Fast solutions to major clinical and diagnostic problems ... A must for the critical care physician or the ER physician. - online review of the First Edition. Meeting the unique needs of intensivists - especially those whose primary backgrounds are in internal medicine, surgery, or anesthesiology - CURRENT Critical Care Diagnosis and Treatment provides a unified approach to problems encountered in adult critical care practice. Crossing the boundaries among disciplines, this book brings you rapid access to major diagnostic features, relevant pathophysiology, concise descriptions of disease processes, and practical management strategies for the broad range of conditions encountered in critical care. This book is intended for those treating the critically ill and needing answers in a hurry. It serves as a one-stop reference for adult critical care practitioners. It facilitates critical care teaching, practice, and review-especially for those preparing for specialty exams. It integrates medical and surgical perspectives with diagnostic and treatment knowledge. Itpertly yet concisely covers 40 key topics in critical care basics, medical critical care, and essentials of surgical intensive care. It includes information on pregnancy, psychiatric disorders, imaging procedures, transport, and more in critical cases. It offers new treatment strategies for respiratory distress syndrome and provides updates on the pathophysiology of respiratory failure and fluid and electrolyte disorders. It provides the best current recommendations on critical care supportive measures, including nutrition, bleeding prevention, and prevention of deep venous thrombosis. It helps students doing clerkships in medicine, surgery, and critical care; residents and fellows; and practitioners who need a succinct reference for day-to-day critical care practice.