Anaesthesia, Pharmacology, Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine A.P.I.C.E.

Proceedings of the 23rd Postgraduate Course in Critical Care Medicine Catania, Italy — November 5 – 7, 2010

  • Antonino Gullo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Continuing Medical Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages xxix-xxix
    2. P. D. Lumb
      Pages 1-5
  3. Clinical Pharmacology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. D. De Backer, K. Donadello, S. Scolletta
      Pages 9-16
  4. Kidney

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. V. Gašparović, I. Gornik
      Pages 19-29
  5. Ventilation: Adult and Paediatric

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. A. R. Carvalho, W. A. Zin
      Pages 33-46
    3. I. Cortés, A. Esteban
      Pages 57-76
    4. E. Calderini, S. Sher, E. Allegritti
      Pages 77-88
    5. G. Ottonello, A. Franceschi
      Pages 89-100
  6. Cardiovascular Monitoring

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. A. Perel, W. Wesselink, J. Settels
      Pages 103-108
  7. Management of Cardiac Arrest

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. T. Pellis, V. Mione, W. P. Mercante
      Pages 119-127
    3. F. Fumagalli, G. Ristagno
      Pages 129-139
    4. G. Ristagno, Y. Li, A. Gullo, J. Bisera
      Pages 141-160
  8. Advances in Experimental and Clinical Research

  9. Infections, Sepsis and Organ Dysfunctions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. J.-L. Vincent, K. Donadello, L. Gottin
      Pages 219-225
    3. G. Sganga, V. Cozza
      Pages 227-233
    4. G. Berlot, C. M. Vassallo, N. Busetto
      Pages 235-242
    5. C. Ronco, D. Cruz, F. Nalesso, P. Piccinni
      Pages 243-248
  10. Perioperative Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. A. Gullo, C. M. Celestre, A. Paratore, F. Stimoli
      Pages 251-269
    3. C. Gregoretti, P. Pelosi
      Pages 279-292
  11. Spinal Cord Stimulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
  12. Neurotrauma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
    2. M. Zanello, M. Vincenzi, M. Bandini
      Pages 303-315
  13. Disaster Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-317
    2. F. Della Corte, P. L. Ingrassia
      Pages 319-328
    3. P. L. Ingrassia, L. Ragazzoni, F. Della Corte
      Pages 329-340
  14. Quality of Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 341-341
    2. G. Murias, B. Sales, L. Blanch
      Pages 343-347
    3. A. Gullo, C. Santonocito, P. Murabito, M. Astuto
      Pages 349-362
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 363-368

About these proceedings


Advances in intensive and critical care medicine occur rapidly. Innovation, training and research are the pillars that support a process deriving from basic science and multiprofessional/multidisciplinary interventions. This volume highlights several innovations for optimising prevention and management measures for the critically ill by integrating diagnostic procedures with pharmacological and technological options. Considering that cerebral, respiratory, cardiovascular, renal and metabolic dysfunctions occurring during serious illnesses or syndromes represent risk factors for patient survival, the final goal remains multifaceted: to improve standards and quality of care; to introduce the expanding concept of clinical governance and professionalism; to focus on the importance of ethical principles for establishing a process of patient-centred and evidence-based care. For these reasons, medical professionals must reach a consensus regarding the importance of continuing medical education.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Antonino Gullo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department and School of Anaesthesia and Intensive CareCatania University-HospitalCataniaItaly

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  • Copyright Information Springer Milan 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
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  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-2013-9
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-2014-6
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