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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Genetic aspects of uncommon diseases.- Cardiovascular system.- Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy.- Brugada syndrome.- Calcium channel disorders.- Pulmonary hypertension.- Pheochromocytoma.- Infectious diseases.- Lemierre's syndrome.- Rickettsiosis in ICU.- Strongyloides hyperinfection syndrome.- Dengue virus infection.- Cikungunya in ICU.- Respiratory system.- Pulmonary fibrosis.- Nervous system.- Myasthenia in ICU.- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.- ICU and Parkinson disease.- Internal medicine diseases.- Immunological diseases in ICU.- Metabolic diseases in ICU.- Mitochondrial disease.- Hematological diseases.- Hemolytic anemia.- Retinoic acid syndrome.- Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.- Skin system.- Hereditary angioedema (B. Floccard, B. Allaouchiche).- Toxic epidermal necrolysis in children.- Renal system.- Gitelman and Bartter syndromes.- Liver system.- Uncommon liver diseases.

About the Author

Marc Leone is a Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Nord University Hospital in Marseille and an active member of several Professional Societies. Since 2008 he has published some 50 papers on the topic of infection and severe sepsis.Professor Martin is head of the Anesthesia and Intensive Care and Trauma Center Department at Nord University Hospital in Marseille, where he also serves as Director of the ICU. He is a member of many Scientific Societies, including the ESICM, ESA, ASA, ATS and ASM. As an expert in the use of antibiotics in Intensive Care patients, he works on empirical antibiotic treatment, pharmacokinetics of antibiotics in the ICU and perioperative use of antibiotics in surgical patients. Prof. Martin is also an expert in the management of severe sepsis and septic shock and is an active member of the Board of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign. He has published several textbooks on these topics and more than 250 articles in peer-reviewed journals.Professor Jean-Louis Vincent is Head of the Department of Intensive Care at the Erasme Hospital (Free University of Brussels).


From the book reviews:"This small book describes uncommon problems that could present in patients in the intensive care unit. ... Critical care providers at all levels are an appropriate audience. The authors are a group of leading European intensivists. ...This work can be recommended for the overall scope of the important problems it presents." (David J. Dries, Doody's Book Reviews, August, 2014)

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