Principles of Critical Care

Farokh Erach Udwadia

The present edition of this book has been thoroughly revised and updated, incorporating current guidelines in the management of various critical illnesses. The commonly observed important life-threatening illnesses occurring in India, other tropical countries, in the Middle-East and in South-East Asia have been discussed. The critical illnesses are explained with regards to their clinical features, pathophysiology, diagnosis and management. The critical care of fulminant infections in the tropics is given special emphasis for intensivists working in developing tropical countries such as India, Africa and South America. The distinctive features of the book are improved paper quality, full color illustrations, line diagrams, algorithms, tables, boxes and plenty of images. This book includes excellent images in relation to pathologies involving the chest, abdomen and central nervous system.

Table of Contents

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Chapter 1: Overview
Chapter 2: Principles, Philosophy and Ethics of Critical Care
Chapter 3: Critical Care Scoring
Chapter 4: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Cerebral Preservation in Adults
Chapter 5: Basic Cardiorespiratory Physiology in the Intensive Care Unit
Chapter 6: Procedures in the Intensive Care Unit
Chapter 7: Cardiac Monitoring in Adults
Chapter 8: Respiratory Monitoring in Adults
Chapter 9: Introduction
Chapter 10: Imaging Techniques in the Chest
Chapter 11: Imaging Techniques in the Abdomen
Chapter 12: Neuroimaging Techniques
Chapter 13: Overview of Shock Syndromes
Chapter 14: Hypovolemic and Hemorrhagic Shock
Chapter 15: Cardiogenic Shock
Chapter 16: Sepsis and Septic Shock
Chapter 17: Cardiac Compressive Shock
Chapter 18: Anaphylactic Shock
Chapter 19: Acute Coronary Syndromes
Chapter 20: Unstable Angina
Chapter 21: Acute Myocardial Infarction
Chapter 22: Acute Left Ventricular Failure with Pulmonary Edema
Chapter 23: Tachyarrhythmias in the Intensive Care Unit
Chapter 24: Bradyrhythms and Heart Block in the ICU
Chapter 25: Antiarrhythmic Drugs Used in the ICU
Chapter 26: Hypertensive Emergencies and Aortic Dissection in the ICU
Chapter 27: Pulmonary Embolism
Chapter 28: Acute Respiratory Failure in Adults
Chapter 29: Oxygen Therapy
Chapter 30: Airway Management
Chapter 31: Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Chapter 32: Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Chapter 33: Acute Severe Asthma
Chapter 34: Community-Acquired Pneumonias Requiring Critical Care
Chapter 35: Massive Hemoptysis
Chapter 36: Diseases of the Pleura in the Critically Ill
Chapter 37: Negative Pressure Pulmonary Edema
Chapter 38: Mechanical Ventilation in the Critically Ill
Chapter 39: Weaning from Ventilator Support
Chapter 40: Fluid and Electrolyte Disturbances in the Critically III
Chapter 41: Acid-Base Disturbances in the Critically III
Chapter 42: Nutritional Support in the Critically Ill Adult
Chapter 43: General Considerations and Noninfective Causes of Fever in the ICU
Chapter 44: Nosocomial Infections
Chapter 45: Community-Acquired Fulminant Infections Requiring Critical Care
Chapter 46: Antibiotic Therapy in the Intensive Care Unit
Chapter 47: Invasive Fungal Infections in the ICU
Chapter 48: Postoperative Wound Infections
Chapter 49: Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections
Chapter 50: Intra-Abdominal Sepsis
Chapter 51: Abdominal Compartment Syndrome
Chapter 52: Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome
Chapter 53: Acute Kidney Injury
Chapter 54: Critical Care in Acute Hepatic Failure
Chapter 55: Acute Pancreatitis
Chapter 56: Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Chapter 57: Hemorrhagic Disorders
Chapter 58: Transfusion (Blood Product) Therapy
Chapter 59: Endocrine Dysfunction
Chapter 60: Diabetes Mellitus
Chapter 61: Neurological Problems
Chapter 62: Critical Care after Open Heart Surgery
Chapter 63: The Immunocompromised Patient
Chapter 64: Intensive Care Management of Polytrauma
Chapter 65: Management of Critically Ill Burns Patients
Chapter 66: Critical Care in Poisonings
Chapter 67: Envenomation
Chapter 68: Drowning
Chapter 69: Heat Stroke
Chapter 70: Hypothermia
Chapter 71: Critical Care of the Cancer Patient
Chapter 72: Control of Pain and Anxiety and the Use of Muscle Relaxants in the Critically Ill Patient
Chapter 73: Critical Care of the Transplant Patient
Chapter 74: Introduction
Chapter 75: Critical Illness Not Specific to Pregnancy
Chapter 76: Critical Illness Specific to Pregnancy
Chapter 77: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Infants and Children
Chapter 78: Respiratory and Hemodynamic Monitoring in Children
Chapter 79: Approach to Shock in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Chapter 80: Hypertensive Emergencies in Pediatrics
Chapter 81: Heart Failure in Neonates and Children
Chapter 82: Acute Respiratory Failure in Children and Hyaline Membrane Disease
Chapter 83: Fluid and Electrolyte Disturbance in the Critically Ill Child
Chapter 84: Nutritional Support in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Chapter 85: Pediatric Life-threatening Infections Requiring Critical Care
Chapter 86: Acute Kidney Injury in Infants and Children
Chapter 87: End of Life Care in the Intensive Care Unit