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General ultrasound in the critically ill /
Daniel Lichtenstein ; forewords by Michael R. Pinsky and Fran├žois Jardin.
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Berlin ; New York : Springer, c2005.
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ix, 199 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
ISBN
3540208222 (alk. paper)
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Berlin ; New York : Springer, c2005.
isbn
3540208222 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
5371026
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Main Description
General ultrasound in the critically ill describes a new clinical tool: ultrasound for the intensive care and emergency physician. Written by an intensivist familiar with ultrasound, it specifically details findings of immediate clinical relevance throughout its approx. 220 pages. Through a whole-body approach, this book considers new emergency applications regarding the abdomen, venous system, head, heart, and the most original topic, the lung. Flow charts are proposed to resolve daily intensive care and emergency occurrences: acute dyspnea, shock, unexplained fever, etc. The strong points and pitfalls of ultrasound are reviewed in detail. This book shows just how critical ultrasound has proven to be in satisfying a major concern in the intensive care and emergency medicine fields: speed and accuracy. With this ever-present requirement for rapid diagnosis in mind, General ultrasound in the critically ill provides a key to practicing a visual medicine, a great benefit to the critically ill patient, especially since ultrasound is noninvasive and can be done at the bedside. This volume is not only an exhaustive atlas dealing with the most variable aspects of the critically ill patient, but it is above all a guide, a permanent aid in the therapeutic decision.
Main Description
Written by an intensivist familiar with ultrasound, this book describes a new clinical tool: ultrasound for the intensive care and emergency physician. It specifically details findings of immediate clinical relevance throughout its pages. This volume is not only an exhaustive atlas dealing with the most variable aspects of the critically ill patient, but it is above all a guide, a permanent aid in the therapeutic decision.
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General ultrasound in the critically ill describes a bedside tool destined for use by the intensivist and any physician involved in emergencies. It specifically deals with findings of immediate clinical relevance throughout the body. New emergency applications of ultrasound in the abdomen, the vessels, the head and the heart are considered. The major topic, the lung, is extensively discussed. Interventional ultrasound forms part of nearly every chapter. Flow charts simplify daily concerns: acute dyspnea, shock, unexplained fever, etc. The strong points and pitfalls of ultrasound are reviewed. Technical notes are mingled with general considerations. Benefiting from the extensive experience of an intensivist intimately familiar with ultrasound, this book accurately answers most daily problems arising in the critically ill. it offers not only an exhaustive atlas but also a permanent aid to the therapeutic decision. All in all, General ultrasound in the critically ill provides a key for practicing a kind of visual medicine. Since 1990 Daniel Lichtenstein has been an intensivist in a medical ICU which already occupied a pioneering place in echocardiography. He has from the beginning devoted his efforts to the development of general ultrasound. He regularly publishes studies on lung ultrasound, his main topic, in the international literature.
Back Cover Copy
General ultrasound in the critically ill describes a bedside tool destined for use by the intensivist and any physician involved in emergencies. It specifically deals with findings of immediate clinical relevance throughout the body. New emergency applications of ultrasound in the abdomen, the vessels, the head and the heart are considered. The major topic, the lung, is extensively discussed. Interventional ultrasound forms part of nearly every chapter.Flow charts simplify daily concerns: acute dyspnea, shock, unexplained fever, etc. The strong points and pitfalls of ultrasound are reviewed. Technical notes are mingled with general considerations.Benefiting from the extensive experience of an intensivist intimately familiar with ultrasound, this book accurately answers most daily problems arising in the critically ill. it offers not only an exhaustive atlas but also a permanent aid to the therapeutic decision. All in all, General ultrasound in the critically ill provides a key for practicing a kind of visual medicine.Since 1990 Daniel Lichtenstein has been an intensivist in a medical ICU which already occupied a pioneering place in echocardiography. He has from the beginning devoted his efforts to the development of general ultrasound. He regularly publishes studies on lung ultrasound, his main topic, in the international literature.
Table of Contents
Generalitiesp. 1
Basic Notionsp. 3
The Ultrasound Equipmentp. 9
Specific Notions of Ultrasound in the Critically Illp. 13
General Ultrasound: Normal Patternsp. 19
Organ by Organ Analysisp. 25
Peritoneump. 27
Gastrointestinal Tractp. 33
Liverp. 41
Gallbladderp. 46
Urinary Tractp. 55
The Retroperitonal Spacep. 62
Spleen, Adrenals, and Lymph Nodesp. 66
Upper Extremity Central Veinsp. 70
Inferior Vena Cavap. 82
Lower Extremity Veinsp. 87
Pleural Effusion and Introduction to the Lung Ultrasound Techniquep. 96
Pneumothorax and Introduction to Ultrasound Signs in the Lungp. 105
Lungp. 116
Lung Ultrasound Applicationsp. 129
Mediastinump. 134
General Ultrasound of the Heartp. 139
Head and Neckp. 150
Soft Tissuesp. 157
Clinical Applications of Ultrasoundp. 161
Ultrasound in the Surgical Intensive Care Unitp. 163
Ultrasound in Traumap. 165
Emergency Ultrasound Outside the Intensive Care Unitp. 168
Interventional Ultrasoundp. 170
Emergency Ultrasound and Antibiotic Therapyp. 175
Analytic Study of Frequent and/or Severe Situationsp. 177
Learning and Logistics of Emergency Ultrasoundp. 184
Ultrasound, a Tool for Clinical Examinationp. 186
Concluding Remarksp. 188
Glossaryp. 190
Subject Indexp. 195
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