kumar and colleagues' neurocritical care management of the neurosurgical patient provides the reader with thorough coverage of neuroanatomical structures, operative surgical approaches, anesthetic considerations, as well as the full range of known complications relating to elective and non-elective neurosurgical procedures. drawing upon the expertise of an interdisciplinary team of physicians from neurosurgery, neurology, anesthesiology, critical care, and nursing backgrounds, the text covers all aspects intensivists need to be aware of in order to provide optimal patient care.show more
a classic since its first publication nearly 25 years ago, stoelting's anesthesia and co-existing disease, 7th edition, by drs. roberta l. hines and katherine e. marschall, remains your go-to reference for concise, thorough coverage of pathophysiology of the most common diseases and their medical management relevant to anesthesia. to provide the guidance you need to successfully manage or avoid complications stemming from pre-existing conditions there are detailed discussions of each disease, the latest practice guidelines, easy-to-follow treatment algorithms, and more.show more
this text covers the major controversies and "myths" in each of the major anesthesia subspecialties. you're wrong, i'm right is designed to be an easy and engaging evidence based read that offers the fast-paced give-and-take of a debate between two experts at the top of their game–capturing their full argument, including expressions of humor and displays of temper. each point of contention begins with a real case, carefully selected to encapsulate the argument. one author then argues the "pro" side and another the "con." sometimes a single author may argue both sides. in doing so, the authors highlight the newest evidence and remind us of classic principles that have stood the test of time. at the end of the debate, readers can determine which argument they will use in their clinical practice, and may also consult a final "consensus" section that identifies the editors' and contributors' "picks" of the one best practice in a range of different situations.show more
this is a comprehensive and authoritative presentation of total intravenous anesthesia (tiva) and target controlled infusion (tci). the editors' international reputation has enabled them to recruit leading experts from around the world to write single-author chapters in their area of expertise. total intravenous anesthesia and target controlled infusions is the first multi-disciplinary, globally authored volume on the topic. providing a single source of information on all aspects of tiva and tci, from pharmacologic modeling and the pharmacology of intravenous anesthetic drugs to practical considerations in the clinical setting and the requirements of special populations, total intravenous anesthesia and target controlled infusions examines the debate about the risks and advantages of tiva, analyze outcome studies, and provides guidance on creating a curriculum to teach tiva and tci.show more
now in a revised and expanded 7th edition, kaplan's cardiac anesthesia helps you optimize perioperative outcomes for patients undergoing both cardiac and noncardiac surgery. dr. joel l. kaplan, along with associate editors, drs. john g. t. augoustides, david l. reich, and gerard r. manecke, guide you through today's clinical challenges, including the newest approaches to perioperative assessment and management, state-of-the art diagnostic techniques, and cardiovascular and coronary physiology.show more
now thoroughly up to date with new chapters and new multimedia resources, smith's anesthesia for infants and children, 9th edition, by drs. peter davis and franklyn cladis, covers the information you need to provide effective perioperative care for any type of pediatric surgery. leading experts in pediatric anesthesia bring you up to date with every aspect of both basic science and clinical practice, helping you incorporate the latest clinical guidelines and innovations in your practice.show more
michael r. anderson; sylvia h. wilson; meg a. rosenblatt >in light of evolving techniques and strategies for increasingly complex orthopedic procedures, this accessible guide to patient management outlines the considerations involved in selecting the most suitable anesthetic for both common and complex clinical scenarios. chapters cover a multitude of clinical presentations and procedures, ranging from orthopedic trauma to total joint replacement, outpatient hand procedures and regional anesthetic placement in patients with pre-existing conditions. each chapter discusses and evaluates multiple approaches, accompanied by a review of the current literature. abundant case scenarios of patients undergoing orthopedic surgical or regional anesthesia provide a handy framework for specialists and consultants, as well as an invaluable guide for trainees in anesthesia, regional anesthesia and emergency medicine.
