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This concise, but entire evaluate is the precise software to organize for in-service or licensing assessments, for re-certification, or to be used as a scientific refresher. Its hugely effective structure very easily condenses and simplifies crucial content material, for optimum yield and comprehension-an specially vital gain for facilitating bedside prognosis in serious care medicine.


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  • Standardized, bulleted structure emphasizes key issues of epidemiology, pathophysiology, medical gains, differential analysis, analysis, tactics and therapy, diagnosis, plus references
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Predicting fluid responsiveness in ICU patients: a critical analysis of the evidence. Chest 2002;121: 2000–2008. Raper R, Sibbald WJ. Misled by the wedge? The Swan-Ganz catheter and left ventricular preload. Chest 1986;89:427–434. Richard C, Warszawski J, Anguel N, et al. Early the pulmonary artery catheter and outcomes in patients with shock and acute respiratory distress syndrome: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA 2003;190:2713–2720. Rose BD, Post TL. Clinical Physiology of Acid-Base and Electrolyte Disorders, 5th ed.

MONITORING THE SEPTIC PATIENT • Despite the existing uncertainties, early recognition and treatment of inadequate circulation remains imperative. Results of a recent trial of early goal-directed therapy in sepsis suggest a role for routine and prompt placement of a central venous catheter (CVC) in the superior vena cava. 5 cc/kg, with red cell transfusions and dobutamine used to raise central venous oxygenation > 70%) in the first 6 hours had a significantly improved survival compared to patients receiving standard care.

MORTALITY PREDICTION MODEL II • Developed from a sample from 19,124 ICU admissions in 12 countries. • A non-disease-specific scoring system that excluded burn, coronary care, and cardiac surgery patients.

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