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.


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Editors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43341-7
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-43339-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-43341-7
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