Critical Care Study Guide

Text and Review

  • Gerard J. Criner
  • Gilbert E. D’Alonzo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Critical Care Procedures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. L. Jill Krasner, Neil W. Brister
      Pages 3-22
    3. Wissam Chatila
      Pages 23-31
    4. Joseph Crocetti, Samuel Krachman
      Pages 32-43
    5. Ubaldo J. Martin, Samuel Krachman
      Pages 44-69
    6. Michael S. Lagnese, John M. Travaline
      Pages 70-80
    7. David E. Ciccolella
      Pages 103-114
    8. Francis C. Cordova, Nathaniel Marchetti
      Pages 128-147
    9. Gilbert E. D’Alonzo, David Friedel
      Pages 148-158
    10. Phillip M. Boiselle
      Pages 159-179
  3. Pathophysiologic Disease States Encountered in the Critically Ill Patient

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Gilbert E. D’Alonzo, John M. Travaline, Maria Roselyn Lim
      Pages 183-199
    3. Gerard J. Criner
      Pages 200-221
    4. Paul Mather, Gilbert E. D’Alonzo
      Pages 222-240
    5. Robert Sangrigoli, Henry H. Hsia
      Pages 241-266
    6. Gilbert E. D’Alonzo, David Friedel
      Pages 267-278
    7. Wissam Chatila
      Pages 279-285
    8. Michael S. Lagnese, David E. Ciccolella
      Pages 286-299
    9. Ubaldo J. Martin, Gerald M. O’Brien
      Pages 300-315
    10. Ronald Rubin
      Pages 316-338
    11. Joseph I. Boullata, Francis C. Cordova
      Pages 339-354
    12. Joseph Crocetti, Samuel Krachman
      Pages 355-368
    13. Vadim Leyenson
      Pages 369-380
    14. Francis C. Cordova, Maria Roselyn Lim, Gerard J. Criner
      Pages 381-405
    15. Frederic H. Kauffman
      Pages 406-418
    16. Gregory J. Rossini, Wissam Chatila
      Pages 419-443
    17. Clarke U. Piatt, Kathleen J. Brennan
      Pages 444-460
    18. Frederic H. Kauffman, Thomas Nugent
      Pages 461-484
    19. Noah Brad Schreibman, Gerald M. O’Brien
      Pages 485-506
    20. Michael Badellino, Gilbert E. D’Alonzo
      Pages 507-518
    21. John M. Travaline, Friedrich Kueppers
      Pages 519-534
    22. Yaroslav Lando, Gerard J. Criner
      Pages 535-544
    23. Friedrich Kueppers
      Pages 545-555
  4. Specific Treatments in the Critically Ill Patient

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 557-557
    2. Clark U. Piatt, Ubaldo J. Martin, Gerard J. Criner
      Pages 559-593
    3. Ubaldo J. Martin, Gerard J. Criner
      Pages 594-614
    4. Ubaldo J. Martin, Gerard J. Criner
      Pages 615-626
    5. Scott A. Schartel
      Pages 627-650
    6. David E. Ciccolella
      Pages 651-673
    7. Henry H. Hsia
      Pages 674-692
    8. L. I. Armando Samuels, Gerald M. O’Brien
      Pages 693-706
    9. Cathy Litty, Jay Herman
      Pages 707-720
    10. Frederic H. Kauffman
      Pages 721-737
    11. Wissam Chatila
      Pages 738-756
    12. Rodger E. Barnette, Gerard J. Criner
      Pages 757-769
    13. Walter A. Wynkoop, Gilbert E. D’Alonzo
      Pages 770-783
    14. Rodger E. Barnette, Gerard J. Criner
      Pages 784-796

About this book


Critical care medicine is a dynamic and exciting arena where complex pathophysiologic states requiring extensive knowledge and clinical acumen are commonly found. Caring for critically ill patients requires an extensive knowledge of basic pathophysiology, as well as awareness of the appropriate diagnostic tests and therapeutic interventions. Because this knowledge base crosses many different disciplines, introduction to caring for the intensive care patient, while exciting, may also be intimidating. This textbook is designed toward making the dynamic environment of the critical care unit understandable and the approach to the patient both logical and successful. The book contains three components: (1) description of the procedural tasks commonly performed for the critically ill patient, (2) explanation of the most common pathophysiologic states en­ countered, and (3) description of specific disease entities with details of their differential di­ agnosis, diagnostic strategy, and therapeutic plan. This book also uses several educational approaches that we have found useful in our own teaching sessions and prior textbooks. Clinical cases introduce chapters and highlight chap­ ter segments to emphasize clinical relevancy. As an additional study aid, margin notes high­ light important teaching points and facilitate easy review of chapter content. To consolidate the principles outlined in each chapter, review questions with full text explanations are pro­ vided at the end of each chapter. All these elements help reinforce the most important mes­ sages for the reader.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gerard J. Criner
    • 1
  • Gilbert E. D’Alonzo
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care MedicineTemple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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