Small Animal Critical Care Medicine , 2nd Edition

By Deborah Silverstein, DVM, DACVECC and Kate Hopper, BVSc, MVSc, DACVECC
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Emphasizing evidence-based therapy for critically ill or injured dogs and cats, Small Animal Critical Care Medicine, 2nd Edition puts diagnostic and management strategies for common disorders at your fingertips. It covers critical care medical therapy, monitoring, and prognosis - from triage and stabilization through the entire course of acute medical crisis and intensive care treatment. To make therapeutic decisions easier, clear guidelines address underlying clinical findings, pathophysiology, outpatient follow-up, and long-term care. From lead editors Deborah Silverstein and Kate Hopper, along with a Who's Who of experts from the veterinary emergency and critical care world, this comprehensive reference helps you provide the highest standard of care for ICU patients.

Key Features
  • Over 200 concise chapters are thoroughly updated to cover all of the clinical areas needed for evaluating, diagnosing, managing, and monitoring a critical veterinary patient.
  • More than 150 recognized experts offer in-depth, authoritative guidance on emergency and critical care clinical situations from a variety of perspectives.
  • A problem-based approach focuses on clinically relevant details. 
  • Practical, user-friendly format makes reference quick and easy with summary tables, boxes highlighting key points, illustrations, and algorithmic approaches to diagnosis and management.
  • Hundreds of full-color illustrations depict various emergency procedures such as chest tube placement.
  • Appendices offer quick access to the most often needed calculations, conversion tables, continuous rate infusion determinations, reference ranges, and more.

New to this Edition
  • All-NEW chapters include Minimally Invasive Diagnostics and Therapy, T-FAST and A-FAST, Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS), Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome (MODS), Sepsis, Physical Therapy Techniques, ICU Design and Management, and Communication Skills and Grief Counseling.
  • NEW! Coverage of basic and advanced mechanical ventilation helps you in deliver high-quality care to patients with respiratory failure.
  • NEW! Coverage of increasingly prevalent problems seen in the Intensive Care Unit includes multidrug-resistant bacterial infections and coagulation disorders.
  • NEW chapters on fluid therapy and transfusion therapy provide information on how to prevent complications and maximize resources.
  • UPDATED coagulation section includes chapters on hypercoagulability, platelet function and testing, anticoagulant therapy, and hemostatic drugs.
ISBN 9781455703067
Table of Content

Key Critical Care Concepts
1. Evaluation and Triage of the Critically Ill Patient
2. Physical Examination and Daily Assessment of the Critically Ill Patient
3. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
4. Post-Cardiac Arrest Care
5. Shock
6. Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome  NEW!
7. Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome  NEW!
8. Hypotension
9. Hypertension
10. Hyperthermia and Fever
11. Interstitial Edema
12. Patient Suffering in the Intensive Care Unit
13. Illness Severity Scores in Veterinary Medicine

Respiratory Disorders
14. Oxygen Therapy
15. Hypoxemia
16. Hypoventilation
17. Upper Airway Disease
18. Brachycephalic Syndrome
19. Tracheal Trauma
20. Allergic Airway Disease in Dogs and Cats and Feline Bronchopulmonary Disease
21. Pulmonary Edema
22. Pneumonia
23. Aspiration Pnuemonitis and Pneumonia
24. Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
25. Pulmonary Contusions and Hemorrhage
26. Pulmonary Thromboembolism
27. Chest Wall Disease
28. Pleural Space Disease
29. Non-Respiratory Look-Alikes

Mechanical Ventilation
30. Basic Mechanical Ventilation
31. Advanced Mechanical Ventilation
32. Jet Ventilation
33. Ventilator Waveforms
34. Care of the Ventilator Patient
35. Discontinuing Mechanical Ventilation
36. Ventilator Induced Lung Injury
37. Ventilator Associated Pneumonia

Cardiac Disorders
38. Mechanisms of Heart Failure
39. Cardiogenic Shock
40. Ventricular Failure and Myocardial Infarction
41. Feline Cardiomyopathy
42. Canine Cardiomyopathy
43. Valvular Heart Disease
44. Myocardial Contusion
45. Pericardial Diseases
46. Bradyarrhythmias and Conduction Disturbances
47. Supraventricular Tachyarrhythmias
48. Ventricular Tachyarrhythmias
49. Myocarditis

Electrolyte And Acid-Base Disturbances
50. Sodium Disorders
51. Potassium Disorders
52. Calcium Disorders
53. Magnesium and Phosphorous Disorders
54. Traditional Acid Base Analysis
55. Non-Traditional Acid-Base Analysis
56. Hyperlactatemia

Fluid Therapy
57. Assessment of Hydration
58. Crystalloids, Colloids, and Hemoglobin Based Oxygen Carrying Solutions
59. Daily Intravenous Fluid Therapy
60. Shock Fluids and Fluid Challenge
61. Transfusion Medicine
62. Prevention and Treatment of Transfusion Reactions
63. Massive Transfusion

Endocrine Disorders
64. Diabetic Ketoacidosis
65. Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Syndrome
66. Hypoglycemia
67. Diabetes Insipidus
68. Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone
69. Thyroid Storm
70. Hypothyroid Crisis in The Dog
71. Pheochromocytoma
72. Critical Illness-Related Corticosteroid Insufficiency
73. Hypoadrenocorticism

Therapeutic Drug Overdose
74. Approach to Drug Overdose
75. Blood Purification for Intoxications And Drug Overdose
76. Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
77. Sedative, Muscle Relaxant, and Narcotic Overdose
78. Calcium Channel Blocker and Beta-Blocker Drug Overdose
79. Serotonin Syndrome

Neurologic Disorders
80. Deteriorating Mental Status
81. Coma Scales
82. Seizures and Status Epilepticus
83. Spinal Cord Injury
84. Intracranial Hypertension
85. Diseases of the Motor Unit
86. Tetanus
87. Vestibular Disease
88. Hepatic Encephalopathy

Infectious Disorders
89. Nosocomial Infections and Zoonoses
90. Febrile Neutropenia
91. Sepsis and Septic Shock  NEW!
92. Mycoplasma, Actinomyces and Nocardia
93. Gram-Positive Infections
94. Gram-Negative Infections
95. Fungal Infections
96. Viral Infections
97. Canine Parvovirus Infection
98. Infective Endocarditis
99. Urosepsis
100. Mastitis
101. Necrotizing Soft-Tissue Infections
102. Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infection
103. Multi-Drug Resistant Infections

Hematologic Disorders
104. Hypercoagulable States
105. Bleeding Disorders
106. Thrombocytopenia
107. Platelet Disorders
108. Anemia
109. Methemoglobinemia
110. Acute Hemolytic Disorders
111. Rodenticide Toxicity

Intra-Abdominal Disorders
112. Acute Abdominal Pain
113. Acute Pancreatitis
114. Acute Cholecystitis
115. Hepatitis and Cholangiohepatitis
116. Hepatic Failure
117. Gastroenteritis
118. Motility Disorders
119. Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
120. Regurgitation and Vomiting
121. Diarrhea
122. Peritonitis
123. Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus

Urogenital Disorders
124. Acute Kidney Injury
125. Chronic Kidney Disease
126. Pyometra

127. Nutritional Assessment
128. Nutritional Modulation of Critical Illness
129. Enteral Nutrition
130. Parenteral Nutrition

Surgical And Postoperative Conditions
131. Perioperative Evaluation of the Critically Ill Patient
132. Portosystemic Shunt Management
133. Peritoneal Drainage Techniques
134. Post-Thoracotomy Management
135. Kidney Transplantation
136. Minimally Invasive Procedures  NEW!

