Sunday, December 31, 2006

Crisis Management in Anesthesiology



An emergency procedures guide that will provide the anaesthetist with a theoretical basis for handling even the most unexpected complications. The chapters are divided into 2 sections. Section 1: basic principles of crisis management in anesthesiology
Section 2: catalog of critical events in anesthesiology.Section 2 is a systematic compilation of emergency procedures for the kinds of crisis which are often encountered in clinical practice and comprises of over 75% of the book. This section details the aetiology, typical situations, methods for prevention, manifestations, similar events and even complications to watch out for when dealing with a major crisis. Presented as a hierarchical list of what to check for or to do, the catalogue is designed toimprove recognition and response to crisis situations
SECTION I BASIC PRINCIPLES of CRISIS MANAGEMENT in ANESTHESIOLOGY: The Story of Dynamic Decision Making and Crisis Management in Anesthesiology. Principles of Anesthesia Crisis Resource Management
SECTION II CATALOG of CRITICAL EVENTS in ANESTHESIOLOGY:
Generic Events. Cardiovascular Events. Pulmonary Events. Metabolic Events. Neurologic Events. Eequipment Events. Cardiac Anesthesia Events. Obstetric Events. Pediatric Events Index Anaesthetists in practice and training.


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Author:David M., M.D. Gaba, Kevin J. Fish, Steven K., M.D. Howard
Publisher:Churchill Livingstone
Pages:309

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Oxford Handbook of Anaesthesia



A stunning new addition to the acclaimed Oxford Handbook of Anaesthesia is the first truly concise yet comprhensive guide for anaesthetists, providing a practical approach to anaesthetic practice. Written by experts within their fields, the emphasis is on providing clear and reliable advice on a range of surgical situations, advice that can be accessed within seconds. Also included is information on preoperative considerations such as consent, implications of pre-existing medical conditions, postoperative problems, along with a list of anaesthetic drug dosages, infusions, and normal values. The Oxford Handbook of Anaesthesia includes valuable advice for registrars and those sitting exams, whilst also being the one essential book for all anaesthetists, both junior and experienced, to keep in their pockets at all times.
This handbook is aimed at anaesthetists who have received at least basic training in anaesthesia. It does not tell the reader how to give an anaesthetic, but aims to help decide the best anaesthetic for different situations. We have tried to be selective about the contents of the book and have omitted some of the more traditional, but less relevant, topics for our target audience


Book details: Author:Keith Allman and Iain Wilson
Publisher:: Oxford University Press
Pages:1228

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Anaesthesia for medical students



Specialists in the fields of medicine and surgery may ask why medical students should be exposed to the specialty of anesthesia. This manual was written with contributing authors from the Departments of Anesthesia at the Ottawa Civic and General Hospitals for medical students
spending two weeks of their clinical rotation in the specialty of anesthesia. Six specific objectives are used to focus the students reading. The text is highlighted by two asterisks (**) formaterial that is essential and that the student must know, and one asterisks(*) for material which the studentshould know. A11 other material is~rovided for background reading whichthe student may know. The manual is to be used as a primary reference for lectures on monitoring in anesthesia, and on acute and chronic pain management.The problem-based tutorial questionwill also be on material covered in this manual.


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Author:Patrick Sullivan MD, FRCPC
Publisher:Department of Anaesthesia, Ottawa Civic Hospital.
Pages:266
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Friday, December 29, 2006

Victory Over Pain A History of Anesthesia ~1945
Historical Book



Dr. Robinson has obviously tried to reach all classes of readers in this comprehensive survey of the history of anesthesia. There is enough of the
"popular" approach to be slightly boring at times to the scientifically
trained reader, and enough technical description in several chapters to be
irritating to the lay reader. On the whole, however, the volume -is a welcome
addition to the literature of the subject both because of its comprehensiveness
and because of Dr. Robinson's shrewd and provocative analyses
of the characters of the various men involved. The reader is given a stimulating
glimpse of the inner personalities of Long, Wells, Jackson, and
Morton-their strength and their weaknesses-and progresses from man
to man with a feeling of disappointment that time and space did not permit
a more complete study of each individual.
Victor Robinson founded the journal Medical life, the first in the English language on the history of medicine, and helped organize the History of Science Society in 1924. The collection contains correspondence, original typescripts, unpublished monographs, articles, notes, and biographical data


