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Critical Care Ultrasonography

Συγγραφείς: Alexander Levitov
ISBN: 9780071592970

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A complete, hands-on guide to successful image acquisition and interpretation at the bedside

“The real strength of this textbook is its clinical focus. The editors are to be complimented on keeping a consistent structure within each chapter, beginning with basic physical principles, practical knobology, scanning tips, key findings, pitfalls and limitations, and how the key findings relate to bedside patho-physiology and decision-making. Thus, the authors have succeeded in providing a reference standard to support bedside critical care providers to understand the context for their personal sonographically guided decision-making processes.”–Critical Care Medicine

Written by top practitioners in the field, this all-in-one text/DVD package is filled with practical guidance that helps you master clinical ultrasonography in a critical care environment. Here, youll learn exactly how to utilize diagnostic ultrasound as part of the physical exam, as the book examines current evidence supporting its use in the critically ill adult and child.

Organized by body system, Critical Care Ultrasonography features self-contained chapters that can be used as individual reference guides for a range of interventions, from transthoracic echocardiography to echocardiagraphic evaluation of cardiac trauma. Through this in-depth coverage, youll get a sense of how this essential technology supports the cross-disciplinary nature of critical care. The books authoritative content is reinforced throughout by a full-color presentation and hundreds of concept-clarifying illustrations, figures, and images.


  • Comprehensive coverage of the fundamentals of ultrasound use in critical care
  • Guidance on ultrasound procedures enables practitioners to use ultrasound for vascular and axial procedures, improving safety and ensuring that nationally recognized compliance standards are upheld
  • Cardiac ultrasound chapters help you assess and monitor the patients cardiopulmonary status non-invasively
  • Chapter on Neck and Upper Respiratory Ultrasound offers an overview of little-known techniques that have not been comprehensively described in any other source
  • Full-color presentation, with 495 illustrations that emphasize the basic skills required to visualize anatomic structures and interpret findings
  • Companion DVD features video clips that cover pediatric critical care, goal-directed echocardiography in the ICU, echocardiographic evaluation of valve function and endocarditis, and more!


Section I: General Principles and Impact of Ultrasound Use in the ICU
1. The Use of Ultrasound in the ICU: Potential Impact on Care, Anthony D. Slonim
2. Physics of Sound, Ultrasound, and Doppler Effect and its Diagnostic Utility, Alexander Levitov
3. Transducers, Image Formation, and Artifacts, Alexander Levitov
4. Training of the Critical Care Physician as Sonographer, Alexander Levitov, Paul H. Mayo, and Anthony D. Slonim
5. Pediatric Critical Care: Use of Bedside Ultrasonography, William Tsai and Anthony D. Slonim
Section II: Cardiac Sonography in the ICU
6. Goal-Directed Echocardiography in the ICU, John M. Oropello, Anthony R. Manasia, and Martin Goldman
7. Transthoracic Echocardiography: Image Acquisition and Transducer Manipulation, Seth Koenig and Paul H. Mayo
8. Transesophageal Echocardiography: Image Acquisition and Transducer Manipulation, Pierre Kory and Paul H. Mayo
9. Echocardiographic Assessment of Left Ventricular Function and Hydration Status, Balachundhar Subramaniam and Daniel Talmor
10. Echocardiographic Evaluation of Preload Responsiveness, Michel Slama, Julien Maizel, and Paul H. Mayo
11. Echocardiographic Diagnosis and Monitoring of Right Ventricular Function, Adolfo Kaplan
12. Echocardiographic Diagnosis of Cardiac Tamponade, Daniel A. Sweeney and Dorothea McAreavey
13. Echocardiographic Diagnosis and Monitoring of Acute Myocardial Infarction and Associated Complications, Rodney W. Savage
14. Echocardiographic Diagnosis of Cardiomyopathies, Narinder P. Bhalla, Amitabh Parashar, and Marguerite Underwood
15. Echocardiographic Evaluation of Septic Shock, Marc Mikulski, Olivier Axler, and Paul H. Mayo
16. Echocardiographic Evaluation of Valve Function and Endocarditis, Paul H. Mayo
17. Echocardiographic Features of Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Renee J. Roberts and Anthony D. Slonim
18. Echocardiographic Evaluation of Cardiac Trauma, David A. Vitberg and Dorothea McAreavey
19. Echocardiographic Evaluation of Cardiopulmonary Interactions, Antoine Viellard-Baron
Section III: Ultrasound Evaluation of the Neck, Trunk, and Extremities
20. Ultrasound Evaluation of the Neck and Upper Respiratory System, Christian Butcher
21. Ultrasound Evaluation of the Pleura, Lewis Eisen and Peter Doelken
22. Ultrasound Evaluation of the Lung, Paul H. Mayo
23. Ultrasound Evaluation of the Abdomen, Alan Cook and Heidi L. Frankel
24. Ultrasound Evaluation of the Renal System and the Bladder, Yefim R. Sheynkin
25. Ultrasound Evaluation of the Pelvis, Michael Blaivas
26. Ultrasound Evaluation of the Peripheral Vascular System, James E. Foster, II, and Kevin Wiseman
Section IV: Ultrasound Guidance for Procedures
27. Ultrasound-Guided Transthoracic Procedures, Peter Doelken and Paul H. Mayo
28. Ultrasound Guidance for Abdominal and Soft Tissue Procedures, Sameh Aziz, William J. Brunelli, Jr., and James S. Cain
29. Peripheral and Central Neuraxial Blocks in Critical Care Medicine, Santhanam Suresh
30. Ultrasound Guidance for Vascular Access, Christian Butcher
Appendix A: Glossary
Appendix B: Draft Ultrasound Reports by Body Region