Surviving Intensive Care by Derek C. AngusSurviving Intensive Care by Derek C. Angus

Surviving Intensive Care

byDerek C. AngusEditorJean Carlet

Paperback | November 25, 2003

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For many years, intensive care has focused on avoiding immediate death from acute, life-threatening conditions. However, there are increasing reports of a number of lingering consequences for those who do indeed survive intensive care. Examples include on-going high risk of death, neurocognitive defects, significant caregiver burden, and continued high healthcare costs.
Surviving Intensive Care , written by the world's experts in this area, is dedicated to better understanding the consequences of surviving intensive care and is intended to provide a synopsis of the current knowledge and a stimulus for future research and improved care of the critically ill.
Title:Surviving Intensive CareFormat:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.07 inPublished:November 25, 2003Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3540441492

ISBN - 13:9783540441496

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Table of Contents

Natural History of Critical Illness.- Survival as an Outcome for ICU Patients.- Morbidity and Functional Limitation in Survivors of ARD.- Health-related Quality of Life.- The Neuropsychological Consequences of Intensive Care.- The Burden of Caregiving on Families of ICU Survivors.- Long-term Economic Consequences of Surviving Intensive Care.- Understanding Outcomes of Critically Ill Older Patients.- Measuring the Health Status of Pediatric ICU Survivors.- Predictors and Modifiers of Long-tern Outcomes.- Pre-ICU Factors.- Intra-ICU patient factors.- ICU Environmental Factors and Quality of Sleep in Critically Ill Patients.- The Impact of Routine ICU Supportive Care on Long-term Outcomes from Critical Illness.- Improving Methods to Capture Long-term Outcomes in Clinical Studies.- Disease-free Survival and Quality of Life as End-points in Clinical Trials.- Surrogate Measures of Patient-centered Outcomes in Critical Care.- Measuring Health Status after Critical Illness: Where Are We and Where Do We Go from Here?.- How Should We Assess Neuropsychological Sequelae of Critical Illness?.- How Can We Evaluate Information Provided to Family Members in the ICU?.- Approaches to Improve Long-term Outcomes.- How Should We Measure the Economic Consequences of Critical Illness?.- Modifying Triage Decisions to Optimize Long-term Outcomes.- Preventing Nosocomial Infections to Improve Outcome of Intensive Care.- Preventing Iatrogenic Complications.- Changing ICU Behavior to Focus on Long-term Outcomes.- L.O.V.E. and Quality of Life within the ICU: How can it improve Patient Outcome?.- Re-organizing Health Care Systems to Optimize Critical Care Outcomes.- Defining' success'in ICU Care..

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"This sleek and modern-appearing paperback is a recent publication by Springer-Verlag, in the series Update in Intensive Care Medicine. . Surviving Intensive Care has clear typography, high-quality paper, and a strong binding . . The illustrations and tables . are clear and generally informative. . As a whole, Surviving Intensive Care is probably most of interest to clinical researchers interested in considering long-term outcomes as primary or secondary end points of observational or interventional research in the ICU." (Catherine Lee Hough, Respiratory Care, Vol. 50 (9), September, 2005)