kirsty maclennan; kate o’brien; w. ross macnab >this new addition to the highly successful core topics in anaesthesia series provides a clinically relevant text for both trainees and consultants, covering the entire sub-specialty of obstetric anaesthesia. in-depth coverage of pregnancy-related physiology and pharmacology makes this book an excellent revision tool for basic science examinations. it is also a trouble-shooting guide for anaesthetists when managing parturients suffering with concurrent medical conditions including obesity, sepsis, hypertensive, renal, respiratory, neurological, haematological and endocrine diseases. chapters provide recommended management plans for specific conditions such as hiv and neuropraxia following regional anesthesia, and include algorithms to guide clinical decision-making. guidance on the required infrastructure for setting up services such as antenatal clinics is also included. experts in their fields have contributed sections including allergy testing and immunology, the immunocompromised parturient, and maternal collapse. this practical resource will serve as a survival guide for all those caring for parturients on the delivery suite.
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ultrasound has revolutionized the practice of regional anesthesia, yet there remains a paucity of good resources on ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia in children. this book offers a much-needed practical guide to all the major ultrasound-guided blocks in pediatric patients, including neuraxial, truncal, upper and lower limb blocks. the core principles of good clinical practice in regional anesthesia are described and discussed, including the pharmacology of local anesthetics in children, the performance of regional anesthesia, the management of complications, and the clinical anatomy of each block. every block chapter provides both a ‘how to’ section and also a comprehensive literature review, with an up-to-date and relevant bibliography for reference and further reading. chapters are illustrated with unique anatomical images and detailed descriptions. both trainee and experienced anesthesiologists will find this an essential resource for the safe and effective performance of modern regional anesthesia in children.
fundamentals of anaesthesia is the gold standard text for the primary frca, encapsulating the basic principles of modern anaesthesia in one easily accessible volume. written and edited by experts with extensive frca examination experience, this text deliberately blends the expertise of invited authors in an unrivalled consistency of style more akin to that of a single author text. all of the subject matter required to pass the exam is condensed into an easy-to-read format. this fully updated fourth edition includes new guidelines, an improved chapter structure, and a new section on clinical ultrasound. the generous use of summary boxes, bullet points, tables and diagrams creates a text that is clear, concise and easy to navigate. each section covers one of the four components of the soe. this is a unique revision aid for the primary frca and an essential companion for all exam candidates.show more
fully updated and expanded, the second edition of clinical fluid therapy in the perioperative setting brings together the world's leading experts in fluid management to explain what you should know when providing infusion fluids to surgical and critical care patients. current evidence-based knowledge, essential basic science, and modern clinical practice are explained in 34 focused and authoritative chapters. new chapters cover topics such as burn injury, monitoring of the microcirculation, the glycocalyx layer, intensive care, trauma, transplantations, and adverse effects of infusion fluids. each chapter begins with an abstract, providing a quick overview of the topic, followed by detailed clinical and pre-clinical guidance. together, the chapters guide the reader in the use of fluid therapy in all aspects of perioperative patient care. edited by robert g. hahn, a clinical anesthesiologist and highly experienced researcher in fluid therapy, this is essential reading for all anesthesiologists, intensivists, and surgeons.show more
physics for the anaesthetic viva is a succinct and practical text that comprehensively covers all aspects of the physics and clinical measurement curriculum for the frca examinations. each section begins by explaining the basic science concepts, which are then expanded and related to everyday practice. illustrations are used to enhance understanding of the concepts, and are presented in such a way as to be easy to reproduce in the exam setting. in addition, sample viva questions are provided at the end of each chapter to test learning, or for use in a mock viva session. written by trainees for trainees, this book provides exactly what you need to pass the exam.show more
the structured oral examination can be the hardest component of the primary frca examination to prepare for, but help is at hand. this book has been specifically designed to give realistic practice questions and to show you how to phrase and develop your answers. the questions included have been mapped to the frca examination curriculum and reflect both core and niche subject areas. questions are presented as full mock examinations and also divided by section, enabling you to use the book in whichever way you find most effective. complete scripted answers allow you to see how questions develop and help you to hone your technique. handy hints and tips for exam preparation are included throughout the book, and a dedicated introduction section covers common pitfalls and how to avoid them. this is an invaluable preparation guide and sample question resource for trainees and trainers alike.show more
with the increasing frequency of breaks from practice, the importance of proper preparation and guidance for doctors returning to work has recently been recognised by the academy of medical royal colleges and the royal college of anaesthetists. this is the first dedicated resource to support anaesthetists returning to work after a significant break of any kind, and is designed to complement the growing range of regional and national return to work courses by gathering relevant information and advice into one easily accessible reference source. divided into three parts, specific to different stages in the return to work process, this book offers information and advice about the practicalities of returning to work, 120 different clinical scenarios to refresh the reader's knowledge, and a collection of useful guidelines and checklists for the first days and weeks back, forming a vital practical resource for anaesthetists in this situation and those supporting them.show more
