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Critical care medicine is rapidly developing into a dynamic subspecialty of internal medicine, and organized texts of this subspecialty are beginning to appear. Because critically ill patients frequently have multi-system failure, medical personnel caring for these patients must have a firm understanding of the pathophysiology of the disease processes and of therapy.
Diagnostic and management problems are presented by systems (cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, and so forth). A very thorough introductory section outlines and describes technical procedures that are frequent occurrences in the intensive care unit. Most chapters are well organized and offer complete descriptions of pathophysiology, but some sections offer
Intensive Care Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. ;104:732. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-104-5-732_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;104(5):732.
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