Wylie and Churchill-Davidson's 'A Practice of Anaesthesia', 6Ed

Wylie and Churchill-Davidson's 'A Practice of Anaesthesia', 6Ed

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The new edition of this popular text has been extensively revised and updated throughout. It will continue to provide the trainee or practising anaesthetist with all the information, both background and practical, that will be needed in the busy clinical setting or during revision for qualifying examinations.

Major changes for the new edition include increased international relevance, made possible by the extensive input of a new American co-editor and the selection of well known contributing authors from around the world. The content is thus applicable to all trainees studying for, and passing, the variety of different certifying examinations for practising anaesthesia in a wide range of locales. The book presents both the basic science underlying modern anaesthetic practice and up-to-date clinical anaesthetic management techniques in a comprehensive, but concise and accessible, style. Reviews are well referenced throughout to guide the reader towards additional information beyond the scope of this text.

The book will continue to provide in a single volume all the information relevant to the physician in training, and serve as a convenient and reliable reference for the anaesthetist to use after training.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 1552 pages
  • 203.2 x 269.2 x 61mm | 2,880.34g
  • Hodder Arnold
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 6th New edition
  • b/w illus
  • 034055309X
  • 9780340553091

Table of contents

Introduction: History
Scope of anesthesia practice
scope of anaesthesia practice (A european perspective)
Part 1 Anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and basic pharmacology
Section 1: Basic principles of pharmacology
Drug-receptor interactions
Physics of anesthesia
Statistics for the anesthesiologist
Section 2: The Respiratory system
Respiratory physiology and pathophysiology
Respiratory pharmacology
Section 3: The cardiovascular system
Cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology
Drugs acting on the cardiovascular system
Blood volume, oxygen transport, blood component replacement and oxygen transport
Control of the circulation
Section 4: The nervous system
Neuroanatomy and neurophysiology
Theories of narcosis
Nerve conduction and local anesthetic action
Neuromuscular physiology
Section 5: Metabolic, digestive and exretory systems
Gastrointestinal tract
Hepatic system
Renal physiology and fluids and electrolytes
Acid-base balance
Calcium and magnesium
Reproductive physiology
Inherited diseases
Section 6: Immune and endocrine systems
The immune
inflammatory system
The endocrine system
Allergic reactions
Part 2 Anesthetic considerations and techniques
Section 7: Perioperative considerations
Preoperative assesment
Monitoring of the anesthetized patient
Principles of airway management
The anesthetic machine and breathing systems
Computers and simulations in anesthesia
Operating room safety
Section 8: Clinical pharmacology and anesthetic techniques
Awareness and depth of anesthesia
Volatile anesthetics
Sedatives and induction agents
Muscle relaxants and reversal agents
Local anesthetics and regional anesthesia techniques
Other drugs in anesthesia
TIVA - extensive increase in the discussion on controlled infusion methods using pharmacodynamics
Trauma associated with patient transfer and the positioning process
Critical incidents during anesthesia
Part 3 Subspecialty-oriented management of anesthesia
Section 9: General systems
Anesthesia following severe trauma
Anesthesia for orthopedic surgery
Anesthesia for neurosurgery
Anesthesia for cardiac surgery
Anesthesia for vascular surgery
Anesthesia for thoracic surgery
Anesthesia for surgery involving the endocrine surgery
Section 10: Anesthesia for head and neck surgery
Dental and face surgery anesthesia
Anesthesia for ENT and laser surgery
Ophthalmic anesthesia
Section 11: Anesthesia for the digestive and reproductive
excretory systems
Anesthesia for surgery of the kidney
Anesthesia for surgery on the liver
Intraabdominal laparascopic surgery - anesthetic implications
Anesthesia for urologic surgery
Section 12: Anesthesia for the Obstetrical Patient
Maternal and fetal effects of anesthetics
OB anesthesia
Section 13: Anesthesia for young and old patients
Neonatal anesthesia
Anesthesia for infants and children
Anesthesia for the geriatric patient
Section 14: Anesthesia for Special Procedures
Anesthesia for transplant surgery
Anesthesia for the outpatient
Anesthesia for off-site procedures
Part 4 The Perioperative care consultant
Section 15 Critical care management
Metabolism and response to injury
Nutritional support
Ventilators management
Critical care
Burn management
Head injury
Transmission of infection
Hyperbaric medicine
Arrest management
Section 16: Pain Management
Post-operative analgesia
chronic pain management
Cancer pain management
Chronic pediatric pain management
Part 5 Anesthesia and Society
Section 17: Legal aspects of an anesthetic practice
Medico-legal aspects: an american perspective
The anesthetists duty of care: a british perspective
Informed consent
Section 8: Stress and bereavement
Stress and the anesthetist
Bereavement care
Section 19: Quality assurance and cost management
Ethical considerations in anesthesia
Epidemiology and health service research
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...an old friend to many anaesthetists...[which] is of value to established consultants and trainees alike.
British Journal of Hospital Medicine (of the previ

The book...does an excellent job of presenting the basic science underlying most aspects of anaesthesia.
Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia
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