Critical Care Cases

Paperback | July 1, 1997

EditorR. F. Armstrong, J. B. Salmon

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Doctors working for the first time in an intensive care unit are faced with a variety of extremely ill and technically demanding patients. Very often they are exposed to situations for which they have not been properly prepared. Although most disciplines and professional examinations nowdemand some understanding of intensive care, opportunities for learning intensive care medicine are limited, with few courses available. Critical Care Cases presents a cross section of common problems seen in intensive care, presented by experienced teachers working in this field. Each topic beginswith a real life case history, complete with examination findings, biochemistry, and blood gases. The readers are then given the opportunity to consider how they would manage the situation, before turning over to find a full discussion and recommendations from an expert in the field. The book coversall the common intensive care problems, including: respiratory failure, trauma, infection, and neurological disorders, and will provide a stimulating and thought provoking text for anyone preparing to work in intensive care medicine.

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Doctors working for the first time in an intensive care unit are faced with a variety of extremely ill and technically demanding patients. Very often they are exposed to situations for which they have not been properly prepared. Although most disciplines and professional examinations nowdemand some understanding of intensive care, oppo...

Dr Rod Armstrong Department of Intensive Care The Middlesex Hospital Mortimer Street London W1N 8AA Tel: 0171 380 9008/9012 Fax: 0171 636 3264 Address for Mr Jonathan Salmon as above

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:242 pages, 9.21 × 5.35 × 0.55 inPublished:July 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0192625837

ISBN - 13:9780192625830

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Part 1 - RespiratoryAcute Respiratory failureChronic respiratory failureAsthmaAcute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)Ventilator managementVentilator management 2WeaningPart 2 - TraumaMultiple traumaOxygen delivery and traumaTransportation of the criticlaly illAeromedical evacuationElectrocution and burnsHypothermiaCarbon monoxide poisoningThe high risk surgical casePart 3 - CardiovascularHypovolaemiaMyocardial infarctionAortic dissectionRight ventricular infarctionEndocartitisHeart blockPart 4 - InfectionTuberculosisHuman immunodeficiency virus (H.I.V.)LeptospirosisLegionnaires' diseaseMalariaAcute pancreatitisSepsisToxic shock syndromePart 5 - Neurological disorderHead injuryThe post-operative neurosurgical caseGuillain-Barre syndromeCritical care neuropathyPart 6 - MetabolicHyponatraemiaMetabolic acidosisMetabolic acidosis 2Diabetic ketoacidosisPart 7 - Renal, hepatic, endocrineRhabdomyolysisPrevention of acute renal failure (ARF)Renal failurePhaecromocytomaHepatic failurePart 8 - Obstetric and paediatricsHaemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelets (HELLP)Thrombocytopaenia(PET)Meningococcal sepsisCroupRespiratory failure in the infantPart 9 - EthicsWithdrawal of treatment