Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Just the Facts in Critical Care Medicine

This concise, yet comprehensive review is the perfect tool to prepare for in-service or licensing exams, for re-certification, or for use as a clinical refresher. Its highly efficient format conveniently condenses and simplifies the most important content, for maximum yield and comprehension-an especially important benefit for facilitating bedside diagnosis in critical care medicine.
Compact review of key board-type material for specialization in critical care medicine
Trusted insights from a writing team of top-name academics and clinicians from one of the country's preeminent critical care divisions
Standardized, bulleted format emphasizes key points of epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical features, differential diagnosis, diagnosis, procedures and treatment, prognosis, plus references
Highlights and summarizes key concepts to assure quick absorption of the material and reinforce your understanding of even the most difficult topics
Logical chapter organization, arranged by system (cardiology, pulmonary system...) and illness (trauma, burns, poisoning…) to help focus your study and provide quick access to subjects.

Book details:
Author: Jesse B. Hall,Gregory A. Schmidt
Publisher:McGraw-Hill Professional; 1 edition (April 26, 2007)
Size:3,557 MB

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Blood Pressure Monitoring in Cardiovascular Medicine and Therapeutics

In this newly updated second edition of Blood Pressure Monitoring in Cardiovascular Medicine and Therapeutics, William B. White, MD, and a panel of highly experienced clinicians critically review every aspect of out-of-office evaluation of blood pressure, including home and ambulatory pressure, the relationship between whole-day blood pressure and the cardiovascular disease process, and the effects of numerous antihypertensive therapies on these blood pressure parameters. The world-class opinion leaders writing here describe the significant advances in our understanding of the circadian pathophysiology of cardiovascular disorders and demonstrate that ambulatory blood pressure values are independent predictors of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.

Book details:
Author:William B. White
Publisher:Humana Press; 2nd ed. edition (Aug 8 2007)
Size:3,235 MB


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Monitoring Level of Consciousness during anesthesia & sedation

Perioperative Critical Care Cardiology (Topics in Anaesthesia and Critical Care)

In this book are discussed topics of particular importance to critical care cardiovascular diagnosis and management in the perioperative period. Chapter topics are the causes for heart failure; the pathophysiology of heart failure; coronary heart disease and ischemic preconditioning; hypertensive urgencies and emergencies; diagnosis of heart failure; preoperative cardiac risk assessment; hemodynamic monitoring in patients with heart failure; electrocardiography of heart failure - features and arrhythmias; pharmacologic management for patients with heart failure; devices for management of heart failure; pacemaker and internal cardioverter-defibrillator therapies; management of cardiopulmonary arrest; circulatory shock - anaphylactic, cardiogenic, haemorrhagic, septic; prevention and management of cardiac dysfunction during and after cardiac surgery; vasodilator therapy - systemic and pulmonary; and, thromboembolism and anticoagulation. This work represents an important update for anaesthesiologists, cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, emergency care physicians and intensivists caring for patients with acute, life-threatening cardiovascular afflictions.

Book details:
Author:John L. Atlee, J.L. Vincent, G. Sinagra
Publisher:Springer (January, 2007)
Size:3,078 MB


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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Trauma: Contemporary Principles and Therapy

Written by international leaders in trauma surgery, this comprehensive text spans the entire field of trauma, from trauma systems, to the composition and practice of the trauma team, to management of all injuries seen in a trauma setting. The book consists of short, specific, clinically relevant chapters. Evidence for therapeutic recommendations is presented wherever possible.

Book details:
Author:Lewis Flint,J. Wayne Meredith,C. William Schwab
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 1 edition (Dec 1 2007)
Size:84,599 MB


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Monday, December 10, 2007

Developing Anaesthesia Textbook 2007

The word anaesthesia is derived from the Greek language, meaning “without sensation”.Modern anaesthesia is safe. In countries that have extensive anaesthetic resources, the risk of dying is one in 100,000 to 500,000. The risk of death has decreased to one-tenth of what it was thirty years ago. Safety has improved with better knowledge of pharmacology and physiology, and advances in drugs, investigations, monitoring and education. The complexity and expense of providing anaesthesia has escalated.
When resources (personnel, equipment, drugs and funding) are limited, an anaesthetist with good clinical skills and a thorough knowledge of physiology, pharmacology, equipment and how disease will affect the patient, can provide safe and effective anaesthesia.
All anaesthetists must pay careful attention to detail. There must be thorough preoperative assessment and planning for anaesthesia. The anaesthetist should anticipate problems and have a secondary anaesthetic plan to deal with these problems. They must also be well trained in treating unanticipated emergencies.

Book details:
Author:Pescod, David,
Publisher:Ashburton, Vic. : J.L. Publications, 2006.


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Monday, November 26, 2007

Analgesia, Anaesthesia and Pregnancy: A Practical Guide

A thoroughly updated edition of this well-established practical guide to obstetric analgesia and anaesthesia originally published by W. B. Saunders. All aspects of obstetric medicine relevant to the anaesthetist are covered, from conception, throughout pregnancy, to after birth care. The emphasis is on pre-empting problems and maximising quality of care. The authors have identified over 150 potential complications each covered in two sections: issues raised and management options, with key points extracted into boxes for quick reference. A section on organisational aspects such as record keeping, training, protocols and guidelines makes this an important resource for any labour ward or hospital dealing with pregnant women. Presented in a clear, structured format, this book will be invaluable to trainee anaesthetists at all levels and to experienced anaesthetists who encounter obstetric patients. Obstetricians, neonatologists, midwives, nurses and operating department practitioners wishing to extend or update their knowledge will also find it highly beneficial.

Book details:
Author:Steve Yentis,Anne May,Surbhi Malhotra
Publisher:Cambridge University Press; 2 edition (June 11, 2007)
Size:1,416 MB


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Simpson Handbook of Obstetrics Anesthesia
Anesthetic and Obstetric Management of High-Risk Pregnancy
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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Handbook of Critical Care Drug Therapy

Prepared by noted critical care experts at the National Institutes of Health and leading medical centers, this handbook is a quick-reference guide to the choice and administration of drugs in critical care. It contains 126 easy-to-scan tables listing drugs of choice for specific clinical situations; dosages, dilutions, and infusion rates; and indications and adverse effects of drugs. Emphasis is on toxicities, compatibilities, and clinical considerations that would guide the choice of drug. This thoroughly updated Third Edition includes many new drugs and has an expanded section on neurologic and psychiatric therapeutics.