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Author:Robinson, Victor, 1886-1947
Publisher:london sigma books
Pages:380
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The Handbook Of Patient Safety Compliance
A Practical Guide For Health Care Organizations




Written for virtually every professional and leader in the health care field, as well as students who are preparing for careers in health services delivery, this book presents a framework for developing a patient safety program, shows how best to examine events that do occur, and reveals how to ensure that appropriate corrective and preventative actions are reviewed for effectiveness. The book covers a comprehensive selection of topics including
  • The link between patient safety and legal and regulatory compliance
  • The role of accreditation and standard-setting organizations in patient safety
  • Failure modes and effect analysis
  • Voluntary and regulatory oversight of medical error
  • Evidence-based outcomes and standards of care
  • Creation and preservation of reports, data, and device evidence in medical error situations
  • Claims management when dealing with patient safety events
  • Full disclosure
  • Patient safety in human research
  • Managing confidentiality in the face of litigation
  • Managing patient safety compliance through accountability-based credentialing for health care professionals
  • Planning for the future
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Author: Fay A. Rozovsky, JD, MPH , James R. Woods, Jr., MD , Maree Bellamy Publisher:Jossey-Bass (March 21, 2005
Pages:288
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Oxford Textbook of Critical Care



A comprehensive multi-disciplinary text covering all aspects of intensive care; International contributors; a unique problem-orientated approach to understanding the complex physiological disturbances seen in intensive care medicine.
a comprehensive collection of topics that covers the range of problems experienced in a multidisciplinary critical-care unit. ... admirably covers not only the clinical aspects of critical care, but also unit design and management, medico-legal issues, ethics, monitoring, pharmacotherapeutics, equipment, and procedural skills. ... appeal to a wide audience of critical-care practitioners, including consultants, housestaff, nurses, and respiratory therapists ... should be placed in the intensive-care unit, so that the information can be accessible at the bedside.... an attractive discipline-based textbook ... " Annals of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Aug 1999)
"... truly an important new reference and educational text in the field of Critical Care Medicine. ... one that should be added to the library of critical care departments. The format of the book makes it an excellent text for students studying for critical care examinations.

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Author: Andrew J. Webb, Marc J. Shapiro, Mervyn Singer, and Peter M. Suter Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA
Pages:1464
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Ophthalmic Drug Facts 2007


The definitive single source of objective, up-to-date drug information for eye care professionals.
Ophthalmic Drug Facts is the definitive source for objective, up-to-date drug information for eye care professionals. Organized by therapeutic categories, detailed monographs include all of the drug information that practitioners need to make therapeutic decisions - actions, interactions, adverse reactions, contraindications, dosages, off-label uses and patient information.Accurate, dependable information covers the complete range of therapeutic categories, including anti-allergy and decongestants, anti-inflammatory agents ,local anesthetics, contact lens care, extemporaneous preparations, mydriatics and cycloplegics, orphan and investigational drugs, surgical and nonsurgical adjuncts, systemic drugs affecting the eye and systemic medications used for ocular conditions. More than 200 charts and tables simplify research and comparison of drugs.


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Author:by Edward S. Bennett, Richard G. Fiscella, Siret D., Ph.D. Jaanus, Thom J., M.D. Zimmerman, Jimmy D. Bartlett
Publisher:Facts and Comparisons; 18th edition
Pages:512
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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Irwin and Rippe's Intensive Care Medicine



The thoroughly updated Fifth Edition of this classic critical care reference remains an unsurpassed source of definitive, practical guidance on adult patient care in the ICU. The book provides encyclopedic, multidisciplinary coverage of both medical and surgical intensive care and includes a "how-to" atlas of procedures and techniques...an appendix of calculations used in critical care...and timely new chapters on medical aspects of biological and chemical agents of mass destruction and non-invasive mechanical ventilation. This edition has been extensively revised to reflect contemporary principles and protocols and streamlined from two volumes to a user-friendly and affordable single volume. New section editors have revamped the sections on cardiovascular problems, coronary care, surgical problems, shock and trauma, metabolism and nutrition, hematology, pharmacology/toxicology, and ethical issues. Other Fifth Edition highlights include expanded coverage of gastroesophageal balloon tamponade, aspiration of joints, mechanical ventilation, hepatic dysfunction, applied pharmacokinetics, drug therapy individualization and monitoring, cholinergic agents, postoperative care of the cardiac surgical patient, arterial disease of the extremities, obstetric problems in the ICU, bone marrow transplantation, and health care reform and cost containment.

