[align=left]Table of Contents SECTION I BASIC SCIENCE REVIEW 1. Circulatory Blood Flow 3 2. Respiratory Gas Transport 19 3. The Threat of Oxidant Injury 32 SECTION II STANDARD PRACTICES IN PATIENT CARE 4. Vascular Access 53 5. The Indwelling Vascular Catheter 76 6. Gastrointestinal Prophylaxis 94 7. Venous Thromboembolism 106 8. Analgesia and Sedation 121 SECTION III HEMODYNAMIC MONITORING 9. ArterIal Blood Pressure 143 10. The Pulmonary Artery Catheter 154 11. Central Venous Pressure and Wedge Pressure 166 12. Thermodilution: Methods and Applications 178 13. Tissue Oxygenation 187 SECTION IV DISORDERS OF CIRCULATORY FLOW 14. Hemorrhage and Hypovolemia 207 15. Colloid and Crystalloid Resuscitation 228 16. Acute Heart Failures 242 17. Cardiac Arrest 260 18. Hemodynamic Drugs 278 SECTION V MYOCARDIAL INJURY 19. Early Management of Acute Myocardial Infarction 301 20. Tachyarrhythmias 317 SECTION VI ACUTE RESPIRATORY FAILURE 21. Hypoxemia and Hypercapnia 339 22. Oximetry and Capnography 335 23. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome 24. Oxygen Inhalation Therapy 388 25. Respiratory Pharmacotherapy 401 SECTION VII MECHANICAL VENTILATION 26. Principles of Mechanical Ventilation 421 27. Patterns of Assisted Ventilation 434 28. The Ventilator-Dependent Patient 449 29. Discontinuing Mechanical Ventilation 468 SECTION VIII INFECTIONS AND INFLAMMATORY DISORDERS 30. The Febrile Patient 485 31. Infection, Inflammation, and Multiorgan Injury 502 32. Nosocomial Pneumonia 516 33. Sepsis from the Abdomen and Pelvis 531 34. The Immunocompromised Patient 546 35. Antimicrobial Therapy 562 SECTION IX ACID-BASE DISORDERS 36. Acid-Base interpretations 581 37. The Organic Acidoses 592 38. Metabolic Alkalosis 608 SECTION X FLUID AND ELECTROLYTE DISORDERS 39. Acute Oliguria 619 40. Hypertonic and Hypotonic Syndromes 631 41. Potassium 647 42. Magnesium 660 43. Calcium and Phosphorus 673 SECTION XI BLOOD COMPONENT THERAPY 44. Erythrocyte Transfusions 691 45. Platelet Disorders and Replacement 709 SECTION XII NUTRITION AND METABOLISM 46. Nutrient and Energy Requirements 721 47. Enteral Nutrition 737 48. Parenteral Nutrition 754 49. Adrenal and Thyroid Dysfunction 766 SECTION XIII NEUROLOGIC DISORDERS 50. Disorders of Mentation 779 51. Disorders of Movement 794 52. Stroke and Related Disorders 806 SECTION XIV PHARMACEUTICAL CONSIDERATIONS 53. Pharmaceutical Toxins and Antidotes 821 54. Drug Dosing Adjustments in the ICU 848 Review in Annals of Internal medicine 1 October 1998 | Volume 129 Issue 7 | Page 596 The ICU Book David J. Dries, MSE, MD Field of medicine: Critical care medicine. Format: Softcover book. Audience: Practitioners and trainees in critical care medicine, surgeons, obstetricians, gynecologists, and general internists. Purpose: To elucidate the principles of adult intensive care. Content: After a brief discussion of pertinent physiology, cardiopulmonary critical care and fluid management are the focus of this book. Other topics include respiratory failure and the use of mechanical ventilation. Smaller sections cover the infectious, neurologic, and nutritional aspects of critical care medicine. Highlights: Clear discussions of hemodynamic and fluid management are the highlight of this book. These chapters have been rewritten and updated since the first edition of the book was published in 1990. Limitations: Hepatic and renal dysfunction, as well as hematologic disorders (such as disseminated intravascular coagulation), receive limited coverage. Related reading: The ICU Book is one of several well-written softcover books describing the essential aspects of cardiopulmonary critical care. Recent books of this kind include Critical Care Medicine: The Essentials, 2nd edition, by Marini and Wheeler (Williams & Wilkins, 1997), and Intensive Care: A Concise Textbook, 2nd edition, by Hinds and Watson (WB Saunders, 1996). All of these texts are well written, but The ICU Book is the most current and, because of its opening review of physiology and because it is a single-author text, the most user friendly. Reviewer: David J. Dries, MSE, MD, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan.