Table of contents

  1. Celia Robinson Ledet, David Santos
  2. Steven P. Sears, Gordon Carr, Christian Bime
  3. Teodora Donisan, Dinu Valentin Balanescu, Gloria Iliescu, Konstantinos Marmagkiolis, Cezar Iliescu
  4. Alisha Y. Young, Vickie R. Shannon
  5. Ryan P. Richard, Julie A. Grishaw, Kyle B. Enfield
  6. Ninotchka Brydges, Tiffany Mundie, Garry Brydges
  7. Peter Kim, Abdulrazzak Zarifa, Mohammed Salih, Kaveh Karimzad
  8. Alejandro De la Hoz, Jorge Alberto Cortés
  9. Kelly N. Casteel, Michael H. Kroll
  10. Fernando Martinez, Faysal Fedda
  11. Ozge Keskin, Suayib Yalcin
  12. Clint Westaway, Nizy Samuel, Jean Nicolas Vauthey
  13. Muzna Hussain, Patrick Collier
  14. Melvin J. Rivera, Bryan Do, Jeffrey C. Bryan, Terri Lynn Shigle, Rina Patel
  15. Ignacio Pujol Varela, Isidro Prieto del Portillo
  16. Ninotchka Brydges, Brandi McCall, Garry Brydges
  17. Kimberly F. Rengel, Daniel A. Nahrwold, Pratik P. Pandharipande, Christopher G. Hughes
  18. Sydney Nicole Ariagno, Chani Traube
  19. Cristina Prata Amendola, Ricardo André Sales Pereira Guedes, Luciana Coelho Sanches
  20. Brian W. Stephenson, Allen H. Roberts II, Charles A. Read
  21. Agamenón Quintero, Jorge Racedo, Manuel González Fernández
  22. Agamenón Quintero, Jorge Racedo, Roger de Jesús Durante Flórez
  23. Agamenón Quintero, Jorge Racedo, Aaron Rafael Quintero Hernández
  24. Agamenón Quintero, Jorge Racedo, Carlos Andrés Pérez Acosta, Sandra Aruachán
  25. David Richards, Sajini Thekkel, William Ross
  26. Joshua Botdorf, Celia R. Ledet, Ninotchka Brydges, Danilo Lovinaria, Garry Brydges
  27. Colleen M. Gallagher, Jessica A. Moore, Allen H. Roberts II
  28. Thomas Staudinger, Peter Schellongowski, Philipp Wohlfarth
  29. Bruno P. Granwehr, Nikolaos V. Sipsas, Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis
  30. Pamela Amakwe Uzoigwe, Maxie Pollard, Ursula Uduak Williams
  31. Chukwuma O. Kalu, Ala Abudayyeh
  32. Raymundo A. Quintana, Nicolas Palaskas, Jose Banchs

About this book


With the increasing proportion of persons above 65 years old and over with a 50% overall risk of developing cancer during our lifetimes, cancer rates continue to play a role in the utilization of healthcare services—particularly in the ICU. Currently, very few oncologic critical care texts, journals, subspecialty societies in the field, or knowledge about the current availability of oncologic/hematologic ICUs exist. As such, major knowledge gaps exist about outcomes (e.g., ICU utilization, mortality, costs); healthcare disparities (e.g., racial, geographic); and almost all aspects of intensive care delivery to the critically ill cancer patient. With the aging of the population and projected shortage of critical care providers over the next 25 years, identifying the outcomes of the available oncologic critical care resources is imperative. 

To address such disparities, this text seeks to close significant knowledge and educational gaps within the realms of medical care for critically ill cancer patients by serving as one of the first major reference works on oncologic critical care. Main objectives encompass closing existing critical care knowledge gaps to serve as a vehicle of education for current and successive generations of intensivists, advance practice providers, nurses, and other healthcare providers. 

As such, the text reviews all significant aspects of oncologic ICU practices, with a particular focus on challenges encountered in the diagnosis and management of the critically ill cancer patient population. Comprised of over 100 chapters, the text explores such topics as the organization and management of an oncologic ICU, diseases and complications encountered in the oncologic ICU, multidisciplinary care, surgical care, transfusion medicine, special patient populations, critical care procedures, ethics, pain management, and palliative care.


ICU infectious diseases neurologic diseases respiratory diseases cardiovascular diseases pain management

Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph L. Nates
    • 1
  • Kristen J. Price
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Critical CareUniversity of Texas MD Anderson Cancer C Department of Critical CareHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Critical CareUniversity of Texas MD Anderson Cancer C Department of Critical CareHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Reference Module Medicine
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-74698-2
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology