LANDONI, G.; BAIARDO, M.; SARTINI, C.; ZANGRILLO, A.; BELLOMO, R.
• The process of consensus building
• Non-invasive ventilation
• High Flow Nasal Cannulae
• Restrictive inspiratory oxygen fraction
• Mechanical ventilation
• Early tracheostomy
• Pharmacological Managment of cardiac arrest
• Non pharmacological Managment of cardiac arrest
• Avoidance of deep sedation
• Hydrocortisone in sepsis; Goal directed therapy
• Levosimendan in cardiogenic shock and low cardiac output syndrome
• Drugs in myocardial infarction
• Tranexamic acid in trauma patients
• Procalcitonin-guided antibiotic discontinuation
• Selective decontamination of digestive tract
• Alternative medicine
• Interventions increasing mortality
• Latest evidences.
The 2nd edition of this book describes the recent techniques, strategies, and drugs that have been demonstrated by multicenter randomized trials to influence survival in critically ill, defined as those who have acute failure of at least one organ, due to either a pathological condition or a medical intervention, and require intensive care treatment. Each chapter focuses on a specific procedure, device, or drug. The scope is accordingly wide, with coverage of topics as diverse as noninvasive mechanical ventilation, protective ventilation, prone positioning, intravenous salbutamol in ARDS, high-frequency oscillatory ventilation, mild hypothermia after cardiac arrest, daily interruption of sedatives, tranexamic acid, diaspirin cross-linked hemoglobin, albumin, growth hormone, glutamine supplementation, tight glucose control, supranormal oxygen delivery, and hydroxyethyl starch in sepsis. The topics selection was performed with the help of hundreds of specialists from dozens of countries; they expressed via web if they agreed or not with these topics and if they used them in their daily clinical practice. The clear text is supported by "how to do" sections and "key point" boxes that provide easily accessible practical information
Written by acknowledged international experts, Reducing Mortality in Critically Ill Patients is of interest for a wide variety of specialists, including intensivists, emergency doctors, and anesthesiologists.
• Identifies the techniques, strategies, and drugs proven by multi center randomized trials to influence survival in critically ill patients
• Focuses on a specific procedure, device, or drug in each chapter
• Includes helpful "how to do" sections and "key point" boxes