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Terapia intensiva e critical care

Case Studies in Pediatric Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound with DVD-ROM

David J. McLario, John L. Kendall

editore: Cambridge University Press

pagine: 302

Clinician-performed bedside ultrasound is an exciting new development in medicine. Numerous diagnostic and procedural applications show great promise for improving the care of children. Many pediatric providers, however, remain unaware of its potential and ultrasound continues to be under-utilized in both the investigation and management of ill and injured children. Case Studies in Pediatric Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound illustrates the utility of bedside ultrasound in a variety of scenarios, including the emergency setting and critical care unit. A wide range of diagnostic and procedural applications are covered in fifty-nine cases, recreating real-life experiences of expert practitioners. The cases are concise and readable, with teaching points that highlight how ultrasound can be used to expedite and focus pediatric care. With hundreds of high-quality images, and video content accompanying many cases, this text is essential reading for pediatricians, emergency physicians, pediatric anesthesiologists and critical care physicians.
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Clinical Information Systems in Critical Care

Cecily Morrison, Julie Bracken
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editore: Cambridge University Press

pagine: 188

The complex IT requirements of a critical care unit have led to the development of numerous information systems. In this concise handbook, the authors share their experience and research findings on how to unleash the power of the technology and overcome potential problems. Clinical Information Systems in Critical Care explains the key aspects of the information systems currently available, covering topics such as how to select the best system to match the requirements of a critical care unit, the issues surrounding data maintenance, patient confidentiality and the concept of the paperless patient record. It discusses both the benefits that may justify investment in the technology and hurdles that may arise, and offers advice for avoiding common problems. Clinical Information Systems in Critical Care is essential reading for all clinicians and health managers involved in developing, implementing, maintaining and using clinical information systems.
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The Intensive Care Unit Manual

Benjamin A. Kohl, C. William Hanson
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editore: Saunders

pagine: 1088

Intensive Care Unit Manual is a practical, hands-on, how-to manual that covers the full spectrum of conditions encountered in the ICU, guiding you step-by-step from your initial approach to the patient through diagnosis and treatment. Compact, affordable, and comprehensive, the ICU Manual puts all the critical care information you need right at your fingertips!
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The Massachusetts General Hospital Review of Critical Care Medicine

Edward A. Bittner, Sheri Berg

editore: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

pagine: 448

The MGH Review of Critical Care Medicine - The field of critical care medicine is evolving quickly. To prepare for certification and refresh their knowledge, today's practitioners need a concise multidisciplinary review that focuses on the core areas of critical care. Ideal for critical care fellows, critical care nurses, residents, and practitioners who spend time in the ICU, The MGH Review of Critical Care Medicine employs brief chapters on focused topics to help readers review core areas and test their knowledge. Features: broad scope addresses all major topics is adult critical care with contributions from experts in a range of disciplines; concise chapters based on commonly referenced topics make the review easy to navigate; focused discussions are based on patient presentation and are structured to include common causes, initial management strategies, pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, management, and outcomes; incisive review questions (3-10 per topic) include answers and explanations to help readers understand the "how" and "why" behind each answer; and Staff of MGH and its sister institutions provide consistent terminology and presentation throughout the review.
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Acute and Critical Care Formulas and Laboratory Values

Joseph Varon, Robert E. Fromm

editore: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

pagine: 208

This pocket guide is a single-volume source of the most common and important formulas and laboratory values used in the daily practice of acute care and critical care medicine. Information is presented in outline format and as tables, graphics, and algorithms to facilitate quick look up. Acute and Critical Care Formulas and Laboratory Values is designed to help clinicians to interpret clinical data, to apply formulas, and to understand laboratory values, and to integrate this information with their knowledge of pathophysiology to promote the delivery of evidence-based care. * Essential formulas and laboratory values * Multiple ways to derive a value, where appropriate * Non-clinical formulas useful for understanding physiologic concepts or that underlie diagnostic tests or clinical measurement included * Chapters divided by organ system * Practical appendixes of "Abbreviations" and "Key Telephone Numbers" * A special "Notes" section for recording frequently used formulas
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Brain Disorders in Critical Illness

