Why write a book on the management of critically ill patients? Over the past few decades we have seen an enormous growth in the number of intensive care units (ICU) across the world. Indeed, it is estimated that a large proportion of health care expenses are devoted to patients in these specialized units. Medical students, r- idents, fellows, attending physicians, critical care nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, and other health-care providers (irrespective of their ultimate ?eld of pr- tice) will spend several months or years of their professional lives taking care of critically ill or severely injured patients. These clinicians must have special tra- ing, experience, and competence in managing complex problems in their patients. Moreover, these clinicians must interpret data obtained by many kinds of monitoring devices, and they must integrate this information with their knowledge of the pat- physiology of disease. Even more important is the fact that anyone working in an ICU or with a critically ill patient must approach patients with a multidisciplinary team. The phrase there is no I in TEAM comes to mind.
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The Handbook of Critical and Intensive Care Medicine, second edition, is a comprehensive, user-friendly guide for students, residents, fellows, and attending physicians who cover the ICU. The book's concise and up-to-date information includes frequently performed procedures and therapeutic guidelines that have great efficacy and relevance in everyday ICU rotations. For ease of reference, the chapters follow an outline format and are divided by organ systems as well as by special topics such as trauma and toxicology. Whether used bedside, in the office, at home, or on the go, the Handbook is truly a one-stop reference for all your ICU needs.About the Author:
Dr. Varon is the Chief of Critical Care Services at Foundation Surgical Hospital of Houston and Past Chief of Staff at University General Hospital. He is a Professor of Acute and Continuing Care at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He is also Professor of Medicine, Surgery and Professor of Emergency Medicine at several universities in Mexico, the Middle East and Europe.
An avid researcher, Dr, Varon has contributed more than 675 peer-reviewed journal articles, 10 full textbooks, and 10 dozen book chapters to the medical literature. He is also a reviewer for multiple journals and currently serves as Editor-in-Chief for Critical Care and Shock and Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews. Dr. Varon has won many prestigious awards and is considered among one of the top physicians in the United States. Dr. Varon is also known for his groundbreaking contributions to Critical Care Medicine in the fields of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and therapeutic hypothermia. He has developed and studied technology for selective brain cooling. He is also a well-known expert in the area of hypertensive crises management. With Dr. Carlos Ayus, he co-described the hyponatremia associated to extreme exercise syndrome also known as the “Varon-Ayus syndrome”.
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