Reducing mortality in critically ill patients

Giovanni Landoni, Marta Mucchetti, Alberto Zangrillo, Rinaldo Bellomo

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Abstract

This book describes the techniques, strategies, and drugs that have been demonstrated by multicenter randomized trials to influence survival in critically ill patients, defined as those who have acute failure of at least one organ, due to either a pathological condition or a medical intervention, and require intensive care treatment. Each chapter focuses on a specific procedure, device, or drug. The scope is accordingly wide, with coverage of topics as diverse as noninvasive mechanical ventilation, protective ventilation, prone positioning, intravenous salbutamol in ARDS, high-frequency oscillatory ventilation, mild hypothermia after cardiac arrest, daily interruption of sedatives, tranexamic acid, diaspirin cross-linked hemoglobin, albumin, growth hormone, glutamine supplementation, tight glucose control, supranormal oxygen delivery, and hydroxyethyl starch in sepsis. The topic selection was made using a democracy-based approach in which hundreds of specialists from dozens of countries expressed, via the web, whether they agreed with these topics and whether they used the techniques in their daily clinical practice. The clear text is supported by “how to do” sections and “key point” boxes that provide easily accessible practical information. The book will be of interest for a wide variety of specialists, including intensivists, emergency doctors, and anesthesiologists.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages140
ISBN (Print)9783319175157, 9783319175140
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015

Fingerprint

Critical Illness
High-Frequency Ventilation
Tranexamic Acid
Democracy
Noninvasive Ventilation
Mortality
Albuterol
Critical Care
Heart Arrest
Hypothermia
Glutamine
Hypnotics and Sedatives
Artificial Respiration
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Starch
Growth Hormone
Multicenter Studies
Ventilation
Albumins
Sepsis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Landoni, G., Mucchetti, M., Zangrillo, A., & Bellomo, R. (2015). Reducing mortality in critically ill patients. Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-17515-7

Reducing mortality in critically ill patients. / Landoni, Giovanni; Mucchetti, Marta; Zangrillo, Alberto; Bellomo, Rinaldo.

Springer International Publishing, 2015. 140 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Landoni G, Mucchetti M, Zangrillo A, Bellomo R. Reducing mortality in critically ill patients. Springer International Publishing, 2015. 140 p. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-17515-7
Landoni, Giovanni ; Mucchetti, Marta ; Zangrillo, Alberto ; Bellomo, Rinaldo. / Reducing mortality in critically ill patients. Springer International Publishing, 2015. 140 p.
@book{463e3daf90ea4664bdcda741608b4003,
title = "Reducing mortality in critically ill patients",
abstract = "This book describes the techniques, strategies, and drugs that have been demonstrated by multicenter randomized trials to influence survival in critically ill patients, defined as those who have acute failure of at least one organ, due to either a pathological condition or a medical intervention, and require intensive care treatment. Each chapter focuses on a specific procedure, device, or drug. The scope is accordingly wide, with coverage of topics as diverse as noninvasive mechanical ventilation, protective ventilation, prone positioning, intravenous salbutamol in ARDS, high-frequency oscillatory ventilation, mild hypothermia after cardiac arrest, daily interruption of sedatives, tranexamic acid, diaspirin cross-linked hemoglobin, albumin, growth hormone, glutamine supplementation, tight glucose control, supranormal oxygen delivery, and hydroxyethyl starch in sepsis. The topic selection was made using a democracy-based approach in which hundreds of specialists from dozens of countries expressed, via the web, whether they agreed with these topics and whether they used the techniques in their daily clinical practice. The clear text is supported by “how to do” sections and “key point” boxes that provide easily accessible practical information. The book will be of interest for a wide variety of specialists, including intensivists, emergency doctors, and anesthesiologists.",
author = "Giovanni Landoni and Marta Mucchetti and Alberto Zangrillo and Rinaldo Bellomo",
year = "2015",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1007/978-3-319-17515-7",
language = "English",
isbn = "9783319175157",
publisher = "Springer International Publishing",

}

TY - BOOK

T1 - Reducing mortality in critically ill patients

AU - Landoni, Giovanni

AU - Mucchetti, Marta

AU - Zangrillo, Alberto

AU - Bellomo, Rinaldo

PY - 2015/1/1

Y1 - 2015/1/1

N2 - This book describes the techniques, strategies, and drugs that have been demonstrated by multicenter randomized trials to influence survival in critically ill patients, defined as those who have acute failure of at least one organ, due to either a pathological condition or a medical intervention, and require intensive care treatment. Each chapter focuses on a specific procedure, device, or drug. The scope is accordingly wide, with coverage of topics as diverse as noninvasive mechanical ventilation, protective ventilation, prone positioning, intravenous salbutamol in ARDS, high-frequency oscillatory ventilation, mild hypothermia after cardiac arrest, daily interruption of sedatives, tranexamic acid, diaspirin cross-linked hemoglobin, albumin, growth hormone, glutamine supplementation, tight glucose control, supranormal oxygen delivery, and hydroxyethyl starch in sepsis. The topic selection was made using a democracy-based approach in which hundreds of specialists from dozens of countries expressed, via the web, whether they agreed with these topics and whether they used the techniques in their daily clinical practice. The clear text is supported by “how to do” sections and “key point” boxes that provide easily accessible practical information. The book will be of interest for a wide variety of specialists, including intensivists, emergency doctors, and anesthesiologists.

AB - This book describes the techniques, strategies, and drugs that have been demonstrated by multicenter randomized trials to influence survival in critically ill patients, defined as those who have acute failure of at least one organ, due to either a pathological condition or a medical intervention, and require intensive care treatment. Each chapter focuses on a specific procedure, device, or drug. The scope is accordingly wide, with coverage of topics as diverse as noninvasive mechanical ventilation, protective ventilation, prone positioning, intravenous salbutamol in ARDS, high-frequency oscillatory ventilation, mild hypothermia after cardiac arrest, daily interruption of sedatives, tranexamic acid, diaspirin cross-linked hemoglobin, albumin, growth hormone, glutamine supplementation, tight glucose control, supranormal oxygen delivery, and hydroxyethyl starch in sepsis. The topic selection was made using a democracy-based approach in which hundreds of specialists from dozens of countries expressed, via the web, whether they agreed with these topics and whether they used the techniques in their daily clinical practice. The clear text is supported by “how to do” sections and “key point” boxes that provide easily accessible practical information. The book will be of interest for a wide variety of specialists, including intensivists, emergency doctors, and anesthesiologists.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84943423159&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84943423159&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1007/978-3-319-17515-7

DO - 10.1007/978-3-319-17515-7

M3 - Book

AN - SCOPUS:84943423159

SN - 9783319175157

SN - 9783319175140

BT - Reducing mortality in critically ill patients

PB - Springer International Publishing

ER -