CRITICAL CARE

Nonpharmaceutical Toxidromes

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Nonpharmaceutical Toxidromes This chapter describes toxic syndromes that are not the result of medications, and includes poisonings caused by carbon monoxide, cyanide, the toxic alcohols (methanol and ethylene glycol), and…

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Pharmaceutical Drug Overdoses

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Pharmaceutical Drug Overdoses This chapter describes the manifestations and management of overdoses with the following pharmaceutical agents: acetaminophen, benzodiazepines, β-receptor antagonists, opioids, and salicylates. Each is presented in alphabetical order….

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Hemodynamic Drugs

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Hemodynamic Drugs This chapter focuses on drugs that are given by intravenous infusion to modulate blood pressure and blood flow. The following drugs are described: dobutamine, dopamine, epinephrine, nicardipine, nitroglycerin,…

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Antimicrobial Therapy

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Antimicrobial Therapy This chapter describes the intravenous antibiotics you are most likely to use in the ICU. Each is presented in the order shown below. Aminoglycosides (gentamicin, tobramycin, amikacin) Antifungal…

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Analgesia & Sedation

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Analgesia & Sedation Our principal role in caring for the sick is not to save lives (since this is impossible on a consistent basis), but to relieve pain and suffering….

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Acute Stroke

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Acute Stroke This chapter describes the initial evaluation and management of acute stroke, with an emphasis on the use of thrombolytic therapy, and the recommendations in the current clinical practice…

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Disorders of Movement

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Disorders of Movement This chapter describes three types of movement disorder: (a) involuntary movements (i.e., seizures), (b) weak or ineffective movements (i.e., neuromuscular weakness), and (c) no movements (i.e., drug-induced…

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Disorders of Consciousness

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Disorders of Consciousness The ability to recognize and interact with the surroundings (i.e., consciousness) is the sina qua non of the life experience, and loss of this ability is one…

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Adrenal and Thyroid Dysfunction

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Adrenal and Thyroid Dysfunction This chapter describes the spectrum of adrenal and thyroid disorders that occur in critically ill patients, and how to identify and manage each of these disorders….

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Parenteral Nutrition

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Parenteral Nutrition When full nutritional support is not possible in the alimentary canal, the intravenous route is available for nutrient delivery (1,2). This chapter describes the basic features of intravenous…

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