Charles J. Hinds, FRCP, FRCA and J. David Watson, BSc(Hons), FRCA
Now in its third edition, 'Intensive Care: A Concise Textbook' continues to provide an excellent introductory text to the practice of critical care medicine. Extensively revised, expanded and updated, the format of the new edition has been radically altered to make the text more readable and the information even more accessible. Comprehensive yet concise, the book provides a sound working knowledge of the discipline, is packed with information and is extensively referenced. Current evidence based guidelines for managing critically ill patients with complex pathophysiology and multisystem involvement are highlighted throughout.
All content fully updated and strongly evidence-based, with clear guidelines for the management of specific conditions
Extensive new referencing focuses on key prospective, randomised, controlled trials, meta-analyses and systematic reviews
Additional topics such as relative adrenal suppression, tight glycaemic control, acute coronary syndromes, ventilator-associated and community-acquired pneumonia, non-invasive and ‘protective’ ventilation, meningo-encephalitis and intracranial haemorrhage
Updated antibiotic guidelines and the latest ALS/ATLS and ‘surviving sepsis campaign guidelines’
More detail given to a number of topics such as fluid and electrolyte balance, nutrition, and alternatives to the pulmonary artery catheter for haemodynamic monitoring
Provides a balanced view of current controversies with citation of the most relevant publications
Information readily accessible through the extensive use of bullet points, italics to highlight key words, headings, sub-headings, tables, figures and diagrams
Written entirely by two authors to ensure consistency of style and content, each chapter has been reviewed by an expert to ensure completion, accuracy and currency
Ideal for physicians preparing for the increasingly important examinations in the specialty
Includes summary tables of recommended approaches to clinical management
Also suitable for trainees in other acute specialities who are increasingly becoming involved in the management of critically ill patients and those who may be sitting other postgraduate exams that include aspects of intensive care and acute medicine in the syllabus
"This is an effective and worthy update of previous work from these authors. A consistent writing style remains a strength while a change in paper stock allows a significant increase in pages without a change in the size of the book...this is an excellent review of critical care practice. 4 Stars!" David J. Dries, MD(University of Minnesota Medical School), Doody Enterprises, Inc. Nov 2008
By Charles J. Hinds, FRCP, FRCA, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, William Harvey Research Institute, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, and Barts and the London NHS Trust, London, UK; and J. David Watson, BSc(Hons), FRCA, Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Intensive Care Medicine, William Harvey Research Institute, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry and Homerton University Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK
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