Uncommon Diseases in the ICU

  • Marc Leone
  • Claude Martin
  • Jean-Louis Vincent

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Julien Textoris, Marc Leone
      Pages 3-11
  3. Cardiovascular System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Aude Charvet
      Pages 15-20
    3. D. Lena, A. Mihoubi, H. Quintard, C. Ichai
      Pages 21-27
    4. Christopher Hurt, David Montaigne, Pierre-Vladimir Ennezat, Stéphane Hatem, Benoît Vallet
      Pages 29-35
    5. Laurent Muller, Christian Bengler, Claire Roger, Robert Cohendy, Jean Yves Lefrant
      Pages 37-58
  4. Infectious Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Laurent Zieleskiewicz, Laurent Chiche, Stéphane Donati, Renaud Piarroux
      Pages 61-68
    3. Frédéric Potié, Olivier Riou, Marlène Knezynski
      Pages 69-78
    4. Olivier Riou, Marlène Knezynski, Frédéric Potie
      Pages 79-83
    5. Jean-Pierre Bellefleur, Jean-Philippe Chippaux
      Pages 85-95
  5. Respiratory System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Jean-Marie Forel, Carine Gomez, Sami Hraiech, Laurent Chiche
      Pages 99-111
  6. Nervous System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Stéphane Yannis Donati, Didier Demory, Jean-Michel Arnal
      Pages 115-123
    3. Lionel Velly, Delphine Boumaza, Nicolas Bruder
      Pages 125-138
  7. Internal Medicine Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. L. Chiche, G. Thomas, C. Guervilly, F. Bernard, J. Allardet-Servent, Jean-Robert Harlé
      Pages 141-152

About this book


This book highlights the practical characteristics of uncommon diseases and presents the most relevant features for the management of intensive care units. It does not aim to provide an exhaustive description of uncommon diseases, focusing instead on the major diseases that intensivists may encounter in their clinical practice.

After a brief introduction on the epidemiology and pathophysiology of each disease, the authors emphasize the aspects related to diagnosis and treatment, providing concise and pragmatic guidance for residents and intensivists who care for patients with uncommon diseases.

Although by definition uncommon diseases have a low prevalence in the general population, they can affect a large number of patients admitted to intensive care units, as they can often be diagnosed at intensive care units. Indeed, often a complication of the disease is what leads to the patient’s being admitted to an intensive care unit.


Diagnosis Organ failure Severity Uncommon diseases

Editors and affiliations

  • Marc Leone
    • 1
  • Claude Martin
    • 2
  • Jean-Louis Vincent
    • 3
  1. 1.Anesthésie et réanimationCHU NordMarseilleFrance
  2. 2.Anesthésie et réanimationCHU NordMarseilleFrance
  3. 3.Dept of Intensive CareErasme HospitalBrusselsBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-04576-4
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-04575-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-04576-4
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