Critical Medicine

Medical specialty that involves the management of patients with diseases that threaten their life. Intensivist physicians have the academic and practical training to assess and manage patients in critical condition. These patients may have failure of one or more organs including heart, lungs, brain, kidneys, pancreas, liver or gastrointestinal system.

The specialist physician in critical medicine applies multifaceted treatment to support vital organs in the acute phase (mechanical ventilation, hemodynamic support) and stabilization in the recovery phase (enteral nutrition, parenteral, rehabilitation and psychological support).

 

Procedures:

  • Advanced cardiovascular care
  • Placement of central venous catheter with or without ultrasound
  • Placement of venous catheter for hemodialysis
  • Hemodynamic monitoring by ultrasound
  • Invasive and noninvasive mechanical ventilatory assistance
  • Stabilization for ground or air transport of the critically ill patient.

 

Diseases commonly treated by critical medicine:

  • Sepsis
  • Severe pneumonia
  • Heart failure
  • Convulsive crisis
  • Hypertensive crisis
  • Massive bleeding
  • Post-operative high risk
  • Cerebral stroke

What is an intensive care unit?

It is an intrahospital area with highly specialized personnel and equipment for the continuous monitoring and treatment of critical ill patients.

 

Dr. José Iván Rodríguez De Molina Serrano
U.N.A.M.
C Prof. 5477117 / C Esp. 8567547
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