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ISCCM Textbook of Critical Care Medicine
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Editors: Dhruva Chaudhry, Subhal Bhalchandra Dixit,Deepak Govil


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ISBN9789354653476
Edition1/e
Publish Year2023
Pages1156
Size8.5" x 11"
cover TypePaper Back
FormatSingle Color
Quick Overview
The textbook has 151 chapters and 20 sections. Each section was looked after by section editors across the country having experience and track record in the specialty. Each section starts with a chapter on “approach to patient with organ failure” related to the section, followed by chapters on relevant conditions pertaining to the system. Separate section has been devoted to the radiology, ethics and governance, obstetrics, geriatrics, and transplant. Details on toxicology, endocrine emergencies, and daily challenges of governance faced have also been dealt separately to make students aware. There is a separate section on the COVID-19, where we have discussed its immunobiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations related to different organs, postacute care, and vaccination. ICU care has created another syndrome of chronic illness having high mortality and morbidity. To sensitize the practitioners, a chapter on chronic critical care is also there.
Key Features
  • It is the first comprehensive textbook on critical care from India, written by prominent intensivists of the country. The book covers day-to-day challenges in management faced by intensivists in India/Low Medium Income Country (LMIC), where delivery of healthcare is variable, resources finite, and manpower challenges enormous. Therefore, to guide, each section starts with an approach to organ failure related to the section.
  • Section and chapters have been devoted on critical care of obstetrics to help reduce maternal mortality, geriatrics due to marked increase in their population and admission in ICUs.
  • High velocity trauma and poisoning are of epidemic proportion and major causes of unnatural deaths and admission in intensive care. Adequate space has been given with emphasis on snake envenomation, organophosphate compounds, aluminum phosphide poisoning, and alcoholic intoxication.
  • It also covers critical care management aspects of solid organ and bone marrow transplantation, as organ transplantation is well established and expanding.
  • It highlights adequately general critical care, ethical and administrative issues, especially end-of-life (EOL), latter still evolving in India, where physicians continue to have an ethical and moral dilemma.
  • Section on sepsis not only deals with the traditional aspects but also covers adequately tropical infections (travel medicine), deluge of which we see commonly post-monsoon.
  • It can be one-time reference for managing COVID-19, where from immunobiology to management is discussed in detail. Additional details as on vaccination and long COVID is also provided for interested readers.
  • It also introduces and gives insight into the concept of chronic critical care, which is a new jargon in the specialty of critical care medicine, to make practitioners aware about its identification, diagnosis, and catastrophic effects.
  • The language of the book has been kept simple and easy to make it readable and have better understanding with a hope to fulfill the long-felt need of intensivists of the country.
Target Audience
Intensivists and Trainees
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