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Annual Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine 2020

  • Jean-Louis Vincent

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Respiratory Issues

  3. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

  4. Biomarkers

  5. Fluids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. J. N. Wilkinson, F. M. P. van Haren, M. L. N. G. Malbrain
      Pages 153-172
  6. Hemodynamic Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173

About this book


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


Precision medicine Acute Respiratory Failure – ARDS Hemodynamic Monitoring Cardiac Function Renal Function

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-Louis Vincent
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Intensive CareErasme University Hospital, Université libre de BruxellesBrusselsBelgium

About the editors

Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent is Professor of intensive care at the University of Brussels, and intensivist in the Department of Intensive Care at Erasme University Hospital in Brussels. He is Past-President of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine (WFSICCM), the Belgian Society of Intensive Care Medicine (SIZ), the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), the European Shock Society (ESS), and the International Sepsis Forum (ISF). He is a member of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium.

Prof. Vincent has signed more than 1000 articles, 400 book chapters and review articles, and 1000 original abstracts, and has edited more than 100 books. He is co-editor of the Textbook of Critical Care (Elsevier Saunders) and the “Encyclopedia of Intensive Care Medicine” (Springer). He is editor-in-chief of "Critical Care", "Current Opinion in Critical Care", and "ICU Management & Practice" and member of the editorial boards of about 30 journals.

Prof Vincent has received several awards, including the Distinguished Investigator and Lifetime Achievement Awards of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the College Medalist Award of the American College of Chest Physicians, the Society Medal (lifetime award) of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, the Presidential Award of the European Respiratory Society and the prestigious Belgian scientific award of the FRS-FNRS (Prix Scientifique Joseph Maisin-Sciences Biomédicales Cliniques). In recognition of these achievements, he was awarded the title of Baron by the King of Belgium.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Annual Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine 2020
  • Editors Jean-Louis Vincent
  • Series Title Annual Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine
  • Series Abbreviated Title Annual Update in Intensive Care
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-37322-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-37323-8
  • Series ISSN 2191-5709
  • Series E-ISSN 2191-5717
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 689
  • Number of Illustrations 22 b/w illustrations, 94 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Intensive / Critical Care Medicine
    Emergency Medicine
    Internal Medicine
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“This book will benefit providers of acute medicine in all the core disciplines. Experienced practitioners will enjoy the perspectives in these reviews while students will find an effective introduction to topics selected to reflect latest advances in the field. … As COVID-19 dominates much of contemporary medical literature, this book describes recent developments outside that topic in clinical and basic research, supporting the broad practice of acute care for the internist, anesthesiologist, surgeon, pediatrician, and emergency medicine provider.” (David J. Dries, Doody's Book Reviews, October 16, 2020)