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Author(s)Rade B Vukmir
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Publish YearJanuary 2001


Providing a comprehensive yet diverse framework, Outcome of the Critically Ill: Medicine, Surgery, and Trauma provides an understanding of the intricacies of critical care medicine. Designed along three individual "templates" of understanding, it presents a survey of prognostication and prediction of clinical outcome in the critically ill. Section one provides a medical model. The author presents typical issues encountered in a medical intensive care unit based on acute and subacute disease progression. He examines studies and experimental models that predict clinically relevant outcome based on the involvement of a particular organ system and correlates the cursory examination of cell-mediated cytokineresponse with patient survival, morbidity, and mortality. Section two focuses on the surgical care model featuring pre-operative risk assessment in anesthesia and care provided in the peri-operative phase of recovery. Conditions examined include those surgical problems resulting in significant illne