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Table of contents

  1. Celia Robinson Ledet, David Santos
  2. Steven P. Sears, Gordon Carr, Christian Bime
  3. Teodora Donisan, Dinu Valentin Balanescu, Gloria Iliescu, Konstantinos Marmagkiolis, Cezar Iliescu
  4. Alisha Y. Young, Vickie R. Shannon
  5. Ryan P. Richard, Julie A. Grishaw, Kyle B. Enfield
  6. Ninotchka Brydges, Tiffany Mundie, Garry Brydges
  7. Peter Kim, Abdulrazzak Zarifa, Mohammed Salih, Kaveh Karimzad
  8. Alejandro De la Hoz, Jorge Alberto Cortés
  9. Kelly N. Casteel, Michael H. Kroll
  10. Fernando Martinez, Faysal Fedda
  11. Ozge Keskin, Suayib Yalcin
  12. Clint Westaway, Nizy Samuel, Jean Nicolas Vauthey

About this book

Introduction

With the increasing proportion of persons above 65 years old and over with a 50% overall risk of developing cancer during our lifetimes, cancer rates continue to play a role in the utilization of healthcare services—particularly in the ICU. Currently, very few oncologic critical care texts, journals, subspecialty societies in the field, or knowledge about the current availability of oncologic/hematologic ICUs exist. As such, major knowledge gaps exist about outcomes (e.g., ICU utilization, mortality, costs); healthcare disparities (e.g., racial, geographic); and almost all aspects of intensive care delivery to the critically ill cancer patient. With the aging of the population and projected shortage of critical care providers over the next 25 years, identifying the outcomes of the available oncologic critical care resources is imperative. 

To address such disparities, this text seeks to close significant knowledge and educational gaps within the realms of medical care for critically ill cancer patients by serving as one of the first major reference works on oncologic critical care. Main objectives encompass closing existing critical care knowledge gaps to serve as a vehicle of education for current and successive generations of intensivists, advance practice providers, nurses, and other healthcare providers. 

As such, the text reviews all significant aspects of oncologic ICU practices, with a particular focus on challenges encountered in the diagnosis and management of the critically ill cancer patient population. Comprised of over 100 chapters, the text explores such topics as the organization and management of an oncologic ICU, diseases and complications encountered in the oncologic ICU, multidisciplinary care, surgical care, transfusion medicine, special patient populations, critical care procedures, ethics, pain management, and palliative care.

Keywords

ICU infectious diseases neurologic diseases respiratory diseases cardiovascular diseases pain management

Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph L. Nates
    • 1
  • Kristen J. Price
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Critical CareUniversity of Texas MD Anderson Cancer C Department of Critical CareHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Critical CareUniversity of Texas MD Anderson Cancer C Department of Critical CareHoustonUSA

About the editors

Joseph L. Nates, M.D., M.B.A, F.C.C.M.
Professor, Deputy Chair, President ONCCC-R-NET
SICU and MICU Medical Director
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center 
Department of Critical Care and Respiratory Care
Division of Anesthesiology, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine
Houston, TX 
USA

Dr. Nates is the Deputy Chair of the Department of Critical Care in the Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, the Director of the Oncologic Intensive Care Units, Director of Critical Care Research, and the Editor-in-Chief of the Internet Journal of Emergency and Intensive Care Medicine.

Kristen J. Price, M.D., FCCP
Professor, Chair
The University of Texas MD Anderson Center
Department of Critical Care and Respiratory Care
Division of Anesthesiology, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine
Houston, TX
USA

Dr. Price’s research is aimed at better predicting outcomes for cancer patients requiring admission to the critical care unit and to better allocate resources for each patient.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Oncologic Critical Care
  • Editors Joseph L. Nates
    Kristen J. Price
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74698-2
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Reference Module Medicine
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-74698-2
  • Edition Number 0
  • Number of Pages , 0
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Intensive / Critical Care Medicine
    Oncology