Book details:
Author:Gregory M Susla,Anthony F Suffredini,Dorothea McAreavey,Michael A Solomon,William D Hoffman
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 3 edition (June 1, 2006)
Size:1,032 MB
Format: Compiled HTML help file(chm)



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Sunday, November 18, 2007

Pediatric Critical Care Review

In Pediatric Critical Review, Board certified pediatric critical care physicians uniquely capture the essence of the most common critical care scenarios in a series of carefully crafted questions and answers. With their crisp and clear explanations, detailed references, and pertinent pictures, the authors illuminate-in an easy to read format-the essential facts and latest findings concerning the diagnosis and treatment of critical problems in the respiratory, cardiovascular, central nervous, endocrine, and gastrointestinal systems. Drawing on years of practical experience, they illuminate with simple straightforward explanations the major clinical issues involved in the critical care of pediatric infectious diseases, hematology, oncology, immunology, metabolic disorders, pain management, and traumatology.

Book details:
Author:Rashed A. Hasan
Publisher:Humana Press; 1 edition (May 1, 2006)
Size:1,215 MB


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Advanced Pediatric Life Support: The Practical Approach
Essentials of Paediatric Intensive Care
Pediatric Emergency Manual
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Monday, November 5, 2007

Pain: Current Understanding, Emerging Therapies, and Novel Approaches to Drug Discovery

This reference presents a detailed overview of approaches and techniques in the management of pain caused by tissue, nerve and central nervous system injuries, categorizing pain into a variety of syndromes and underlying mechanisms to aid the development of interventional pharmacologic measures.

Book details:
Author:y Chas Bountra, Rajesh Munglani, William K. Schmidt
Publisher:Informa Healthcare; 1 edition (May 13, 2003)
Size:7,473 MB
Format: pdf



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Chronic Abdominal and Visceral Pain: Theory and Practice

Standing alone as the first definitive and comprehensive book on the subject, this guide describes the most recent studies on the brain-gut connection and psychosocial issues related to patients experiencing visceral pain. Bringing together leading experts from the top-tiers of the science, this source provides 33 engaging chapters and spans basic concepts in pharmacology, neurobiology, physiology, and psychology to provide a practical approach to the treatment of chronic pain.

Book details:
Author: Pankaj Jay Pasricha,William D. Willis,GF Gebhart

Publisher:Informa Healthcare; 1 edition (November 2, 2006)


6,075 MB


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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Perioperative and critical care medicine educational issues 2005

The mission of health operators and hospitals is nowadays patient satisfaction, which is to be achieved through the provision of high-quality medical care and the training of graduates and postgraduates with the highest level of proficiency, integrity and skill. This book offers a broad panorama of recent progress in the fields of perioperative medicine, critical care and end-of-life care, thus contributing to achieving these aims in the fields of anesthesia and critical care.

Book details:
Author:A. Gullo, G. Berlot
Publisher:Springer; 1 edition
Size:3,983 MB


Monday, October 29, 2007

Molecular Bases of Anesthesia

Molecular Bases of Anesthesia provides a clear overview of the state of knowledge about anesthetic mechanisms at the molecular level of occurrence and focusing on the latest state-of-the-art techniques that relate to how anesthetic drugs cause unconsciousness. With contributions by leading experts, this timely book includes chapters on how to evaluate theories of anesthesia in general and includes discussion of some of the techniques, such as genetics, that can be used to address problems. Also discussed are anesthetic actions at major brain targets with a special emphasis on ion channels and areas of controversy in the field. This reference provides a broad survey of anesthetic actions, including hyperbaric pressure and anesthesia; volatile anesthetic interactions with proteins; and structure activity relationships of volatile anesthetics. Molecular Bases of Anesthesia stands alone as an in-depth, authoritative guide.

Book details:
Author:Eric Moody , Phil Skolnick
Publisher:CRC; 1 edition (December 28, 2000)
Size:3,676 MB


Sunday, October 28, 2007

Seizures in Critical Care: A Guide to Diagnosis and Therapeutics (Current Clinical Neurology)

A panel of international ICU and epilepsy physicians and researchers detail the epileptic phenomena that occur in the complex environment of the ICU. Focusing on the central nervous system, the authors systematically examine the most up-to-date evidenced-based data regarding ICU seizures, including their most frequent causes, their pathophysiology, their clinical presentation, and the diagnostic evaluation needed to confirm their presence. They also discuss the challenges and specifics of the management of ICU seizures, reviewing the new antiepileptics and their interaction with other ICU medications, drugs with epileptogenic properties used in the ICU, and the role of the new enterally available antiepileptics in treating seizures. Numerous tables summarize drug interactions, neuroimages reveal common ICU seizure etiologies, and multiple electroencephalographic recordings demonstrate clinical or subclinical seizures in ICU patients.

Book details:
Author:Panayiotis N. Varelas
Publisher:Humana Press; 1 edition (November 16, 2004)
Size: 4,128 MB


Anesthesia in Cosmetic Surgery

One major by-product of the aging baby-boom generation is a surging interest in cosmetic surgery. Although procedures like facelifts and abdominoplasties (the 'tummy-tuck') are considered minimally invasive, the anesthetic protocols and regimens here are often overly complex and unnecessarily toxic. This reference will focus on all of the procedures that the anesthesiologist needs to be proficient in to adequately care for this group of patients. Perioperative care and pain management will be covered for the full spectrum of operations, and there will be special emphasis on level-of-consciousness monitoring of these patients.
Part I. Minimally Invasive Anesthesia (MIA) for Minimally Invasive Surgery:
1. Propofol ketamine with bispectral index (BIS) monitoring
2. Preoperative instructions, intra-operative environment Barry L.
3. Level of consciousness monitoring
4. The dissociative effect and pre-emptive analgesia
5. Special needs of cosmetic dental patients
6. PK in the UK, PK beyond cosmetic surgery
7. PK beyond cosmetic surgery: uses of PK MAC for mass casualty situations
8. Lidocaine toxicity
9. Local anesthetic blocks in head and neck surgery Joseph Niamtu;
10. Local anesthetics and surgical considerations for body contouring
Part II. Alternative Anesthesia Approaches in Cosmetic Surgery:
11. Intravenous anesthesia for cosmetic surgery
12. Regional anesthesia for cosmetic surgery
13. General inhalation anesthesia for cosmetic surgery
Part III. Other Considerations for Anesthesia in Cosmetic Surgery:
14. Preanesthetic assessment of the cosmetic surgery patient
15. The psychology of the cosmetic surgical patient
16. The business of the office anesthesia
17. The politics of office anesthesia
18. Staying out of trouble: the medicolegal perspective
Appendix A. A guide to perioperative nutrition

