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

Proceedings of the 11th Postgraduate Course in Critical Care Medicine Trieste, Italy — November 11–16, 1996

  • Antonino Gullo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages II-XXIV
  2. Basics of Critical Care Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Anaesthesia

    3. Neurotransmission

      1. G. Savettieri, A. Cestelli, I. Di Liegro
        Pages 43-73
    4. Circulation

    5. Hyperbaric Oxygenation

    6. Homeostasis

      1. F. Schiraldi, F. Paladino
        Pages 117-125
    7. Immune System

    8. Metabolism

      1. J. Wernerman, H. Barle, P. Essén
        Pages 145-152
    9. Monitoring

    10. Pain

  3. Respiratory Mechanics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
  4. Cardiovascular Dysfunction/Failure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. J.-L. Vincent, E. Silva
      Pages 223-231
  5. Monitoring of the Body Circulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. G. Martinelli, M. Nastasi, F. Petrini
      Pages 235-238
  6. ARDS — Lung Dysfunction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. P. Pelosi, L. Brazzi, I. Ravagnan
      Pages 249-256
    3. L. Gattinoni, L. Brazzi, P. Pelosi
      Pages 257-262
    4. J. O. C. Auler Jr.
      Pages 273-288
  7. New Strategies to Improve Gas Exchange

  8. Noninvasive Ventilation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335
    2. M. Vitacca, N. Ambrosino, A. Rossi
      Pages 337-343
    3. J. Mancebo, L. Brochard
      Pages 345-351
    4. C. Gregoretti, F. Beltrame, M. Turello
      Pages 359-367
  9. Advances in ICU Paediatric Patients

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 375-375
  10. Sirs and Sepsis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 405-405
    2. I. Matot, C. L. Sprung
      Pages 421-426
  11. ICU Infections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 427-427
    2. M. Furlanut, F. Pea, A. Proietti
      Pages 429-437
  12. Neurology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 439-439

About these proceedings


At the APICE '96 research scientists and clinicians were provided with updated guidelines for the treatment of patients with acute and chronic critical conditions. This volume contains 100 chapters,in which the main pathophysiological concepts were reviewed, with special emphasis on the cardiovascular, respiratory, metabolic, and neurologic systems. Special reference is made to the pharmacologic and biotechnologic strategies currently being used to support those vital functions that are affected by severe and sometimes devastating diseases. The topics of infection, sepsis,and SIRS have been reviewed and updated in keeping with the most recent information available, and particular focus has been directed to ethics.


COPD Sepsis Trauma anesthesia anesthesiology care critical care emergency medicine intensive care mechanical ventilation pain pain management shock surgery ventilation

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonino Gullo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive CareTrieste University School of MedicineTriesteItaly

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