Sepsis and Multiple Organ Dysfunction
Edwin A Deitch , Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, USA
ISBN 0702021652 · Hardback · 516 Pages · 190 Illustrations
Saunders · Published May 2002
Sepsis and the multiple organ dysfunction that results from it is one of the commonest causes of death in the ICU.
The last decade has seen an explosion in the understanding of the pathophysiology of sepsis, and progress in critical care medicine has allowed patients to be kept alive long enough for these new technologies to be utilised.
This comprehensive new title brings together all current knowledge on this important topic. Written by a team of international contributors, and overseen by an internationally acclaimed editorial team, it aims to become the defenitive reference in the field.
1. Introduction and Epidemiology:
2. Overview of Hypotheses and Putative Factors
3. Molecular Mechanisms
4. Scoring Systems and Diagnosis
5. Management Principles and Approaches
6. Organ Systems and Their Supportive Care