Intensive Care Medicine

2007 Annual Update

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ISBN: 978-3-540-49432-4 (Print) 978-3-540-49433-1 (Online)

Table of contents (93 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XXXII

  2. Biomarkers

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      Pages 1-1

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      The Diagnosis of Sepsis: The Present and The Future

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      Pages 10-21

      Procalcitonin: Nice to Know, Need to know, or Needs Further Research?

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      Pages 22-31

      Diagnostic and Prognostic Value of Hormokines as Biomarkers in Severe Infections

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      Pages 32-43

      Novel Biomarkers and the Outcome from Critical Illness and Major Surgery

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      Pages 44-52

      Molecular Approaches to Detection of Bacteria in Critical Care Patients

  3. Sepsis and Infection: Management

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      Pages 53-53

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      Pages 55-68

      Understanding and Optimizing Outcome in Neonates with Sepsis and Septic Shock

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      Pages 69-74

      Effects of Vasoactive Agents on the Gastrointestinal Microcirculation in Septic Shock

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      Pages 75-80

      Hemodynamic Effects of Activated Protein C in Septic Shock

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      Pages 81-95

      Adrenomedullin in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Dysfunction and Sepsis

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      Pages 96-105

      Antioxidants for the Treatment of Endothelial Dysfunction in Critical Illness

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      Pages 106-112

      Plasma Cortisol: Time to Look Deeper?

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      Pages 113-129

      Glucose Control and Monitoring in the ICU

  4. Severe Lung Infections

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      Pages 131-131

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      Pages 133-144

      Current Concepts of Severe Pneumococcal Community-acquired Pneumonia

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      Pages 145-156

      Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

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      Pages 157-170

      Pneumocystis Pneumonia in Non-AIDS Immunocompromised Patients

  5. Mechanisms of Organ Dysfunction

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      Pages 171-171

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      Pages 173-187

      The Role of Neutrophil-Derived Myeloperoxidase in Organ Dysfunction and Sepsis

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      Pages 188-196

      Are Mitochondria Responsible for Improved Outcomes in Recent Studies?

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      Pages 197-207

      The Impact of Chronic Disease on Response to Infection

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      Pages 208-216

      Immunomodulatory Effects of General Anesthetics

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      Pages 217-228

      Critical Illness Stress-induced Immune Suppression

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