This book identifies the key scientific articles in the field of Intensive Care and explains why these papers are important in contemporary clinical management. Identifying those influential contributors who have shaped the practice of modern Intensive care practice, the book includes commentaries on 50 seminal papers in a wide range of areas. enal This an invaluable reference for trainees, fellows, and surgeons studying for exams, as well as for seasoned surgeons and physicians who want to stay current in their field.

part Section One|31 pages


part Section Two|28 pages

• Cardiac

part Section Three|24 pages

• Renal

part Section Four|30 pages

• Gastrointestinal

part Section Five|66 pages

• Infection

chapter 20|6 pages

Catheter-Related Infections

chapter 25|6 pages

Fulminant Colitis

chapter 27|6 pages

Sepsis I: Antibiotic Therapy

chapter 29|6 pages

Steroids in Septic Shock

chapter 30|5 pages

Treatment of Abdominal Sepsis

part Section Six|12 pages

• Endocrine

chapter 31|6 pages

Diabetic Ketoacidosis

part Section Seven|24 pages

• Neurological Conditions

chapter 33|6 pages

Acute Stroke

chapter 35|6 pages


part Section Eight|26 pages

• Hematology

chapter 37|6 pages


chapter 38|6 pages

Postoperative Bleeding

chapter 39|8 pages

Transfusion Trigger

chapter 40|5 pages

Massive Transfusion

part Section Nine|29 pages

• Trauma

part Section Ten|38 pages

• Miscellaneous

chapter 45|7 pages

Traumatic Brain Injury

chapter 46|6 pages

Pressure Wounds

chapter 47|6 pages

ICU Monitoring

chapter 48|6 pages

Alcohol Withdrawal

chapter 49|6 pages