the initial hours after surgery are a critical time in the care of the surgical patient. familiarity with the clinical presentation of perioperative complications is important to achieving optimal outcomes. by taking an approach to complications based upon signs and symptoms seen in the early post-operative period among adult patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery, this book aids the practitioner in the clinical management of surgical patients during the often turbulent hours after surgery. after a brief introduction to pacu organization, this manual discusses the common and most serious symptoms encountered in the post-operative patient, giving guidance on diagnosis of the underlying disorder and the treatment options available. the book also includes chapters dedicated to subspecialty patients, including patients requiring post-operative mechanical ventilation, pediatric patients, patients with implantable cardiac devices, morbidly obese patients and the complex pain patient. this practical manual is essential reading for all practitioners working in the pacu environment.show more
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this second edition presents the first update on a consensus process during which all evidence from the literature with a survival benefit in the perioperative period was gathered, and in which 500 physicians from 61 countries worked to confirm the findings. perioperative morbidity and mortality currently represent a public health problem, as mortality alone is 1-4% in western countries. surprisingly, randomized evidence of survival benefit in the perioperative period is available for only 12 topics, while two drugs have been demonstrated to increase mortality. this book offers a complete description of each topic with updated evidence from the literature. each chapter deals with a specific drug or technique and is structured into the following: background knowledge, main evidence from the literature, and a practical how-to section. lastly, the book describes in detail the consensus process used, which served to reinforce the systematic review and which is currently being used and improved in other settings with growing success. written by respected international experts, reducing mortality in the perioperative period, 2nd ed. will be of interest to a wide variety of specialists, including anesthesiologists, intensivists, surgeons and cardiologists.show more
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covering both transesophageal echocardiography (tee) and transthoracic echocardiography (tte), this book fills the need of accessible information for the practitioner seeking a basic level of familiarity with tee and tte in the perioperative management of the surgical patient. this book is a practical guide on echocardiography written for non-cardiac anesthesiologists and critical care physicians who wish to become familiar with the use of transesophageal echocardiography (tee) and transthoracic echocardiography (tte) as well as a resource for anesthesiologists studying for the basic pte examination. essential echocardiology also features extensive figures and more than 100 echocardiography videos.show more
written and edited by the foremost practitioners of neurolysis, this completely revised and updated second edition assembles the current methods of neurolytic procedures into a single volume. the book explains in great detail trigeminal and radiofrequency techniques, facet joint denervation, cryoneurolysis and lumbosacral, thoracic and cervial neuroplasty. the new concept of the scarring triangle and treatment that may prevent surgical failures is proposed. neuroaugmentation and complimentary procedures are also covered. indications, contraindications, and complications of these treatments are discussed along with outcomes on some of the case studies featured in the first edition. interventional pain physicians, as well as palliative pain physicians, neurosurgeons, and orthopedic spine surgeons, will find this text to be the definitive reference on neurolysis in clinical practice.show more
as sir william osler said "the practice of medicine is an art, based on science". the authors believe that the art of precision medicine is knowing when the science of medicine should not be applied to your patient. this practical guide to managing patient expectations while maintaining a good medical practice presents as one of the only books of its kind. written for anesthesiology residents in training, as well as practicing physicians, practical anesthetic management focuses on giving clinicians the tools to create safer, more effective and efficient practices while catering to patient satisfaction. featuring pearls for teaching purposes, practical anesthetic management also covers topics like preoperative evaluation, tips on blood-gas analysis, and essentials of airway management, all complete with accompanying videos.show more
featured as a single volume, this is a comprehensive guide to possible nerve entrapment syndromes and their management. each chapter covers a single nerve, or group of closely related nerves, and goes over the clinical presentation, anatomy, physical exam, differential diagnosis, contributing factors, injection techniques, neurolytic/surgical techniques, treatments of perpetuating factors, and complications. nerve entrapments can occur throughout the body and cause headaches, chest pain, abdominal pain, pelvic pain, low back pain, and upper and lower extremity pain. as an example, one of the most common forms of nerve entrapment syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, affects roughly 1 in 20 people in the united states, and is only one of several types of entrapment syndromes possible for the median nerve. chapters are also extensively illustrated and include 3d anatomical images. the additional online material enhances the book with more than 50 videos – at least 2 for each nerve. this enables readers to easily navigate the book. in addition to a conventional index it includes a "pain problems index" for searching by symptom.
