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BOOK REVIEW  
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 572-573
The textbook of critical care including trauma and emergency care


Director (Academic), Senior Consultant and Professor Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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Date of Web Publication6-Jul-2016
 

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Muralidhar K. The textbook of critical care including trauma and emergency care. Ann Card Anaesth 2016;19:572-3

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Muralidhar K. The textbook of critical care including trauma and emergency care. Ann Card Anaesth [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Jul 16];19:572-3. Available from: http://www.annals.in/text.asp?2016/19/3/572/185569





Editor: Dr. Yatin Mehta

Edition:
1 st edition

ISBN: 9789351529682

Year: 2016

Jaypee Brothers Publisher

I am delighted to write a review on "The textbook of critical care including trauma and emergency care" edited by Dr. Yatin Mehta and published by Jaypee Brothers, 2016.

Critical care medicine has grown by leaps and bounds over the past two decades: it is ever expanding and has become multidisciplinary, exhaustive, and complex. Critical care medicine now encompasses imaging techniques, invasive hemodynamic monitoring, advanced models of ventilation, extracorporeal techniques, mechanical support for the failure heart, infection control, care of patient after organ transplant, so on and so forth. It has become imperative for the physician taking care of patients in the Intensive Care Units (ICUs) to have a comprehensive knowledge of all the diseases processes, diagnoses, and optimal treatments for the critically ill.

This book is an honest attempt to help the bedside clinicians in the ICUs with the current practices and has immensely achieved this goal. I believe that this textbook will be extremely helpful for those who are preparing for the fellowship and DM examination in critical care medicine. Dr. Yatin Mehta has done a tremendous job of putting experts in the field from all over the world to write chapters in this compendium.

This book has 111 chapters that are segregated into 14 sections for easy understanding of the subject. Section 1 titled, "general principles" discusses the basic issues such as airway management, resuscitation, monitoring techniques, and principles of mechanical ventilation. Section 2 titled, "cardiovascular system" deals with the pharmacology of cardiovascular drugs including antiplatelet/anti-thrombotic agents, acute coronary syndrome, and emergent hemodynamic abnormalities. Section 3 titled, "respiratory system" deals with the intensive care of acute respiratory failure and management of massive hemoptysis. Section 4 deals with acute kidney injury and renal replacement therapy. Section 5 has 11 chapters dealing with the intensive care problems relating to gastrointestinal system, pancreas, and liver. Section 6 is devoted to neurological, neurosurgical, and neuromuscular diseases in critical care units. Section 7 deals with endocrine disorders covering diabetic emergencies, thyroid and adrenal dysfunction. Section 8 deals with the general principles of postoperative care, with chapters devoted to post-transplant critical care management and immunosuppression. Section 9 deals with obstetric critical care and Section 10 deals with hematological/rheumatological and oncological issues. Section 11 deals with pyrexia in ICUs and the principles of antimicrobial therapy and bacterial/viral/fungal infections. Section 12 is devoted to toxicology and environmental injury. Section 13 deals with the care of patients with trauma. Section 14 is devoted to miscellaneous issues, importantly brain death and "end-of-life" care issues.

This book is a boon to the students and the trainees in the branch of critical care medicine. This is bound to be useful irrespective of the place of work, be it a busy hospital in a metropolis or a district general hospital. I would, however, add that if we have videos of common procedures done in ICUs included in this textbook, it would immensely help the trainees/fellows in the ICUs in refining their practical skills.

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Correspondence Address:
K Muralidhar
Director (Academic), Senior Consultant and Professor Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals, Bangalore, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-9784.185569

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