Monday, December 21, 2015

Textbook of Respiratory and Critical Care Infections

This book is a comprehensive guide to the diagnosis and management of respiratory infections for practising pulmonologists, intensivists and trainees. Beginning with an overview of genetic predisposition to respiratory disorders, the following chapters discuss different types of infection including pneumonia, tuberculosis, viral infections and upper respiratory tract infections. Complete chapters are dedicated to respiratory tract infections in patients with pre-existing conditions such as HIV and lung cancer. The final sections examine the management of infections in the intensive care setting, and infection prevention through vaccines. Written by recognised experts from Milan and Athens, this practical reference includes nearly 50 images to enhance learning. Key points * Comprehensive guide to diagnosis and management of respiratory infections * Discusses genetic predisposition to respiratory disorders * Complete chapters dedicated to respiratory infections in patients with comorbid conditions * Recognised authors from Milan and Athens 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Essentials of anaesthetic equipment 4th

Prepared by authors based in the UK, this highly practical, illustrated guide continues to provide an up-to-date, practical introduction to anaesthetic equipment and its use in clinical practice. An invaluable resource for all those who work with anaesthetic equipment, including anaesthetists studying for the FRCA examinations, nurses and operating department practitioners, this new edition has been completely updated to reflect current equipment and training requirements. Lavishly illustrated throughout with colour photos and clearly-drawn line illustrations plus fully revised self-assessment sections, Essentials of Anaesthetic Equipment, fourth edition, retains the superbly organized and easy-to-read format that has made previous editions such a success.
  • The same portable size is retained for the new edition
  • An ideal book for the busy trainee or practitioner to carry around the hospital and 'dip into' when the opportunity presents
  • A selection of MCQs is included at the end of each chapter providing an opportunity for the reader to test their knowledge - an ideal aid to exam preparation
  • Highly illustrated with colour photographs and diagrams throughout to aid recognition in the clinical environment and demonstrates essential points
  • Standardised format used for each piece of equipment: components, mechanism of action, problems in practice and safety features
  • Summary boxes in every chapter highlighting key points and safety considerations help the reader remember key information and breaks down the text into manageable chunks. Especially helpful when preparing for exams
  • Equipment checklists include essential information that all users of anaesthetic equipment need to know
  • New colour images and artwork throughout
  • References updated with relevant links to NICE, NSPA and MHRA
  • Updated self-assessment sections (in SBA format) to check understanding and aid exam preparation

Clinical Intensive Care Medicine

Intensive care patients are the most critically ill in any hospital and they are a patient group that utilises a disproportionate amount of medical resources. Intensive care medicine, around for about 40 years, is a relatively recent but globally expanding specialty due to a growing geriartric population of discerning demand for health system.
The older generation of intensivists are approaching retirement. The middle generation is trained in various medical specialties and then subspecialised in intensive care. These doctors now lead the way in clinical practice, research, management and training. On the other hand, the younger generation of intensivists includes an ever increasing number of doctors who, for the first time, enjoy a structured training program with clinical rotations, courses, and exam qualifications.
Written by outstanding specialist practitioners who are also internationally acclaimed authors from the UK and North America, this is an authoritative guide to practical intensive care medicine. The clinical contents of the book share a practical and educational common thread with each chapter addressing pertinent clinical challenges comprehensively. This invaluable book is specially targeted at medical students, trainees in intensive care medicine and other acute specialties, consultants wishing to remain up to date on all branches of this vast specialty and other allied professionals practicing in intensive care including nurses and physiotherapists.
Readership: Doctors, nurses and physiotherapists specialising in intensive care medicine, doctors in acute medical specialties and medical students. 

Key Topics in Management of the Critically Ill

This book is designed to assist clinicians who are new to intensive care by providing information on a range of important and novel topics of relevance in the day-to-day management of critically ill patients. Guidance is given on the appropriate response to various emergencies and circumstances, including stroke, acute liver failure, severe burns, extreme pain, and delirium. The role of simulation training in the intensive care unit is discussed, and detailed attention is devoted to the application of modern techniques for the assessment of vital organs in the critical care setting, such as echocardiography and lung ultrasound.  An individual chapter focuses on regional anesthesia in intensive care, and in addition the book addresses subjects and issues that are frequently neglected. Examples include transfer of the critically ill patient, the role of forgotten electrolytes such as magnesium, the use of non-coumarin anticoagulants, and neuropsychological rehabilitation. The book will have broad appeal, including for general intensivists, anesthetists, acute medicine physicians, and medical students attached to acute specialties or preparing for exams in intensive care medicine.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

The ESC Textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiovascular Care (The European Society of Cardiology Textbooks)

The ESC Textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiovascular Care is the official textbook of the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACCA) of the ESC. This new updated edition continues to comprehensively approach all the different issues relating to intensive and acute cardiovascular care. The textbook is addressed to all those involved in intensive and acute cardiac care, from cardiologists to emergency physicians and healthcare professionals. The chapters cover the various acute cardiovascular diseases that need high quality intensive treatment, but also organisational issues, cooperation among professionals, and interaction with other specialities in medicine.

The largest section of the textbook is devoted to non-cardiac disease which could acutely involve the cardiovascular system. Other noteworthy chapters are on ethical issues - which are so important in acute cardiac care, such as patient safety, donor organ management and palliative care. A unique characteristic of the textbook is the presence of a whole section devoted to biomarkers, which underline the growing importance of laboratory medicine in the field of intensive and acute cardiac care.

A particular asset of the textbook is the digital version available on Oxford Medicine Online, which has additional online features including an extra chapter on lung ultrasound and many more images and videos, as well as a full list of references from all chapters. The online version is updated by the same authors on a yearly basis and is available with the print version and separately on a subscription basis, allowing easy access to content in digital and mobile optimised format. The textbook aligns directly with the core training curriculum for ACCA.