Classic Papers in Critical Care

  • Mitchell Fink
  • Michelle Hayes
  • Neil Soni

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Tom Whitehead, Arthur S. Slutsky
    Pages 1-29
  3. Timothy W. Evans, Julius H. Cranshaw
    Pages 31-57
  4. David F. Treacher
    Pages 59-86
  5. Hülya Bayir, Kimberly D. Statler, Margaret A. Satchell, Randall A. Ruppel, Robert S. B. Clark, Patrick M. Kochanek
    Pages 87-117
  6. Ulf H. Haglund
    Pages 119-140
  7. Mark G. A. Palazzo
    Pages 141-167
  8. Felicity H. Hawker
    Pages 169-191
  9. David N. Herndon, Robert E. Barrow, Somes C. Guha, Jay K. Bhama
    Pages 193-214
  10. Frederick A. Moore
    Pages 215-235
  11. David Bihari
    Pages 237-280
  12. Jan Wernerman
    Pages 281-302
  13. Malcolm Fisher
    Pages 303-325
  14. Dennis G. Maki
    Pages 327-356
  15. Jean-Louis Vincent
    Pages 383-405
  16. Bernadette Currer, Maire P. Shelly
    Pages 407-426
  17. E. Makings, C. J. Hinds
    Pages 427-447
  18. Derek C. Angus
    Pages 449-471
  19. Charles L. Sprung
    Pages 473-494
  20. Helen F. Galley, Nigel R. Webster
    Pages 495-516
  21. Bradley P. Fuhrman
    Pages 517-538
  22. Michelle Hayes, Neil Soni
    Pages 539-559
  23. Back Matter
    Pages 561-605

About this book


Every medical specialty has at its basis a core of classic papers, which both reflect the historical background and give insight into present and future developments. The papers discussed in this book are considered classics for many reasons, but in all cases they highlight landmarks in the development in critical care medicine and therefore providing an invaluable reference for both trainee and practising clinicians.

The editors assembled a distinguished team of internationally recognized experts who chose what they considered to be the most important papers in their subspecialty. Each entry follows a set format, starting with an abstract and reference to the original paper and followed by analysis of the strengths, weaknesses and contribution it has made to the development of critical care. Where possible, further information about each paper is given and a detailed analysis of the top 500 most widely cited papers is provided.

Providing a document of every cornerstone paper in critical care, this revised and updated book is a key reference resource for all working in the field. It is essential reading for trainees and practising clincians in emergency medicine and critical care, senior nursing staff, academic scientists and all professionals involved in the treatment of patients in the critical care unit.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mitchell Fink
    • 1
  • Michelle Hayes
    • 2
    • 3
  • Neil Soni
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Critical Care MedicineUniversity of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Chelsea and Westminster HospitalUK
  3. 3.Imperial College School of MedicineLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84882-005-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84800-145-9
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