Critical Care On Call
A concise, portable reference that focuses on the management of the ICU patient, covering 138 of the most common critical care on-call problems. Each chapter includes a presenting problem, immediate questions, differential diagnosis, laboratory and other diagnostic data, and treatment plan.
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