Current Therapy of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care E-Book

Author: Juan A. Asensio,Donald D. Trunkey

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323169171

Category: Medical

Page: 207

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Demanding surgical situations require expert advice from pioneers in the field as well as from those on the front lines of trauma care. Practical and evidence-based, Current Therapy of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, 2nd Edition, draws on the experience of Drs. Juan A. Asensio and Donald D. Trunkey to offer a comprehensive, contemporary summary of the treatment and post-operative management of traumatic injuries. The concise format makes it ideally suited for everyday use, and new, full-color illustrations highlight the most important aspects of urgent surgical care, including ventilator management, damage control, noninvasive techniques, imaging, infection control, dealing with mass casualties, and treating injuries induced by chemical and biological agents. Prepare for the unexpected with practical, concise coverage of major surgical problems in trauma and critical care. Get expert and up-to-date guidance on ventilator management, damage control, noninvasive techniques, imaging, infection control, dealing with mass casualties, treating injuries induced by chemical and biological agents, and much more. Find the information you need quickly and easily through numerous illustrations, key points boxes, algorithms, and tables. Get up to date with current developments in the use of endovascular stents for thoracic aortic injuries; the diagnosis of peripheral vascular injuries; new interventional imaging techniques and new uses for ultrasound; and new ventilator techniques such as HFJV and APRV. Make the most of new antibiotics to improve control of surgical infection, learn to use new antifungal agents, and implement innovative therapies to combat both methicillin- and oxacillin-resistant organisms. Benefit from tremendous recent advances in the field (often as a result of experience gained by military and civilian surgeons), including the development of damage control.

Current Therapy of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care E-Book

Author: Juan A. Asensio,Donald D. Trunkey

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323169171

Category: Medical

Page: 207

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Demanding surgical situations require expert advice from pioneers in the field as well as from those on the front lines of trauma care. Practical and evidence-based, Current Therapy of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, 2nd Edition, draws on the experience of Drs. Juan A. Asensio and Donald D. Trunkey to offer a comprehensive, contemporary summary of the treatment and post-operative management of traumatic injuries. The concise format makes it ideally suited for everyday use, and new, full-color illustrations highlight the most important aspects of urgent surgical care, including ventilator management, damage control, noninvasive techniques, imaging, infection control, dealing with mass casualties, and treating injuries induced by chemical and biological agents. Prepare for the unexpected with practical, concise coverage of major surgical problems in trauma and critical care. Get expert and up-to-date guidance on ventilator management, damage control, noninvasive techniques, imaging, infection control, dealing with mass casualties, treating injuries induced by chemical and biological agents, and much more. Find the information you need quickly and easily through numerous illustrations, key points boxes, algorithms, and tables. Get up to date with current developments in the use of endovascular stents for thoracic aortic injuries; the diagnosis of peripheral vascular injuries; new interventional imaging techniques and new uses for ultrasound; and new ventilator techniques such as HFJV and APRV. Make the most of new antibiotics to improve control of surgical infection, learn to use new antifungal agents, and implement innovative therapies to combat both methicillin- and oxacillin-resistant organisms. Benefit from tremendous recent advances in the field (often as a result of experience gained by military and civilian surgeons), including the development of damage control.

Current Therapy of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care E-Book

Author: Juan A. Asensio,Donald D. Trunkey

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323070868

Category: Medical

Page: 816

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Here’s a unified evidence-based approach to problems encountered in trauma and critical care surgical situations. Comprehensive and concise, it is ideal for a quick overview before entering the operating room or ICU, or as a review for board certification or recertification. Be prepared for the unexpected with practical, concise coverage of major surgical problems in trauma and critical care. Get expert practical and up-to-date guidance on ventilator management, damage control, noninvasive techniques, imaging, infection control, dealing with mass casualties, treating injuries induced by chemical and biological agents, and much more. Find the information you need quickly and easily through numerous illustrations, key points boxes, algorithms, and tables.

