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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.
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title Classic Papers in Critical Care
Mitchell P. Fink
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84800-145-9
- Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2008
- Publisher Name Springer, London
- eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-1-84800-144-2
- Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-6842-3
- eBook ISBN 978-1-84800-145-9
- Edition Number 2
- Number of Pages XIII, 605
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 592 illustrations in colour
Intensive / Critical Care Medicine
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From the reviews of the second edition:
"This is collection of papers identified by an expert panel as defining contemporary practice in critical care medicine. Abstracts, figures, and summaries from key papers are provided. Senior trainees or fellows in critical care medicine and academic practitioners or senior clinicians in the field may find this work of interest. … This unique contribution presents the work that defines much of current intensivist activity. … anyone with a significant interest in critical care will enjoy this collection." (David J. Dries, Doody’s Review Service, September, 2008)
"Classic Papers in Critical Care provides a highly informative, easy-to-read overview on the fundamentals of intensive care medicine. … This book is highly recommended for intensive care specialists or general physicians with interest in critical care as well as physicians-in-training or intensive care fellows who not only want to know how to practice evidence-based critical care according to the latest insights but also want to understand the fundamentals underlying these guidelines." (Marcel Levi, Journal of the American Medical Association, April, 2009)