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A Guide to Interpretation of Hemodynamic Data in the Coronary Care Unit

A Guide to Interpretation of Hemodynamic Data in the Coronary Care Unit Lowest new price: $54.89
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Author: Scott W. Sharkey MD
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Since 1970, when the pulmonary artery catheter was introduced into clinical medicine, the technique of hemodynamic monitoring has expanded rapidly. The use of this essential procedure now encompasses the coronary care unit, the medical intensive care unit, the surgical intensive care unit, and the operating room; and an entire spectrum of physicians require this skill, including anesthesiologists, trauma surgeons, pulmonologists, nephrologists, critical care specialists, and cardiologists. Learning the proper performance of invasive techniques is essential for providing high quality patient care. This easy-to-use guide provides every important aspect of hemodynamic monitoring, and presents it in a straightforward and organized format. The book's table of contents is evidence of its exceptional organization and completeness: / Normal Physiology / Respiration / Cardiac Output / Arrhythmias / Acute Mitral Regurgitation and the V Wave / Tricuspid Regurgitation / Acute Left Ventricular Infarction / Right Ventricular Infarction / Acute Left Ventricular Ischemia / Chronic Congestive Heart Failure / Pericardial Tamponade / Pericardial Constriction & Restrictive Cardiomyopathy / Pulmonary Embolism / Trouble / Normal Values / Techniques Used in this Book.

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Maxwell and Kleeman's Clinical Disorders of Fluid and Electrolyte Metabolism

Maxwell and Kleeman's Clinical Disorders of Fluid and Electrolyte Metabolism Lowest new price: $81.07
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The revised edition of Clinical Disorders of Fluid and Electrolyte Metabolism , 4th ed., 1987 (cited in Brandon-Hill ). Part I defines the physiologic basis for electrolyte traffic across membranes and identifies the mechanisms underlying the excretion and conservation of ions and water. Principles elaborated in Part I, in turn, become the skeleton giving structure to the first section of Part II, wherein the primary disruptions of normal ion and fluid metabolism are identified and dissected. In the second section of Part II, the principles of physiology, pathophysiology, and the clinical aspects of the primary electrolyte and fluid disorders give defining substance to those clinical settings and syndromes in which these disorders play critical roles. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.


Neurosurgical Intensive Care

Neurosurgical Intensive Care Lowest new price: $38.97
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In the past decade, there has been a wide and growing interest in the formation of intensive care units specializing in head injuries and other neurosurgical diseases. Written by a team of neurosurgeons, anaesthesiologists, and critical care specialists, this work focuses on the highly concentrated care and special needs of these critically ill patients. The work includes coverage of: methods of monitoring within the intensive care unit; the ICU management of cerebral ischaemia; the ICU management of the neuro-interventional patient; ethical issues of care withdrawal in the ICU; and brain death and organ donation.


Solid Organ Transplantation: A Handbook for Primary Health Care Providers

Solid Organ Transplantation: A Handbook for Primary Health Care Providers Lowest new price: $29.00
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The Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C. Reference guide to important information on care of the transplant patient. Provides a bridge between specialists and community care. Each chapter is written by a physician and nurse to provide full perspective of care. For nurses, primary care physicians, pharmacists, and home healthcare nurses. DNLM: Organ Transplantation.

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Clinical Electrocardiography: PreTest? Self-Assessment and Review

Clinical Electrocardiography: PreTest? Self-Assessment and Review Lowest new price: $56.99
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Author: Franklin H., M.D. Zimmerman

Electrocardiograms are read by many health professionals, but it is critical that they be interpreted and understood by cardiologists. A four-hour session of the cardiology board exam is devoted to interpreting ECGs, and they are featured extensively in the anaesthesiology and critical care boards as well. In November 1993, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) begins recertification exams for its members. The ability to interpret ECGs is seen as being so crucial that the ACC has begun to offer review courses on the subject. This text consists of 200, high quality, three channel electrocardiograms, ranging from simple to complex, accompanied by a complete narrative history and usual interpretations. Readers can make their own diagnoses before turning the page to read the answer.


Hard Choices for Loving People: CPR, Artificial Feeding, Comfort Measures Only and the Elderly Patient

Hard Choices for Loving People: CPR, Artificial Feeding, Comfort Measures Only and the Elderly Patient Lowest new price: $34.69
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Author: Hank Dunn

"Hard Choices for Loving People" is written for people who are making medical treatment decisions in the face of a life-threatening illness. Over 650,000 copies have been sold and are being used in more than 3,000 hospitals, nursing homes and hospice programs nationwide. In "Hard Choices" Chaplain Dunn reviews the medical research on common treatments like resuscitation attempts and artificial feeding tubes. Often these treatments offer no benefit for frail, seriously ill patients. Hank Dunn believes that because of the little benefit offered by these treatments for some patients, decisions about their use are emotional and spiritual in their nature. The bottom line question patients and their families struggle with is "Can I let go?"

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Principles of Pathophysiology and Emergency Medical Care

Principles of Pathophysiology and Emergency Medical Care Lowest new price: $27.99
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Author: Jeffrey W. Myers
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Principles of Pathophysiology and Emergency Medical Care relates pathophysiological principles to emergency care of medical disorders. Material conforms to the 1999 EMT-Paramedic Curriculum objectives. Many illustrations and tables highlight important concepts that appeal to the visual learner. In-depth coverage of shock, acid-base, environmental and toxicological emergencies not found in other pathophysiology texts, but necessary for the EMS professional.

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Trauma: Critical Care (Volume 2)

Trauma: Critical Care (Volume 2) Lowest new price: $100.00
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Compiled by internationally recognized experts in trauma critical care,this sourcediscusses the entire gamut of critical care management of the trauma patient and covers several common complications and conditions treated in surgical intensive care units that are not specifically related to trauma.  Utilizing evidence-based guidelines where they exist, this all-encompassing source expertly analyzes procedures in analgesia and sedation, patient monitoring, infection control, nutritional evaluation, psychological support, and end-of-life care.


Emergency Management of the Trauma Patient: Cases, Algorithms, Evidence (Emergency Management Series)

Emergency Management of the Trauma Patient: Cases, Algorithms, Evidence (Emergency Management Series) Lowest new price: $16.43
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Author: Mark Bisanzo MD
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Emergency Management of the Trauma Patient: Cases, Algorithms, Evidence provides a practical and realistic approach to managing a trauma code with a complete review of ATLS protocols. Each chapter begins with the presentation of a trauma scenario and emphasizes the clinical skills needed to make important management decisions. Literature references are highlighted within the chapters and provide a discussion of pivotal journal articles relevant to the topic at hand. Algorithms are integrated into the chapters to serve as a roadmap for patient management.

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Handbook of Critical Care Obstetrics

Handbook of Critical Care Obstetrics Lowest new price: $50.01
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Author: Steven L. Clark

A practical handbook, based on the authors' successful "Critical Care Obstetrics". This book uses lists and concise notes to provide a brief outline of all the important aspects of life-threatening problems in pregnancy and obstetrics. Clinical situations are discussed from the standpoints of both mother and foetus, and monitoring and life support techniques are explained


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