Current Therapy in Trauma and Critical Care

Author: Juan A. Asensio,Donald D. Trunkey

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: 9780323079808

Category: Medical

Page: 808

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Demanding surgical situations require expert advice from pioneers in the field as well as from those on the front lines of trauma care. Practical and evidence-based, Current Therapy of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, 2nd Edition, draws on the experience of Drs. Juan A. Asensio and Donald D. Trunkey to offer a comprehensive, contemporary summary of the treatment and post-operative management of traumatic injuries. The concise format makes it ideally suited for everyday use, and new, full-color illustrations highlight the most important aspects of urgent surgical care, including ventilator management, damage control, noninvasive techniques, imaging, infection control, dealing with mass casualties, and treating injuries induced by chemical and biological agents. Stay informed on a wide variety of key topics - more than in any other existing text on trauma and critical care surgery. Consult this title for a quick overview before you enter the OR or ICU, and use it as a review tool for board certification and recertification. Review the essential principles of diagnosis and treatment, as well as the specifics of surgical therapy - useful for surgeons across all specialties. Review and access the most comprehensive operative approaches and techniques by master trauma surgeons. This textbook, like no other, places a great deal of emphasis on the surgical techniques required to manage the most complex injuries. Its new and updated sections on vascular injuries, as well as its many operative illustrations and figures, provide a comprehensive guide for these techniques. Access practical and up-to-date information on the most important aspects of trauma surgical care, including operative management and surgical critical care strategies and protocols including ventilator management, damage control, noninvasive techniques, imaging, infection control. This textbook provides the latest information to deal with mass casualties and injuries induced by chemical and biological agents, making it a unique reference source. Explore recent developments in imaging technology that have led to many new interventional techniques for the placement of tracheostomy, gastrostomy, and insertion of IVC filters. Stay up to date on new ventilatory techniques, including high-frequency jet ventilation (HFJV) as well as acute release pressure-related ventilation (APRV). Easily visualize complex topics with full-color images and high-quality surgical illustrations throughout the text. Take advantage of evidence-based practice guidelines integrated into the text whenever possible, as well as the comprehensive utilization of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma - Organ Injury Scales (AAST-OIS). Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase.

Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery

Clinical Questions and Answers

Author: Forrest "Dell" Moore,Peter Rhee,Gerard J. Fulda

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119317983

Category: Medical

Page: 544

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A unique question-and-answer book for surgical residents and trainees that covers all surgical aspects of critical care and acute or emergency medicine This is a comprehensive, one-of-a-kind question-and-answer text for medical professionals and apprentices concentrating on the growing subspecialty of surgery in critical care and emergency surgery. Covering all surgical aspects of critical care and acute or emergency surgery, it is an ideal learning and review text for surgical residents and trainees who care for these patients and those taking the Surgical Critical Care Board Examination. Edited by highly experienced professionals, and written in an engaging style, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery: Clinical Questions and Answers focuses exclusively on the unique problems and complexity of illnesses of the critically ill and injured surgical patient, and covers the specialist daily care such patients require. It reflects the latest advances in medical knowledge and technology, and includes fully revised and updated questions throughout, with additional topics addressed in a new companion website. Unique question-and-answer book on the growing specialty of critical care and acute surgery Ideal for US boards candidates Covers trauma and burns as well as critical care 8 page full-color insert showing high quality surgical photos to aid study Supplementary website including additional questions Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery, Second Edition is an excellent resource for medical students, residents, fellows, and surgeons, as well as those in non-surgical specialties.

Acute Care Surgery

Author: L.D. Britt,Andrew B. Peitzman,Philip S. Barie,Gregory Jurkovich

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1496370066

Category: Medical

Page: 960

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Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Substantially updated with more illustrations and brand-new chapters that reflect the growth and advances in the field, this latest edition of Acute Care Surgery features an editorial board drawn from the ranks of trauma surgery, emergency surgery, and critical care surgery. A comprehensive, updated, and timely overview of this fledgling specialty!