Mechanisms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

E. Wesley Ely, Robert D. Stevens
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editore: Cambridge University Press

pagine: 456

Brain dysfunction is a major clinical problem in intensive care, with potentially debilitating long-term consequences for post-ICU patients of any age. The resulting extended length of stay in the ICU and post-discharge cognitive dysfunction are now recognized as major healthcare burdens. This comprehensive clinical text provides intensivists and neurologists with a practical review of the pathophysiology of brain dysfunction and a thorough account of the diagnostic and therapeutic options available. Initial sections review the epidemiology, outcomes, relevant behavioral neurology and biological mechanisms of brain dysfunction. Subsequent sections evaluate the available diagnostic options and preventative and therapeutic interventions, with a final section on clinical encephalopathy syndromes encountered in the ICU. Each chapter is rich in illustrations, with an executive summary and a helpful glossary of terms. Brain Disorders in Critical Illness is a seminal reference for all physicians and neuroscientists interested in the care and outcome of severely ill patients.
95,00 90,25

Intra-Abdominal Hypertension

Manu Malbrain, Jan De Waele

editore: Cambridge University Press

pagine: 253

Despite increasing interest in intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) and abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) as causes of significant morbidity and mortality among the critically ill, unanswered questions cloud the understanding of the pathophysiology of these conditions: * Are IAH and ACS synonymous? * What are the ideal methods of measuring and lowering intra-abdominal pressure (IAP)? * When should we think of IAH? * Can IAH be prevented? * What level of IAP requires abdominal decompression? Written by two experts in critical care and IAP, Intra-Abdominal Hypertension is a distillation of the current literature and furthers the understanding of these complex critical conditions. Using a step-by-step approach and illustrative figures, this clinical handbook presents a concise overview of consensus definitions, measurement methods, organ assessment and treatment options. Intra-Abdominal Hypertension is essential reading for all members of the intensive care multidisciplinary team, including experienced and junior physicians, anesthetists and nurses.
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Textbook of Neurointensive Care

A. Joseph Layon, Andrea Gabrielli
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editore: Springer London Ltd

pagine: 988

This updated and refined new edition is the only book to provide a comprehensive approach to the intensive care of neurologically injured patients from the emergency room and ICU through the operating room and post-surgical period. It reviews neuroanatomy, neuroradiology, and neurophysiology, examines the neurological problems most frequently seen in intensive care, and describes the various types of neurosurgery. General issues are discussed, such as cardiac care, fluids and electrolytes, nutrition, and monitoring as well as more specific conditions and complications including elevated intracranial pressure, seizures, and altered mental states.
166,40 158,08

Emergency Department Critical Care

Clifton Callaway, Donald M. Yealy

editore: Oxford University Press Inc

pagine: 224

Critical care happens where it is needed, not just in the ICU. Patients with acute critical illness are often cared for initially in the ED, and the beginning actions can help alter outcomes hours, day and months later. This handbook targets selected common or high risk critical condition or therapies needed to optimize ED care, using the newest research and experiences from respected authors. Chapters are organized in a readable and user-friendly format, and each describes the topic, defines key terms, notes cutting edge and controversial aspects, and delivers pragmatic advice. Our goal is not to discuss every pathology and care option, but to focus on the key thoughts and actions that can drive care and improve the health of those I need.
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Emergencies in Critical Care

Martin Beed, Ravi P. Mahajan
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editore: Oxford University Press

pagine: 624

This essential handbook provides a practical, accessible guide to all emergency situations encountered in the critical care setting. Emergencies are very common in the critical care setting and this book helps critical care staff identify patients at risk, how to manage them, and be prepared. To help the reader find advice quickly, most chapters begin with a generic description of how to manage emergencies affecting that system, or patient group. This is followed by details of specific diagnoses and how they should be managed. The author team, where possible, follow the 'ABC' approach, which is not only the standard approach to emergency management, but also a widely-used scheme for documenting daily reviews on ICU, and for documenting trauma management. This second edition covers new areas of importance, including sections on how to deal with adverse events and critical incidents involving critically ill patients, patient-safety and improved patient rescue packages, and on the practicalities of infection control procedures. Normal values have been combined in to one short chapter for easy reference. Easy to use and evidence-based, this book will help all critical care staff involved with the management of emergencies, from the new junior doctor to the experienced consultant in a portable and easily-readable format.
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The Difficult Airway