Appendix B. Reflections on 30 years as a defense expert witness

Book details:
Author:Barry Friedberg
Publisher:Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (April 9, 2007)
Size: 4,77 MB


Friday, October 19, 2007

Body Simulation for Anesthesia (Software)

Body Simulation for Anesthesia is software for teaching and training in the field of anesthesia. A detailed and graphically pleasing user interface has been customized to represent the operating room environment. Users may explore a myriad of scientific and clinical aspects as they run through life-like cases. The detailed model allows administration of IV lines, fluids, injected and inhaled drugs and agents, anesthesia machine and ventilator settings, and many more clinical maneuvers. Extensive plotting a graphing features make exploration of internal processes fun, exciting, and informative.
Body Simulation for Anesthesia is an interactive PC-based multi-media software program. It is a simulation of the anesthesia work environment that is centered around a sophisticated mathematical model of human physiology and pharmacology. The program provides a multimedia presentation of the patient and the anesthesia workstation such that users may interact with the software to do actions that would be done during an anesthetic case. The goal of the software is to provide users with the opportunity to run through the all intellectual motions, to the extent limited by a multimedia simulation, that would normally be routine, or not so routine, during the anesthetic delivery process.
(This Demo version).

Software Details:
Created by:N. Ty Smith, M.D. Terence M. Davidson, M.D.
Publisher:Advanced Simulation Corporation
Size:11,88 MB


Miller's Anesthesia, 6th Edition (chm)

"Miller's Anesthesia is without a doubt a complete and thorough reference of current knowledge in the field of anesthesia. Its strenght lies in its use of a wide range of recognized authors, contributors, and consulting editors, as well as a plethora of scientific information and extremely well-referenced chapters. Miller's Anesthesia is a reference text that every clinician should own or, at the very least, have access to. There are other reference books that provide quick summaries of various topics, but they should not be a replacement for such an in-depth and complete text.
There are significant new chapters in the Sixth Edition. Some of these reflect the importance of new developments in medicine and society as they relate to anesthesia. Perhaps chief among these is the chapter about medical concerns associated with chemical and biologic warfare. Other new additions include chapters about implantable cardiac pulse generators, perioperative blindness, anesthesia for robotic surgery, and human performance in patient safety. It is worth noting that, by and large, the existing chapters from previous additions seem to have been updated with more recent information. In fact, some of these chapters are by new authors and have been completely revised.

Book Details:
Author:Ronald Miller

Publisher:Churchill Livingstone

Size:74,737 MB
Format: Compiled html help file (CHM


Miller's Anesthesia, 6th Edition (pdf)
Miller's Anesthesia 5th edition

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Pulse Oximetry

Pulse oximetry has so enhanced the delivery of safe medical care that to do without it now seems unthinkable.
This invaluable guide to one of the fundamental monitoring techniques in anaesthesia has been updated throughout, and a new chapter has been added on high altitude and flying. Written by a leading recognised expert in the field, this is an authoritative yet clear and practical guide for all on the surgical ward and critical care unit.
Table of Contents:
optical principles
how pulse oximetry works
physiology of oxgen transport
general clinical applications
pulse oximetry in high altitude flying
fetal pulse oximetry

Book details:
Author:John Moyle
Pubisher:Blackwell BMJ Books
Size:667 KB


Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Complications of Regional Anesthesia

Completely updated and expanded, this new edition of "Regional Anesthesia: Managing Complications", 2nd edition is essential reading for advice on the prevention and management of complications associated with regional anesthesia and nerve blocks. In addition to comprehensive coverage of all potential pitfalls a practitioner may encounter, new material has been added comparing outcomes of regional and general anesthesia; regional anesthesia in the anesthetized patient; closed claims analyses; and practice guidelines to ensure patient safety.

Book details:
Author:Brendan T. Finucane
Publisher:Springer; 2nd ed. edition (April 2, 2007)
Size:5,761 MB


Saturday, October 6, 2007

Conscious Sedation in Gastroenterology: A Handbook for Nurse Practitioners

In retrospect, the dosage of IV sedatives used in the early days of endoscopy both in the USA and Great Britain was frequently too high. Today we are much more careful in the way we sedate patients being acutely aware of the fact that if the patient becomes unresponsive and verbal contact is lost then, by definition, a general anaesthetic has just been administered with all the clinical and legal implications that this holds. This expertly written book examines all aspects of conscious sedation and will be an essential reference for nurses and other health professionals involved in the clinical care of patients undergoing diagnostic or therapeutic procedures that require conscious sedation. Each chapter covers a particular area of the practice of conscious sedation and the authors come from a wide spectrum of clinical specialities
This expertly written book examines all aspects of safe conscious sedation and will be an essential reference for nurses and other health professionals involved in the clinical care of patients undergoing diagnostic or therapeutic procedures that require conscious sedation. Each chapter covers a particular area of the practice of conscious sedation and the chapter authors come from a wide spectrum of clinical specialties.

Book details:
Author:Meg Skelly

Publisher:Whurr Publishers; 1 edition (November 1, 2002)

Size:781 KB



Clinical Anesthesiology - 4th Ed. (chm)

