This issue of World Clinics: Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine focuses on respiratory critical care, presenting an up-to-date collection of articles on the latest developments in the field, authored by internationally renowned experts. The book begins with an introduction to respiratory critical care and assisted ventilation.
The following chapters discuss different disorders including acute COPD and asthma, acute respiratory distress syndrome, pulmonary thromboembolism, and chronic respiratory failure. The final sections cover critical care in poisoning cases, nutritional management in the ICU, interpretation of arterial blood gases and acid-base abnormalities, and ICU infections and antibiotics. Each article concludes with comments by the editor highlighting their own experience and summarising the chapter.
The book is enhanced by images, table and figures. Key PointsEvidence-based review of respiratory critical care topics providing an overview of the latest advances in the fieldPart of the World Clinics: Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine seriesEach article concludes with comments by the editorComprehensive text enhanced by images, tables and figures