50 Studies Every Intensivist Should Know presents key studies that have shaped the practice of critical care medicine. Selected using a rigorous methodology, the studies cover topics including: sedation and analgesia, resuscitation, shock, ARDS, nutrition, renal failure, trauma, infection, diabetes, and physical therapy. For each study, a concise summary is presented with an emphasis on the results and limitations of the study, and its implications for practice. An illustrative clinical case concludes each review, followed by brief information on other relevant studies. This book is a must-read for health care professionals and anyone who wants to learn more about the data behind clinical practice.
“While clinicians in the intensive care unit increasingly rely on practice guidelines that take into account the best available published research data, sorting through the studies efficiently, and separating the good from the not-so-good is a daunting task even for seasoned practitioners, much less trainees. This superb effort by Dr. Bittner and his group of extremely accomplished and experienced clinicians is a huge step in the right direction. 50 Studies Every Intensivist Should Know provides an excellent list of the landmark studies in the arena of critical care medicine and should be required reading for all our residents and critical care fellows.”
Hasan B. Alam, MD
Norman Thompson Professor and Head of General Surgery
University of Michigan