Clinical Anesthesiology integrates succinct coverage of basic principles and clinical considerations in the anesthetic management of patients. It features up-to-date discussion of all relevant areas within anesthesiology, including equipment, pharmacology, regional anesthesia, pathophysiology, pain management, anesthetic management, and critical care. Extensive use of case discussions, figures, and tables in each chapter promotes application of the concepts to practice.
Front Matter
Introduction to Clinical Anesthesiology
1. The Practice of Anesthesiology
Section I - Anesthetic Equipment & Monitors
2. The Operating Room: Medical Gas Systems, Environmental Factors, & Electrical Safety
3. Breathing Systems
4. The Anesthesia Machine
5. Airway Management
6. Patient Monitors
Section II - Clinical Pharmacology
7. Inhalation Anesthetics
8. Nonvolatile Anesthetic Agents
9. Neuromuscular Blocking Agents
10. Cholinesterase Inhibitors
11. Anticholinergic Drugs
12. Adrenergic Agonists & Antagonists
13. Hypotensive Agents
14. Local Anesthetics
15. Adjuncts to Anesthesia
Section III - Regional Anesthesia & Pain Management
16. Spinal, Epidural, & Caudal Blocks - Wayne Kleinman, MD,* & Maged Mikhail, MD
17. Peripheral Nerve Blocks
18. Pain Management
Section IV - Physiology, Pathophysiology, & Anesthetic Management
19. Cardiovascular Physiology & Anesthesia
20. Anesthesia for Patients with Cardiovascular Disease
21. Anesthesia for Cardiovascular Surgery
22. Respiratory Physiology: The Effects of Anesthesia
23. Anesthesia for Patients with Respiratory Disease
24. Anesthesia for Thoracic Surgery
25. Neurophysiology & Anesthesia
26. Anesthesia for Neurosurgery
27. Anesthesia for Patients with Neurologic & Psychiatric Diseases
28. Management of Patients with Fluid & Electrolyte Disturbances
29. Fluid Management & Transfusion
30. Acid-Base Balance
31. Renal Physiology & Anesthesia
32. Anesthesia for Patients with Renal Disease
33. Anesthesia for Genitourinary Surgery
34. Hepatic Physiology & Anesthesia
35. Anesthesia for Patients with Liver Disease
36. Anesthesia for Patients with Endocrine Disease
37. Anesthesia for Patients with Neuromuscular Disease
38. Anesthesia for Ophthalmic Surgery
39. Anesthesia for Otorhinolaryngological Surgery
40. Anesthesia for Orthopedic Surgery
41. Anesthesia for the Trauma Patient
42. Maternal & Fetal Physiology & Anesthesia
43. Obstetric Anesthesia
44. Pediatric Anesthesia
45. Geriatric Anesthesia
46. Anesthetic Complications
Section V - Special Problems
47. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
48. Postanesthesia Care
49. Critical Care

Book details:
Author:G. Edward Morgan, Jr., MD Maged S. Mikhail, MD Michael J. Murray MD, Ph
Publisher:McGraw-Hill Medical; 4 edition (August 26, 2005)

Size:15,111 MB

Format:Compiled HTML help file(chm)


Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Antiemetic Therapy

Prevention and treatment of nausea and emesis are important issues in a patient's wellbeing in the clinical setting as well as for the outpatient. Various and still partly unresolved pathomechanisms play a role in nausea and emesis in humans. It is therefore important to compare results from preclinical research in animal models with results from clinical studies. This book combines an overview of the preclinical research on antiemetic drugs and state-of-the art reviews on the prevention and treatment of nausea and emesis. Established treatment regimens are compared with new interesting compounds in clinical trials. An up-to-date overview of the selection of antiemetic drugs, of their dosage and route of administration is given for clinical conditions such as emetogenic anti-cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, and hyperemesis gravidarum. The treatment of nausea and emesis in opioid therapy and in motion sickness is equally outlined.

Book details:
Author: Josef Donnerer
Publisher:Karger (2003)


Size:2,115 MB

Format: pdf



Friday, September 28, 2007

Managing Death in the ICU: The Transition from Cure to Comfort

Managing Death in the ICU: The Transition from Cure to Comfort, a new book edited by critical care specialists Randy Curtis and Gordon Rubenfeld, covers developments in the care of ICU patients during the final days and hours of life. The publisher is Oxford University Press.
The books contributing authors address clinical, ethical and social issues. Among these are the changing epidemiology of death in the ICU and the kinds of interventions that make a difference for dying patients.
The book offers advice on communicating with patients and patients' families. Contributing writers discuss ethical and practical questions about reducing pain, dyspnea and emotional distress to keep a dying patient comfortable and about providing care for the patient's family. In addition, the authors explore how withdrawal of life support therapies can be done well.
"Articulated is a template for treating patients who do not recover from critical illness or injury. Relief of psychosocial suffering in patients and family is emphasized. Finally, practical and specific advice is given on the means to fulfill the goals of palliative care in the ICU. Due to the severity and complexity of illness in the ICU, death is common and families rate communication with healthcare providers as one of the most important skills for these individuals. This book provides background and tools which allow the intensivist to come to grips with the mortality of patients in the ICU setting." -- Doody's
"The book will be a valuable reference for anyone who cares for critally ill patients, including physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, patoral care providers, and students, and would be a useful addition to any ICU reference library."--New England Journal of Medicine2002
"The text contains a good balance of clinical information that addresses commonly confronted problems facing the practitioner, as well as providing unique information in specialty areas such as oncology, cardiology, the care of dying children, and the elderly."--American College of Chest PhysiciansOctober 2001

"...represents the definitive text on end-of-life care in the intensive care unit (ICU)...a refreshijng attempt to redefine death in the ICU and will serve as a comprehensive resource for health care professionals caring for critically ill patients."--Respiratory Care May 2002

Book details:
Author: J. Randall Curtis,Gordon D. Rubenfeld
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA; 1st edition (December 15, 2000)


Size:1,338 mb

Format:Compiled HTML help file(CHM)


Transoesophageal Echocardiography in Anaesthesia

Ultrasound was not used for imaging of the human heart until 1954, but from this time there has been tremendous progress in ultrasound technology and its application for examining the heart and great vessels. There is no doubt that the introduction of echocardiography into clinical practice represents one of the most important medical achievements of the past century. However, in the early days of echocardiography, the quality of transthoracic images was poor compared with present standards, and cardiologists often encountered a patient whose chest was impenetrable to the ultrasound waves. Thus, it is not surprising that they looked for a new window onto the heart that was not obscured by the air in the lungs or bony structures of the chest wall. Finally, in 1975, Dr Lee Frazin discovered this window in the oesophagus

Since cardiologists were not always available to perform the diagnostic TOE procedures in the operating room, the opportunity for a new role as an echocardiographer emerged for anaesthetists and, subsequently, many of them took it. In the early days of TOE, this created a violent controversy within the anaesthesiology community. The "anaesthetist echocardiographers" were called irresponsible "cowboys" and asked to "keep the scopes in their holsters". Fortunately, these times are overcritical anaesthesia and at the same time perform TOE. One should be aware that TOE as a monitoring and diagnostic tool is an integral part of anaesthetic management, particularly in critical situations. In our opinion it is, in most cases, appropriate that the anaesthesia team be responsible for both anaesthesia and TOE. However, there will always be situations when assistance from a cardiologist will be needed and welcome. This approach is common practice in our institutions

Book details:
Author:Jan Poelaert,Karl Skarvan
Publisher:BMJ Publishing Group
Size:8.72 MB
Format:HTML Complied file


