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in Drugs in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care

February 2011; p ublished online November 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Critical Care; Pharmacology. 9964 words.

This chapter includes drugs beginning with the letter A

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Abdominal Procedures

Guy Jackson, Neil Soni and Christopher Whiten.

in Practical Procedures in Anaesthesia and Critical Care

December 2010; p ublished online November 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Critical Care. 5494 words.

This chapter explores abdominal procedures, including nasogastric and nasojejunal tube placement, Sengstaken-Blakemore and Minnesota tube placement, urethral catheterization, and abdominal...

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Acute and Chronic Pain

Pankaj Mehta, Katherine Zaleski and Christine Peeters-Asdourian.

in Anesthesiology

April 2013; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Critical Care; Pain Medicine. 55 words.

Chapter 8 contains 66 questions and answers regarding acute and chronic pain.

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Acute cardiology

Kenneth McKinlay and Naomi Johnston.

in Cardiothoracic Critical Care

March 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Emergency Medicine; Anaesthetics. 2621 words.

This chapter considers the critical care management of three cardiological emergencies: out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, endocarditis, and aortic dissection. It describes the post-cardiac...

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Acute Liver Failure

Cynthia Wang and Michelle Y. Braunfeld.

in Advanced Perioperative Crisis Management

July 2017; p ublished online August 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Critical Care. 3036 words.

Acute liver failure produces widespread physiologic derangements including encephalopathy, coagulopathy, peripheral vasodilation, a systemic inflammatory response, and multiorgan failure....

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Acute Loss of Intraoperative Evoked Potential Signals

Leslie Jameson.

in Advanced Perioperative Crisis Management

July 2017; p ublished online August 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Critical Care. 3771 words.

Monitoring of somatosensory and motor evoked potentials has become the standard of care for a large proportion of spine surgeons. Understanding how anesthetic management may affect these...

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Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

John W. Kreit.

in Mechanical Ventilation

November 2017; p ublished online December 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Critical Care. 6976 words.

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome reviews the definitions, causes, pathophysiology, and management of this relatively common, life-threatening disorder. This chapter...

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The Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Network

Laleh Jalilian and Jeanine Wiener-Kronish.

in 50 Studies Every Intensivist Should Know

January 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Anaesthetics; Primary Care. 1913 words.

The diagnosis of adult respiratory distress syndrome, even now with the new Berlin definition, is sensitive but not specific for finding diffuse alveolar damage on pathology. The definition...

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Acute Severe Asthma and Bronchospasm

Amanda T. Redding and Marc Hassid.

in Advanced Perioperative Crisis Management

July 2017; p ublished online August 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Critical Care. 2897 words.

This chapter focuses on acute asthma and bronchospasm occurring in the perioperative period. Over 6% of the people in the United States have asthma, which is characterized by chronic...

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Acute Stroke

Laurel E. Moore.

in Advanced Perioperative Crisis Management

July 2017; p ublished online August 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Critical Care. 4005 words.

Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States, and in terms of mortality is second only to ischemic heart disease worldwide. Medical management for acute ischemic stroke...

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