A Practical Guide

Carin A. Hagberg, Carlos A. Artime
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editore: Oxford University Press Inc

pagine: 208

As the cornerstone of Anesthesiology practice, airway management is a procedure frequently performed by anesthesiologists as well as emergency physicians and intensivists. Since airway devices and techniques continually change, trainees must achieve proficiency with all of the various instruments and methods, and practitioners routinely need to update their airway skills. The Difficult Airway: A Practical Guide provides practical guidelines for improving the success rates of airway managers of all specialties who use modern airway devices and techniques. The book addresses various clinical scenarios in a user-friendly format that mimics the approach clinicians encounter at educational workshops. Sections address airway devices and techniques, awake intubation, algorithms of difficult airway management, pharmacologic adjuncts useful in airway management, equipment, preoxygenation, and patient positioning strategies to ensure effective airway management. The Difficult Airway: A Practical Guide is augmented by a DVD containing video demonstrations of airway management techniques.
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Interventional Bronchoscopy

Atul Mehta, Prasoon Jain

editore: Humana Press Inc.

pagine: 262

The field of interventional bronchoscopy is rapidly expanding and has emerged as a new and exciting subspecialty in pulmonary medicine. To date, the impact of interventional bronchoscopy procedures has been felt in diagnosis, staging, and management of lung cancer, the most lethal cancer worldwide. Interventional Bronchoscopy: A Clinical Guide provides a state-of-the art description of interventional bronchoscopy procedures, addressing the scientific basis, indications, techniques, results, complications, and cost issues. Chapters address the current status, the advantages of new techniques and, most importantly, when to choose new techniques over the existing techniques. Each chapter will discuss the future of these procedures. Interventional Bronchoscopy: A Clinical Guide is an essential resource for a successful interventional pulmonology service and will be useful for the bronchoscopist, anesthesiologist, radiologist, thoracic surgeon and oncologist as well as practicing pulmonologists who do not perform these procedures but have to make decisions regarding appropriate referral of their patients to advanced airway centers.
195,00 185,25

Handbook of Blood Gas/Acid-Base Interpretation

Ashfaq Hasan

editore: Springer London Ltd

pagine: 332

Handbook of Blood Gas/Acid-Base Interpretation, 2nd edition, simplifies concepts in blood gas/acid base interpretation and explains in an algorithmic fashion the physiological processes for managing respiratory and metabolic disorders. With this handbook, medical students, residents, nurses, and practitioners of respiratory and intensive care will find it possible to quickly grasp the principles underlying respiratory and acid-base physiology, and apply them. Uniquely set out in the form of flow-diagrams/algorithms charts, this handbook introduces concepts in a logically organized sequence and gradually builds upon them. The treatment of the subject in this format, describing processes in logical steps makes it easy for the reader to cover a difficult- and sometimes dreaded- subject rapidly.
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Manuale di terapia intensiva

Richard S. Irwin

editore: Antonio Delfino Editore

pagine: 1036

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House Officer's Guide to ICU Care

Fundamentals of Management of the Heart and Lungs

Alexander S. Geha, Curtis Tribble
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editore: Cardiotext Publishing

pagine: 512

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The Difficult Airway

An Atlas of Tools and Techniques for Clinical Management

Andranik Ovassapian, David B. Glick
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editore: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

pagine: 203

The Difficult Airway provides a comprehensive textual and visual coverage of how to deal with patients who have expected or unexpected difficult airways. The text begins with a description of the incidence and importance of the difficult airway and then describes the ASA Difficult Airway Algorithm created to facilitate the management of "difficult airways." The majority of the book features a comprehensive step-by-step approach to the rescue techniques listed as part of the ASA Algorithm. Noted experts in each of the techniques have been recruited by the book editors to present the information. Figures throughout the book illustrate important points and procedures. This is a wonderful resource for professionals in the health care field including anesthesiologists, intensive care physicians, emergency room physicians, nurses, and out-of-hospital first responders.
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Principles and Practice of Mechanical Ventilation