Wednesday, September 26, 2007

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Life And Death In Intensive Care

Life and Death in Intensive Care offers a unique portrait of the surgical intensive care unit (SICU), the place in medical centers and hospitals where patients with the gravest medical conditions—from comas to terminal illness—are treated. Author Joan Cassell employs the concept of "moral economies" to explain the dilemmas that patients, families, and medical staff confront in treatment. Drawing upon her fieldwork conducted in both the United States and New Zealand, Cassell compares the moral outlooks and underlying principles of SICU nurses, residents, intensivists, and surgeons. Using real life examples, Life and Death in Intensive Care clearly presents the logic and values behind the SICU as well as the personalities, procedures, and pressures that characterize every case. Ultimately, Cassell demonstrates the differing systems of values, and the way cultural definitions of medical treatment inform how we treat the critically ill.
"Life and Death in Intensive Care is a valuable addition to our growing understanding of our technology- and bureaucracy-intensive hospital system. Joan Cassell is an advocate as well as comparative ethnographer, and her work will appeal to anyone concerned with health policy or the social world of modern medicine generally."
—Charles E. Rosenberg, Harvard University
Introduction – Moonscape: The Surgical Intensive Care Unit
1. A Caring Ethic: Nurses and the Dilemma of Powerlessness
2. The Best of Times, the Worst of Times: The Residents
3. Diverse Universes of Medical Discourse: The Fellows
4. The Attendings
5. Is Death the Enemy, or Suffering?
6. Confronting Death in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit
7. Intensive Caring in New Zealand
8. Going Gentle into that Good Night: Death in Auckland
9. Focusing on the Bottom Line
10. The Dominion of Death

BooK details:
Author:Joan Cassell
Publisher:Temple University Press (March 30, 2005)
Size:785 KB


Saturday, September 22, 2007

Perioperative Transfusion Medicine

Thoroughly updated for its Second Edition, this volume is the most comprehensive, current reference on perioperative transfusion medicine and coagulation. It provides complete information on all current blood products and transfusion risks, transfusion and coagulation issues during the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative periods, and specific concerns in each surgical subspecialty. Eighteen new chapters in this edition cover blood shortages, economic concerns, emergency needs, virus transmission, parasitic and septic risks, immunosuppression risks, non-infectious risks, production and storage issues, hemoglobin-based oxygen-carrying solutions, perfluorocarbon-based oxygen-carrying solutions, preoperative plateletphoresis, volume resuscitation, antifibrinolytics, aprotinin, DDAVP, platelet inhibitors, burn patients, and post-surgical stress response.

Book details:
Author:Bruce D Spiess,Richard K Spence,Aryeh Shander
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2 edition (December 1, 2005)
Size:14 MB
Format:Compiled HTML help file(CHM)


Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Gastrointestinal and Colorectal Anesthesia

This resource stands as the only authoritative text to specifically focus on developments and best practices in anesthesiology for procedures affecting the gastrointestinal tract and related appendages. This book provides in-depth coverage of topics such as risk assessment, stress response, and scoring, as well as spans anesthetic trends and practices for endoscopic and laparoscopic procedures, as well as a variety of invasive procedures including hepatobiliary, pancreatic, colorectal, colonic, and abdominal surgeries
Table of Contents
Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract (Including Splanchnic Blood Flow and Tonometry).
Surgical Considerations in Upper GI Surgery.
Surgical Considerations in Lower Gastrointestinal Surgery.
Stress Response during Surgery. Measurement and Prediction of Surgical Outcomes. Reducing Morbidity after Colorectal Surgery: Surgical Perspectives.
Anaesthesia for Oesophagectomy.
Perioperative Fluid Management and Optimization.
Regional Anaesthesia in Abdominal Surgery.
Sedation for Endoscopic Procedures.
Anaesthesia for Oesophagogastric Surgery.
Anaesthetic Considerations for Gastric Surgery.
Anaesthesia for Bariatric Surgery.
Anaesthesia for Antireflux Surgery.
Anaesthesia for Hepatobiliary Surgery.
Anaesthesia for Pancreatic Surgery.
Anaesthesia for Laparoscopic Surgery.
Anaesthesia for The Carcinoid Syndrome.
Anaesthesia for Phaeochromocytoma Resection.
Anaesthesia for Colorectal Surgery.
Anaesthesia for Colorectal Surgery in the Elderly.
Rapid Recovery after Major Abdominal Surgery.
Anaesthesia for Anorectal Surgery.
Anaesthesia for Emergency Exploratory Laparotomy.
Postoperative Pain Management after Abdominal Surgery.
Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting after Abdominal Surgery.
The Role of the Critical Care Unit in Abdominal Surgery.

Book Details:
Author: Chandra M. Kumar; Mark Bellamy
Publisher:Informa Healthcare, USA
Pages: 449
Size: 2,86 MB
Format: pdf


Friday, September 7, 2007

Manipulation Under Anesthesia: Concepts in Theory and Application

Spinal manipulation under anesthesia (MUA) is a procedure intended for patients who suffer from musculoskeletal disorders in conjunction with biomechanical dysfunction. MUA is performed using monitored anesthesia care. Manipulation Under Anesthesia is the first book to present the procedure from a historical perspective to present day use. It is a compilation of information that is used as both a reference and as an educational aid for doctors. It contains information on the history, scientific use, and logistics for use in hospitals. It discusses justification for the procedure from both a clinical and patient management standpoint. Also included are an anesthesiology chapter and patient selection criteria.

Book details:
:Robert C. Gordon
:Informa Healthcare (April 21, 2005)
Size:5,556 MB


Thursday, September 6, 2007

The Tourniquet Manual. Principles and Practice

The Tourniquet Manual - principles and practice provides a comprehensive and detailed account of the safe use of the tourniquet by using a physiological approach which ensures good practice. Starting from a historical background the reader learns the detailed effects of ischaemia on the vulnerable tissues, especially muscle and nerve. The effects of releasing the tourniquet on the systemic circulation and the complicated biochemistry of the ischaemia-reperfusion response are explained. Complications and good practice are discussed. There is a chapter on the latest technological advances in tourniquets. This book provides a coherent account of the subject and is an invaluable source of references. It will help avoid medicolegal problems and promote good practice by surgeons, anaesthetists and operation theatre technicians alike and should be in every theatre office.
The use of a tourniquet in orthopaedic surgery is a universal practice that is accepted with little question. Leslie Klenerman has had a life-long interest in the tourniquet and has conducted a considerable amount of research on its use and misuse. He has now written this short account of the history, principles, value and the method of its employment. He has produced a succinct summary of the physiology and application of the tourniquet, drawing attention to the necessity for careful positioning of the device and the problems that may be encountered if the basic principles are ignored. He gives a full account of the complications that may arise with emphasis on the reperfusion syndrome, and outlines the steps to be taken if these are to be avoided.
The historical background.
The effect of the tourniquet on the limb and on the systemic circulation.
The ischaemia-reperfusion syndrome.
The tourniquet used for anaesthesia.
Technology and practice.

