Most physicians are well aware of the popular Current Diagnosis & Treatment texts, because they cover a gamut of topics ranging from internal medicine to otolaryngology, obstetrics and gynecology, and sexually transmitted diseases. The goal of this series is to provide an up-to-date presentation of a particular topic in a straightforward, readily accessible manner, unencumbered by dense, theoretical analysis. One might think of the series as a happy middle ground, somewhere between the 5 Minute Consult series and more comprehensive texts. From this perspective, Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Critical Care does not disappoint. It presents a succinct yet fairly thorough overview of a wide variety of problems that confront the average intensivist or emergency physician.
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