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Abdominal trauma

Graciela Bauzá and Andrew B. Peitzman.

in Trauma Intensive Care

May 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery; General Surgery. 5323 words.

The patient with abdominal injury represents a multitude of challenges to the intensivist. Understanding injury patterns increasesthe likelihood of timely diagnosis and treatment of...

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Acute kidney injury

Greta L. Piper and Lewis J. Kaplan.

in Trauma Intensive Care

May 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery; Nephrology. 5426 words.

AKI is increasingly common and continues to be associated with significantmorbidity and mortality. Although the understanding of certain etiologies andmechanisms has improved, the general...

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Acute Renal Failure Including Hepatorenal Syndrome

A Maarouf and Ali Al-Khafaji.

in ICU Care of Abdominal Organ Transplant Patients

January 2013; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Transplant Surgery; Nephrology. 3182 words.

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is not uncommon in the setting of liver dysfunction. In general, AKI is defined as a rapid decline in glomerular filtration rate (GFR), leading to accumulation of...

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Airway management in the intensive care unit

Lillian L. Emlet.

in Trauma Intensive Care

May 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery; Anaesthetics. 3605 words.

Airway management in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) requires a systematic, comprehensive approach to manage the anticipated and unanticipated difficulties that arise from critical illness...

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Anesthesia Care for Kidney Transplant Recipients

Ibtesam Hilmi, Ali Abdullah and Raymond Planinsic.

in ICU Care of Abdominal Organ Transplant Patients

January 2013; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Transplant Surgery; Critical Care; Anaesthetics. 1899 words.

Renal transplantation (RT) provides a better quality of life and improves patient survival for up to 70% for the first 5 years when compared to 30% survival for patients on dialysis....

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Anesthetic Management of Pancreatic Transplant Recipients

Ibtesam A. Hilmi, Ali R. Abdullah and Raymond M. Planinsic.

in ICU Care of Abdominal Organ Transplant Patients

January 2013; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Transplant Surgery; Critical Care; Anaesthetics. 889 words.

Peri-operative care and anesthetic management of pancreatic transplant recipients (PTx) is very much dependent on the presence or absence of comorbidities and the severity of end-organ...

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An Approach to Anesthesia for Liver Transplantation

Charles Boucek.

in ICU Care of Abdominal Organ Transplant Patients

January 2013; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Transplant Surgery; Critical Care; Anaesthetics. 3967 words.

Liver transplantation has evolved from an experimental procedure to a life-saving therapeutic option for patients with end-stage liver disease (ESLD). The procedure remains challenging from...

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Brain death, organ donation, and transplantation

Peter Barry, Kevin Morris and Tariq Ali.

in Paediatric Intensive Care

P ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Transplant Surgery; Paediatric Surgery. 4888 words.

Introduction - Brain death - Organ donation and the organ donor - Donor workup - Care of the paediatric organ donor - Withdrawing life support - Transplantation and transplant rejection -...

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Burn care

Jennifer Ziembicki.

in Trauma Intensive Care

May 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery. 3056 words.

Severe burn injury evokes a significant inflammatory response in the patient proportionalto the size of the cutaneous injury. Early mortality may be attributedto inability to control the...

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Cardiac ICU

Joanna Chikwe, David Tom Cooke and Aaron Weiss.

in Cardiothoracic Surgery

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiothoracic Surgery; Critical Care. 44347 words.

Managing the five commonest calls to ICU - Definitions of common terms - Transfer and admission to ICU - Fast-track patients - Postoperative pathophysiology - Common ICU scenarios: CABG -...

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