Intensive Care and Clinical Biochemistry

Intensive Care & Clinical Biochemistry
  • Copyright:1995
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  • ISBN:090242906X
  • Pages:162

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Covers aspects of the care of patients in intensive care relevant to the laboratory. The book concentrates on the physiological and pathological effects of shock, with sections on the delivery and utilization of nutrients in shock and the effect of shock on the organs of the body. A series of case histories is presented to illustrate common conditions encountered in intensive care units including acute pancreatitis, respiratory failure, acute liver failure, septicemia, and multiple organ failure. These serve to demonstrate the interaction between intensive care physicians and the laboratory. The book also discusses the requirements and organization of clinical chemistry services for an intensive care unit, both in the centralized laboratory and on the unit itself.