This book is a comprehensive guide to critical care medicine for postgraduate medical students.
Presented in a case-based, question and answer format, the text begins with guidance on patient examination in the intensive care unit (ICU).
Each of the following chapters covers a different disorder, from acute severe asthma, pulmonary embolism and septic shock, to traumatic brain injury, acute liver failure and many more.
The book concludes with cases examining out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, brain death and organ donation, as well as end-of-life care in the ICU.
This second edition has been fully revised and updated to provide trainees with the latest advances and knowledge in the field. A number of new topics have been added to this edition including tropical infections, acute coronary syndrome, acute ischemic stroke, spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage, meningoencephalitis and status epilepticus, infective endocarditis, acute aortic emergencies, and snake and scorpion bites.
The text is further enhanced by clinical photographs, illustrations and tables to assist learning.
The previous edition (9789388958554) published in 2019.