© 2003

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

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

  • Book Title Surviving Intensive Care
  • Editors Derek C. Angus
    Jean Carlet
  • Series Title Update in Intensive Care Medicine
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-43811-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-44149-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-55733-0
  • Series ISSN 1610-4056
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 344
  • Number of Illustrations 14 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Intensive / Critical Care Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


From the reviews:

"This sleek and modern-appearing paperback is a recent publication by Springer-Verlag, in the series Update in Intensive Care Medicine. … Surviving Intensive Care has clear typography, high-quality paper, and a strong binding … . The illustrations and tables … are clear and generally informative. … As a whole, Surviving Intensive Care is probably most of interest to clinical researchers interested in considering long-term outcomes as primary or secondary end points of observational or interventional research in the ICU." (Catherine Lee Hough, Respiratory Care, Vol. 50 (9), September, 2005)