Principles of Critical Care, 4th edition

Hardcover | June 2, 2015

byJesse Hall, Gregory Schmidt, John Kress

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Quickly and accurately diagnose and treat the critically ill patient with guidance from the field's definitive text

"…Clearly the finest textbook available in the field." -- Critical Care Medicine journal

"…Very well done…unusually user-friendly…excellent…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." -- Journal of the American Medical Association

Considered the field's definitive text, Principles of Critical Care offers unmatched coverage of the diagnosis and treatment of the most common problems encountered in the practice of critical care. Written by expert critical care physicians who are also experienced teachers, the book features an organization, thoroughness, and clarity not found in any other reference on the topic. Within its pages, you will find comprehensive, authoritative discussion of every aspect of critical care medicine essential to successful clinical practice, ranging from basic principles to the latest technologies.

The fourth edition is highlighted by:

  • A new full-color presentation
  • NEW CHAPTERS on ICU Ultrasound, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, ICU-Acquired Weakness, Abdominal Compartment Syndrome, and Judging the Adequacy of Intravascular Volume
  • The addition of many new figures and diagnostic and treatment algorithms
  • In-depth, up-to-date descriptions of the unique presentation, differential diagnosis, and management of specific critical illnesses
  • A logical organ system approach that simplifies the search for thorough and practical information necessary to manage a patient’s specific condition
  • The integration of pathophysiology throughout the text
  • Content that reflects today’s interdisciplinary approach to critical care medicine

    *Reviews are of previous editions

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Quickly and accurately diagnose and treat the critically ill patient with guidance from the field's definitive text"…Clearly the finest textbook available in the field." -- Critical Care Medicine journal"…Very well done…unusually user-friendly…excellent…a significant contribution to the field. It should be placed not only in the critic...

Jesse Hall, MD is Professor of Medicine, Anesthesia, and Critical Care at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Gregory Schmidt, MD is Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa. John Kress, MD is Professor of Medicine and Critical Care at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:11.1 × 8.6 × 2.3 inPublished:June 2, 2015Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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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 IllnessChapter 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
Chapter 113: Ultrasound in the ICU
Chapter 114: Fungal and Viral infections other than hemorragic fevers
Chapter 115: Pulmonary hypertension
Chapter 116: Alcohol withdrawal