Intensive & Critical Care Medicine (Updated November 2021)
by Dr. med. Volker Herold
The book is designed to make you fit for the management of critically ill patients (among other things of COVID-19 patients) in the intensive care unit. It contains all topics of critical care medicine (airway management, ventilation principles and ventilation techniques, weaning, tracheotomy, chest tube [thoracic drainage], analgosedation, catecholamine therapy, hemodynamic monitoring, shock, nutrition, resuscitation, sepsis, ECMO, acute kidney injury, renal replacement therapy, acute coronary syndrome, cardiogenic shock, extracorporeal circulatory support, cardiac arrhythmias, inflammatory heart diseases [endocarditis, myocarditis, pericarditis], hypertensive crisis, pulmonary embolism, acute aortic syndrom, ARDS, pulmonary hypertension, acute right heart failure, obstructive lung diseases [status asthmaticus, exacerbated COPD], interstitial lung diseases, bronchial hemorrhage), gastrointestinal bleeding, acute pancreatitis, gastrointestinal atony, complications of liver cirrhosis, acute liver failure, acute mesenteric ischemia, pneumonia, multi-drug-resistant organisms, skin and soft tissue infections, fungal infections (mycoses), malaria, endocrinological emergencies, disorders of the electrolytes, disorders of the acid-base balance, blood products, DIC, hyerfibrinolysis, HIT, ITP, thrombotic microangiopathies, oncological emergencies, stroke, intracranial hemorrhage, status epilepticus, meningitis, brain death (irreversible loss of brain function), organ donation, neuromuscular diseases, crises in movement disorders, toxicology, electrical / drowning / diving accidents, hypothermia, hyperthermia (heat stroke), ethics & law and also a separate detailed chapter on COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2).
2nd English edition of the complete book (last update November 2021)
1660 pages, 1876 figures, 172 tables