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Author:Richard S. Irwin, MD; Frank B. Cerra, MD; James M. Rippe, MD
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 5th edition
Pages:2336
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Anesthesia for the Pregnant Patient


The four main concerns of an anesthesiologist caring for a pregnant woman in surgery are physical reactions relating to the respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and central nervous systems. Above all, blood and oxygen flow must be maintained to both the mother and the fetus in order for surgery to be safe when pregnant. If the mother experiences a drop in blood pressure or oxygen saturation, this is cause for concern for the safety of the fetus. Although concerns have been raised in the past about whether the use of nitrous oxide and benzodiazepines is safe when pregnant, no recent study has found any increased risk of congenital abnormalities or preterm labor. Doctors generally agree that inhaled and intravenous anesthetics and narcotics have a long history of being safe when pregnant
This very usefull manual for anesthesia of pregnant patient by anesthesia and critical departement ,Univeristy of Chicago


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Author: Eveline A. M. Faure, MD
Publisher:
Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care (emeritius)
University of Chicago
Pages:176
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Emergency Medicine:
A Comprehensive Study Guide




The leading textbook in Emergency Medicine now has expanded coverage with 308 chapters, new contributors and new editors. As an American College of Emergency Physicians/Mcgraw-Hill publication, the Study Guide is the defining source for clinical EM management and for those preparing for board or recertification exams. New 2-color figures have been added along with additional tables and algorithms. A new compact at last delivers stunning EM pictures in full color. Many sections have been completely revised including Toxicology (Herbals and Vitamins) and Pediatrics (Respiratory Distress) as well as brand new sections such as Nontraumatic Musculo-skeletal Disorders and Special Patients. Emergency Medicine is changing, but "Tintinalli" remains the authoritative diagnosis and management tool for all emergency conditions.

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Author: Cline, David M., Ma, O. John, Tintinalli, Judith E., Kelen, Gabor D., and Stapczynski, J. Stephan
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Pages:2127

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Critical Care in Neurology and Neurosurgery



An authoritative and comprehensive review of the most important clinical issues facing critically ill neurologic and neurosurgical patients. The authors provide pertinent basic, clinical, diagnostic, and management guidelines for all the conditions commonly encountered in the neurocritical care unit, including the management of autonomic disorders that require critical care, postoperative management, and endovascular treatment. The authors also discuss the latest developments in the monitoring of different body systems, emphasizing the management of cardiorespiratory complications and other medical conditions that may threaten the patient's life. Also detailed are the concepts of intracranial physiology and current neuromonitoring techniques, subjects whose understanding is basic to effective management of critically ill neurologic patients. Numerous tables, figures, diagrams, and radiographs simplify and explicate both the diagnostic and therapeutic processes

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Author: Jose I Suarez. Totowa
Publisher:Humana Press
Pages:649
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Walls - Manual of Emergency Airway Management 1st edition



The first and only complete manual to emergency airway management, this book is ideal for those seeking front line coverage of the latest tools and techniques in airway management. Written by noted authorities in the field and based on essential concepts outlined in the National Emergency Airway Management Course, this indispensable resource delivers everything you need to effectively manage an airway during an emergency.
Prepared by the faculty of the National Emergency Airway Management Course, (The Airway Course), in the USA, this manual is an expert, practical guide to this challenging procedure. It offers step by step instructions on techniques, drug administration, and prevention and management of complications and includes a complete section on difficult clinical scenarios. The book is packed with easy-to-follow algorithms and diagrams and helpful mnemonics. FEATURES: Detailed instruction in Rapid Sequence Intubation, including drugs and methods for a myriad of adult and pediatric applications Emergency airway algorithms that provide an organised approach to difficult, failed and crash airwyas Step by step instruction and guidance for recognising and managing the difficult airway Comprehensive discussion of various clinical situations, such as status asthmaticus, pregnancy, neurological injury, th ey very young child, plus many more Helpful mnemonics throughout the book serve as quick memory joggers for vial procedures, measurements and cautions Complete section on difficult clinical scenarios NEW TO THIS EDITION: Updates to all sections, with the removal of obsolete drugs Strict templating for a consistent format amongst all chapters Evidence-based perspectives on a range of therapies and procedures that ensures you of the most current, accurate information available Section on Implementation (will include stocking the airway cart, as well as establishing skills and protocols, training issues, and skill retention Coverage of the latest technology including fiberoptic and video laryngoscopy that provides unmatched access to the airway.

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Author:by Ron M. Walls, Michael F. Murphy , Robert C. Luten, Robert E. Schneider
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Pages:240
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Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Emergency Asthma
(Clinical Allergy and Immunology)



Represents the first book focusing on the acute asthmatic in the emergency department. Provides a wide range of practical yet thorough, state-of-the-art perspectives on the evaluation and treatment of acute asthma. Features a unique collaboration among more than 45 authorities in emergency medicine, intensive care, pulmonology, pediatrics, allergy and immunology, and basic scientists.
This landmark work represents the first book focusing on the acute asthmatic in the emergency department. This superb reference provides a wide range of practical yet thorough, state of the art perspectives on the evaluation and treatment of acute asthma. It features a unique collaboration between authorities in emergency medicine, intensive care, pulmonology, pediatrics, allergy and immunology, and basic scientists. It is the one book that anybody who treats patients with acute asthma will reach for again and again. Including 37 chapters with contributions from over 45 prominent experts who actively care for asthmatic emergencies, Emergency Asthma · clarifies the definition and problems in diagnosis of acute asthma in the emergency department · evaluates various factors resulting in visits to hospital emergency departments · updates assessment of illness severity · includes newest and latest treatments, magnesium, ipratropium, heliox, ketamine · explains when and how to intubate the acute asthmatic · tells how to manage the refractory asthmatic: intubated but still not ventilated · thoroughly discusses asthma in children as well as adults · elucidates admission and discharge decisions · discusses the problems of relapse in the emergency department · investigates the epidemiology of acute asthma, especially in the inner city · describes special problems in acute asthma, such as out-of-hospital care and the pregnant asthmatic · covers the history of asthma · develops directions in asthma research · includes the results of the recent emergency department based Multi-Center Asthma Research Collaborations · and much more! With over 2600 references and over
200 tables, drawings, and photographs, Emergency Asthma will be welcomed by specialists in emergency medicine, critical care, pulmonology, allergy-immunology, family medicine, pediatrics, and internal medicine; residents in these respective fields; respiratory therapy; and medical and respiratory therapy students.



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Author:Barry E. Brenner
Publisher:Marcel Dekker Ltd
Pages:615
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UNDERSTANDING THE HUMAN MACHINE
A Primer for Bioengineering




This introductory book for undergraduate students poses a question: What is bioengineering all about? After offering a reference frame and defining the objectives (chapter 1), "physiology" (chapter 2) is presented as a source material followed by "signals" (chapter 3) and "signal pick up" (chapter 4). Chapter 5 deals with the biological amplifier. Reading the signal and the need for mathematical models are the subject matter, respectively, of chapters 6 and 7; they only provide guidance. The last chapter tries to look ahead. Sometimes, the subject is treated in relative depth; at times, the visit is more superficial. Formation rather than information is favored. Historical shots supply background material and spicy insights. Style is light, sprinkled with a little humor. There are exercises which allow students to learn independently.

Contents:
Source: Physiological Systems and Levels
Signals: What They Are
Signal Pick Up
Biological Amplifier
The Interpreter: Reading the Signals
Feedback: The Need of Mathematical Models
Rounding Up and Looking Ahead

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Author: Max E Valentinuzzi
Publisher:World Scientific Publishing Company
Pages:411
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Monday, December 25, 2006

ABC of Clinical Electrocardiography



Electrocardiography is an essential tool in diagnosing cardiac disorders. This book allows readers to become familiar with the wide range of patterns seen in the electrocardiogram both normal and of the different conditions.Edited and written by leading experts, the ABC of Clinical electrocardiography is a valuable text for anyone managing patients with heart disorders, both in general practice and in hospitals. Book Info(BMJ Books) Quick-reference text allows readers to become familiar with the wide range of electrocardiogram patterns seen in clinical practice. For those in general practice or in hospitals managing patients with heart disorders.

