In this chapter, you will learn basic pulmonary physiology necessary to understand the modes of mechanical ventilation.
Pulmonary disorders are frequently encountered in the intensive care unit (ICU).
Acute gastrointestinal bleeding is a common problem in the intensive care unit (ICU).
Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is a sudden decrease in kidney function due to a reduction in glomerular filtration rate (GFR).
The importance of nutritional support in the intensive care unit (ICU) is supported by current and emerging evidence.
The therapy of burn injuries has been described since the time of the ancients.
Neurocritical care specialists strive to improve health and clinical outcomes in patients with life-threatening neurological.
Delirium is a common occurrence amongst patients in the intensive care unit (ICU).
Fever is a very common manifestation in the intensive care unit (ICU), occurring in about 50% of critically ill patients.
Pneumonia in the intensive care unit (ICU) has been a major concern for critical care practitioners because of its associated morbidity and mortality.
Sepsis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the intensive care unit (ICU).
Intensive care units (ICU) carry a high risk for nosocomial infections, contributing to an increase in morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs.
Shock is a life-threatening condition characterized by multi-organ dysfunction and tissue hypoxemia caused by a decrease.
Approximately 15 million Americans over 20 years of age have coronary heart disease (CHD), in which the prevalence for myocardial.
Heart failure is an acute or chronic syndrome that results from amplified left ventricular filling pressure, salt and fluid retention.
Scoring systems are widely used in the ICU to predict outcome, characterize disease severity and degree of organ dysfunction.
Travel Medicine and Critical Care Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, USA
Dr. Ramzy Rimawi earned his BA in English and Biology at the State University at Stony Brook. He then earned his medical doctorate degree from Ross University School of Medicine. After completing his Internal Medicine residency training, he pursued a fellowship in Infectious Diseases followed by Critical Care Medicine at East Carolina University for the Brody School of Medicine. His passion for critical care lies in its’ rapid physiologic and complex reasoning often in the face of uncertainty. His clinical interests are nosocomial infections in the ICU, antibiotic stewardship, infection control and HIV.