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Evidence-Based Critical Care

A Case Study Approach

  • Robert C. Hyzy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. ER- ICU Shock and Resuscitation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ronny M. Otero
      Pages 3-11
    3. Ronny M. Otero, Robert W. Neumar
      Pages 13-24
    4. Sage P. Whitmore
      Pages 25-38
    5. Joshua M. Glazer, Kyle J. Gunnerson
      Pages 39-47
    6. Torben K. Becker, John M. Litell
      Pages 49-55
    7. Patrick George Minges, Robert W. Shaffer
      Pages 57-63
    8. David M. Black, Robert W. Shaffer
      Pages 65-71
    9. Christine Martinek Brent, Robert W. Shaffer
      Pages 73-81
    10. Carrie Harvey, Ivan Nathaniel Co
      Pages 83-91
  3. Cardiac Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Michael G. Silverman, Benjamin A. Olenchock
      Pages 95-102
    3. Gregory T. Means, Jason N. Katz
      Pages 103-109
    4. Arman Qamar, Benjamin M. Scirica
      Pages 111-120
    5. Brandon M. Jones, Venu Menon
      Pages 121-127
    6. David D. Berg, Gregory W. Barsness, Benjamin A. Olenchock
      Pages 129-134
    7. Mark Schmidhofer
      Pages 135-143
    8. Sohaib Tariq, Howard A. Cooper
      Pages 153-161

About this book


This textbook approaches the study of critical care with teaching in mind. In medicine “teachable moments” usually occur in clinical context, where the engagement in a real case exemplifies principles of diagnosis or therapy. In order to replicate the teaching method, selected cases are presented within each chapter offering the reader an opportunity to process and reflect on the components of the topic within a practical scenario.  

While medical practice attempts to be evidence-based, common approaches to diagnosis and management incorporate not only evidence but heuristics and biases which await either validation or repudiation.  Hence, each chapter is divided into two segments:  the “Principles of Management” section – the common approach to the care of patients having a given condition is presented – and the “Evidence Contour” section, in which each author discusses the aspects of diagnosis and management that are the subject of ongoing debate.

Evidence-Based Critical Care: A Case Study Approach bridges the gulf between the traditional encyclopedic textbook and the single-hit online repository. This approach will help critical care practitioners, fellows, residents, allied health professionals and students expand their critical care knowledge in an efficient and effective manner, while being especially important for those preparing for board examinations.


Acute Coronary Syndrome Critical care Intensive Care Mechanical ventilation Sepsis Shock

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert C. Hyzy
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Pulmonary and Critical CareUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

About the editors

Dr. Robert C. Hyzy is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Dr. Hyzy is a graduate of Kenyon College and received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Hyzy completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Michigan. He is Director of the Critical Care Medicine Unit at the University of Michigan Hospital and Co-Chair of the University of Michigan Hospital Critical Care Committee. Dr. Hyzy’s research interests are in the area of critical care medicine, including ARDS, ventilator associated pneumonia, and quality improvement. He was the principal investigator of an NIH funded trial examining the efficacy of GM-CSF in patients with Acute Lung Injury. He is currently the site Principal Investigator of NIH sponsored trials in the treatment of ARDS and in the treatment of delirium in the intensive care unit. He is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians Guidelines Oversight Committee and Chairs the American Thoracic Society Quality Improvement Committee. Dr. Hyzy has spoken nationally and internationally on several topics related to Critical Care Medicine. He has published multiple articles and chapters in medical journals and textbooks and has served as a reviewer for several major medical journals including Critical Care Medicine, Chest, Annals of Internal Medicine and the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. His editorial work includes a volume of the Clinics in Critical Care Medicine, entitled, “Enhancing the Quality of Care in the ICU, ” published in 2013. In addition, Dr. Hyzy contributes thirteen topics on mechanical ventilation to the web based medical resource UpToDate.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Evidence-Based Critical Care
  • Book Subtitle A Case Study Approach
  • Editors Robert C. Hyzy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-43339-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-82796-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-43341-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVI, 805
  • Number of Illustrations 100 b/w illustrations, 133 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Intensive / Critical Care Medicine
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“Evidence-Based Critical Care: A Case Study Approach is an invaluable source of knowledge and reference for anesthesiologists and perioperative physicians. This textbook is a well-written, easy-to-understand reference that covers a broad range of critical care topics organized according to syndrome or diagnosis. ... Clinicians in training will benefit from the entirety of the chapters, whereas attending physicians may find the greatest value in the evidence portions.” (Warren Luksun and Marcin Wąsowicz, Anesthesia & Analgesia, Vol. 126 (4), April, 2018)