Book details:
Author:Leslie Klenerman
Publisher:: Springer, ©2003.
Size:1,911 MB



Saturday, July 28, 2007

Medical Emergency Teams: Implementation and Outcome Measurement

Medical Emergency Teams: A Manual for Preventing Preventable Hospital Deaths addresses the problem of patient safety and quality of care; the logistics of creating a MET (resource allocation, process design, workflow, and training); the implementation of a MET (organizational issues, challenges); and the evaluation of program results. Based on successful MET models that have resulted in reduced in-hospital cardiac arrest and overall hospital death rates, this book is the first practical guide for physicians, hospital administrators, and other healthcare professionals who wish to initiate a MET program within their own institutions.

Book details:
Author:A. Grenvik,Michael A. DeVita,Kenneth Hillman,Rinaldo Bellomo
Publisher:Springer; 1 edition (December 8, 2005)
Size: 1,766 MB


Pain and Sedation Management in the 21st Century Emergency Department, An Issue of Emergency Medicine Clinics

This book extensively reviews the increased understanding and development of pain and sedation management in the emergency department. Articles address measuring pain; changing physician and nurse attitudes about pain; the drug-seeking patient; aberrant drug-related behaviors; managing chronic pain in the acute care setting; painful dilemmas; pain in the pediatric population; prehospital pain management; basic pharmacological advances; placebo use; and future directions.
1. Prehospital Pain Management (McManus and Sallee)
2. Pain and Sedation Management in the Pediatric Population (Harrison and Bauman)
3. Our Increasing Understanding of the Pathophysiology of Pain (Fink)
4. Measuring Pain and Clinically Relevant Outcomes in Pain Control (Todd)
5. Changing Physician and Nurse Attitudes about Pain and Pain Control (Fosnocht)
6. Managing Chronic Pain in the Acute Care Setting (Hansen)
7. The Mystique of the Drug-Seeking Patient – Understanding the Difference Between Addiction and Pseudo-Addiction and Which Behaviors are Suggestive of Aberrant Drug-Related Behaviors (Hansen)
8. Painful Dilemmas (Linklater and Pemberton)
9. Basic Pharmacological and Advances in Pain Management (Innes and Zed)
10. Future Directions in Pain Management (Ducharme)
11. Local Anesthetics and Common Blocks Used in the Emergency Department (Crystal and Blankenship)
12. Adult Procedural Sedation and Its Controversies (Holt)
13. Establishing an Emergency Department Pain Management System (Richards)
14. Toxicology and Pain Medical Use (Miller)
15. Risk Management Issues in Pain Management (Lawrence)
16. Field and Wilderness Pain Management (Wedmore)

Book details:
Author:John McManus, Benjamin Harrison,
Publisher: Saunders
Pages: 240
Size: 3,716 MB


Friday, July 27, 2007

Legal and Ethical Aspects of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Perioperative Medicine

Clinical decisions in modern medical practice are increasingly influenced by ethical and legal issues, but few doctors have been formally trained in medical law and ethics, and are unsure of potential sources of accessible information, which leaves them exposed to public criticism and the threat of legal action. Perioperative medicine and critical care are, by their very nature, subjects in which issues of autonomy, dignity, consent, confidentiality, medical research, life and death decision making, and the rationing of health care resources are ever-present. This book provides a straightforward but comprehensive one-stop reference and should be essential reading for all medical and allied health care professionals who encounter ethicolegal problems during their management of patients.

Book details:
Author:Stuart M. White. University Hospital Trust, Sussex. Timothy J. Baldwin
Publisher:Greenwich Medical Media (January 17, 2005)


Mayo Clinic Analgesic Pathway: Peripheral Nerve Blockade for Major Orthopedic Surgery

Resolving to expedite the recovery process, this reference describes a comprehensive multimodal approach to intraoperative regional anesthesia and postoperative analgesia in patients undergoing major lower extremity orthopedic surgery-spanning the entire selection of regional anesthesia equipment, strategies in pain management, and practical treatment guidelines for the management of inpatient and ambulatory peripheral nerve catheters.

Table Of Contents
Section I: Principles of Lower Extremity Peripheral Nerve Block 1 (32)
1. Neural Anatomy
2. Dermatomes and Osteotomes
3. Preoperative Assessment and Monitoring
4. Techniques and Equipment for Neural Localization
5. Selection of Local Anesthetic and Adjuvants
6. Neurologic Complications
Section II: Lumbar Plexus Block 33 (32)
7. Psoas Compartment Approach
8. Fascia Iliaca Approach
9. Femoral Nerve Block
10. Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Block
11. Obturator Nerve Block
12. Saphenous Nerve Blocks
Section III: Sciatic Nerve Block 65 (36)
13. Classic Posterior Approach of Labat
14. Parasacral Approach
15. Subgluteal Approach
16. Anterior Approach
17. Lateral Popliteal Approach
18. Posterior Popliteal Approach
19. Ankle Block
Section IV: Mayo Clinic Analgesic Pathway 101
20. Mayo Clinic Total Joint Anesthesia and Analgesic Pathway
21. Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia in the Patient Receiving Thromboprophylaxis
22. Management of Inpatient Peripheral Nerve Catheters
23. Management of Ambulatory Peripheral Nerve Catheters
24. Nursing Management of Peripheral Nerve Catheters
25. Future Directions

Book details:
Author:Lennon, Robert L.
Publisher:Mayo Clinic Sci
Size: 2,239 MB


Saturday, July 21, 2007

Textbook of Critical Care (Textbook of Critical Care (Shoemaker)"updated"

A completely new editorial team presents a radical revision to this leading critical care text, previously edited by Shoemaker et al. The New Edition delivers today's best coverage of both adult and paediatric critical care, with contributions from an impressive roster of world experts. In addition to numerous new chapters and many extensively rewritten ones, it features a completely new section on commonly encountered problems and a new, more user-friendly organisaWhat's more, it is also now available in a multimedia TM package that combines the book with access to a fully searchable, continuously updated web site.The book takes a very practical approach to clinical problems, and the way in which the chapters are arranged allows for a quick and easy reference in the intensive care setting. This text would be helpful to have on the shelf of every intensive care unit."Journal of Vascular Surgery
Covers both adult and paediatric critical care
Features the authority of the top names in critical care from around the world, including an outstanding new editorial team as well as authors who are among the most highly respected researchers, instructors, and clinicians in the field .

