This book provides healthcare professionals in Critical Care setting an easy consultation guide to fight against COVID-19. The book is divided into sections: Fundamentals of COVID-19, Pneumological critical care, Neurological manifestations, Cardiovascular manifestations, Renal manifestations, Haemostasis and coagulation, Other multi-organs involvement, Principles of therapy.
Each section includes:
· brief pathophysiology of COVID-19 (ventilation, neurological, cardiovascular, etc.);
· principles of management (enriched with flowcharts and figures);
· principles of therapy;
· tips and key messages.
Readers can find the most updated advices on how to face the ongoing pandemic: from principles of conventional oxygen therapy, assisted and invasive mechanical ventilation in critically ill COVID-19 patients to the complications sometimes underestimated. Tables and flowcharts provided are based on current knowledge in COVID-19 to help the clinician managing COVID-19 patients by a multiple-organs prospective.Written by international key opinion leaders of each field, the book represents a point of reference for all professionals involved in the management of COVID-19 pandemic.
Denise Battaglini is Consultant in Intensive Care and research assistant at San Martino Policlinico Hospital, Genoa, Italy. Dr. Battaglini is attending a PhD in Translational Medicine at the University of Barcelona, Spain. She attended two research fellowships in pneumonia and respiratory physiotherapy at University of Barcelona, Spain, and in neurological and pulmonary critical care at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Further, Dr. Denise Battaglini is serving representative roles for the Italian Society of Anaesthesia, Analgesia, Resuscitation, and Intensive Care (SIAARTI) and European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM). She was former national representative of young Anaesthesiologists and Intensivists in SIAARTI and member of national representatives of the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA). She is involved in several research projects regarding critical care management of patients with COVID-19, pulmonary diseases, and neurocritical care. Her actual research interests include pulmonary critical care, neurointensive care, and translational medicine.