Textbook of Critical Care

Author: Jean-Louis Vincent,Edward Abraham,Patrick Kochanek,Frederick A. Moore,Mitchell P. Fink

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323461069

Category: Medical

Page: 1400

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Comprehensive, concise, and readable, Textbook of Critical Care, 7th Edition, brings you fully up to date with the effective management of critically ill patients, providing the evidence-based guidance you need to overcome a full range of practice challenges. Drs. Jean-Louis Vincent, Edward Abraham, Frederick A. Moore, Patrick Kochanek, and Mitchell P. Fink are joined by other international experts who offer a multidisciplinary approach to critical care, sharing expertise in anesthesia, surgery, pulmonary medicine, and pediatrics. This highly acclaimed text offers ICU clinicians a new understanding of the pathophysiology of critical illness and new therapeutic approaches to critical care. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Features a wealth of tables, boxes, algorithms, diagnostic images, and key points that clarify important concepts and streamline complex information for quick reference. coagulation, , telemedicine, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and more. Offers new coverage of biomarkers, bedside ultrasound, and the management of increasingly complex critically ill patients. Provides new approaches to sepsis, acute kidney injury, and management of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), and other forms of respiratory failure.

Total Burn Care E-Book

Author: David N. Herndon

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032349742X

Category: Medical

Page: 812

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Recent advances in research have resulted in tremendous changes in burn management. Stay fully up to date with the new edition of Total Burn Care, by leading authority Dr. David N. Herndon. Detailed procedural guidelines walk you through every step of the process, from resuscitation through reconstruction and rehabilitation. Everyone on the burn care team, including general and plastic surgeons, intensivists, anesthestists, and nurses, will benefit from this integrated, multidisciplinary guide to safe and effective burn management. Discusses infection control, early burn coverage, occupational physical exercise, respiratory therapy, and ventilator management. Summarizes key points at the beginning of each chapter for quick reference. Uses an integrated, team approach to help you meet the clinical, physical, psychological, and social needs of every patient. Offers expert guidance on early reconstructive surgery and rehabilitation, with new content on improved surgical techniques. Covers special populations such as elderly and pediatric patients, and includes a new chapter on burns in pregnancy.

Atlas of Surgical Techniques in Trauma

Author: Demetrios Demetriades,Kenji Inaba,George Velmahos

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107044596

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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Hundreds of high-quality intra-operative photos of fresh human cadavers create a uniquely realistic step-by-step guide to surgical trauma procedures.

Mastery of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery

Author: Lee L. Swanstrom,Nathaniel J. Soper

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1469831201

Category: Medical

Page: 688

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This 4th edition of Mastery of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery presents both the common procedures residents must master as well as the more challenging procedures required of fellows and practitioners.

Current Therapy in Equine Medicine

Author: Norman Edward Robinson,Kim A. Sprayberry

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1416054758

Category: Medical

Page: 1066

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Stay up-to-date on the latest advances and current issues in equine medicine with this handy reference for the busy equine practitioner, large animal veterinarian, or student. This edition of Current Therapy in Equine Medicine brings you thorough coverage and expert advice on selected topics in areas that have seen significant advances in the last 5 years. Content emphasizes the practical aspects of diagnosis and treatment and provides details for therapeutic regimens. Arranged primarily by body system, the text also features sections on infectious diseases, foal diseases, nutrition, and toxicology. With this cutting-edge information all in one reliable source, you'll increase your awareness of key therapies in less time. Focuses on the latest therapy for equine diseases, emphasizing detailed discussions and the most reliable and current information. Organized approach to important problems brings you up-to-date, practical information organized by organ system. Concise, easy-to-read format saves you time; most articles provide essential information in 2 to 5 pages. Renowned group of contributors share their expertise on the timely topics you need to know about. Photos enhance information. Line drawings illustrate important concepts. NEW! Emerging topics include issues such as disinfection in equine hospitals; complimentary modalities to traditional medicine; chemotherapy for oncological diseases; and protecting yourself with medical records. Each section has NEW topics including medical management of critically ill foals in the field; oral cavity masses; radiology of sinuses and teeth; biochemical tests for myocardial injury; protozoal myeloencephalitis update; management of bladder uroliths; skin grafting; managing the high-risk pregnancy; shock wave therapy; and more!

