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Lessons from the ICU Medical Textbooks

Post-Intensive Care Syndrome

Editors: Preiser, Jean-Charles, Herridge, Margaret, Azoulay, Elie (Eds.)

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  • Provides detailed up-to-date information on post-intensive care syndrome (PICS), now recognized as a major public health problem
  • Explains the associated physical, cognitive, and psychological impairments
  • Examines adapted rehabilitation programs
  • Promotes improved patient care and organizational changes that also promise huge financial benefits
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About this Textbook

This book, part of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine textbook series,  provides detailed up-to-date information on the physical, cognitive, and psychological impairments that are frequently present following a stay in an intensive care unit and examines in depth the available preventive and therapeutic strategies, including adapted rehabilitation programs. Beyond acquainting readers with the multiple facets of post-intensive care syndrome (PICS), the book aims to promote the effective follow-up of patients, thereby enhancing their ability to work and their functional autonomy, and to identify risk factors for the development of PICS as a stimulus to beneficial organizational changes in intensive care departments.

The background to the book is the realization by healthcare providers that the quality of life of patients who have required a stay in an intensive care unit can be severely impaired or even become unacceptable. All too often, the diverse sequelae are overlooked by specialists of other disciplines. Moreover, families and caregivers are also at high risk of post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.

The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine has developed the Lessons from the ICU series with the vision of providing focused and state-of-the-art overviews of central topics in Intensive Care and optimal resources for clinicians working in Intensive Care. This book, written by renowned experts in the field, will facilitate the transmission of key knowledge with significant clinical and financial benefits.

About the authors

Jean-Charles Preiser is currently Professor in the Department of Intensive Care of Erasme University Hospital in Brussels. He has long been involved in clinical research focusing on the metabolic and nutritional aspects of critical illness. Professor Preiser is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (JPEN), Critical Care, and the Annals of Intensive Care and is involved in international and national education programs on nutrition. He has published about 200 peer-reviewed articles, guidelines, and book chapters.

Élie Azoulay is Professor of Medicine, Specialty Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Director of the Medical-ICU of the Saint-Louis Teaching Hospital, Paris, France. Furthermore, he is: Director of the research group on the management of acute respiratory failure and outcomes in critically ill immunocompromised patients (GRR-OH, created in 2005, 33 centers). Nine-I investigators (68 ICUs in 16 countries in the US and Canada); Director of the French FAMIREA study group (1996, 100 centers throughout France) a multicenter collaborative multidisciplinary group aimed at improving effectiveness of communication with family members of ICU-patients. This group is funded by the Ministry of Health and the French Society for Critical Care (SRLF); Director of the French program for the care of critically ill immunocompromised patients. Constitutive site of the national reference center on thrombotic microangiopathies, as well as member of the executive committee of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. Prof. Azoulay was the Past Chairman of the ethics section of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine and Past Editor in chief of Intensive Care Medicine (2012-2018; impact factor 19), as well.

His main fields of interest and teaching experience are devoted to: Pulmonary medicine, Acute Respiratory Failure in immunocompromized patients, Hematological Malignancies in the ICU, Noninvasive mechanical ventilation in hematological patients, Severe infections in the critically ill, Invasive fungal infections, Organ dysfunction in patients with connective tissue diseases, systemic vasculitis, thrombotic microangiopathies, hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, tumor lysis syndrome, and other hematological emergencies. Critical Care and Ethics (medical school, graduate and post graduate). Prof. Azoulay is author of more than 500 publications.


Table of contents (26 chapters)

Table of contents (26 chapters)
  • The Post-ICU Syndrome, History and Definition

    Pages 3-12

    Flaatten, Hans (et al.)

  • The Differential Diagnosis of Persistent Critical Illness and Other Causes of Prolonged ICU Stays

    Pages 13-23

    Iwashyna, Theodore J. (et al.)

  • Changes in Skeletal Muscle Mass and Contractile Function

    Pages 27-41

    Batt, J. (et al.)

  • Critical Illness Neuromyopathy: Clinical, Electrophysiological, and Histological Diagnosis

    Pages 43-59

    Latronico, Nicola (et al.)

  • Neuromyopathy: Histological and Molecular Findings

    Pages 61-72

    Grunow, Julius J. (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-24250-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-24249-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Post-Intensive Care Syndrome
Editors
  • Jean-Charles Preiser
  • Margaret Herridge
  • Elie Azoulay
Series Title
Lessons from the ICU
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
European Society of Intensive Care Medicine
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-24250-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-24250-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-24249-7
Series ISSN
2522-5928
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 377
Number of Illustrations
57 illustrations in colour
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