Non-Pulmonary Complications of Critical Care

A Clinical Guide

  • Jeremy B. Richards
  • Renee D. Stapleton

Part of the Respiratory Medicine book series (RM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Ryan D. Clouser, Gilman Allen
    Pages 1-18
  3. Elizabeth J. Lechner, Michael G. Risbano
    Pages 19-43
  4. John P. Kress
    Pages 45-59
  5. Ralitza Martin, Annette Esper, Greg S. Martin
    Pages 61-103
  6. Preeti Dhar, Eddy Fan
    Pages 105-134
  7. Pamela Paufler, Robert Kempainen
    Pages 135-163
  8. Eoin Slattery, Dong Wook Kim, David S. Seres
    Pages 165-185
  9. Başak Çoruh, Amy E. Morris, Patricia A. Kritek
    Pages 187-211
  10. Benjamin A. Bonneton, Serkan Senkal, Ognjen Gajic
    Pages 213-225
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 227-234

About this book


Clinical research in critical care has exploded in the past several years and we now have a much better understanding of how to care for intensive care unit (ICU) patients in areas such as management of sepsis, fluid resuscitation, mechanical ventilation, antibiotic administration, and sedation and analgesia. However, despite improved clinical care, many critically ill patients continue to experience complications of critical illness - some complications are iatrogenic and preventable, while others are simply a component of the natural history of critical illness. These complications lead to increased mortality, morbidity, cost, and long-term chronic conditions. Non-Pulmonary Complications of Critical Care: A Clinical Guide is a valuable resource for trainees and clinicians who aim to better understand and improve the quality of critical care medicine. Armed with information about potential non-pulmonary complications of ICU care and strategies to minimize or prevent those complications, the critical care clinician will be able to help ICU patients potentially avoid much of the morbidity associated with critical illness. This book is organized by organ system such that it can be easily used as a bedside reference. Complications caused by pharmaceuticals are dispersed throughout every chapter and the concluding chapters provide a special emphasis on meticulous supportive care of the critically ill patient to allow the best chance for recovery.



Intensive Care Unit antibiotic administration fluid resuscitation management of sepsis mechanical ventilation sedation/analgesia

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeremy B. Richards
    • 1
  • Renee D. Stapleton
    • 2
  1. 1.Pulmonary, Critical Care, and SleepHarvard Medical School Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBostonUSA
  2. 2.Pulmonary and Critical CareUniversity of Vermont College of MedicineBurlingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-0872-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-0873-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-7372
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-7380
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