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Evidence-based practice of critical care

Author: Clifford S Deutschman; Patrick J Neligan
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Elsevier, [2016] ©2016
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Evidence-based practice of critical care.
Philadelphia, PA : Elsevier, [2016]
(DLC) 2015041109
(OCoLC)926091060
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Clifford S Deutschman; Patrick J Neligan
ISBN: 9780323394178 0323394175
OCLC Number: 932083374
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Critical care versus critical illness --
What lessons have intensivists learned during the evidence-based medicine era? --
Have critical care outcomes improved? --
What problems are prevalent among survivors of critical illness and which of those are consequences of critical illness? --
Do early warning scores and rapid response teams improve outcomes? --
What are the indications for intubation in the critically ill patient? --
What is the role of noninvasive ventilation in the intensive care unit? --
How does one evaluate and monitor respiratory function in the intensive care unit? --
What is the optimal approach to weaning and liberation from mechanical ventilation? --
How does mechanical ventilation damage lungs? What can be done to prevent it? --
Is extracorporeal life support an evidence-based intervention for critically ill adults with ARDS? --
What factors predispose patients to acute respiratory distress syndrome? --
What is the role of invasive hemodynamic monitoring in critical care? --
Does the use of echocardiography aid in the management of the critically ill? --
How do I manage hemodynamic decompensation in a critically ill patient? --
What are the best tools to optimize the circulation? --
What strategies can be used to optimize antibiotic use in the critically ill? --
Is prophylaxis for stress ulceration useful? --
Should fever be treated? --
What fluids should I give to the critically ill patient? What fluids should I avoid? --
Should blood glucose be tightly controlled in the intensive care unit? --
Is hypothermia useful in managing critically ill patients? Which ones? Under what conditions? --
What are the special considerations in the management of morbidly obese patients in the intensive care unit? --
How do I transport the critically ill patient? --
Are computerized algorithms useful in managing the critically ill patient? --
How do I diagnose and treat pulmonary embolism? --
Should exacerbations of COPD be managed in the intensive care unit? --
What is the clinical definition of ARDS? --
What are the pathologic and pathophysiologic changes that accompany acute lung injury and ARDS? --
What is the best mechanical ventilation strategy in ARDS? --
Is permissive hypercapnia useful in ARDS? --
Do patient positioning in general and prone positioning in particular make a difference in ARDS? --
Is pulmonary hypertension important in ARDS? Should we treat it? --
Inhaled vasodilators in ARDS: do they make a difference? --
Do nonventilatory strategies for acute respiratory distress syndrome work? --
Are anti-inflammatory therapies in ARDS effective? --
What is sepsis? What is septic shock? What are mods and persistent critical illness? --
Is there immune suppression in the critically ill patient? --
What is the role of empirical antibiotic therapy in sepsis? --
What map objectives should be targeted in septic shock? --
What vasopressor agent should be used in the septic patient? How can we monitor the microcirculation in sepsis? Does it improve outcome? --
Do the surviving sepsis campaign guidelines work? --
Has outcome in sepsis improved? What has worked? What has not worked? --
How do I diagnose and manage catheter-related bloodstream infections? --
Is selective decontamination of the digestive tract useful? --
Is persistent critical illness an iatrogenic disorder? --
What is the role of autonomic dysfunction in critical illness? --
Is sepsis-induced organ dysfunction an adaptive response? --
How do I manage acute heart failure? --
How is cardiogenic shock diagnosed and managed in the intensive care unit? --
When is hypertension a true crisis, and how should it be managed in the intensive care unit? --
How does one prevent or treat atrial fibrillation in postoperative critically ill patients? --
Is right ventricular failure common in the intensive care unit? How should it be managed? --
How does one rapidly and correctly identify acute kidney injury? --
How does one optimize care in patients at risk for or presenting with acute kidney injury? --
What is the role of renal replacement therapy in the intensive care unit? --
How should acid-base disorders be diagnosed and managed? --
What is the meaning of a high lactate? What are the implications of lactic acidosis? --
How does critical illness alter metabolism? --
Is it really necessary to measure intracranial pressure in brain-injured patients? --
How should traumatic brain injury be managed? --
How should aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage be managed? --
How should acute ischemic stroke be managed in the intensive care unit? --
How should status epilepticus be managed? --
How should Guillain-Barré syndrome be managed in the ICU? --
Is it appropriate to "underfeed" the critically ill patient? --
How does critical illness alter the liver? --
How is acute liver failure managed? --
How does critical illness alter the gut? How does one manage these alterations? --
Is there a place for anabolic hormones in critical care? --
How do I diagnose and manage acute endocrine emergencies in the ICU? --
How does one diagnose, treat, and reduce delirium in the intensive care unit? --
How should trauma patients be managed in the intensive care unit? --
What is abdominal compartment syndrome and how should it be managed? --
How should patients with burns be managed in the intensive care unit? --
What is the best approach to fluid management, transfusion therapy, and the endpoints of resuscitation in trauma? --
How should the critically ill pregnant patient be managed? --
How do I diagnose and manage patients admitted to the ICU after common poisonings? --
How should acute spinal cord injury be managed in the ICU? --
When is transfusion therapy indicated in critical illness and when is it not? --
Which anticoagulants should be used in the critically ill patient? How do I choose? --
How can critical care resource utilization in the united states be optimized? --
Does ICU admission improve outcome? --
How should care within an intensive care unit or an institution be organized? --
What is the role of advanced practice nurses and physician assistants in the ICU? --
What factors influence a family to support a decision withdrawing life support?
Responsibility: [edited by] Clifford S. Deutschman, Patrick J. Neligan.

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