Clinical Practice Manual for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

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Jan 112020
 

Clinical Practice Manual for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, by Judd W. Landsberg, MD, is a unique point-of-care manual that provides essential information on managing inpatients and outpatients with common, serious respiratory and internal medicine presentation and problems. Easy-to-follow diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms are accompanied by case-based illustrations encountered on a daily basis by attendings, fellows, residents, and students. The bulleted format, concise approach, and familiar examples provide a framework for effective teaching, learning, and patient care.

    • Identifies common but important misconceptions that are regularly encountered in pulmonary and critical care training.
    • Uses a concise, bulleted format throughout, helping you find key information quickly.
    • Illustrates cases with primary data such as x-rays, monitor strips, ventilator wave forms, and other familiar documentation.
    • Helps you develop your ability to effectively explain your thought process in the clinical setting to other practitioners at the bedside.
    • Serves as a ‘teachers guide’ for clinician educators, organizing topics in an easy to teach fashion, amenable to ‘chalk talks’ and bedside didactics
    • Provides focused discussions of basic physiology and pathophysiology related to pulmonary and critical care medicine.
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Reviewer: Santosh Dhungana, MD (Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine)
Description: This is a point-of-care manual with essential information on managing patients with pulmonary diseases as well as medically critically ill patients. The book is a collection of decades of teaching wisdom from Dr. Landsberg that incorporates unique factoids and algorithms that are rarely found in other textbooks. The accompanying website provides access to all the chapters and images in a well-known format.
Purpose: According to the preface, this book represents teaching materials and illustrative cases that the author has compiled and refined over more than a decade. It incorporates diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms for common diseases encountered in the ICU and in pulmonary medicine, addresses common misconceptions, discusses basic pathophysiology, and provides illustrative cases to help get the message across. These are worthy objectives, and the book does meet most of them by providing a concise, portable, yet comprehensive review of topics that are difficult to grasp and fraught with misconception in this field.
Audience: The book is written primarily for physicians in training, including residents and fellows in pulmonary and critical care medicine. However, it should be equally useful to medical students and as a refresher to practicing pulmonologists, intensivists, and internists who take care of patients with respiratory ailments and critical illness. Dr. Landsberg has taught and practiced the specialty for decades in a premier American institution.
Features: The book is divided into pulmonary and critical care sections. The pulmonary section covers the approach to hypoxemia, hypercapnia, ventilatory failure, pulmonary function testing, chest imaging, dyspnea, heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, obesity hypoventilation, lung cancer, aspergillus lung disease, cough, sarcoidosis, venous thromboembolic disease, pneumothorax and parenchymal lung disease. The critical care portion covers shock, noninvasive and invasive mechanical ventilation, hemoptysis, electrolyte regulation, altered mental status, diabetic emergencies, advanced care planning, and code discussion in the ICU. It also has other high-yield topics like bronchiectasis, pneumonia, pleural effusion, etc. The unique features of this book are the concise presentation, bulleted format, discussion of common misconceptions, ample diagnostic and management algorithms, common questions on the topic from learners, and case vignettes. Rarely found in other books, these features really magnify the impact of the book on learners. A few shortcomings include poorly formatted pictures from patients’ charts and the extremely small font used in certain pictures and algorithms. Even though several topics in pulmonary and critical care medicine are missing, the book doesn’t set out to be a comprehensive textbook on the subject and hence remains immensely valuable.
Assessment: This point-of-care, portable manual on the most common problems encountered in pulmonary and critical care medicine is intended to enforce certain key concepts and clear up common misconceptions, not be a comprehensive textbook. This is one of the most unique and high-yield writing on this topic that I have come across, by an author who is obviously a very astute clinician and an expert in his field. I highly recommend this book to every internal medicine resident and pulmonary/critical care fellow in training.
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The Practice of Emergency and Critical Care Neurology (2nd edition)

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Jan 092020
 

Fully updated and revised, the second edition of The Practice of Emergency and Critical Care Neurology puts a more modern approach on the practice of emergency neurological care. When most texts within the field focus on the theoretical aspects, this book concentrates on the management of neurologic conditions, recognition of deterioration of neurologic functions, neurosurgical procedures, and immediate interventions. This text also presents hard data to explain why we do what we do.

Dr. Wijdicks condenses essential information into several sections comprising of the principles in recognizing critically ill neurologic patients in the emergency department, the evaluation of symptoms indicating critical emergency, general principles of managing critically ill patients, monitoring devices and diagnostic tests, complete management of specific disorders in the neurosciences intensive care unit, postoperative neurosurgical and neurointerventional complications, management of medical complications, and end of life care.

Key Features of the New Edition include

1. Additional chapters on critical consults in surgical and medical ICUs, critical care management, and comprehensive monitoring and biomarkers to reflect new research;
2. Rich illustrations using color photos of patients and drawings of important basic concepts of mechanism of acute neurologic disease;
3. Fully updated and comprehensive reference list;
4. A pocket book of selected tables and figures covering all essential points for quick reference and as a survival guide for house staff.

