Intensive Care Medicine

Annual Update 2008

  • Jean-Louis Vincent
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-77383-4

Table of contents (81 papers)

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVII
  2. Genetic Factors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Genetic Susceptibility in ALI/ARDS: What have we Learned?
      R. Cartin-Ceba, M. N. Gong, O. Gajic
      Pages 13-23
    3. Racial Disparities in Infection and Sepsis: Does Biology Matter?
      F. B. Mayr, S. Yende, D. C. Angus
      Pages 24-30
  3. Cardiac Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. B-Type Natriuretic Peptide: An Emerging Biomarker in Pediatric Critical Care
      P. E. Oishi, J. -H. Hsu, J. R. Fineman
      Pages 33-42
    3. Cardiac Dysfunction in Septic Shock
      I. Cinel, R. Nanda, R. P. Dellinger
      Pages 43-54
    4. Diastolic Dysfunction and Cardiac Failure in the Intensive Care Unit
      J. Poelaert, E. Osipowska, C. Verborgh
      Pages 76-87
    5. Pharmacological Support of the Failing Right Ventricle
      P. F. Wouters, S. Rex, C. Missant
      Pages 88-100
    6. Perioperative Cardioprotection
      H. -J. Priebe
      Pages 101-110
  4. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Improving the Quality of Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Care
      C. J. Dine, B. S. Abella
      Pages 113-120
    3. Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Arrest and Resuscitation
      A. Topjian, R. A. Berg, V. M. Nadkarni
      Pages 121-136
    4. Early Cooling in Cardiac Arrest: What is the Evidence?
      L. Hammer, C. Adrie, J. -F. Timsit
      Pages 137-144
  5. Emergencies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Management of Severe Accidental Hypothermia
      G. J. Peek, P. R. Davis, J. A. Ellerton
      Pages 147-159

About these proceedings


The Update compiles the most recent developments in experimental and clinical research and practice in one comprehensive reference book. The chapters are written by well recognized experts in the field of intensive care and emergency medicine. It is addressed to everyone involved in internal medicine, anesthesia, surgery, pediatrics, intensive care and emergency medicine.


Internal medicine Sepsis anesthesia care infection intensive care intensive care medicine respiratory failure surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-Louis Vincent
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Intensive Care Erasme HospitalUniversité libre de BruxellesBrusselsBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer New York 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-77382-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-77383-4