Surgical Intensive Care Medicine

  • John M. O’Donnell
  • Flávio E. Nácul

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Resuscitation and General Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Andrew G. Villanueva
      Pages 3-12
    3. Denis H. Jablonka, William Rosenblatt
      Pages 13-24
    4. Shawn E. Banks, Albert J. Varon
      Pages 25-33
    5. Joachim Boldt
      Pages 35-43
    6. Keith P. Lewis, R. Mauricio Gonzalez, Konstantin Balonov
      Pages 45-52
    7. Kyle J. Gunnerson, Emanuel P. Rivers
      Pages 53-66
    8. Flávio E. Nácul, John M. O’Donnell
      Pages 67-74
    9. Philip M. Alapat, Janice L. Zimmerman
      Pages 75-84
    10. Ruben J. Azocar, Pouneh Taghizadeh, Ishaq Lat
      Pages 85-96
    11. Rafael A. Ortega, Gerardo Rodríguez, Rubén Azocar
      Pages 97-106
    12. Nawaf Al-Subaie, Andrew Rhodes
      Pages 107-111
    13. Andreas Schneider, Erik Popp, Bernd W. Böttiger
      Pages 113-125
  3. Neurocritical Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Peter K. Dempsey, Peter K. Dempsey, Steven W. Hwang
      Pages 129-136
    3. Fred H. Geisler, William P. Coleman
      Pages 137-147
    4. Jamary Oliveira-Filho, Jamary Oliveira-Filho, Walter J. Koroshetz
      Pages 149-161
    5. Jamary Oliveira-Filho, Jamary Oliveira-Filho, Walter J. Koroshetz
      Pages 163-171
    6. Andreas H. Kramer, Thomas P. Bleck, Thomas P. Bleck
      Pages 173-184

About this book


We are honored to present the second edition of Surgical Intensive Care Medicine. Our first edition was considered to be an important contribution to the critical care literature and received excellent reviews from Critical Care Medicine, Chest, and Anesthesiology. In the second edition, the basic organization of the book remains unchanged, being composed of 60 carefully selected chapters divided into 11 sections. The book begins with general topics in primary intensive care, such as airway management and vascular cannulation, followed by categories based on medical and surgical subspecialties. While the chapters discuss definitions, pathophysiology, clinical course, complications, and prognosis, the primary emphasis is devoted to patient management. The contents of the current edition have been comprehensively upgraded and the chapters retained from the first edition have been thoroughly updated, revised, or rewritten. In this second edition, some new topics have been added including Postoperative Care of the Obese Patient, Postoperative Care of the Pancreas Transplant Patient, Optimization of High-Risk Surgical Patients, Post- erative Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome, Ethics and End of Life Issues, Improving the ICU, and Continuous Medical Education in Intensive Care Medicine. We are extremely fortunate to have high-quality contributors, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognized researchers, speakers, and practitioners in Cri- cal Care Medicine. An important feature of this latest edition is the geographical diversity of its authors. Most are based in the United States, but colleagues from Canada, England, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Holland, France, Italy, Portugal, and Australia have also made notable contributions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John M. O’Donnell
    • 1
  • Flávio E. Nácul
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Surgical Critical Care Division of SurgeryThe Lahey Clinic Medical CenterBurlingtonUSA
  2. 2.University Hospital Intensive Care MedicineFederal University of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-77892-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-77893-8
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