This is the go-to guide for every physician, staff neurologist, neurointensivist, resident, and fellow in training with managing acutely ill neurologic patients.

Review

“Dr. Wijdicks has written and updated what is a wonderful text for anyone that touches the practice of critical care neurology. The chapters are well organized and thoughtful. The sections on paralysis and coma complement other sections such as the ones on communication and daily practice. This is a book that teaches about science and practice. The writing style is one that facilitates a deep understanding of the field for anyone at any stage of their career and practice.” –Kevin N. Sheth, MD, Chief, Division of Neurocritical Care and Emergency Neurology, Chief, Clinical Research, Department of Neurology; Director, Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit, Yale School of Medicine & Yale New Haven Hospital

PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION
“While the book is authoritative and well referenced, the reading experience is more akin to a curbside consult with the expert than a dry recitation of facts and figures. Content is arranged in a manner reflective of the course of clinical care, beginning with evaluation of presenting signs and symptoms (e.g., terrible headache, comatose), progressing to commonly encountered critical care management issues and discussions of specific disorders. Illustrative figures and tables supplement the text, many now in color…This new edition belongs on the office shelf of anyone who treats patients with neurologic urgencies, where it is sure to become a well-thumbed resource.” —Doody’s Health Sciences Book Review
“The name Eelco Wijdicks is synonymous with the development of the specialty of neurocritical care and with the publication of The Practice of Emergency and Critical Care Neurology he has produced a comprehensive account of the specialty. He achieves this by combining the latest science with his wealth of personal experience and the result is a work which will appeal to neurologists, anesthesiologists, intensivists, neurosurgeons, emergency room physicians and all allied specialties working with acutely ill neurological patients.” —Neurology, American Academy of Neruology
“Practical and comprehensive are probably the best words to summarize Eelco F M Wijdicks’ The Practice of Emergency and Critical Care Neurology. Wijdicks’ textbook comprehensively covers the specialty of emergency and critical care neurology including differential diagnoses, the meaning of technical monitoring, and differential pharmacological and procedural therapy. At the same time, this book can be used as a practical quick reference. This is as much a reference book for the neurointensivist as it is a teaching book for the young emergency doctor. Compared with the many other books on neurointensive care, the read is refreshingly smooth, which might be because this is a single-author book.” —Thorsten Steiner, The Lancet

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ICU Protocols: A Step-wise Approach, 2nd Edition – (2020 Release)

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Jan 022020
 

The second edition of this highly successful book includes up-to-date notes on the step-wise management of clinical emergencies encountered in everyday intensive care units (ICU). Each thoroughly revised chapter provides concise information for point-of-care treatment, making it a practical guide clinicians can refer to on a daily basis at work or while traveling, or just to expand their knowledge.

Volume 1 of ICU Protocols covers topics in pulmonology, cardiology, neurology, gastroenterology, nephrology and infectious diseases. The endocrine and metobolic systems, oncology, trauma, toxicology, envenomation and thermodysregulation, obstetrics, and perioperative care are covered in the second volume of ICU Protocols.
This two-volume book is a must-read for intensivists, critical care specialists, junior trainees and residents working in ICUs. It is also relevant as course material for workshops on critical care, and essential for all hospital-based libraries.

“This book provides junior trainees with an introduction to the management of problems common to the critical care unit.” David J Dries, Doody’s Book Reviews, March, 2013, for the first edition of ICU Protocols.

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Lung Biology in Health and Disease Volume 214 Practical Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine: Disease Management

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Nov 172019
 

Including previously unpublished guidelines and recent care descriptions not available in any other text, this reference provides illustrative chapters on the identification, diagnosis, and management of commonly encountered diseases and conditions in the care of the critically-ill patient. Researching the most recent clinical trials and supplying a extensive amount of tables, references, and figures, this guide examines issues significantly affecting the efficacy of care in the ICU, such as nutritional formulations, sedation methods, pain control, life-support technology, and the electronic health record.
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Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: Volume 1: Care of the Critically Ill or Injured Child Edition 2

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Oct 312019
 

The second edition of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine spans three volumes, with major sections dedicated to specific organ systems. Each major section consists of separate chapters dedicated to reviewing the specific disease processes affecting each organ system. Each chapter concludes with a comprehensive list of references, with brief, concise remarks denoting references of ‘special interest’ and ‘of interest’. Consequently, the books are unique in their comprehensive coverage of pediatric critical care and their ease of use and will be of value to those studying towards pediatric critical care examinations and those who are already qualified.
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The Organization of Critical Care: An Evidence-Based Approach to Improving Quality

