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The tremendous surge in interest in critical care medicine has led to an increasing number of books. This one, on cardiopulmonary disorders in the critically ill, is destined to become one of the more valuable.
The first section covers basic principles of cardiopulmonary pathophysiology in critical illness. The chapters on pulmonary gas exchange, cardiopulmonary interactions, respiratory muscle function, and peripheral oxygen delivery and utilization are outstanding. These chapters are likely to be the best in-depth treatment of these topics currently available in any one book. The chapter on control of cardiac output focuses primarily on the influence of the peripheral
Cardiopulmonary Critical Care.. Ann Intern Med. ;106:338–339. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-106-2-338_5
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;106(2):338-339.
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