References used

  1. Homepage
  2. Why this site?
  3. References for this site
  4. Stage 1: Pre-shock Anticipation
  5. Stage 2: Pre-shock Slide
  6. Stage 3: Compensated shock
  7. Stage 4: Decompensated shock, but reversible
  8. Stage 5: Decompensated shock, but irreversible
  9. Vicious cycles
  10. S.I.R.S.
  11. Shock Combo
  12. Microvascular Complications
  13. Geneva Handshake
  14. EGDT
  15. Normotensive and Hypertensive (cryptic) shocks
  16. contact

Cells, Tissues and Disease
Cells, Tissues, and Disease. Principles of General Pathology. Guido Majno and Isabelle Joris
Oxford University Press, USA; 2 edition (August 26, 2004) 1040 pages; 552 color & 599 b/w illus.
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This is what I consider "The Book of Secrets"

This book is the basis and inspiration for this site.

Note: Many physicians "learn" diseases as a collection of symptoms and signs, without a real comprehension of what is really going on. But all diseases start with changes at the cell level. For those physicians who lack this knowledge, take a comfortable chair, go to your backyard or to the beach, sip coffee, tea or a good drink, relax (for a change) and refresh your understanding of diseases. this book is for you!. (Disclaimer: I have no financial or other gains whatsoever for writing the above)

Sorry Folks !

Those very popular and otherwise superb multi-authored cardiology textbooks have, shockingly, NO chapter on shock!!!