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Oct 282019
 

The origin of modern intensive care units (ICUs) has frequently been attributed to the widespread provision of mechanical ventilation within dedicated hospital areas during the 1952 Copenhagen polio epidemic.  However, modern ICUs have developed to treat or monitor patients who have any severe, life-threatening disease or injury.  These patients receive specialized care and vital organ assistance such as mechanical ventilation, cardiovascular support, or hemodialysis.  ICU patients now typically occupy approximately 10% of inpatient acute care beds, yet the structure and organization of these ICUs can be quite different across hospitals.  In The Organization of Critical Care: An Evidence-Based Approach to Improving Quality, leaders provide a concise, evidence-based review of ICU organizational factors that have been associated with improved patient (or other) outcomes.  The topics covered are grouped according to four broad domains: (1) the organization, structure, and staffing of an ICU; (2) organizational approaches to improving quality of care in an ICU; (3) integrating ICU care with other healthcare provided within the hospital and across the broader healthcare system; and (4) international perspectives on critical care delivery.  Each chapter summarizes a different aspect of ICU organization and targets individual clinicians and healthcare decision makers.  A long overdue contribution to the field, The Organization of Critical Care: An Evidence-Based Approach to Improving Quality is an indispensable guide for all clinicians and health administrators concerned with achieving state-of-the-art outcomes for intensive care.
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Imaging the ICU Patient

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Oct 192019
 

The critical care unit is an intense clinical environment with huge responsibilities on the professionals caring for these patients. Imaging is a key source of diagnostic information, but the conditions in which diagnostic imaging has to be performed are often extremely challenging and significantly different to imaging in the non acute setting. Imaging the ICU Patient reviews imaging procedures on the ICU in a highly practical and memorable manner. Swift and efficient clinical decision-making is rewarded on the ICU and this book serves as a practical handbook.
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Critical Care for Anorexia Nervosa: The MARSIPAN Guidelines in Practice

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Oct 142019
 

This book focuses on the role of the psychiatric, medical, nutritional and psychiatric assessment and management of severely ill patients with anorexia nervosa. Leading clinicians and researchers address the essentials of risk assessment, the identification of complications and the monitoring of treatment progress. Location of care and the role of the team are fully addressed, with due consideration of legal and ethical issues. Practical guidelines are included on risk assessment, management of acute and chronic physical problems, feeding during treatment and consent, as outlined in the MARSIPAN (2010) and Junior MARSIPAN (2012) documents. Critical Care for Anorexia Nervosa will be of value for medical and paediatric teams, GPs, psychiatrists and all health-care professionals involved in the treatment of acutely ill patients with anorexia nervosa.

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Critical Care Medicine: Principles of Diagnosis and Management in the Adult – 5th Edition (2019 Release)

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May 032019
 

Now completely revised to bring you up to date with the latest advances in the field, Critical Care Medicine: Principles of Diagnosis and Management in the Adult, 5th Edition, delivers expert, practical guidance on virtually any clinical scenario you may encounter in the ICU. Designed for intensivists, critical care and pulmonology residents, fellows, practicing physicians, and nurse practitioners, this highly regarded text is clinically focused and easy to reference. Led by Drs. Joseph Parrillo and Phillip Dellinger, the 5th Edition introduces numerous new authors who lend a fresh perspective and contribute their expertise to that of hundreds of top authorities in the field.

  • Includes new chapters on current applications of bedside ultrasound in the ICU, both diagnostic and procedural; mechanical assist devices; and extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).
  • Contains new administrative chapters that provide important information on performance improvement and quality, length of stay, operations, working with the Joint Commission, and more.
  • Features new videos and images that provide visual guidance and clarify complex topics.
  • Keeps you up to date with expanded chapters on echocardiography in the ICU and valvular heart disease, including TAVR.
  • Includes separate chapters on mechanical ventilation of obstructive airway disease and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) – including the many recent changes in approach to positive end expiratory pressure setting in ARDS.
  • Covers key topics such as patient-ventilator synchrony and non-invasive ventilation for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients with acute respiratory failure.
  • Reflects the recent literature and guidance on amount of fluids, type of fluid, vasopressor selection, mean arterial pressure target, and decision on steroid use in septic shock.
  • Provides questions and answers in every chapter, perfect for self-assessment and review.
  • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

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Rogers’ Handbook of Pediatric Intensive Care – 5th Edition (October 2016 Release)

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Jan 312019
 

Portable and easy to use, Rogers’ Handbook of Pediatric Intensive Care, Fifth Edition, contains key information from the best-selling Rogers’ Textbook in a handy format designed for everyday use.  Nearly 100 chapters offer a clinically relevant synopsis of core information needed for quick reference and safe practice in the PICU.

Key Features:

  • New chapters cover Rapid Response Systems; Non-Invasive Ventilation; Abusive Head Trauma; Pulmonary Hypertension; Dengue and Other Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers (including Ebola); Gastrointestinal Bleeding; Diagnostic Imaging of the Abdomen; and more.
  • All chapters have been thoroughly updated and rewritten.
  • Numerous tables and line drawings facilitate quick retrieval of information.
  • Distills the authoritative, essential information you need in the PICU, in an easy-to-manage handbook format.

Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition, which can be downloaded to your tablet and smartphone or accessed online and includes features like:

  • Complete content with enhanced navigation
  • Powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that pull results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web
  • Cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation
  • Highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text
  • Ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues
  • Quick reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future use

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