Acute Management of Hand Injuries

Author: Andrew J. Weiland,Rachel S. Rohde

Publisher: SLACK Incorporated

ISBN: 9781556428531

Category: Medical

Page: 203

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Do you encounter patients with hand and wrist problems? Are there times when you wish you had a hand surgeon next to you to help guide you in the right direction? The answers you are looking for can be found inside Acute Management of Hand Injuries by hand surgeons, Drs. Andrew J. Weiland and Rachel S. Rohde. Acute Management of Hand Injuries is a concise and user-friendly book including the most common acute hand and wrist complaints including fractures, dislocations, tendon and nerve injuries, infections, bite injuries, and industrial trauma. This book acts as a “pocket consultant” for non-hand specialists who temporize acute hand issues before referring the patient to a specialist. Acute Management of Hand Injuries is designed to provide the most current and up-to-date information on even the smallest hand afflictions. Inside You’ll Also Find: • Numerous photographs and radiographs • Hand evaluation diagram template • Suggested readings at the end of each chapter • Quick reference appendices covering topics such as antibiotic recommendations and burn treatment Acute Management of Hand Injuries also will serve as a perfect introductory guide for residents and students in orthopedic or plastic surgery programs who will be expected to master these basic principles. Each Chapter Includes: • Mechanism of Injury • Evaluation • Acute Treatment • Definitive Treatment • Potential Problems Acute Management of Hand Injuries is ideal for orthopedic surgeons, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, residents, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and all who provide care in emergency room, urgent care, and primary practice settings.

TOP KNIFE: The Art & Craft of Trauma Surgery

Author: Asher Hirshberg,,Kenneth L Mattox,

Publisher: tfm Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1903378923

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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This book will help you take a badly wounded patient to the operating room, organize yourself and your team, do battle with some vicious injuries and come out with the best possible result. It is a practical guide to operative trauma surgery for residents and registrars, for general surgeons with an interest in trauma, and for isolated surgeons operating on wounded patients in military, rural or humanitarian settings. A surgical atlas may show you what to do with your hands but not how to think, plan and improvise. Here you will find practical advice on how to use your head as well as your hands when operating on a massively bleeding trauma patient. The first part of this book presents some general principles of trauma surgery. The second part is about trauma surgery as a contact sport. Here we show you how to deal with specific injuries to the abdomen, chest, neck and peripheral vessels. The single most important lesson we hope you will derive from this book is to always keep it simple because, in trauma surgery, the simple stuff works.

Current Therapy in Colon and Rectal Surgery

Author: Victor W. Fazio,James M. Church,Conor P Delaney,Ravi P Kiran

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323296912

Category: Medical

Page: 536

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For more than 25 years, Current Therapy in Colon and Rectal Surgery has been the go-to resource for preparing for the American Board of Surgery certification exam. Following in this tradition, the 3rd Edition offers a comprehensive, contemporary summary of treatment options for colorectal diseases, with a focus on practical clinical science and applications. In a single, portable volume, you’ll find complete coverage of new diagnostic modalities, medical therapeutics, and surgical treatment options, including minimally invasive surgery. Easy to read and digest, it provides a quick consultation with experts on the essentials of colon and rectal surgery. Consult this title for a quick overview before you enter the OR, and use it as a review tool for board certification and recertification. Nearly 100 succinct chapters, just 3 or 4 pages each, written by leading experts in colorectal surgery. Five chapters devoted exclusively to different aspects of rectal cancer. Other key topics include minimally invasive surgery, reparative surgery, maturing outcomes, and managing surgical risk. New chapters focus on hot topics such as intestinal transplants, enhanced recovery programs, and the management of peristomal hernias. Updated information on the molecular biology of colorectal cancer and its implications for therapy.

Atlas of Trauma

Emergency Surgical Techniques

Author: William G. Cioffi,Juan A. Asensio

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN: 9781416040163

Category: Medical

Page: 347

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Atlas of Trauma/Emergency Surgical Techniques, a title in the Surgical Techniques Atlas Series, presents state-of-the-art updates on the full range of trauma and emergency surgical techniques performed today. Drs. Cioffi and Asensio, along with numerous other internationally recognized general surgeons, offer you step-by-step advice along with full-color illustrations and photographs to help you expand your repertoire and hone your clinical skills. "The Atlas is an excellent reference material aimed at senior level surgical residents and fellows, as well as an excellent review for practicing general surgeons." Reviewed by: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Date: 28/03/2015 Easily review normal anatomy and visualize the step-by-step progression of each emergency surgery procedure thanks to more than 330 detailed anatomic line drawings and clinical photographs. Avoid complications with pearls and pitfalls from the authors for every surgical technique. Master the key variations and nuances for a full range of emergency techniques. A highly formatted approach provides step-by-step instructions with bulleted "how-to" guidance for each procedure. Access the entire text online at Expert Consult.

The Trauma Manual: Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

Author: Andrew B. Peitzman,Timothy C. Fabian,Michael Rhodes,Donald M. Yealy,C. William Schwab

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1451116799

Category: Medical

Page: 798

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No member of the emergency room or trauma ward physician should be without this 4th edition of The Trauma Manual: Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. Designed to be used as a quick reference, this multidisciplinary pocket guide addresses all areas of trauma and emergency surgery with a list of key points at the end of each chapter. In addition to a new section on the intensive care unit and an extended section on surgical emergencies, this manual also covers GI hemorrhage, hernias, bowel obstruction, pancreatitis, biliary tract disease, and other surgical challenges faced by trauma and emergency surgery personnel. Organized in a chronological fashion following the usual events and phases of care after injury or acute surgical illness, this user-friendly manual is one guide every trauma surgeon, surgical resident, surgical critical care specialist, emergency medicine physician, and emergency or trauma nurse, will want to keep close by. NEW TO THIS EDITION * Additional section on the intensive care unit * Extended section on surgical emergencies * 5 new chapters covering: - Acute respiratory failure - Cardiovascular disease and monitoring - Multiple organ dysfunction - Soft tissue infections - The role of laparoscopy in emergency surgery

Surgical Critical Care Therapy

A Clinically Oriented Practical Approach

Author: Ali Salim,Carlos Brown,Kenji Inaba,Matthew J. Martin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331971712X

Category: Medical

Page: 721

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This text provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of this field, and will serve as a valuable resource for clinicians, surgeons and researchers with an interest in surgical critical care. The book reviews up to date data regarding the management of common problems that arise in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. The protocols, care bundles, guidelines and checklists that have been shown to improve process measures, and in certain circumstances, are discussed in detail. The text also discusses several well designed randomized prospective trials conducted recently that have altered the way we care for surgical patients with traumatic brain injury, hemorrhagic shock, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and sepsis. This book provides the practicing physician with a clinically oriented practical approach to handle basic and complex issues in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. This text will serve as a very useful resource for physicians dealing with critically ill surgical patients. It provides a concise yet comprehensive summary of the current status of the field that will help guide patient management and stimulate investigative efforts. All chapters are written by experts in their fields and include the most up to date scientific and clinical information. This text will become an invaluable resource for all graduating fellows and practicing physicians who are taking the surgical critical care board examinations.

Neurotrauma and Critical Care of the Spine

Author: Jack Jallo,Alexander R. Vaccaro

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 160406093X

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Neurotrauma and Critical Care of the Spine provides a concise review of the current surgical interventions and medical treatments for patients with traumatic spine injuries. Experts in the fields of neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery lead clinicians through each stage of patient care, from prehospital care to initial assessment to diagnostic work up and finally through operative and nonoperative treatments. The book places special emphasis on critical care of the patient and provides insight into future techniques for management.Features: Review of fundamental science concepts, including pathophysiology, spinal cord regeneration, and the biomechanics of the spine Guidelines for selecting appropriate imaging modalities and administering diagnostic tests, such as electrophysiological studies Thorough descriptions of preoperative evaluation and medical optimization of the patient Chapters covering such important topics as pediatric management, multidisciplinary approaches to rehabilitation and recovery, socioeconomic issues, and ethical issues Summary tables that synthesize the literature and provide an overview of treatment options More than 130 high-quality illustrations demonstrating key concepts Guiding clinicians from assessment through rehabilitation, this book presents a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach that will enable neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, trauma and emergency specialists, and residents in these specialties to optimize patient care. The companion volume to this book is Neurotrauma and Critical Care of the Brain.

