The book covers vigorously debated controversial topics in the field of critical care medicine over the years.

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Auteur(s) Jose Chacko, Swapnil Pawar, Ian Seppelt
Date 12/04/2023
Pages 472
Taille 16 x 24
Type Relié
ISBN 9789811999390


It provides the reader with a balanced approach and guidance based on historical and currently available evidence in dealing with contentious clinical scenarios. The book reviews the most relevant, contemporaneous evidence on each topic and provides practical guidelines for clinical practice.


What is the content of "Controversies in Critical Care" ?

The book includes chapters that follow a structured approach to controversies related to specific organ systems. The topics covered provide a summary of the most relevant, practice-changing studies in the field of critical care medicine. Each topic describes the basic applied physiology, points of controversy, the evidence base, and summarizes the key points at the end. It includes brief description of landmark studies on each controversial topic.

The book serves as an important clinical guide to practitioners of critical care medicine when confronted with challenging clinical scenarios. Besides, it is a useful source of information to postgraduate trainees in various medical specialties. The topics addressed are among the most widely discussed during postgraduate examinations.

It is also relevant for practitioners in general medicine and specialized areas of practice, including pulmonology (respiratory medicine), cardiology, neurology, nephrology, gastroenterology, and surgical specialties.


Who are the authors of "Controversies in Critical Care" ?

Dr. Jose Chacko, MD, DA, DNB, EDIC, MBA, has completed the European Diploma in Intensive Care (EDIC) from the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) and currently works as a senior consultant in critical care medicine at Narayana Health, Bangalore, India. A renowned teacher and academician, he is a leading practitioner and teacher of critical care medicine in India.

He has many publications in peer-reviewed journals and contributed to text books in critical care and emergency medicine. He contributes regularly to academic meetings in critical care medicine. Dr. Chacko runs a blog site ( and creates podcasts ( that address provocative topics in critical care medicine.

Dr. Swapnil Pawar, MD, FCICM, EDIC, is a fellow of the College of Intensive Care Medicine (FCICM), Australia and New Zealand and has also completed his European Diploma in Intensive Care (EDIC) with the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM).

He is currently working as a consultant intensivist at the St. George Hospital in Sydney and is the coordinator for Innovation in Intensive Care. He is the chair of the education committee of the Australia and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS).

He has a keen interest in simulation and medical education and is a certified simulation healthcare educator (CHSE) with the Society of Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). He is the host and producer of six educational podcast series and runs his educational website Critical Care Education (

Professor Ian Seppelt, FANZCA, FCICM, is a senior specialist in intensive care medicine at Nepean Hospital, University of Sydney, professor of anesthesia at Macquarie University, and professorial fellow at The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney.

He has more than 100 peer-reviewed international publications and has delivered numerous invited presentations at international meetings. He is a past executive member of the ANZICS Clinical Trials Group and lead investigator for SuDDICU (Australia) for which he received a National Health and Medical Research Council Research Excellence Award in 2015.

Dr. Gagan Brar, MD, DNB, EDIC, IDCCM is a fellow of the National Board of Examinations in critical care medicine and has completed the European diploma in intensive care (EDIC) with the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM).

She currently works as a consultant in critical care medicine, Aster RV Hospital, Bangalore. Dr. Brar has published several original papers in peer-reviewed journals and is an invited speaker for major academic meetings in critical care medicine.

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