This book provides learners with a unique opportunity by virtue of the format outlined above.  Each case presentation has a case vignette, which leads up to an important clinical question, and is followed by additional discussion which resolves the question posed. This is a new way to present knowledge in a medical book and should help critical care practitioners, fellows, residents, allied health professionals and students expand their critical care knowledge in an efficient and effective manner.  This approach should also benefit those preparing for board examinations.

Table of Contents

Cardiac Arrest Management.- Post- Cardiac Arrest Management.- Undifferentiated Shock.- Hypovolemic Shock and Massive Transfusion.- Acute Respiratory Failure – NIV Implementation and Intubation.- Diagnosis and Management of Tricyclic Antidepressant Ingestion.- Management of Calcium Channel Blocker Poisoning.- Diagnosis and Management of Ethylene Glycol Ingestion.- Accidental Hypothermia.- Management of Cardiogenic Shock.- Management of Acute Heart Failure.- Management of Acute Coronary Syndrome.- Complications of Myocardial Infarction.- Management of Cardiac Tamponade.- Hypertensive Crises.- Atrial Fibrillation and Other Supraventricular Tachycardias.- Ventricular Arrhythmias.- Management of Acute Aortic Syndromes.- Management of Endocarditis.- Community Acquired Pneumonia.- Management of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.- Acute Exacerbation of COPD: Non-Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation.- Management of Status Asthmaticus.- Immunocompromised Pneumonia.- Venous Thromboembolism in the Intensive Care Unit.- Massive Hemoptysis.- Sedation and Delirium.- Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation.- Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia and Other Complications.- Respiratory Failure in a Patient with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.- Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation.- The Post-Intensive Care Syndrome.- Management of Decompensated Right Ventricular Failure in the Intensive Care Unit.- Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage.- Acute Stroke Emergency Management.- Bacterial Meningitis in the ICU.- Management of Intracerebral Hemorrhage.- Status Epilepticus.- Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome.- Traumatic Brain Injury.- Management of Anoxic Brain Injury.- Traditional and Novel Tools for Diagnosis of Acute Kidney Injury.- Management of Acute Kidney Injury.- Rhabdomyolysis.- Hyponatremia.- Management of Severe Hyponatremia and SIADH.- Diabetic Ketoacidosis.- Thyroid Storm.- Adrenal Insufficiency.- Management of Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Syndrome.- Management of Myxedema Coma.- Urosepsis.- Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock.- Invasive Aspergillus.- Management of Strongyloides Hyperinfection Syndrome.- Treatment of Viral Hemorrhagic Fever in a Well-Resourced Environment.- Management of Severe Malaria.- Dengue.- Chikungunya.- Leptospirosis.- Management of Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage.- Variceal Hemorrhage.- Acute Pancreatitis.- Management of Acute Liver Failure.- Acute Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding.- Diagnosis and Management of Clostridium Difficile Infection (CDI).- Principles of Nutrition in the Critically Ill Patient.- Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis.- ICU Management of the Patient with Alcoholic Liver Disease.- Diagnosis and Management of Thrombotic.- Thrombocytopenic Purpura.- Acute Leukemia Presentation with DIC.- Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation.- Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis.- ICU Complications of Hematopoietic Stem Cell.- Transplantation Including Graft vs. Host Disease.- Tumor Lysis Syndrome.- Management of Hyperviscosity Syndromes.- Thoracic Trauma.- Blunt Abdominal Trauma.- Abdominal Sepsis and Complicated Intraabdominal Infection.- Intestinal Obstruction: Small and Large Bowel.- Management of Acute Compartment Syndrome.- Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) and Extracorporeal CO2 Removal (ECCO2R).- Management of Acute Thermal Injury.- Acute Arterial Ischemia.- Management of Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection.- Biliary Infections.- Peripartum Cardiomyopathy.- Management of Amniotic Fluid Embolism.- Respiratory Diseases of Pregnancy.- Preeclampsia, Eclampsia and HELLP Syndrome.- Management of Severe Skin Eruptions.- Management of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndromes.- End of Life Care in the ICU





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