peripheral nerve entrapments: clinical diagnosis and management is a long-needed resource for pain physicians, emergency room physicians, and neurologists.show more
this book presents the most recent evidence-based facts on perioperative fluid management and discusses fluid management from basic sciences to clinical applications and the patients' outcomes. recent advances in understanding the revised starling principle with new concepts in tissue perfusion and the most recent techniques of perioperative goal directed fluid management are described. the endothelial glycocalyx functions and the influence of fluid management on its integrity are covered in detail; moreover, the techniques for its protection are also discussed. the dilemma of perioperative use of hydroxyethyl starch solutions and the resurgence of interest in using human albumin as an alternative colloid is explored. the problems of using unbuffered solutions during the perioperative period and comparison between restrictive versus liberal fluid management are discussed in full. perioperative fluid management will be of interest to anesthesiologists and also intensivists.show more
this book covers all aspects of out of operating room anesthesia and deep sedation practice. the practical aspects of anesthesia are emphasized, with particular stress on management of un-anticipated adverse events. a concise, yet comprehensive description of relevant basic sciences is also included. although the contributors are predominantly north american, essential elements of out of or practice in countries other than the usa are incorporated. situations like those that contributed to the death of joan rivers are addressed with particular emphasis on their recognition, prevention and management. the importance of safety as the key element in providing anesthesia in remote or unfamiliar areas is highlighted and discussed. a lack of accurate documentation is a major drawback in out of or anesthesia practice and the reader is drawn to the importance of documentation, both from a practical and medico legal standpoint. a separate chapter deals with research and future directions in out of or anesthesia. out of operating room anesthesia: a comprehensive review, is primarily aimed at all anesthesia providers: anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists and residents.
specific chapters such as dental anesthesia, anesthesia for er procedures and sedation for cosmetic procedures will be useful as a reference guide to physicians exposed to brief training in anesthesia during their non-anesthesia residency program.show more
authored by three world experts, this is a clinically focused book on pediatric anesthesia. "the manual", as it is known, has long dominated the market for a succinct and practical resource on administering anesthesia to children and is used by residents, general anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, and pediatric anesthesiologists. this new edition retains the basic structure of the book and is updated throughout. text-heavy in the current edition, the seventh edition features the addition of figures to chapters where they are especially helpful (eg, the chapter on cardiovascular surgery and cardiac procedures) and makes greater use of headings to break up the text and guide reading. from reviews of the sixth edition:"this is an extremely well written book that i would recommend highly to anyone involved in anaesthetizing children. it is comprehensive enough to provide an excellent reference for trainees and general anaesthetists who occasionally deal with paediatric cases, while at the same time giving valuable supplemental information for paediatric anaesthetists encountering an unusual procedure or condition.
in short, this is a book that would make a welcome addition to any anaesthetist's mobile library." –anaesthesiashow more
this comprehensive guide covers prescribing controlled substances for patients with acute or chronic pain and provides a balanced discussion on appropriate treatment, addiction, safety and complications. chapters feature evidence-based strategies and clinical modalities that address diagnostic challenges, treatment guidance, alternatives to opioid management and the significant legal risks within the current regulatory environment. authored by leaders in pain medicine, physicians and appropriate health care professionals will find controlled substance management in chronic pain to be an indispensable resource.show more
in this book, recognized anesthesiology experts present the latest findings on anesthesia for electro-convulsive therapy (ect). with the development of modified electroconvulsive therapy (m-ect) and devices to provide brief-pulse stimulation, ect is currently being re-evaluated as an important procedure in psychiatric disorder therapy and is increasingly being used worldwide to treat several psychiatric conditions. this trend is due to the social phenomenon of the growing number of patients for whom ect is applicable. since the new approach is more safe and effective than the original method without anesthesia, m-ect is currently applied under general anesthesia in most advanced countries. this book provides an overview and practice of total anesthesia management in the perioperative period of ect. it offers an indispensable resource not only for professional anesthesiologists but also healthcare professionals who use this therapy.show more
this comprehensive textbook, covering all aspects of the perioperative management of patients undergoing organ transplantation, serves as the standard reference for clinicians who care for transplant patients on a day-to-day basis as well as those who encounter organ transplantation only occasionally in their clinical practice. anesthesia and perioperative care for organ transplantation covers transplantation of the heart, lung, liver, pancreas, and kidney, as well as multivisceral and composite tissue graft transplantations. for each kind of transplantation, the full spectrum of perioperative considerations is addressed: preoperative preparation, intraoperative anesthesia management, surgical techniques, and postoperative care. each chapter contains evidence-based recommendations, relevant society guidelines, management algorithms, and institutional protocols as tables, flow diagrams, and figures. photographs demonstrating surgical techniques, anesthesia procedures, and perfusion management are included.
anesthesia and perioperative care for organ transplantation is for anesthesiologists and critical care physicians; transplantation surgeons; nurse anesthetists; icu nurses; and trainees.show more
this book is the definitive revision aid to the primary frca structured oral examination. the second edition is revised and updated in line with the new royal college of anaesthetists guide, with eight new sections to reflect changes to the rca's model questions and a major revision of six of the existing sections. packed with new guidelines and current hot topics, this second volume covers pharmacology, special patient groups and critical incidents in depth. following the exam syllabus, the guide offers a pragmatic approach to help readers through the tangled thickets of the primary.show more
the primary frca structured oral examination study guide 1 is the definitive revision aid to the primary frca structured oral examination. this second edition is revised and updated in line with the new royal college of anaesthetists 'guide to the primary frca', with over 20 new topics to reflect changes to the rcoa's model questions and major revisions to graphs, diagrams and many of the pre-existing sections. packed with new guidelines and current hot topics, this first volume covers physiology and physics. the nearly 50 physiology topics covered include lung function, hypoxia, acid-base balance, pain pathways, oxygen transport, cerebral blood flow and more. nearly 30 physics topics are covered including gas laws, oxygen measurement, cardiac output monitoring, safety features of the anaesthetic machine, resuscitation bags and valves, depth of anaesthesia monitoring and more. the second edition of this hugely popular book is improved in clarity and content but stays true to the pragmatic approach adopted by the authors in the first edition.show more
m.d. keith j. ruskin; m.d. marjorie p. stiegler; m.d. stanley h. rosenbaum >quality and safety in anesthesia and perioperative care offers practical suggestions for improving quality of care and patient safety in the perioperative setting. chapters are organized into sections on clinical foundations and practical applications, and emphasize strategies that support reform at all levels, from operating room practices to institutional procedures. written by leading experts in their fields, chapters are based on accepted safety, human performance, and quality management science and they illustrate the benefits of collaboration between medical professionals and human factors experts. the book highlights concepts such as situation awareness, staff resource management, threat and error management, checklists, explicit practices for monitoring, and safety culture. quality and safety in anesthesia and perioperative care is a must-have resource for those preparing for the quality and safety questions on the american board of anesthesiology certification examinations, as well as clinicians and trainees in all practice settings.