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Lucid, timely, well illustrated, and well referenced, Care of the Critically Ill is a best buy for the internist, intensivist, houseofficer, student, or critical-care nurse. The first 141 pages describe cardiopulmonary physiology, autonomic nervous system function, and body composition management with excellent diagrams and just enough formulas. In the second section, on patient evaluation, uses of laboratories, catheters, and electrodes are shown to complement, not replace, the five senses. The last section contains detailed discussions of the management of pulmonary insufficiency, arrhythmias, and shock. Management of nutrition, adjustment of drug dosage, neurologic critical care, and surgical considerations are neglected, but
Care of the Critically III.Intensive Care.Intensive Care.. Ann Intern Med. ;82:597. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-4-597_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;82(4):597.
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