Book details:
Author:Fink, Abraham, Vincent & Kochanek
Publisher:Saunders; 5 edition (January 10, 2005)
Size:345 MB


Friday, July 20, 2007

Chronic Pain and Family: A Clinical Perspective

Over the past two decades attention to family issues in relation to chronic pain has been on the rise. There has been a proliferation of research and clinical literature in the field since the first major review on this topic was conducted in 1982. However, no comprehensive review book has been published. Generally speaking, the role of the family in chronic pain literature has been reported from four perspectives: (1) family factors in the etiology of chronic pain; (2) role of spouse in the perpetuation of pain behaviors; (3) impact of chronic pain on family functioning and on the health of spouse and children; and (4) family therapy for these families. The main thrust of this book will be the issues of impact on the family and therapy. The broader literature of family issues in medical disorders will be incorporated into the body of the book to allow the reader to become familiar with some of the common problems shared by medically ill and chronic pain families and many problems that appear to be specifically associated with chronic pain. The book will offer clinical guidelines in conducting family assessment and couple and family therapy for these patients. This book will not be simply an update, but will adopt a fresh approach to this complex clinical area. The book will have 10 chapters. Each chapter will report the current state of knowledge through a comprehensive review of the most recent literature, and discuss relevant clinical issues through extensive use of case illustrations. The chapters will be designed to bring the reader up to date on the literature as well as provide clinical guidelines for practice.

book details:
Author: Ranjan Roy
Publisher:Springer; 1 edition (March 7, 2006)
Size:925 KB
Format: pdf


Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Acute Medicine: A Handbook for Nurse Practitioners

This book provides Nurse Practitioners working in the field of Acute Medicine with an up to date, practical, and comprehensive guide to the management of acute medical patients. It serves as a text from which the busy highly skilled nurse can obtain information on assessment, diagnosis, and management of acute medical conditions. It identifies priorities for treatment and guides the reader through the management of the patient. Wherever possible the latest published guidelines have been included. The final chapter of the book considers the legal, professional and ethical issues faced by nurses working at an advanced level. The issues of role development, the development of protocols and prescribing are considered.
Acute Medicine – A Handbook for Nurse Practitionersis an up-to-date, practical and comprehensive guide, offering invaluable information and advice on the management of acute medical conditions. Key features include:
Assessment, investigation, diagnosis and management of the most acute medical conditions
A guide through the management of the patient and identification of priorities for treatment
Legal, professional and ethical issues faced by nurses working at an advanced level
Role development
The development of protocols and prescribing
Examples of Clinical Management Plans for the supplementary prescriber and Patient Group Directions to support practice
Written by an experienced Consultant Nurse in Acute Medicine, this engaging book will serve as a text from which the busy and highly skilled nurse can refer to for information on assessment, diagnosis and management of acute medical conditions.

Chapter 1 – Assessment.
A step by step approach to history taking.
The functional enquiry.

Physical examination.
The cardiovascular examination.
The respiratory examination.
The abdominal examination.
The neurological examination.
Psychiatric history and examination.

Chapter 2 – Emergencies.

The assessment, investigation, diagnosis and management of:
Acute anaphylaxis.
Cardio-respiratory arrest.

Chapter 3 – Acute poisoning and drug overdose.
The assessment, investigation, diagnosis and management of:
Paracetamol overdose.
Aspirin overdose.
Tricyclic overdose.
Alcohol overdose.
Alcohol withdrawal.
Drug withdrawal.

Chapter 4 – Infection.
The assessment, investigation, diagnosis and management of:
Sepsis and septic shock.
Infective endocarditis.
Urinary Tract Infection.
Fever in the returning traveller.
Hot swollen joints.

Chapter 5 – Respiratory conditions.
The assessment, investigation, diagnosis and management of:
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
Pulmonary Embolism.
Community Acquired Pneumonia.
Hospital Acquired Pneumonia.
Type I Respiratory Failure.
Type II Respiratory Failure.

Chapter 6 – Cardiovascular conditions.
The assessment, investigation, diagnosis and management of:
Acute Coronary Syndromes.
Acute Myocardial Infarction.
Atrial Fibrillation.
Cardiac Failure.
Deep Vein Thrombosis.
Aortic dissection.
Cardiac tamponade.

Chapter 7 – Gastrointestinal conditions.
The assessment, investigation, diagnosis and management of:
Upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage.
Acute liver failure and encephalopathy.
Ulcerative colitis and Crohns disease.

Chapter 8 – Metabolic conditions.
The assessment, investigation, diagnosis and management of:
Diabetic Ketoacidosis.
Non-Ketotic Hyperosmolar Coma.
Hyperglycaemia in the critically ill patient.
Addisonian crisis.
Thyroid crisis.
Myxedema crisis.

Chapter 9 – Neurological conditions.
The assessment, investigation, diagnosis and management of:
Status Epilepticus.
Isolated seizure and unexplained loss of consciousness.
Subarachnoid haemorrhage.

Chapter 10 – Renovascular conditions.
The assessment, investigation, diagnosis and management of:
Acute Renal Failure.
Accelerated (malignant) hypertension.

Chapter 11 – Elderly Care.
The assessment, investigation, diagnosis and management of:

Chapter 12 – Haematological conditions.
The assessment, investigation, diagnosis and management of:
Severe anaemia.
Sickle cell crisis.
Neutropenic sepsis.
Blood transfusion guidance.

Chapter 13 – Advanced Practice.
Legal, ethical and professional issues.
Informed consent.
Assessment of capacity.
Role Development.
Examples of:.
Clinical Management Plans.
Patient Group Directions.

