Description - Textbook of Post-ICU Medicine: The Legacy of Critical Care by Robert D. Stevens
Surviving critical illness is not always the happy ending we imagine for patients. Many ICU survivors suffer from a range of long-lasting physical and psychological issues such end stage renal disease, congestive heart failure, cognitive impairment, neuromuscular weakness, and depression or anxiety, which affect their overall quality of life and ability to lead productive lives. This lingering burden or 'legacy' of critical illness is now recognized as a major public
health issue, with major efforts underway to understand how it can be prevented, mitigated, or treated. The Textbook of Post-ICU Medicine: The Legacy of Critical Care discusses the science of the recovery process and the innovative treatment regimens which are helping ICU survivors regain function
as they heal following trauma or disease.
Describing the major clinical syndromes affecting ICU survivors, the book delineates established or postulated biological mechanisms of the post-acute recovery process, and discusses strategies for treatment and rehabilitation to promote recovery in the ICU and in the long term.
The chapters are written by an interdisciplinary panel of leading clinicians and researchers working in the field. The book serves as a unique reference for general practitioners, internists and nurses caring for long term ICU survivors as well as specialists in intensive care medicine, neurology, psychiatry, and rehabilitation medicine.
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(253mm x 187mm x 40mm)
Oxford University Press
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Author Biography - Robert D. Stevens
Robert Stevens, Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, USA, Nicholas Hart, Clinical Research Consultant, Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, National Institute of Health Research, Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London, London, UK, Margaret Herridge, Director of ICU Research, Critical Care and Respiratory Medicine, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada