Acute and Critical Care Formulas and Laboratory Values


Acute and Critical Care Formulas and Laboratory Valúes

J. Varon and R.E. Fromm Jr., Acute and Critical Care Formulas 1

and Laboratory Values, DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-7510-1_1,

˝ Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Acute and Critical Care Formulas and Laboratory Values

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1. Cardiovascular Facts and Formulas

2. Endocrinology and Metabolism Facts and Formulas

3. Environmental Facts and Formulas

4. Gastrointestinal Facts and Formulas

5. Hematological Facts and Formulas

6. Infectious Diseases Facts and Formulas

7. Neurological Facts and Formulas

8. Nutrition Facts and Formulas

9. Obstetrics and Gynecology Facts and Formulas

10. Oncology Facts and Formulas

11. Pediatric Facts, Formulas, and Laboratory Values

12. Pulmonary Facts and Formulas

13. Renal, Fluid, and Electrolyte Facts and Formulas

14. Statistics and Epidemiology: Facts and Formulas

15. Toxicology Facts and Formulas

16. Trauma Facts and Formulas

17. Common Laboratory Values

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The fields of Acute and Critical Care Medicine are relatively new. Over the past few decades, we have seen an enormous growth in the number of intensive care units (ICUs) and free standing Emergency Departments (EDs) in the USA. Thousands of medical students, residents, fellows, attending physicians, critical care nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers (irrespective of their ultimate field of practice) spend several months or years of their professional lives, taking care of acutely ill or severely injured patients. Practitioners must be able to interpret clinical data obtained by many kinds of monitoring devices, apply formulas, understand laboratory values, and then integrate this information with their knowledge of the pathophysiology of disease.

This handbook is based on the first edition of the ICU Handbook of Facts, Formulas, and Laboratory Values, which we wrote more than a decade ago. The original handbook was written for everyone engaged in Critical Care Medicine. In this new book, we have attempted to present basic and generally accepted clinical formulas as well as laboratory values and tables, which we feel will be useful to the practitioner of Acute Care and Critical Care Medicine. In addition, formulas that help explain physiologic concepts or that underlie clinical measurements or diagnostic tests, even if not clinically useful themselves, are included. Multiple metidos for deriving a particular quantity are included where appropriate. The formulas presented in the chapters of this book follow an outline format. The chapters are divided by organ system (i.e., neurologic disorders and cardiovascular disorders) as well as special topics (i.e., environmental disorders, trauma, and toxicology). A special chapter regarding laboratory values is provided. In addition, each chapter reviews some formulas systematically.

Acute and Critical Care Medicine are not static fields and changes occur every day. Therefore, this handbook is not meant to define the standard of care, but rather to be a general guide to current formulas and laboratory values used in the care of patients with Acute and Critical Care Medicine problems.

Joseph Varon, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM, Houston, TX

Robert E. Fromm Jr., MD, MSc, MPH, FACP, FCCP, FCCM, Phoenix, AZ

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Es un fantástico libro de Fórmulas y Valores de Laboratorio, para el trabajo diario en la práctica médica de médicos especialistas en Medicina Intensiva, Crítica, Unidades Coronarias, Medicina Interna y Emergencias.

Este manual se basa en la primera edición del  ICU Handbook of Facts, Formulas, and Laboratory Values , escrito hace más de una década por sus autores. El manual original fue escrito para todo el mundo involucrado en Medicina Crítica. En este nuevo libro , los autores han intentado presentar fórmulas clínicas básicas y generalmente aceptados , así como los valores y las mesas de laboratorio, que a su juicio van a ser útil para el profesional que atiende a pacientes en situaciones agudas . Además , las fórmulas ayudan a explicar conceptos fisiológicos o que subyacen en las mediciones clínicas o pruebas de diagnóstico , aunque no clínicamente útiles a sí mismos , están incluidos. Las fórmulas que se presentan en los capítulos de este libro siguen un formato de esquema . Los capítulos se dividen por el sistema de órganos ( es decir , trastornos neurológicos y trastornos cardiovasculares ) , así como temas especiales (es decir , trastornos ambientales , trauma, y la toxicología ) . Se proporciona un capítulo especial en relación con los valores de laboratorio . Además, cada capítulo se examinan algunas fórmulas sistemáticamente.

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