Uncommon Diseases in the ICU

Editors: Leone, Marc, Martin, Claude, Vincent, Jean-Louis (Eds.)

  • Uncommon diseases affect a large number of patients in the ICU
  • This book focuses on the major cases encountered in the ICU
  • Concise and pragmatic guidance will help the intensivists in their day to day practice
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About this book

This book highlights the practical characteristics of uncommon diseases and presents the most relevant features for the management of intensive care units. It does not aim to provide an exhaustive description of uncommon diseases, focusing instead on the major diseases that intensivists may encounter in their clinical practice.

After a brief introduction on the epidemiology and pathophysiology of each disease, the authors emphasize the aspects related to diagnosis and treatment, providing concise and pragmatic guidance for residents and intensivists who care for patients with uncommon diseases.

Although by definition uncommon diseases have a low prevalence in the general population, they can affect a large number of patients admitted to intensive care units, as they can often be diagnosed at intensive care units. Indeed, often a complication of the disease is what leads to the patient’s being admitted to an intensive care unit.

About the authors

Marc Leone is a Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Nord University Hospital in Marseille and an active member of several Professional Societies. Since 2008 he has published some 50 papers on the topic of infection and severe sepsis.

Professor Martin is head of the Anesthesia and Intensive Care and Trauma Center Department at Nord University Hospital in Marseille, where he also serves as Director of the ICU. He is a member of many Scientific Societies, including the ESICM, ESA, ASA, ATS and ASM. As an expert in the use of antibiotics in Intensive Care patients, he works on empirical antibiotic treatment, pharmacokinetics of antibiotics in the ICU and perioperative use of antibiotics in surgical patients. Prof. Martin is also an expert in the management of severe sepsis and septic shock and is an active member of the Board of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign. He has published several textbooks on these topics and more than 250 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Professor Jean-Louis Vincent is Head of the Department of Intensive Care at the Erasme Hospital (Free University of Brussels).

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“This small book describes uncommon problems that could present in patients in the intensive care unit. … Critical care providers at all levels are an appropriate audience. The authors are a group of leading European intensivists. …This work can be recommended for the overall scope of the important problems it presents.” (David J. Dries, Doody’s Book Reviews, August, 2014)


Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Genetic Aspects of Uncommon Diseases

    Textoris, Julien (et al.)

    Pages 3-11

  • Takotsubo Syndrome

    Charvet, Aude

    Pages 15-20

  • Brugada Syndrome

    Lena, D. (et al.)

    Pages 21-27

  • Cardiovascular Disease: Calcium Channel Anomalies

    Hurt, Christopher (et al.)

    Pages 29-35

  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Intensive Care Unit

    Muller, Laurent (et al.)

    Pages 37-58

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Hardcover $189.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Uncommon Diseases in the ICU
Editors
  • Marc Leone
  • Claude Martin
  • Jean-Louis Vincent
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-04576-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-04576-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-04575-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37452-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 215
Number of Illustrations and Tables
26 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Original French edition published by Springer-Verlag France, Paris, 2010
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