2008

Intensive Care Medicine

Annual Update 2008

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ISBN: 978-0-387-77382-7 (Print) 978-0-387-77383-4 (Online)

Table of contents (81 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XXVII

  2. Genetic Factors

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      Pages 1-1

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      Are Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics Important for Critically III Patients?

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      Pages 13-23

      Genetic Susceptibility in ALI/ARDS: What have we Learned?

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      Pages 24-30

      Racial Disparities in Infection and Sepsis: Does Biology Matter?

  3. Cardiac Issues

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      Pages 31-31

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      Pages 33-42

      B-Type Natriuretic Peptide: An Emerging Biomarker in Pediatric Critical Care

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      Pages 43-54

      Cardiac Dysfunction in Septic Shock

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      Pages 55-64

      The Consequences of Cardiac Autonomic Dysfunction in Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome

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      Pages 65-75

      Quantification of Improved Left Ventricular Performance during Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

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      Pages 76-87

      Diastolic Dysfunction and Cardiac Failure in the Intensive Care Unit

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      Pages 88-100

      Pharmacological Support of the Failing Right Ventricle

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      Pages 101-110

      Perioperative Cardioprotection

  4. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 111-111

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      Pages 113-120

      Improving the Quality of Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Care

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      Pages 121-136

      Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Arrest and Resuscitation

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      Pages 137-144

      Early Cooling in Cardiac Arrest: What is the Evidence?

  5. Emergencies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 145-145

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      Pages 147-159

      Management of Severe Accidental Hypothermia

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      Pages 160-167

      Initial ICU Management of Skin Sloughing Diseases: Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

  6. Poisonings

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      Pages 169-169

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      Pages 171-178

      Pathophysiology of Caustic Ingestion

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      Pages 179-189

      Extracorporeal Life-Support for Acute Drug-induced Cardiac Toxicity

  7. Acute Respiratory Failure

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 191-191

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      Pages 193-202

      Epidemiology of Acute Respiratory Failure and Mechanical Ventilation

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      Pages 203-213

      Esophagectomy and Acute Lung Injury

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      Pages 214-223

      Glucocorticoid Treatment in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Friend or Foe?

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