Table of Contents

Aspiration pneumonitis and pneumonia.
Severe asthma exacerbation.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Pulmonary embolism.
Other embolic syndromes.
Pulmonary hypertension.
Pleural disease and pneumothrax.
Community-acquired pneumonia.
Nosocomial pneumonia.
Pulmonary infections in the immunocompromised patient.
Lung transplantation.
Burns and inhalation injury.
Acute parenchymal disease in pediatric patients.
Pulmonary edema.
Hemodynamic monitoring.
Acute myocardial infarction.
Acute coronary syndromes: therapy.
Invasive cardiac procedures.
Supraventricular arrhythmias.
Ventricular arrhythmias.
Conduction disturbances and cardiac pacemakers.
Sudden cardiac death: implantable cardioverter-defibrillators.
Severe heart failure.
Myocarditis and acute myopathies.
Acquired and congenital heart disease in children.
Pericardial diseases.
Emergent valvular disorders.
Infectious endocarditis.
Hypertensive crisis: emergency and urgency.
Cardiac surgery: indications and complications.
Pathophysiology and classification of shock states.
Resuscitation from circulatory shock.
Inotropic therapy.
Mechanical support in cardiogenic shock.
Critical care nutrition.
Nutrition issues in critically ill children.
Portal hypertension.
Gastrointestinal hemorrhage.
Hepatorenal syndrome.
Hepatopulmonary syndrome.
Hepatic encephalopathy.
Fulminant hepatic failure.
Calculous and acalculous cholecystitis.
Acute pancreatitis.
Peritonitis and intraabdominal infection.
Ileus and mechanical bowel obstruction.
Toxic megacolon and Ogilvie's syndrome.
Clinical assessment of renal function.
Metabolic acidosis and alkalosis.
Disorders of water balance.
Disorders of plasma potassium concentration.
Disorders of calcium and magnesium metabolism.
Fluids and electrolytes in children.
Acute kidney injury.
Renal replacement therapy.
Urinary tract obstruction.
Contrast-induced nephropathy.
Glomerulonephritis and interstitial nephritis.
Antimicrobials in chemotherapy strategy.
Beta-lactam drugs.
Agents with primary activity against gram-positive bacteria.
Metronidazole and other antibiotics for anaerobic infections.
Prevention and control of nosocomial pneumonia. Pharmacoeconomics.
Resuscitation of hypovolemic shock.
Management of the postoperative cardiac surgical patient.
Management of patients after heart, heart-lung, or lung transplantation.
Management of patients after kidney, kidney-pancreas, or pancreas transplantation.
Liver transplantation.
Intestinal and multivisceral transplantation.
Aortic dissection.
Splanchinc ischemia.
Abdominal compartment syndrome.
Pressure ulcers.
Management of pain, anxity, and delirium.
Thoracic trauma.
Abdominal trauma.
Pelvic and major long bone fractures.
Pediatric trauma.
Management of the brain dead organ donor.
Organ donation after cardiac death.
Beyond technology: caring for the critically ill.
Conversations with families of critically ill patients.
Resource allocation in the intensive care unit.
Basic ethical principles in critical care.
Ethical controversies in pediatric critical care.
End-of-life issues in the intensive care unit.
Determination of brain death.
Building teamwork to improve outcomes.
Pursuit of performance excellence.
Severity-of-illness indices and outcome prediciton: development and evaluation.
Evaluating pediatric critical care practices.
Key issues in critical care nursing.
Transport medicine.
Mass critical care.
Evidence-based critical care.
Teaching critical care. Selective decontamination of the digestive tract.
Vascular catheter-related infections.
Pathophysiology of sepsis and multiple organ dysfunction.
Septic shock.
Sepsis and multiple organ system failure in children.
Acute bloodstream infection.
Infections of the urogenital tract.
Central nervous system infections.
Infections of skin, muscle, and soft tissue.
Head and neck infections.
Infections in the immunocompromised patient.
Infectious endocarditis.
Fungal infections.
Human immunodeficiency virus infection.
Malaria and other tropical infections in the intensive care unit.
Rickettsial diseases.
Acute viral syndromes.
Clostridium difficile colitis.
Anemia and red blood cell transfusion in critically ill patients.
Blood component therapies.
Management of neutropenic cancer patients.
Venous thromboembolism in medical-surgical critically ill patients.
Hematologic malignancies in the intensive care unit.
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation patient.
Organ toxicity of cancer chemotherapy.
Hematology and oncology in children.
Cardiovascular and endocrinologic changes associated with pregnancy.
Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy.
Acute pulmonary complications in pregnancy.
Postpartum hemorrhage.
Trauma in the gravid patient.
Hyperglycemic comas.
Hyperglycemia and blood glucose control.
Adrenal insufficiency.
Thyroid gland disorders.
Diabetes insipidus.
Endocrine and metabolic crises in the pediatric intensive care unit.
General principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.
Poisoning: overview of approaches for evaluation and treatment.
Ethanol, methanol, and ethylene glycol.
Calcium channel blocker toxicity.
Drug therapy in renal failure.
Antidepressant drug overdose.
Clinical use of immunosuppressants.
Heavy metals.
Theophylline and other methylxanthines.
Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory agents.
Pesticides and herbicides.
Sedatives and hypnotics.
Toxic inhalants.
Methamphetamine, ecstasy, and other street drugs. Sudden deterioration in neurologic status.
Agitation and delirium.
Management of acute pain in the intensive care unit.
Fever and hypothermia.
Very high systemic arterial blood pressure.
Low systemic arterial blood pressure.
Tachycardia and bradycardia.
Arterial hypoxemia.
Acute respiratory failure.
Acid-base disorders.
Hypernatremia and hyponatremia.
Hypophosphatemia and hyperphosphatemia.
Hypercalcemia and hypocalcemia.
Management of gastrointestinal bleeding.
Rashes and fever.
Chest pain.
Biochemical or electrocardiographic evidence of acute myocardial injury.
Biochemical, cellular, and molecular mechanisms of neuronal death and secondary brain injury in critical care.
Critical neuropathophysiology.
Advanced bedside neuromonitoring.
Cardiopulmonary cerebral resuscitation.
Management of acute ischemic stroke.
Nontraumatic intracerebral and subarachnoid hemorrhage.
Seizures in the critically ill.
Neuromuscular disorders in the ICU.
Traumatic brain injury.
Spinal cord injury.
Intensive care after neurosurgery.
Key issues in pediatric neurointensive care.
Bedside monitoring of pulmonary function.
Principles of gas exchange.
Arterial blood gas interpretation.
Respiratory system mechanics and respiratory muscle function.
Heart-lung interactions.
Mechanical ventilation.
Patient-ventilator interaction.
Weaning from mechanical ventilation.
Noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation.
High-frequency ventilation.
Extracorporeal life support for cardiopulmonary failure.
Adjunctive respiratory therapy.
Indications for and management of tracheostomy.
Hyperbaric oxygen in critical care.
Imaging of the chest.
Acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome.