About this book
Every medical specialty has at its basis a core of classic papers, which both reflect the historical background and give insight into present and future developments. The papers discussed in this book are considered classics for many reasons, but in all cases they highlight landmarks in the development in critical care medicine and therefore providing an invaluable reference for both trainee and practising clinicians.
The editors assembled a distinguished team of internationally recognized experts who chose what they considered to be the most important papers in their subspecialty. Each entry follows a set format, starting with an abstract and reference to the original paper and followed by analysis of the strengths, weaknesses and contribution it has made to the development of critical care. Where possible, further information about each paper is given and a detailed analysis of the top 500 most widely cited papers is provided.
Providing a document of every cornerstone paper in critical care, this revised and updated book is a key reference resource for all working in the field. It is essential reading for trainees and practising clincians in emergency medicine and critical care, senior nursing staff, academic scientists and all professionals involved in the treatment of patients in the critical care unit.