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Applied Physiology in Intensive Care Medicine


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Physiological Notes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Pulmonary

      1. Belen Cabello, Jordi Mancebo
        Pages 11-14
      2. Evans R. Fernández-Pérez, Rolf D. Hubmayr
        Pages 15-16
      3. U. Lucangelo, L. Blanch
        Pages 17-20
      4. Robert Rodríguez-Roisin, Josep Roca
        Pages 25-27
      5. Amal Jubran
        Pages 29-32
      6. Andreas Bacher
        Pages 33-36
      7. Frank Bloos, Konrad Reinhart
        Pages 37-39
      8. Jerome Aboab, Bruno Louis, Bjorn Jonson, Laurent Brochard
        Pages 41-44
    3. Cardiovascular

    4. Metabolism and Renal Function

      1. Daniel De Backer
        Pages 69-72

About this book


Te practice of intensive care medicine is at the very forefront of titration of treatment andmonitoringresponse. Te substrateofthiscareisthe criticallyill patientwho,by defnition, is at the limits of his or her physiologic reserve. Such patients need immediate, aggressive but balanced life-altering interventions to minimize the detrimental aspects of acute illness and hasten recovery. Treatmentdecisionsandresponsetotherapyareusually assessed by measures of physiologic function, such as assessed by cardio-respiratory monitoring. However, how one uses such information is ofen unclear and rarely supported by prospective clinical trials. In reality, the bedside clinician is forced to rely primarily on physiologic principles in determining the best treatments and response to therapy. However, the physiologic foundation present in practicing physicians is uneven and occasionally supported more by habit or prior training than science. A series of short papers published in Intensive Care Medicine since 2002 under the heading Physiologic Notes attempts to capture the essence of the physiologic perspectives that underpin both our understanding of disease and response to therapy. Tis present volume combines the complete list of these Physiologic Notes up until July 2006 with the ass o cia t ed r e vie w a r tic les o v er t h e s a m e in t er val t ha t a ls o addr ess e d t hes e cen tral issues.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Dep. of Critical Care MedicineUniversity of Pittsburg Medical CenterPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Réanimation MédicaleHôpital Henri MondorCréteil CedexFrance
  3. 3.Servei Medicina IntensivaHospital de Sant PauBarcelonaSpain

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