candidates are fully prepared for all the topics that may appear in the exam. topics range from how to manage acute problems in cardiology or neurology to managing acute conditions such as poisoning. all answers have full explanations and further reading to ensure high quality self-assessment and quick recognition of areas that require further more

revision notes in intensive care medicine

stuart gillon; chris wright; cameron knott; mark mcphail
>revision notes in intensive care medicine is a key resource for candidates preparing for postgraduate intensive care examinations. mapped to the fficm, edic and fcicm syllabuses, this title ensures candidates have all the information needed to prepare for their examinations.
information is presented in concise note form and bullet points with visually memorable tools, such as tables and diagrams, making revising and retaining key facts easier. chapters are arranged into physiological systems, such as ‘respiratory intensive care’ and ‘obstetric intensive care’, and are subdivided into major clinical issues within each chapter so specific areas of further study can be found easily.
drawing from the authors’ experiences as successful candidates, and carefully reviewed by consultants, revision notes ini ntensive care medicine provides the foundation for postgraduate intensive care exam revision.

neurocritical care what do i do now 2nd edition

eelco f. m. wijdicks


patients in the neurointensive care unit pose many clinical challenges for the attending physician. even experienced clinicians occasionally arrive at the point where diagnostic, work-up, treatment, or prognostic thinking becomes stymied. in daily practice, neurocritical care pertains to managing deteriorating patients, treatment of complications but also end-of-life care assisting families with difficult decisions. part of the "what do i do now " series, neurocritical care provides insight into interventions in acute neurologic disorders. using a case-based approach, this volume emphasizes how to handle comparatively common clinical problems emergently. new to this edition are cases on monitoring and prognostication. all cases have been carefully revised, and new information, references, and practical tables have been added. neurocritical care is both an engaging collection of thought-provoking cases and a self-assessment tool that tests the reader's ability to answer the question, "what do i do now "show more

critical care study guide

gerard j. criner

critical care medicine is a dynamic and exciting arena where complex pathophysiologic states require extensive knowledge and up-to-date clinical information. an extensive kno- edge of basic pathophysiology, as well as awareness of the appropriate diagnostic tests and treatments that are used to optimize care in the critically ill is essential. since our frst edition 7 years ago, new information crucial to the care and understanding of the critically ill patient has rapidly accumulated. because this knowledge base crosses many different disciplines, a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach presenting the information is essential, similar to the multidisciplinary approach that is used to care for the critically ill patient. we have strived to provide this content in an easily digestible format that uses a variety of teaching tools to facilitate understanding of the presented concepts and to enhance information retention. to meet the demand to provide comprehensive and diverse education in order to und- stand the pathogenesis and optimum care of a variety of critical illnesses, we have subst- tially revised the prior topics in the frst edition with updated information.
we have also markedly expanded the number of topics covered to include acute lung injury and the acute respiratory distress syndrome, an expanded discussion of the physiology and operation of mechanical ventilation, obstetrical care in the icu, neurosurgical emergencies, acute co- nary syndromes, cardiac arrhythmias, role of whole body rehabilitation in the icu, ethical conduct of human research in the icu, and nursing care of the icu patient.

mayo clinic critical care case review

rahul kashyap

mayo clinic critical care case review is a unique compellation of cases presented at the highly rated mayo clinic clinical pathological case (cpc) conference. designed to cover rare cases in a short amount of time, these reviews are set up in what is called the "unknown" format: highlighting the clinically key elements of the patient's hospital course, singling out the diagnostic dilemmas, and concludes with a question and answer format that allows clinicians to take home relative points for clinical practice. written by practicing intensivists and critical care fellows for practicing intensivists and critical care fellows, this book combines interesting reading experiences with critical care medicine review. each chapter ends with questions and answers that provide a board style review for the readers. each case begins on the left-hand page with the discussion on the right, written succinctly to provide quick diagnostic understanding. while most critical care review books focus solely on an organ-system format, mayo clinic critical care case review captures the spirit of the cpc conference in its text and illustrations.

noninvasive mechanical ventilation 2016 theory equipment and clinical applications

antonio m. esquinas

the new edition presents updates regarding new clinical applications of noninvasive mechanical ventilation and discusses recent technical advances in this field. the opening sections are devoted to theory , equipment, with new chapters on clinical applications in emergency medicine, critical care and sleep medicine, with detailed attention to current studies on niv-cpap, innovative clinical implications of niv-cpap devices. due attention is also paid to new ventilation modes and the development of synchronization and patient ventilator interaction results. the closing chapters examine clinical indication. written by internationally recognized experts in the field, this book will be an invaluable guide for both clinicians and researchers.

critical care 2

b9789351522133narendra rungta md fisccm fccm ficcm

rajesh pande md pdcc (sgpg ims) ficcm fccm (usa)

manish munjal md ficcm

sudhir khunteta md
this book critical care would be lucid, readable, emphasize on practical aspects and serve as a basic specialty book on critical care in india. eminent critical care physicians from india’s top hospitals and institutions have contributed to the book
key features
lucid, readable and much-needed text on critical care.

111 expert contributors are eminent critical care physicians.

include certain topics that are relevant to india like poisoning, tropical infections, end-of-life care and pregnancy-related issues.

covers the practical aspects of mechanical ventilation for the readers.

illustrated with radiographic images, photographs, diagrams, flow charts and tables.

essential for postgraduates and practicing intensivists.

manual of icu procedures

mohan gurjar

manual of icu procedures is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to intensive care procedures. the book is divided into four anatomical sections, and a final miscellaneous section. section one covers airway and respiratory, followed by; vascular and cardiac; neurological; gastrointestinal, abdominal, and genitourinary procedures. each section covers an extensive range of procedures, and each chapter begins with basic principles before describing the procedure step-by-step. enhanced by 428 colour images and illustrations, manual of icu procedures is an ideal resource for all critical care professionals. key points * step-by-step guide to a range of intensive care procedures * covers respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological, gastrointestinal, genitourinary and miscellaneous procedures *428 colour images

continuous renal replacement therapy 2nd edition

m.d. john a. kellum; m.d. rinaldo bellomo; m.d. claudio ronco
>continuous renal replacement therapy (crrt) is the standard of care for management of critically ill patients with acute renal failure. part of the pittsburgh critical care series, continuous renal replacement therapy provides concise, evidence-based, bedside guidance about this treatment modality, offering quick reference answers to clinicians’ questions about treatments and situations encountered in daily practice. organized into sections on theory, practice, special situations, and organizational issues, this volume provides a complete view of crrt theory and practice. tables summarize and highlight key points, and key studies and trials are included in each chapter. the second edition has been updated to include a new chapter on the use of biomarkers to aid in patient selection and timing, extensive revisions on terminology and nomenclature to match current standards, and the most up-to-date information on newly developed crrt machines.