Principles of Critical Care (International Student Edition)

9780071153089: Principles of Critical Care (International Student Edition)

Widely acclaimed in its first edition, this second edition is now streamlined, fully updated and even more focused towards the needs of the physician working in the critical care setting. The new single volume format takes an organ system approach to critical care with sections addressing cardiovascular, pulmonary, neuropsychiatric, hematologic/oncologic, renal, and gastrointestinal disorders.

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From the Back Cover:

Reviews of previous editions celebrate the long-standing tradition of excellence in critical care education and practice

[review quotes]

"... Clearly the finest textbook available in the field."

—Critical Care Medicine Journal*

”... Very well done ... unusually user-friendly ... excellent ... a significant contribution to the field. It should be placed not only in the critical care practitioner's library, but also in the rounds and nurses' conference rooms of critical care units."

—Journal of the American Medical Association*

" ... Fills a long-vacant niche with authority."

—Post Graduate Medicine*

* On previous edition


Third Edition

Jesse B. Hall, MD

Gregory A. Schmidt, MD

This classic, critically acclaimed text offers more than any other. The only critical care resource to integrate pathophysiology throughout, PRINCIPLES OF CRITICAL CARE gives the working clincian streamlined access to deeper understanding of complex medical issues. Here is why:

? A complete reference, with more than 1700 pages and 122 chapters, provides comprehensive coverage of every aspect relating to the practice of critical care

? Pathophysiology is integrated throughout the book making more complex issues understandable

? An organ system approach makes it easier to find thorough and practical information for managing a patient’s specific condition

? Case studies in each chapter demonstrate the clinical application of concepts and further improve diagnostic skills


Completely revised cardiovascular section with new interventional therapies in cardiac shock; the latest in imaging; transesophageal echocardiography (TEE); and ultrasound equipment

Totally revised pulmonary medicine section, featuring the most current mechanical ventilation treatments, and more

Revised hematology/oncology section, including the latest information on chemotherapies in critical care


About the Author:

Jesse B. Hall, MD Professor of Medicine, and of Anesthesia and Critical Care Chief, Section of Pulmonary & Critical Care Director of Medical Intensive Care Unit Pritzker School of Medicine University of Chicago Chicago, IL

Gregory A. Schmidt, MD Associate Professor of Medicine Pritzker School of Medicine University of Chicago Chicago, IL

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