Critical Care Physiology
This review of concepts in critical care physiology focuses on monitoring and management, with content limited to discussion of the four key organ systems and four topics in integrative physiology (oxygen kinetics, fluid and electrolytes, host defences and metabolism/nutrition).
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Blood Volume and Hemodynamics
Respiratory Physiology and Pathophysiology
Metabolism and Nutrition
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