Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Comprehensive Clinical Approach

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Cambridge University Press, May 28, 1999 - Medical - 356 pages
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Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome is the most lethal form of acute respiratory failure and presents one of the greatest challenges in critical care medicine. Yet despite its severity and complexity, few texts exist that are devoted to its diagnosis and management. After presenting the history and epidemiology of ARDS, clinicians will learn the basic science underlying its causes, and how to manage patients in the acute and later stages. Drs. Russell and Walley, along with a team of expert contributors, clearly explain such clinical issues as mechanical ventilation, pneumonia, multiple system organ failure, and cardiovascular and pulmonary physiology and monitoring. An extensive chapter on clinical assessment demonstrates the importance of total patient care. Thoroughly referenced, superbly illustrated, and up-to-date, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Comprehensive Clinical Approach is an indispensable source of information for intensivists, pulmonologists, internists, anesthesiologists, surgeons, and any physician or nurse who rotates through the critical care unit.
 

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Contents

Preface
xi
Introduction
1
Overview Clinical Evaluation and Chest Radiology of ARDS
6
The Epidemiology of ARDS
28
The Pathology of ARDS
48
CytokineInduced Mechanisms of Acute Lung Injury Leading to ARDS
63
Pulmonary Pathophysiology in ARDS
80
Cardiovascular Management of ARDS
107
Respiratory Muscles and Liberation from Mechanical Ventilation
163
Clinical Assessment and Total Patient Care
183
ARDS Innovative Therapy
233
Nosocomial Pneumonia in ARDS
251
Resolution and Repair of Acute Lung Injury
275
Multiple System Organ Failure
304
Outcome and LongTerm Care of ARDS
334
Index
345

Mechanical Ventilation
139

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