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Perhaps for novice trainees, but not for those who have passed beyond their introductions to critical care medicine. For example, on the day I received this book, I evaluated a patient with suspected meningitis. I subsequently was unable to find a sentence or table describing cerebrospinal fluid analysis to differentiate little icu book various causes of central nervous system infections.

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The first few chapters of the text focus on basic issues of life in the ICU. They deal with behavioral issues relating to infection control and general prevention of ICU-related complications. All the relevant issues are addressed and supported by current data.

The remaining little icu book chapters little icu book issues related to vascular access and hemodynamic monitoring. These chapters are comprehensive, including anatomy reviews, presentation of equipment, a stepwise technical approach, and general management and concerns.

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Basic biophysics is used appropriately to explain the reasons, methods, and limitation of each parameter. The chapter on resuscitation in the ICU is well presented. Little icu book failure is included in this section, and the presentation contains little icu book excellent physiologic explanation for both right and left ventricular dysfunction and a reasonable discussion of the differences between systolic and diastolic causes.

However, it is when the book delves into management suggestions that both the power and limitations of a single author are manifest.


I found that the Cardiology chapter contains an excellent overview of acute coronary syndromes and arrhythmias, and is based on recent data and recommendations. Little icu book Pulmonary chapter is adequate with its presentation of acute respiratory distress syndrome and chronic little icu book pulmonary disease, but its review of mechanical ventilation is cursory and lacks basic definitions and explanations of modes of ventilation, breath types, and commentary on cycling.


The Acid-Base Disorders chapter definitely is one of the most concise yet helpful reviews in this text. Another excellent chapter describes renal and electrolyte disorders little icu book renal replacement therapy.

It is packed with theoretical information and a diagnostic pathway for renal failure.

The Little ICU Book of Facts and Formulas

The section on haemodynamic drugs lacks breadth, omitting discussion of epinephrine, vasopressin mentioned briefly in the septic shock chapterphosphodiesterase inhibitors or levosimendan. Sodium nitroprusside, however, receives four pages. The chapter on vascular access mentions the importance of aseptic technique, stating that handwashing, sterile gloves and full barrier precautions are 'recommended' for central venous catheter CVC insertion.

A simple table mandating such measures would have greater impact, including the use of alcoholic chlorhexidine and a little icu book cart facilitating prior preparation. There is no little icu book to the use of ultrasound guided CVC insertion.

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Conversely, there is an little icu book page describing peripheral intravenous cannulation. The toxicology chapter omits important aspects of self-poisoning, namely tricyclic antidepressants and drugs of abuse.

The chapter on antimicrobial therapy would have been improved by repeating the Surviving Sepsis Campaign recommendations in the septic shock section and by referencing the website, rather than the now outdated recommendations.

Daily review and early termination of antimicrobials should little icu book emphasised. The sequences of chapters and topic choices are disjointed.

Topics including illness severity scoring, morbidity, mortality and treatment withdrawal would have been useful.