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Editor(s):Brady, William; Camm, John; Edhouse, June; Morris, Francis
Publisher:BMJ Books
Pages:89
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ECG Notes :Interpretation and Management guide



A Davis’s Notes book, ECG Notes is a quick-lookup reference for ECG interpretation and management. This indispensable pocket guide presents the basics (anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system, electrical conduction system of the heart, basic ECG concepts and components), ACLS and CPR algorithms, emergency medications, and comprehensive information on monitoring leads and interpretation of over 100 ECG rhythms including 12-Lead and pacemaker rhythms.

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Author:Shirley A. Jones, MS Ed, MHA, EMT-P
Publisher:F.A. Davis Company
Pages:207
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Pain Medicine and Management: Just the Facts



A quick reference to the management of pain for specialists as well as general medical practitioners and residents. Written in a concise bulleted format, the content is limited to only the essential facts necessary for assessment and treatment of common pain conditions and presentations. A perfect review tool for both the anesthesia and pain medicine board exams.

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Author:Mark S. Wallace, Peter Staats, Mark Wallace
Publisher:McGraw-Hill Professional (07 May, 2004)
Pages:401
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Saturday, December 23, 2006

Miller's Anesthesia 5th edition



Miller's Anesthesia is without a doubt a complete and thorough reference of current knowledge in the field of anesthesia. Its strenght lies in its use of a wide range of recognized authors, contributors, and consulting editors, as well as a plethora of scientific information and extremely well-referenced chapters. Miller's Anesthesia is a reference text that every clinician should own or, at the very least, have access to. There are other reference books that provide quick summaries of various topics, but they should not be a replacement for such an in-depth and complete text as Miller's Anesthesia

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Author:Ronald D. Miller, MD
Publisher:Churchill Livingstone; 6th edition
Pages:2895
Size:17.1 MB(PDF version),6.98 MB(PDB version)
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Friday, December 22, 2006

Lecture Notes: Clinical Anaesthesia



"The book provides much more than a taste of anaesthesia. With the use of clear diagrams, photographs, and key facts boxes many areas relevant to the clinical medical student and house officer are demystified...I don't know how many students buy an anaesthetic text, but I suspect it is far fewer than would benefit fromt his excellent text."
Clinical Anaesthesia introduces students, junior doctors, general practitioners and allied health professionals to the modern principles and practices of clinical anaesthesia. Diagrams, photographs and key fact boxes support easy understanding of key information. The content is divided into:- Anaesthetic Assessment and preparation for surgery- Anaesthesia- Postanaesthesia care- Management of perioperative emergencies and cardiac arrest- Recognition and management of teh critically ill patient- Anaesthetists and chronic painAdditional sections also introduce Intensive Care, Pain Management and Resuscitation. Lecture Notes: Clinical Anaesthesia is written specifically for medical students, junior doctors on foundation programmes, anaesthetic nurses, emergency physicians and operating department practitioners. This text can be used as a core text or as a supplementary revision resource

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Author:Carl L Gwinnutt
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Pages:170
Size:1.46 MB
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Sunday, December 17, 2006

Positioning Techniques in Surgical Applications



Positioning a patient for surgery requires great care and caution. Correct positioning provides the surgeon with good access to the site, minimizes blood loss and reduces the risk of damage to nerves, soft tissue, compartments and the cardio-pulmonary system. Each position has its specific risks. These have to be evalued against the benefits.
The success of an operation depends not only on careful clarification of the indications, selection of the right time for operating and proper operating techniques, but also correct preoperative preparation and positioning of the patient. This work presents safe positioning techniques, which cover the various different surgical disciplines by means of detailed descriptions and more than 450 full-colored illustrations. New techniques, new instruments and devices, developed for example for minimally invasive surgery, or concealed surgical procedures with indirect visualization techniques, are considered.

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Author:Christian Krettek, Dirk Aschemann
Publisher:Springer
Pages:328
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Clinical Anesthesiology




Clinical Anesthesiology integrates succinct coverage of basic principles and clinical considerations in the anesthetic management of patients. It features up-to-date discussion of all relevant areas within anesthesiology, including equipment, pharmacology, regional anesthesia, pathophysiology, pain management, anesthetic management, and critical care. Extensive use of case discussions, figures, and tables in each chapter promotes application of the concepts to practice.

