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Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) is a procedure that uses a machine to take over the work of the lungs and sometimes the heart. The system provides heart-lung bypass support using a pump to circulate blood through an artificial lung back into the bloodstream, providing enough oxygen to the patient, whilst allowing time for the lungs and heart to rest or heal during or after serious illness. ECMO is often used for babies, but can also be used... more...

Ryan's Ballistic Trauma 3rd Edition provides a concise guide to the clinical and operational issues surrounding the management of the ballistic casualty. This book crystallizes the knowledge and experience accrued by those dealing with ballistic trauma on a regular basis and extends this to those who have to manage these patients on an occasional basis only. Ryan's Ballistic Trauma 3rd Edition is a valuable reference tool for all medical and... more...

This book describes an evidence-based, practical approach to diagnosis and treatment of the fungal infections most frequently encountered in a general hospital. The opening section provides an easy-to-understand overview of the basic medical and scientific background of fungal infections. Epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnostics, and treatment are then carefully explained and discussed for a variety of clinical... more...

This new edition is designed for health practitioners, clinicians, and dietitians in any critical care setting. It provides comprehensive information on nutritional support and therapy for the critically ill patient. Chapters are divided into eight sections covering metabolic issues, nutrients for critically ill patients, delivery of nutrition therapy, nutrition therapy throughout the life cycle, special interest groups, specific organ... more...

This book demonstrates how the latest insights into the physiopathology of the stress response can be integrated into clinical practice. The topic is particularly relevant since the metabolic changes triggered by acute stress, including adaptive responses such as resistance to anabolic signals, have recently been more precisely delineated. The underlying mechanisms of these changes are also now better understood. The authors analyse... more...


The acclaimed protocol-based guide to neurocritical care – essential for daily practice and the boards An immediate classic, this groundbreaking text is based on the premise that neurointensivists must be trained to handle not only the brain, but the entire body. The NeuroICU Book, Second Edition does not limit coverage to the brain and spine – it spans all organ insufficiencies and failures – along with neurologic illnesses.... more...

The skill required to determine an immediate life threatening abnormality in a brain CT scan is basic and can be learnt in a short time by people of various backgrounds and certainly by all emergency room physicians. Indeed the emergency head CT scan is comparable to an ECG in utility and most definitely as easy to learn. This book is intended for frontline doctors the world over to take away the myth surrounding the emergency CT brain... more...

The aim of this book is to identify and shed new light on the main surgical practices involved in acute care and trauma surgery.  Adopting an evidence-based approach, a multidisciplinary team of surgeons and intensivists illustrate basic and advanced operative techniques, accompanied by a comprehensive and updated reference collection. Emerging surgical procedures in Acute Care Surgery are also explored step by step with the help... more...

A concise yet complete overview of the treatment of cardiovascular instability in the critically ill patient. The authors consider all aspects, ranging from basic physiology and pathophysiology to diagnostic tools and established and novel forms of therapy. The whole is rounded off with an integration of these principles into a series of clinically relevant scenarios.

The third edition of this acclaimed book covers frequently encountered neurosurgical emergencies, with contributions from renowned experts in their respective subspecialties. Clinical insights and easy-to-follow protocols are presented for emergencies associated with disease, infection, and trauma - and complications such as status epilepticus and acute shunt malfunction. Injury classification, evaluation, clinical presentation,... more...