Essential Clinical Anesthesia

Essential Clinical Anesthesia

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The clinical practice of anesthesia has undergone many advances in the past few years, making this the perfect time for a new state-of-the-art anesthesia textbook for practitioners and trainees. The goal of this book is to provide a modern, clinically focused textbook giving rapid access to comprehensive, succinct knowledge from experts in the field. All clinical topics of relevance to anesthesiology are organized into 29 sections consisting of more than 180 chapters. The print version contains 166 chapters that cover all of the essential clinical topics, while an additional 17 chapters on subjects of interest to the more advanced practitioner can be freely accessed at Newer techniques such as ultrasound nerve blocks, robotic surgery and transesophageal echocardiography are included, and numerous illustrations and tables assist the reader in rapidly assimilating key information. This authoritative text is edited by distinguished Harvard Medical School faculty, with contributors from many of the leading academic anesthesiology departments in the United States and an introduction from Dr S. R. Mallampati. This book is your essential companion when preparing for board review and recertification exams and in your daily clinical practice.
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  • Electronic book text | 1104 pages
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 479 b/w illus. 526 tables
  • 1139118633
  • 9781139118637

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"...trainees will find it useful when they need a single source of information to build and expand their scientific foundation...and accomplished practitioners will find it helpful for reinforcing their knowledge." Doody's Review Services
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About Charles A. Vacanti

Charles A. Vacanti, MD, is the Vandam/Covino Professor of Anesthesiology at Harvard Medical School and Anesthesiologist-in-Chief of the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. He has published more than 200 original articles, reviews, book chapters and abstracts, and he holds more than 20 patents. In addition, he serves as the Director for the Laboratories for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is the founding editor of the journal Tissue Engineering and founding president of the Tissue Engineering Society International. He is currently a member of the Governing Council of the Society of Academic Anesthesiology Associations (SAAA), of which he is the immediate past president. Pankaj K. Sikka, MD, PhD, is a staff anesthesiologist at Health Alliance and Emerson Hospitals in Massachusetts. He completed his anesthesia residency at Yale New Haven Hospital, a cardiothoracic anesthesia fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and a PhD in pharmacology at LSU Medical Center. He has held academic faculty appointments at the University of California, San Francisco, the University of Pittsburgh and Harvard Medical School. He was the first ever to culture rat kidney cells in vitro, making it easy and inexpensive to perform experiments. He is a member of the task force on the ASA-SEE program. His research interests include patient safety, novel anesthetic drugs and operating room efficiency. Richard D. Urman, MD, MBA, is an Instructor-in-Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and a staff anesthesiologist at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. He specializes in ambulatory anesthesia and is the director of procedural sedation management and education for the hospital. He is also a chief executive officer of the Institute for Safety in Office-Based Surgery. Scott Segal, MD, MHCM, is Associate Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and Vice Chairman for Education in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is a senior editor of the American Board of Anesthesiology written examination and an oral examiner for the board. He is also cofounder of, an educational website serving thousands of physicians worldwide.
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Table of contents

Part I. Preoperative Care and Evaluation Angela Bader; Part II. Airway Management William Rosenblatt; Part III. Anesthesia Equipment Ay Kumar; Part IV. Patient Monitoring Bhavani S. Kodali; Part V. Inhalational Anesthetics James Philip; Part VI. Intravenous Anesthetics and Adjunct Drugs Mark Dershwitz; Part VII. Pharmacology of Local Anesthetics Gary Strichartz; Part VIII. Anesthesia Techniques Sascha Beutler; Part IX. Managing the Transition from Anesthesia Robert M. Knapp; Part X. Regional Anesthesia Mercedes Concepcion; Part XI. Fluid and Electrolyte Balance Selwyn Rogers; Part XII. Transfusion Medicine Richard Kaufman; Part XIII. Cardiac Anesthesia Stanton Shernan; Part XIV. Vascular Anesthesia Simon Gelman and Stanley Leeson; Part XV. Thoracic Anesthesia Shannon McKenna; Part XVI. Neuroanesthesia Linda Aglio; Part XVII. Anesthesia for Renal and Urinary Tract Diseases Paul Allen; Part XVIII. Anesthesia for General Surgical Procedures Warren S. Sandberg.
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