This book provides learners with a unique opportunity by virtue of the format outlined above. Each case presentation has a case vignette, which leads up to an important clinical question, and is followed by additional discussion which resolves the question posed. This is a new way to present knowledge in a medical book and should help critical care practitioners, fellows, residents, allied health professionals and students expand their critical care knowledge in an efficient and effective manner. This approach should also benefit those preparing for board examinations.
“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)
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.