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During the past 15 years, the practice of critical care medicine has evolved because of the remarkable advances in our understanding of life-support biology and technology. The availability of potent resources to identify, monitor, and treat life-threatening illnesses and injuries has profoundly affected hospital practice and the organization of hospital services. Despite these advances, there has been little organized information directed to physicians who practice critical care medicine.
Five "intensivists" discuss common problems encountered in critical care units, including general medications, infections and antimicrobial agents, bleeding and clotting problems, cardiovascular drugs, renal function, and metabolism and nutrition. Useful tables on
Intensive Care Therapeutics.. Ann Intern Med. 1981;94:420. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-94-3-420_5
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;94(3):420.
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