Trauma, Eighth Edition

Author: Ernest E. Moore,David V. Feliciano,Kenneth L. Mattox

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education / Medical

ISBN: 9781259860676

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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The world’s leading resource on trauma surgery― with an expanded full-color atlas Hailed by readers and reviewers for its expert authorship and high-yield clinical content, Trauma is unquestionably the field’s definitive text. Enhanced by a full-color design and a high-quality atlas of anatomic drawings and surgical approaches, this trusted classic takes readers through the full range of injuries the trauma surgeon is likely to encounter. Supported by numerous x-rays, CT scans, plus tables throughout, Trauma begins with an informative look at kinematics and the mechanisms of trauma injury. Subsequent chapters provide useful background information on the epidemiology of trauma; injury prevention; the basics of trauma systems, triage, and transport; and much more. The next section meticulously reviews generalized approaches to the trauma patient, from pre-hospital care and managing shock, to emergency department thoracotomy and the management of infections. Trauma then delivers a clear organ-by-organ survey of treatment protocols designed to help clinicians respond to any critical care situation with confidence, no matter what body system is involved. The remaining sections of the book will help readers successfully handle specific challenges in trauma―including alcohol and drug abuse, and combat-related wounds―in addition to post-traumatic complications such as multiple organ failure. • DVD with high-quality procedural video • Increased number of algorithms and illustrations • More international authors • Expanded Trauma Atlas contains precise, full-color anatomical illustrations and proven surgical techniques • High-yield section on specific approaches to the trauma patient prepares readers for the complete spectrum of cases in trauma/critical surgery care they will face in real-world practice • A-to-Z overview of the management of specific traumatic injuries • Detailed discussion of the management of complications

Small Animal Critical Care Medicine - E-Book

Author: Deborah Silverstein,Kate Hopper

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323243525

Category: Medical

Page: 1152

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Emphasizing evidence-based therapy for critically ill or injured dogs and cats, Small Animal Critical Care Medicine, 2nd Edition puts diagnostic and management strategies for common disorders at your fingertips. It covers critical care medical therapy, monitoring, and prognosis — from triage and stabilization through the entire course of acute medical crisis and intensive care treatment. To make therapeutic decisions easier, clear guidelines address underlying clinical findings, pathophysiology, outpatient follow-up, and long-term care. From lead editors Deborah Silverstein and Kate Hopper, along with a Who’s Who of experts from the veterinary emergency and critical care world, this comprehensive reference helps you provide the highest standard of care for ICU patients. Over 200 concise chapters are thoroughly updated to cover all of the clinical areas needed for evaluating, diagnosing, managing, and monitoring a critical veterinary patient. More than 150 recognized experts offer in-depth, authoritative guidance on emergency and critical care clinical situations from a variety of perspectives. A problem-based approach focuses on clinically relevant details. Practical, user-friendly format makes reference quick and easy with summary tables, boxes highlighting key points, illustrations, and algorithmic approaches to diagnosis and management. Hundreds of full-color illustrations depict various emergency procedures such as chest tube placement. Appendices offer quick access to the most often needed calculations, conversion tables, continuous rate infusion determinations, reference ranges, and more. All-NEW chapters include Minimally Invasive Diagnostics and Therapy, T-FAST and A-FAST, Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS), Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome (MODS), Sepsis, Physical Therapy Techniques, ICU Design and Management, and Communication Skills and Grief Counseling. NEW! Coverage of basic and advanced mechanical ventilation helps you in deliver high-quality care to patients with respiratory failure. NEW! Coverage of increasingly prevalent problems seen in the Intensive Care Unit includes multidrug-resistant bacterial infections and coagulation disorders. NEW chapters on fluid therapy and transfusion therapy provide information on how to prevent complications and maximize resources. UPDATED coagulation section includes chapters on hypercoagulability, platelet function and testing, anticoagulant therapy, and hemostatic drugs.