Textbook of Critical Care: Including Trauma and Emergency Care

by Yatin Mehta, Jeetendra Sharma, Mukesh Kumar Gupta

Critical care has been growing at a rapid pace all over the world, including underdeveloped and developing countries. With early detection and diagnosis of life-threatening diseases with population explosion without supportive infrastructure, infectious diseases and severe sepsis are increasing in numbers, severity, and drug resistance with poor outcomes and prolonged intensive care unit (ICU) and hospital stay with substantial cost implications. This book is divided to 14 sections and composed of total 111 chapters. Section 1 deals with general principles of critical care, including severity scoring, and monitoring various aspects of ventilation, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), sugar control, sedoanalgesia, delirium, etc. Section 2 deals with all aspects of acute cardiovascular pathology requiring ICU admission. Section 3 presents critical care in cases of acute respiratory syndrome, respiratory failure, obstructive pulmonary diseases, etc. Section 4 is on acute kidney infection and renal replacement therapy. Section 5 also contains chapters on how to approach elevated live enzymes and portal hypertension, along with the common ICU issues related to gastrointestinal (GI), pancreas and liver. Section 6, 7 and 8 covers a brief discussion on neurology, endocrine and post-surgical critical care. Obstetric critical care, and hematology, rheumatology and oncology are poorly recognized and poorly developed field in the underdeveloped and developing countries, so section 9 and 10 have special significance in the book. Section 11 deals with bacterial, viral, fungal, rickettsial infections, including community-acquired and nosocomial. Section 12 contains chapters on poisoning, snakebites and environmental injuries needing critical care. Section 13 deals separately with initial assessment followed by head, chest, spine, long bones and abdominal trauma with their complications. Last but not the least is the potpourri which includes brain death, end of life, ICU design and research. These are covered in Section 14.

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Book Detail

Editor Editor's Affiliation
1. Mehta Yatin
Medanta Institute of Critical Care and Anesthesiology, Medanta–The Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
2. Sharma Jeetendra
Critical Care, Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
3. Gupta Mukesh Kumar Institute of Critical Care and Anesthesiology, Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
ISBN 9789351529682
Speciality Critical Care
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/12700
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2016
Pages 1108
Book Type Textbook


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