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AuthorWeil, Max Harry. author
TitleCritical Care Medicine Manual [electronic resource] / by Max Harry Weil, Protasio L. DaLuz
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer US, 1978
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Descript XXIV, 371 p. 57 illus. online resource


During the past twelve years, a course on critical care medicine has been sponsored by the Post Graduate Division of the University of Southern California School of Medicine in association with its Center for the Critiยญ cally Ill. The content of each of the symposia has paralleled the evolution of critical care medicine as a recognized service specialty. The annual program was planned as a teaching session for physicians and allied medical personnel who sought to advance their involvement in this rapidly advancing field. A panel of highly regarded authorities on subยญ jects bearing on critical care medicine, faculty members of the USC School of Medicine, and staff members of our own Center for the Critically 111 at the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center serve as faculty of these symposia. Although the primary commitment of the organizers to maintain this as a teaching and demonstration session was not abandoned, the number of annual registrants progressively increased from fewer than 100 to more than 1200, gradually outstripping local hotel facilities in central Los Angeles. The symposium for the past two years has been held in the large and atยญ tractive Anaheim Convention Center adjacent to Disneyland


I. Respiratory Crises -- Respiratory Monitoring -- Management of Acute Hypoxia and Hypercarbia in the Patient with Advanced Obstructive Airway Disease -- Humidification, Nebulization, and Bronchodilator Agents -- Acute Respiratory Failure in the Critically Ill: โ{128}{156}Shock Lungโ{128}{157} -- Mechanical Ventilators: Critical Assessment and Methods of Use -- Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation -- Management of Flail Chest -- Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Pulmonary Thromboembolism and Fat Emboli -- II. Shock and Trauma -- Treatment of Shock and Trauma States: Use of Cardiorespiratory Patterns to Define Therapeutic Goals, Predict Survival, and Titrate Therapy -- Prognostic Indices as a Basis for Assessing Severity of Shock -- Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation -- Principles of Fluid Challenge for Routine Treatment of Shock -- The Diagnosis and Treatment of Anaphylactic Shock -- Indications for Use of Corticosteroid Agents in Treatment of Shock -- Hemodynamic Defects Underlying Shock with Indications for Treatment: An Appraisal of Vasopressors and Vasodilators -- III. Neurologic Crises and Opportunistic Infections -- Brain Monitoring and Homeostasis in Comatose, Critically Ill Patients -- Neurologic Monitoring -- Opportunistic Infections in Critical Care Units -- IV. Cardiovascular Crises -- The Relationship of Pulmonary Edema to Hydrostatic and Colloid Osmotic Pressures in Man -- Indications for and Use of Flow-directed Catheters for Diagnosis and Treatment -- Indications for the Treatment of Myocardial Infarcation with Corticosteroids -- Avoiding Emergencies in the Pregnant Patient with Heart Disease -- Sudden Death and Acute Myocardial Infarctionโ{128}{148}What Are We Talking About? -- Potentially Fatal Ventricular Arrhythmias -- Techniques for Establishing Appropriate Dose Regimens of Digitalis -- Tissue Blood Flow and Oxygen Transport in Critically Ill Patients -- Influence of Pharmacologic Agents on Tissue Metabolism in Circulatory Shock -- Cardiopulmonary Emergencies in the Newborn -- Impedance Reduction in Therapy of Power Failure of the Heart -- V. Renal and Metabolic Crises -- Acute Life-threatening Fluid and Electrolyte Abnormalities -- Metabolic Causes of Arrhythmias in the Critically Ill Patient -- Nutrition of the Critically Ill and Traumatized Patient: Parenteral Alimentation -- Metabolic Crises in the Neonate: Thermoregulation and Hypoglycemia -- VI. Planning and Operations -- The โ{128}{156}Statโ{128}{157} Laboratory -- Bedside Automation for the Critically Ill Patient -- Electrical Safety -- The Ethics of Sustaining Life in the Infirm Aged and Critically Ill -- Psychopharmacologic Management of Psychiatric Syndromes in the Critically Ill

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