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50 Landmark Papers every Intensivist Should Know

ISBN 9780367462413
Published October 20, 2021 by CRC Press
339 Pages

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This book identifies the key scientific articles in the field of Intensive Care and explains why these papers are important in contemporary clinical management. Identifying those influential contributors who have shaped the practice of modern Intensive care practice, the book includes commentaries on 50 seminal papers in a wide range of areas. enal This an invaluable reference for trainees, fellows, and surgeons studying for exams, as well as for seasoned surgeons and physicians who want to stay current in their field.

Table of Contents


Section One: Respiratory

1. Diagnosis and Epidemiology of ARDS

Review by Nicholas S. Hill

Commentary by John G. Laffey

2. ARDS Treatment

Review by Bruck Or, Jennifer Kodela, and Scott Kopec

Commentary by Michael Gropper

3. Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation

Review by Nicholas A. Smyrnios

Commentary by John P. Kress

4. Pulmonary Embolism

Review by Jennifer Lynde, Ana M. Velez-Rosborough, and Enrique Ginzburg

Commentary by Suresh Agarwal

5. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

Review by Ronny Munoz-Acuna and Ameeka Pannu

Commentary by Alan Lisbon

Section Two: Cardiac

6. Perioperative Arrhythmias

Review by Jason Matos and Peter J. Zimetbaum

Commentary by Peter Ekeh

7. Congestive Heart Failure

Review by Brooks Willar and E. Wilson Grandin

Commentary by Alan Lisbon

8. Perioperative Myocardial Infarction

Review by Duane S. Pinto

Commentary by Claire Larson Isbell

9. Hypertensive Emergencies

Review by Stephen O. Heard

Commentary by Stephen O. Heard

10. Mechanical Circulatory Support

Review by Megan Lynn Krajewski

Commentary by Alan Lisbon

Section Three: Renal

11. Severe Electrolyte Disturbances for Severe Electrolyte Disturbances

Review by Melanie P. Hoenig and Jeffrey H. William

Commentary by Stephen O. Heard

12. Acute Kidney Injury

Review by Jeffrey H. William and Melanie P. Hoenig

Commentary by Daniel J. Bonville

13. Continuous versus Intermittent Renal Replacement Therapy

Review by Kenneth Ralto and Matthew J. Trainor

Commentary by Christophe Vinsonneau

14. Colloid Versus Crystalloids

Review by Peter Rhee and Stephen O. Heard

Commentary by Matthew J. Dolich

Section Four: Gastrointestinal

15. Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Review by Bruce Crookes

Commentary by James Y.W. Lau

16. Acute Pancreatitis

Review by Umar F. Bhatti and Hasan B. Alam

Commentary by Hjalmar C. van Santvoort

17. Abdominal Compartment Syndrome

Review by Peter P. Lopez and Edward Lineen

Commentary by Michael L. Cheatham and Karen Safcsak

18. Mesenteric Ischemia

Review by Abdul Alarhayem and Sungho Lim

Commentary by Eric D. Endean

19. Treatment of Variceal Bleeding in Cirrhotic Patients

Review by Robert J. Canelli

Commentary by Venkatesh A. Murugan and Hesham H. Malik

Section Five: Infection

20. Catheter-Related Infections

Review by Stephen O. Heard

Commentary by Robert C. Hyzy

21. Diagnosis and Prevention of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

Review by Kevin Dushay

Commentary by John Muscedere

22. Treatment of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

Review by Gavin Tansley and Morad Hameed

Commentary by Jean Chastre

23. Urinary Tract Infection

Review by Emily M. Ramasra and Richard T. Ellison III

Commentary by Theofilos P. Matheos

24. Fever in the ICU

Review by Juan M. Perez Velazquez and Sandeep Jubbal

Commentary by Paul J. Young

25. Fulminant Colitis

Reviewed by Michael F. Musso and Adrian W. Ong

Commentary by Josbert Keller and Els van Nood

26. Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections

Review by Mark D. Sawyer

Commentary by Eileen M. Bulger

27. Sepsis I: Antibiotic Therapy

Review by Catherine Kuza

Commentary by Anand Kumar

28. Sepsis II: Monitoring and Resuscitation

Review by Shahla Siddiqui

Commentary by Emanuel P. Rivers

29. Steroids in Septic Shock

Reviewed by Philip Chan and Somnath Bose

Commentary by Stephen O. Heard

30. Treatment of Abdominal Sepsis

Review by Addison K. May

Commentary by Robert Sawyer

Section Six: Endocrine

31. Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Review by Rae M. Allain

Commentary by Stephen M. Cohn

32. Glucose Management in the ICU

Review by Jan Gunst and Greet Van den Berghe

Commentary by Jan Gunst and Greet Van den Berghe

Section Seven: Neurological Conditions

33. Acute Stroke

Review by Magdy Selim

Commentary by Stephen M. Cohn

34. Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Review by Dominic A. Harris and Ajith J. Thomas

Commentary by Jyoti Sharma

35. Delirium

Review by Ronny Munoz-Acuna and Brian O’Gara

Commentary by Tara DiNitto

36. Intractable Intracranial Hypertension

Review by Raphael A. Carandang

Commentary by Andrew L.A. Garton and Jared A. Knopman

Section Eight: Hematology

37. Coagulopathy

Review by Jessica Cassavaugh

Commentary by Samuel Isaac Hawkins

38. Postoperative Bleeding

Review by Emily E. Switzer and Kenji Inaba

Commentary by Ian Roberts

39. Transfusion Trigger

Review by Manish S. Patel and Jeffrey L. Carson

Commentary by Paul C. Hébert

40. Massive Transfusion

Reviewed by Dina M. Filiberto and Martin A. Croce

Commentary by Stephanie A. Savage

Section Nine: Trauma

41. Burns

Review by Stephen M. Cohn

Commentary by Steven Blau

42. ICU Issues with Thoracic Trauma

Review by Morgan Crigger and Natasha Keric

Commentary by Riyad C. Karmy-Jones

43. ICU Issues with Abdominal and Pelvic Trauma

Review by Allison J. Tompeck and Ara J. Feinstein

Commentary by Andrew B. Peitzman

44. Extremity Trauma

Review by Sanjeev Kaul, Saraswati Dayal, and Javier Martin Perez

Commentary by Todd E. Rasmussen

Section Ten: Miscellaneous

45. Traumatic Brain Injury

Review by John K. Bini

Commentary by Randall M. Chesnut

46. Pressure Wounds

Review by Paulette Seymour-Route

Commentary by Barbara Mayer

47. ICU Monitoring

Review by Daniel Walsh

Commentary by Mervyn Singer

48. Alcohol Withdrawal

Review by Akhil Patel and Kunal Karamchandani

Commentary by Vaisiliy Sim

49. Nutrition

Review by Ulises Torres Cordero

Commentary by Michael P Casaer and Greet Van den Berghe

50. Telemedicine in the ICU

Review by Craig M. Lilly and Jason Kovacevic

Commentary by Craig M. Lilly


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Stephen M. Cohn, MD, FACS, Professor of Surgery, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University, Nutley, New Jersey, USA

Alan Lisbon, MD, Executive Vice Chair, Emeritus   Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Associate Professor Of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School

Stephen Heard, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology and Surgery Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine UMass Memorial Medical Center University of Massachusetts Medical School


'This book provides an excellent overview of topics featured in the subject literature since the turn of the millennium, written by many of the contributors to the most relevant papers. This is an excellent introduction to readers at various sophistication levels due to the clarity of writing from content experts.'

David James Dries, MSE MD (University of Minnesota Medical School), Doody Enterprises