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The past several years have witnessed the emergence of a new entity in patient management-critical care units. Concerned with general intensive care or specialized postsurgical, coronary, or respiratory care, such units impose formidable demands on the physician. Care of the Critically Ill provides a practical guide to the operation of such units.
The first section provides a pithy discussion of physiological principles that underlie patient care. A second larger section, which is directed to clinical problems, deals specifically with the diagnosis and the management of pulmonary insufficiency, shock, and electrolyte and cardiac rhythm abnormalities. Included is a chapter by three
Care of the Critically Ill.. Ann Intern Med. ;68:259. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-1-259_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(1):259.
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