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Principles and Practice of Mechanical Ventilation, 2nd Edition Hardcover – May 15, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-0071447676 ISBN-10: 0071447679 Edition: 2nd

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1472 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 2 edition (May 15, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071447679
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071447676
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.9 x 2.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,317,142 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Twelve years have elapsed since the publication of the first edition of this reference book. The recently released second edition maintains the reputation of the first as the most comprehensive single source on mechanical ventilation. Its breadth and its up-to-date discussions of the topic make it an ideal reference for the busy clinician.

"Editor Martin Tobin should be commended for his work on this new edition, which is a considerable improvement on the first — so much so that it bears little resemblance to its predecessor. There are 24 new chapters, bringing the total to 70, a testament to the major changes in mechanical ventilation that have occurred during the past decade. Contributions from prominent authorities add an international perspective, yet Tobin has been able to establish a relatively uniform style from chapter to chapter, making the book consistent and easy to read. The first chapter, a historical perspective on mechanical ventilation, makes the enormous advances in this field readily apparent. One example is the shift from negative-pressure iron-lung ventilation, in use for polio victims as recently as the 1960s in the United States, to positive-pressure bag ventilation, pioneered during the 1952 polio outbreak in Copenhagen.

"One of the great strengths of the book is its wealth of information on the physiology, mechanics, and machinery of mechanical ventilation. It also takes a problem-based approach to treatment, which will appeal to clinicians. There are extensive chapters on acute lung injury, obstructive lung disease, neuromuscular weakness, alternative ventilatory modes, noninvasive ventilation, airway management, home ventilation, and weaning. The authors deal with such topics as agitation, ventilator-associated pneumonia, and even transport of a patient who is being ventilated. The book is well illustrated, with technical ventilator circuit diagrams, clinical radiographs, photographs of a wide array of respiratory therapy equipment, and many ventilator waveform tracings.

"We checked the thoroughness of the book by searching through it for solutions to uncommon clinical problems we have confronted in our experience in an intensive care unit and a specialized post–intensive care rehabilitation unit. The book provides helpful advice on complex airway problems, diaphragmatic pacing, and ventilator-supported speech. It reinforces the idea that the era of the comprehensive reference book is not over, especially in the field of critical care."--New England Journal of Medicine

(New England Journal of Medicine 2007-01-11)

About the Author

Martin Tobin MD,
Professor of Medicine and Anesthesiology
Director, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
and Edward Hines Jr., Veterans Administration Hospital
Attending Physician, RML Specialty Hospital
Maywood, Illinois

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By P. Singh on September 11, 2009
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When you buy a Bible of mechanical ventilation, you expect answers to all the common questions. Now, I don't want to take anything away from Dr Tobin's Classic, but there are few areas which I and other pulmonary fellows feel should have been better addressed. The modes used very frequently in MICU these days include APRV and ASV. The book just mentions few paragraphs, and the reader has to refer to reviews from the Pubmed to get a better information regarding the application and troubleshooting. It would have been great if a separate chapter was devoted to these very user friendly but least understood modes of MV in this mammoth text.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Biomed. Eng. Luciano Gentile on April 25, 2008
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It's an extremely complete book, in both technical and clinical aspects in mechanical ventilation. Excelent material for biomedical engineers, specially for teaching doctors/nurses.
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By william cuza on August 6, 2014
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great resource!
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By B. Claudio on November 23, 2008
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Amazing book with clear and detailed descriptions.
A small pediatric topic is also present
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