Published 2016, 166pp
Peter Gosling, Anne Sutcliffe & Stephanie Dancer
Despite major advances in the treatment of critical illness, in-hospital mortality rates for
patients requiring intensive care remain between 30 and 40%. The commonest cause of death,
irrespective of the underlying reason for intensive care unit (ICU) admission, is uncontrolled systemic inflammation leading to multiple organ failure. This book provides a laboratory perspective on both the pathogenesis and treatment of organ failure, enabling the reader to understand the essential role that Laboratory Medicine plays in guiding the treatment of critical illness.