137. Traumatic Brain Injury
138. Thoracic and Abdominal Trauma
139. Wound Management
140. Thermal Burn Injury

Anesthesia And Pain Management
141. Pain And Sedation Assessment
142. Sedation of the Critical Patient
143. Anesthesia of the Critical Patient
144. Analgesia and Constant Rate Infusions
145. Physical Therapy Techniques  NEW!
146. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)

Environmental Emergencies
147. Smoke Inhalation
148. Hypothermia
149. Heat Stroke
150. Electrical and Lightning Injuries
151. Drowning and Submersion Injury

Miscellaneous Disorders
152. Anaphylaxis
153. Air Embolism
154. Ocular Disease in the Intensive Care Unit
155. Critically Ill Neonatal and Pediatric Patients
156. Critical Geriatric Patients

157. Catecholamines
158. Vasopressin
159. Antihypertensives
160. Diuretics
161. Gastrointestinal Protectants
162. Anti-Emetics and Prokinetics
163. Narcotic Agonists and Antagonists
164. Benzodiazepines and Flumazenil
165. Alpha-2 Agonists and Antagonists
166. Anticonvulsants
167. Antiplatelet Drugs
168. Anticoagulants
169. Thrombolytic Agents
170. Hemostatic Drugs
171. Antidysrhythmic Agents
172. Aerosolized Medications
173. Complications of Chemotherapeutic Agents
174. Antitoxins and Antivenoms

Antimicrobial Therapy
175. Antimicrobial Use in the Critical Care Patient
176. Beta Lactam Antimicrobials
177. Aminoglycosides
178. Fluoroquinolones
179. Macrolides
180. Antifungal Therapy
181. Miscellaneous Antibiotics
182. Strategies for Treating Infections in Critically Ill Patients

183. Hemodynamic Monitoring
184. Cardiac Output Monitoring
185. Electrocardiogram Evaluation
186. Blood Gas And Oximetry Monitoring
187. Colloid Osmotic Pressure and Osmolality
188. Intrabdominal Pressure
189. AFAST and TFAST in the ICU  NEW!
190. Capnography
191. Intracranial Pressure Monitoring
192. Urine Output

193. Peripheral Venous Catheterization
194. Intraosseous Catheterization
195. Central Venous Catheterization
196. Blood Film Evaluation
197. Endotracheal Intubation and Tracheostomy
198. Thoracocentesis
199. Thoracostomy Tube Placement and Drainage
200. Abdominocentesis and Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage
201. Arterial Catheterization
202. Pulmonary Artery Catheterization
203. Temporary Cardiac Pacing
204. Cardioversion and Defibrillation
205. Renal Replacement Therapies
206. Apheresis
207. Cerebrospinal Fluid Sampling
208. Urinary Catheterization

ICU Design and Management
209. ICU Design and Management  NEW!
210. Management of the Intensive Care Unit
211. Communication Skills and Grief Counseling  NEW!

Author Information By Deborah Silverstein, DVM, DACVECC, Assistant Professor (Critical Care), Department of Clinical Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA and Kate Hopper, BVSc, MVSc, DACVECC, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgical & Radiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA
Trim 276 x 216 (8 1/2 x 10 7/8)
Pages 1130
Publication Date 15-07-2014
Stock Status Please allow 3 - 4 weeks for delivery.
Published Reviews "The second edition of Small Animal Critical Care Medicine should be somewhere in everyone's clinic, whether a first-line practice or a specialized clinic.

First-line practitioners will find that this book allows them to understand the needs of those inevitable emergencies. At the same time this book will also offer a better insight in the extra care that a more specialized centre could provide for, helping first-line practitioners to inform owners and refer their patients. And finally, for those working in larger emergency facilities, this manual offers one of the best available resources to provide optimal care for your most challenging cases."

Reviewed by: Kris Gommeren on behalf of the European Journal of Companion Animal Practice, Oct 2015
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