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Acute Rheumatic and Immunologic Disease
Management of the Critically Ill Patient

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ISBN 9780824791254
Published February 15, 1994 by CRC Press
640 Pages

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Book Description

Presenting an overview of the specific clinical problems that may be secondary to underlying immunological processes, this comprehensive reference details practical approaches for diagnosing and treating critically ill patients with rheumatic or immunological diseases.
Emphasizing the clinical utililty of the procedures discussed, Acute Rheumatic and Immunological Diseases

  • includes useful algorithms to sort through interrelated medical conditions and diagnoses
  • focuses on acute management issues rather than on chronic therapy for rheumatic and immunological diseases
  • provides an exhaustive review of drug overdosage and toxicity
  • delineates successful treatment strategies for hematological, cardiopulmonary, and renal problems
  • analyzes specific therapeutic modalities
  • and much more!
  • Table of Contents

    Laboratory Tests

    Laboratory Evaluation of the Acutely Ill Patient, John Varga

    Complications of Drug Therapy

    Infections in the Pharmacologically Immunosuppressed Host, Esther D. Chernak and Mark J. DiNubile
    Pharmacology and Acute Toxicity of Antirheumatic and Immunological Therapy, Eric Boyce and Brian F. Mandell

    General Management Problems

    Fever in Patients with Rheumatic Diseases, Antonio J. Reginato and Gerald F. Falasca
    Anaphylaxis and Angioedema: Treatment and Clues to Diagnosis, Tommy C. Sim
    Acute Abdominal Emergencies in Patients with Rheumatic Disease, Kenneth J. DiGregorio and James C. Reynolds
    Acute Arthritis in the Hospitalized Patient, Brian F. Mandell

    Hematological Management Problems

    Life-Threatening Autoimmune Thrombocytopenia, Hemolytic Anemia, and Leukopenia, Malcolm S. Trimble and John G. Kelton
    Noninfectious Complications of Bone Marrow Transplantation, Selina M. Luger and Edward A. Stadtmauer
    Lupus Anticoagulant Syndromes, Sandor S. Shapiro and David W. Essex

    Diagnosis of Vasculitis

    Recognition of Systemic Vasculitis in the Acutely Ill Patient, Gary S. Hoffman and Gail S. Kerr
    Vasculitis of the Central Nervous System, Leonard H. Calabrese
    Acute Renal Failure as a Presenting Feature of Vasculitic Syndromes, Jeffrey S. Berns and John E. Tomaszewski

    Management of Renal Problems

    Scleroderma Renal Crisis, Virginia D. Steen and Thomas A. Medsger, Jr.
    End-Stage Renal Disease in Autoimmune Diseases, Raphael Cohen, Jeffrey S. Berns, and Michael Rudnick

    Management of Lyme Disease-Serious Complications

    Severe Complications of Lyme Disease, Leonard H. Sigal

    Management of Cardiopulmonary Problems

    Immune Alveolar Hemorrhage, Leslie Couch and James Leatherman
    Respiratory Insufficiency in Patients with Connective Tissue Disease, Gregory R. Owens
    Coronary Vasculitis, R. Jeffrey Snell and Joseph E. Parrillo
    Management of Critically Ill Patients with Myasthenia Gravis, Guillain-Barré Syndrome, and Inflammatory Myopathies, Sami L. Khella
    Cardiac Involvement in Rheumatic Disease, Sally Pullman-Mooar and Brian F. Mandell

    Specific Therapeutic Modalities

    Use of Corticosteroids in the Acutely Ill Patient, Robert P. Kimberly
    Immunosuppressive Drug Therapy for the Critically Ill Rheumatic Disease Patient, Thomas J. A. Lehman
    Acute High-Dose Intravenous Immunoglobulin Therapy, Howard Grodman and James Bussel
    Plasma Exchange as Acute Therapy for Inflammatory Disease, Philip David Mason and Charles Dickson Pusey

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    …very readable and useful; it will serve its purpose well on both the intensive care unit and the general ward, and will also provide a useful knowledge base for the rheumatologist/clinical immunologist in training.
    "-Immunology Today

    "…this volume…does have a place on the shelf of the clinical rheumatologist and immunologist.
    "-The Journal of Rheumatology

    "…There are some excellent chapters.
    "-Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases