Surviving Intensive Care

  • Derek C. Angus
  • Jean Carlet
Conference proceedings

Part of the Update in Intensive Care Medicine book series (UICMSOFT, volume 39)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Natural History of Critical Illness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Keenan S.P., Dodek P.
      Pages 3-20
    3. Rowan K.M., Jenkinson C., Black N.
      Pages 35-50
    4. Sukantarat K.T., Brett S.
      Pages 51-61
    5. Kalassian K.G., Angus D.C.
      Pages 73-83
  3. Predictors and Modifiers of Long-term Outcomes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Moreno R., Matos R., Metnitz P.G.K
      Pages 119-126
    3. Vincent J.L.
      Pages 127-132
    4. Grasso S., Mascia L., Ranieri V.M.
      Pages 133-143
  4. Improving Methods to Capture Long-term Outcomes in Clinical Studies

  5. Approaches to Improve Long-term Outcomes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Sprung C.L., Levin P.D.
      Pages 235-246
    3. Bion J., Hart G.K., Khan Z.
      Pages 257-286
    4. McMullin J., Cook D.J.
      Pages 287-296
    5. Carlet J., Garrouste-Orgeas M., Guidet B.
      Pages 297-304
    6. Pronovost P., Holzmueller C.G., Wu A.
      Pages 323-340

About these proceedings


For many years, intensive care has focused on avoiding immediate death from acute, life-threatening conditions. However, there are increasing reports of a number of lingering consequences for those who do indeed survive intensive care. Examples include on-going high risk of death, neurocognitive defects, significant caregiver burden, and continued high healthcare costs.
Surviving Intensive Care, written by the world's experts in this area, is dedicated to better understanding the consequences of surviving intensive care and is intended to provide a synopsis of the current knowledge and a stimulus for future research and improved care of the critically ill.


care complications critical care economic costs emergency medicine functional status intensive care morbidity mortality neurcognititve defects quality of care quality of life survival

Editors and affiliations

  • Derek C. Angus
    • 1
  • Jean Carlet
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Critical Care MedicineUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Anaesthesiology and Emergency DepartmentFondation Hôpital St JosephParis Cedex 14France

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-44149-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-55733-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1610-4056
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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Internal Medicine & Dermatology