Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome : A Comprehensive Clinical Approach

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Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome is the most lethal form of acute respiratory failure and presents one of the greatest challenges in critical care medicine. Yet despite its severity and complexity, few texts exist devoted to its diagnosis and management. After presenting the history and epidemiology of ARDS, clinicians will learn the basic science underlying its causes, and how to manage patients in the acute and later stages. Drs Russell and Walley, along with a team of expert contributors, clearly explain such clinical issues as mechanical ventilation, pneumonia, multiple system organ failure, and cardiovascular and pulmonary physiology and monitoring. An extensive chapter on clinical assessment demonstrates the importance of total patient care. Thoroughly referenced, superbly illustrated, and up-to-date, ARDS: A Comprehensive Clinical Approach is an indispensable source of information for intensivists, pulmonologists, internists, anesthesiologists, surgeons and any physician or nurse who rotates through the critical care more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 61 b/w illus. 39 tables
  • 1139244299
  • 9781139244299

Table of contents

1. Overview and radiology of ARDS Dr Vinay Dhingra and Dr James Russell; 2. Clinical causes and epidemiology Dr Bryan Garber and Dr Paul Hebert; 3. Pathology Dr Joanne L. Wright; 4. Molecular mechanisms Drs Steven Kunkel, T. J. Standiford, Cary Caldwell, Nicholas Lukacs, and Robert Strieter; 5. Pulmonary physiology and monitoring Dr Keith Walley; 6. Cardiovascular physiology and management Drs K. Walley, J. Russell; 7. Mechanical ventilation Dr G. Schmidt; 8. Weaning Dr Tobin and Dr Dhand; 9. Clinical assessment and total patient care Dr J. Russell, Dr K. Walley and Dr V. Dhingra; 10. Innovative therapy Dr Gordon Bernard; 11. Pneumonia Dr R. B. Light and Dr Bahammam; 12. Resolution and repair Dr M. Matthay, Dr R. Bowler and Dr Garat; 13. Multiple system organ failure Dr James Russell and Dr Ari Uusaro; 14. Outcome Dr R. more

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'This compact book features chapters divided into manageable subsections that focus on key points or recommendations.' American Society of International Medicine ' ... assumes very little prior knowledge of its subject and herein lies its strength. Relevant physiology and pathological processes are clearly described, with generally excellent diagrams supporting the text ... an excellent book ... provides something for doctors and nurses at all levels of experience ... Immensely readable.' Trauma ' ... a well-organized book ... its organization and index make it a useful reference for specific questions.' John G. Williams, MD ' ... The authors of this text have set out to provide a concise, yet comprehensive, clinically orientated handbook to cover all aspects of intensive care management of patients with ARDS, and to provide a clear explanation of the pathophysiological processes associated with the condition ... the balanced presentation of factual information, basic science and clinical pragmatism will make it a useful and interesting reference source to clinicians of all levels ... It would certainly prove a valuable addition to the library of any intensive care unit.' Resuscitationshow more