CRITICAL CARE

Important Intensive Care Procedures

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FIGURE 35.1 Site for generous injection of local anesthetic prior to chest tube insertion, usually at the fourth intercostal space, above the rib margin, at midaxillary line. If available, and…

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Anesthesia

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In the United Kingdom, patients are coded according to their ASA and CEPOD (confidential enquiry into perioperative deaths) (45) scores. These describe the patient from the perspectives of basic risk…

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Cardiovascular Physiology

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FIGURE 15.1 Internal structure of cardiomyocytes. The electron micrograph shows sarcomeres (SMs) and mitochondria (M), the dominant intracellular organelles. Sarcomeres form rods, which are surrounded by a web of sarcoplasmic…

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Liver Failure: Acute and Acute-on-Chronic

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FIGURE 127.1 Pathogenesis of cerebral edema and intracranial hypertension in acute liver failure. BBB, blood–brain barrier; Ca2+, calcium; CBF, cerebral blood flow; CPP, cerebral perfusion pressure; HO-1, heme-oxidase-1; ICP, intracranial…

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Neurologic Monitoring

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FLOW–METABOLISM COUPLING In the normal brain, an increase in cerebral metabolism is rapidly matched by local increases in CBF. This is referred to as regional flow–metabolism coupling or cerebral metabolic…

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Cardiac Dysrhythmias

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FIGURE 98.1 Lead II rhythm strip. Second-degree type II sinoatrial block. The P–P interval is initially 720 msec and appears to prolong to 1,440 msec (exactly twice the prior P–P…

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Dermatologic Conditions

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TABLE 142.2 Classification of Dermatologic Disorders in Intensive Care Medicine TABLE 142.3 Life-Threatening Dermatologic Disorders FIGURE 142.1 Severe life-threatening pemphigus vulgaris. Extensive erosions caused acute skin failure. Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid…

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