Book details:
Author:Lisa Carroll
Publisher:Wiley; 1 edition (April 27, 2007)
Size: 1,747 MB


Monday, July 9, 2007

Trauma: Emergency Resuscitation, Perioperative Anesthesia, Surgical Management, Volume I

Produced by a world renowned team of trauma specialists, this source reviews initial management considerations beginning in the pre-hospital phase, continues through the primary and secondary surveys of the hospital-based evaluation process, and proceeds to the perioperative management of trauma, burns, and associated conditions. This reference provides practical and expertly written chapters that specifically focus on problems unique to the trauma patient and delve into issues affecting future research and management perspectives.
Volume 1 focuses on initial management and is divided into sections that mirror the continuum of care, including prehospital, resuscitation suite, and perioperative management. The prehospital section includes chapters on trauma mechanisms, epidemiology, scoring and triage, and transport. The authors acknowledge that optimal management algorithms for this early phase of care can differ based on the setting (urban/rural) and the prevailing geographical, political, and financial conditions. Hospitalbased components of management (e.g., primary survey, secondary survey, etc.) are meticulously reviewed, including: specific chapters on the critical elements of care (e.g.,airway management, fluid therapy, etc.). The perioperative section details the anesthetic and surgical priorities, but surgical technical details are minimized in favor of global management guidelines, which are important to all members of the care team. Important trauma-related conditions are also fully reviewed.

Book details:
Author:William C Wilson, Christopher M Grande, David B Hoyt
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Size:19,3 MB
Format: pdf

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Trauma: Critical Care, Volume II

Compiled by internationally recognized experts in trauma critical care, this source discusses the entire gamut of critical care management of the trauma patient and covers several common complications and conditions treated in surgical intensive care units that are not specifically related to trauma. Utilizing evidence-based guidelines where they exist, this all-encompassing source expertly analyzes procedures in analgesia and sedation, patient monitoring, infection control, nutritional evaluation, psychological support, and end-of-life care.
This source addresses critical care and emergency practices and technologies for trauma and surgical conditions affecting all areas of the body. Presented in a logical systems based format, reviewing the nervous, cardiovascular, and gastrointestinal systems, among others, this source
outlines equipment to monitor the brain and spinal cord, hemodynamics, and renal function
provides a step-by-step approach to perform a TEE examination
supplies an overview of seven goals that must be achieved to wean patients from mechanical ventilation
studies the role of physical and occupational therapy in critical care
considers religious and cultural differences in brain death and end-of-life care BOTH VOLUMES IN THE SET:
contain chapters that open with a brief outline of the contents, as well as highlight key points throughout the text and summarize crucial information at the end of each chapter
illustrate key concepts with an extensive use of tables and figures
offer an Eye to the Future section in each chapter, considering the impact of new technologies on future trauma care
describe numerous evidence-based strategies that have led to improved outcomes and decreased hospital stay for trauma and critically ill patients

Book details:
Author:William C. Wilson,Christopher M. Grande,David B. Hoyt
Publisher:INFRMA-HC; 1 edition (February 5, 2007)
Size:22,358 MB


The 5-Minute Pain Management Consult (The 5-Minute Consult Series)

This new addition to The 5-Minute Consult Series is a clinically oriented quick-consult reference for pain management. More than 150 conditions associated with pain and concomitant mental health diagnoses are thoroughly and concisely presented in the famous fast-access 5-Minute Consult format. Each entry briefly describes the condition and presents succinct, bulleted facts under boldface headings: basics (epidemiology, risk factors, pathophysiology, etiology, prevention, associated conditions); diagnosis (signs and symptoms, history, physical exam, lab tests, imaging, differential diagnosis); treatment (medications, surgery); and follow-up (prognosis, issues for referral). Each entry includes ICD9-CM and CPT codes. Two Tables of Contents—one alphabetical and one organized by organ system—allow quick look-up of topics.

Book details:
Author:David M Sibell MD; Jeffrey R Kirsch MD
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 1 edition (September 1, 2006)
Size:1,619 MB
Format:Compiled HTML help file (chm)


Friday, July 6, 2007

The ICU Book (3rd edition)

This best-selling resource provides a general overview and basic information for all adult intensive care units. The material is presented in a brief and quick-access format which allows for topic and exam review. It provides enough detailed and specific information to address most all questions and problems that arise in the ICU. Emphasis on fundamental principles in the text should prove useful for patient care outside the ICU as well. New chapters in this edition include hyperthermia and hypothermia syndromes; infection control in the ICU; and severe airflow obstruction. Sections have been reorganized and consolidated when appropriate to reinforce concepts. Purchase of The ICU Book, Third Edition gives you free access to a Website featuring links from references to PubMed, updated regularly; and a directory of Websites handpicked by Dr. Marino.

Basic Science Review
Circulatory blood flow
Oxygen and carbon dioxide transport
Preventive Practices in the Critically Ill
Infection control in the ICu
Alimentary prophylaxis
Venous thromboembolism
Vascular Access
Establishing venous access
The indwelling vascular catheter
Hemodynamic Monitoring
Arterial blood pressure
The pulmonary artery catheter
Central venous pressure and wedge pressure
Tissue oxygenation
Disorders of Circulatory Flow
Hemorrhage and hypovolemia
Colloid and crystalloid resuscitation
Acute heart failure syndromes
Cardiac arrest
Hemodynamic drug infusions
Critical Care Cardiology
Early management of acute coronary syndromes
Acute Respiratory Failure
Hypoxemia and hypercapnia
Oximetry and capnography
Oxygen inhalation therapy
Acute respiratory distress syndrome
Severe airflow obstruction
Mechanical Ventilation
Principles of mechanical ventilation
Modes of assisted ventilation
The ventilator-dependent patient
Discontinuing mechanical ventilation
Acid-Base Disorders
Acid-base interpretations
Organic acidoses
Metabolic alkalosis
Renal and Electrolyte Disorders
Oliguria and acute renal failure
Hypertonic and hypotonic syndromes
Calcium and phosphorus
Transfusion Practices in Critical Care
Anemia and red blood cell transfusions in the ICU
Platelets in critical illness
Disorders of Body Temperature
Hyperthermia and hypothermia syndromes
Fever in the ICU
Inflammation and Infection in the ICU
Infection, inflammation, and multiorgan injury
Pneumonia in the ICU
Sepsis from the abdomen and pelvis
The immunocompromised patient
Antimicrobial therapy
Nutrition and Metabolism
Metabolic substrate requirements
Enteral tube feeding
Parenteral nutrition
Adrenal and thyroid dysfunction
Critical Care Neurology
Analgesia and sedation
Disorders of mentation
Disorders of movement
Stroke and related disorders
Toxic Ingestions
Pharmaceutical toxins and antidotes

Book details:
Author:Paul L Marino,Kenneth M Sutin
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (September 2006)
Size: 9,717 MB

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