Care of the Critically Ill Patient

  • Jack Tinker
  • Warren M. Zapol

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Applied Physiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. P. A. Poole-Wilson
      Pages 3-19
    3. G. R. Cutfield
      Pages 21-39
    4. M. R. Pinsky, D. Kramer
      Pages 41-58
    5. P. Radermacher, K. J. Falke
      Pages 59-67
    6. S. M. Cain
      Pages 69-78
    7. P. E. Wright, G. R. Bernard, K. L. Brigham
      Pages 79-90
    8. F. D. Thompson
      Pages 91-99
    9. M. Smithies
      Pages 101-116
    10. S. J. Machin
      Pages 117-127
    11. R. E. Garlick
      Pages 129-138
    12. P. W. Hochachka
      Pages 139-143
    13. J. H. L. Playfair
      Pages 145-154
    14. K. J. Collins
      Pages 155-173
    15. M. P. Ward Platt, E. N. Hey
      Pages 175-186
  3. Cardiovascular Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. A. G. Gilston
      Pages 189-216
    3. D. J. Rowlands, W. C. Brownlee
      Pages 217-241
    4. J. L. Boyd, G. G. Stanford, B. Chernow
      Pages 243-257
    5. R. G. Herkes, D. J. Bihari
      Pages 259-284
    6. G. J. Davies
      Pages 285-295
    7. J. N. Bates, J. H. Tinker
      Pages 297-306
    8. J. P. McGoldrick, J. Wallwork
      Pages 315-328
    9. J. D. Fitzgerald
      Pages 329-364
    10. J. L. Vincent
      Pages 365-381
  4. Respiratory Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 383-383
    2. D. J. Cullen, G. C. Collee
      Pages 385-405
    3. W. M. Zapol, J. Qvist, R. L. Trelstad, F. Lemaire
      Pages 435-455
    4. G. Iotti, L. Brochard, F. Lemaire
      Pages 457-477
    5. P. M. Suter
      Pages 479-489
    6. W. G. Johanson Jr, J. J. Coalson
      Pages 491-501
    7. L. Gattinoni, D. Mascheroni, R. Marcolin
      Pages 503-511
  5. Renal, Electrolyte and Metabolic Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 513-513
    2. M. Beaman, A. Adu
      Pages 515-532
    3. P. Loirat, J. C. Raphael
      Pages 533-560
    4. H. M. Shizgal
      Pages 561-586
    5. P. Singer, V. Kvetan, J. Askanazi
      Pages 587-607
    6. J. G. O’Grady, R. S. Williams
      Pages 609-620
    7. D. W. Rattner, A. L. Warshaw
      Pages 633-648
    8. A. B. Knight
      Pages 649-660
    9. G. J. Dobb
      Pages 661-669
  6. Haematological Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 671-671
    2. S. J. Machin, F. Matthey
      Pages 673-689
    3. W. G. Murphy
      Pages 691-703
    4. P. E. Hewitt
      Pages 705-716

About this book


Nine years have passed since the first edition of Care of the Critically III Patient was published. As its editors Maurice Rapin and I were fortified by the many positive and helpful comments of reviewers and readers: the work appeared to have fulfilled our original aims and objectives. Intensive care medicine has, of course, advanced and changed in many ways since 1982 and it therefore seemed appropriate to consider the preparation of a second edition. Encouraged by the reception of the first and the timely prompting of the publishers we began, in 1986, to prepare for a new edition. Caring for critically ill patients is of universal concern and we were therefore delighted when Warren Zapol joined us as C'n editor widening our international base. The three of us subsequently spent many happy and productive times together planning the content, priorities, scale and contributions for the new edition. A great tragedy then overcame us: Maurice Rapin died suddenly. His death deprived us of a true friend and colleague who had been an international pioneer during the development of intensive care medicine. I will always remember, with affection and professional pride, the many hours he and I worked together in preparing the first edition of this book and also as founding editors of the now firmly established journal Intensive Care Medicine. An obituary, written by Warren Zapol, that appeared in the journal follows the Preface.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jack Tinker
    • 1
    • 2
  • Warren M. Zapol
    • 3
  1. 1.University of LondonLondon WC1UK
  2. 2.The Middlesex HospitalLondon W1UK
  3. 3.Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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