Martin J. Tobin

editore: McGraw-Hill Medical

pagine: 1472

The definitive guide to the use of mechanical ventilation in critically ill patients - now in full color and updated to reflect the latest advances "Principles & Practice of Mechanical Ventilation, 3E" provides comprehensive, authoritative coverage of all the clinical, pharmacological, and technical issues surrounding the use of mechanical ventilation. Editor Martin J. Tobin - past editor-in-chief of the "American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine" - has enlisted more than 100 authors, all of whom are at the forefront of research in their chosen subfield in order to provide the most authoritative and up-to-date information possible. No other text so thoroughly and comprehensively explores the myriad advances in modes and methodologies that have occurred in this ever-changing field as this cornerstone text. Features: each chapter has been extensively revised to reflect the latest research; a strong focus on the biomedical principles that govern ventilator management; expert insights from contributors in critical care, pulmonary medicine, anesthesiology, surgery, basic science, provide a unique multidisciplinary approach; 68 chapters that explore every important aspect of mechanical ventilation, including: Conventional and unconventional methods of ventilator support; Noninvasive methods of ventilator support; Unconventional methods of ventilator support; Physiologic effect of mechanical ventilation; Complications in ventilator supported patients; Weaning of ventilator-support; Management of the ventilator-supported patient; Adjunctive therapy, including fluid management, inhaled antibiotic therapy, and bronchodilator therapy; and, Ethics and economics. "Principles & Practice of Mechanical Ventilation, 3E" comprehensively covers the principles and practice of keeping patients alive through the use of mechanical ventilation, along with related pharmacological and technical issues.
283,99 269,79

Regional Anesthesia in Trauma

A Case-Based Approach

Jeff Gadsden

editore: Cambridge University Press

pagine: 146

The management of pain from acute injuries is a priority in trauma care. Regional analgesic techniques are very effective at treating acute pain and are gaining in popularity as recognition of their beneficial effects on morbidity increases. Regional Anesthesia in Trauma employs multiple narrative problem-solving case scenarios that explore the use of regional anesthesia in: * Blunt chest trauma, amputations, upper and lower extremity fractures and spinal injury * Burn injury * Patients with pre-existing nerve injury and other co-morbidities * Patients at risk for compartment syndrome * Pregnant, obese, elderly and pediatric patients * Local anesthetic systemic toxicity With a focus on ultrasound-guided techniques, the reader is guided through the technical aspects of performing regional anesthesia as well as the medical and surgical considerations that influence the choice of analgesic therapy. Regional Anesthesia in Trauma is invaluable for practitioners and trainees in anesthesiology, emergency medicine and trauma surgery.
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The Washington Manual of Critical Care

Marin Kollef

editore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

pagine: 703

Prepared by residents and faculty at the Washington University School of Medicine, this pocket manual contains easy-to-read algorithms for the management of more than 80 medical and surgical problems arising in the intensive care unit. Chapters focus on specific problems and the algorithms provide straightforward approaches to the management of these issues. Coverage includes a section on procedures commonly performed in the intensive care unit. Appendices include common equations in the ICU, drug-drug interactions, and common drug dosages and side effects. If you purchased a copy of Kollef: The Washington Manual of Critical Care, 2e, ISBN: 9781451110227, please make note of the following two important corrections. On page 149, lines 14 through 16: Torsades de pointes is likely to recur if the inciting factors cannot be eliminated immediately. Magnesium sulfate given at 1 to 2 g IV may have utility, particularly in hypomagnesemic patients. [the unit gram is corrected from milligram]. On page 152, bottom row of Table 20.1 : Medication; IV Dosing; Side effects; Magnesium; Torsades de pointes: 1-2 g IV Flushing, hypotension push over 5-20 min [the unit gram is corrected from milligram]. Please make note of this correction in your copy of Kollef: The Washington Manual of Critical Care, 2e immediately and contact LWW's Customer Service Department at 8006383030 so that we may issue you an errata sheet for pages 149 and 152 You may also download a PDF of pages 149 and 152 by clicking here. All copies of The Washington Manual of Critical Care, 2e with the ISBN: 9781451193879 include this correction.
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Lecture Notes Clinical Anaesthesia

Carl L. Gwinnutt, Matthew Gwinnutt

editore: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)

pagine: 194

Perfect for medical students, junior doctors, anaesthetic nurses and allied health professionals, Lecture Notes Clinical Anaesthesia provides a thorough introduction to the modern principles and practices of clinical anaesthesia. Full-colour diagrams, photographs and key fact boxes support easy understanding of the theory of anaesthetics allowing confident transfer of information into clinical practice.This fourth edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect recent developments within the anaesthetics specialty and is fully supported by a wide-range of self-assessments for study and revision purposes together with a range of 'tips for anaesthesia attachments' that start each chapter.Whether you need to develop your knowledge for clinical practice, or refresh that knowledge in the run-up to examinations, Lecture Notes Clinical Anaesthesia will help foster a systematic approach to the clinical situation for all medical students and hospital doctors.
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