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Understanding the language of intensive care physicians

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The surgical critical care handbook. Guidelines for care of the surgical patient in the ICU.
Jameel Ali, editor. World Scientific, 2016 (756 pp, US$175.00). ISBN 9789814663120

In the United States, surgeons (also known as surgical intensivists) often directly manage patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). Taking this into account, and despite the need to “translate” words such as “epinephrine”, “norepinephrine” and “respirologist”, I approached The surgical critical care handbook as an Australasian surgeon wishing to be conversant in the language of the intensivists to whom I entrust the care of my critically ill patients. In that respect, the book edited by Jameel Ali, Professor of Surgery and Advanced Trauma and Director of the Life Support Program at the University of Toronto, is generally fit for purpose, written in a broadly conversational style by a number of expert contributors. While not…