Table of contents:

Clinical Anesthesiology

1. The Practice of Anesthesiology
I. Anesthesia Equipment & Monitors
2. The Operating Room: Medical Gas Systems, Environmental Factors, & Electrical Safety
3. Breathing Systems
4. The AnesthesiaMachine
5. Airway Management
6. Patient Monitors
II. Clinical Pharmacology
7. Inhalational Anesthetics
8. Nonvolatile Anesthetic Agents
9. Neuromuscular Blocking Agents
10. Cholinesterase Inhibitors
11. Anticholinergic Drugs
12. Adrenergic Agonists & Antagonists
13. Hypotensive Agents
14. Local Anesthetics
15. Adjuncts to Anesthesia
III. Regional Anesthesia & Pain Management
16. Spinal, Epidural, & Caudal Blocks
17. Peripheral Nerve Blocks
18. Pain Management
IV. Physiology, Pathophysiology, & Anesthetic Management
19. Cardiovascular Physiology & Anesthesia
20. Anesthesia for Patients with Cardiovascular Disease
21. Anesthesia for Cardiovascular Surgery
22. Respiratory Physiology: The Effects of Anesthesia
23. Anesthesia for Patients with Respiratory Disease
24. Anesthesia for Thoracic Surgery
25. Neurophysiology & Anesthesia
26. Anesthesia for Neurosurgery
27. Anesthesia for Patients with Neurological & Psychiatric Diseases
28. Management of Patients with Fluid & Electrolyte Disturbances
29. Fluid Management & Transfusion
30. Acid--Base Balance
31. Renal Physiology & Anesthesia
32. Anesthesia for Patients with Renal Disease
33. Anesthesia for Genitourinary Surgery
34. Hepatic Physiology & Anesthesia
35. Anesthesia for Patients with Liver Disease
36. Anesthesia for Patients with Endocrine Disease
37. Anesthesia for Patients with Neuromuscular Disease
38. Anesthesia for Ophthalmic Surgery
39. Anesthesia for Otorhinolaryngological Surgery
40. Anesthesia for Orthopedic Surgery
41. Anesthesia for the Trauma Patient
42. Maternal & Fetal Physiology & Anesthesia
43. Obstetric Anesthesia
44. Pediatric Anesthesia
45. Geriatric Anesthesia
V. Special Problems
46. Anesthetic Complications

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Author:Morgan G. Edward, Mikhail Maged S., Murray Michael J.
Publisher:McGraw-Hill/Appleton & Lange; 3 edition
Pages:1042
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Friday, December 15, 2006

Critical Care Medicine, 2005 Edition



Univ. of California, Irvine. Pocket-sized annual provides updated information on the essentials for critical care. Offers management guidelines for cardiovascular disorders, pulmonary disorders, hematologic disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, acute trauma, and more.
This highly acclaimed manual includes new treatment strategies for all critical care problems, including cardiology, infectious diseases, and neurology. New information on newly approved drugs has been added.

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Author:Matthew Brenner, MD.Michael Safani, PharmD
Publisher:Current Clinical Strategies Publishing

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Hypertension: Principles and Practice

hypertension principles and practice

Hypertension is a common medical condition. The World Health Organisation classify a patient as hypertensive if a series of blood pressure recordings reveal values greater than 160/100. It is important to investigate and treat persistent hypertension for a variety of reasons. The long term end organ effects are numerous and add significantly to patient morbidity and mortality. Ensuring cardiovascular stability and pre-optimisation of blood pressure allows us to manipulate physiology and pharmacology more safely during anaesthesia.
It is necessary to understand the physiology of blood pressure control and how this is affected by anaesthesia.. The physiology of ageing is also an important component of blood pressure control as the arterial system becomes increasingly rigid secondary to arteriosclerosis..

Organized in a reader-friendly format, this reference collects a vast amount of information on the underlying mechanisms of hypertension and applies them to day-to-day clinical practices -- focusing on recent developments in patient management, as well as the molecular, biological, physiological, pathophysiological, and pharmacological facets of hypertension. The guide presents evidence-based information and offers practical approaches to the treatment of the disease. It provides key points and summaries at the beginning of each chapter, illustrations, algorithms, tables, and charts that clarify and highlight critical data, and management and treatment options for general and special populations.

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Author:Edouard J. Battegay, Gregory Y. H. Lip, George L. Bakris
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Pages:837
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TRAUMA



The development of trauma care reflects the contributions of many civilizations and cultures and the painfully slow acquisition of scientific knowledge
The classic trauma surgery text! This comprehensive and authoritative reference text covers prevention and pre-hospital care transport through trauma "scoring" as well as operative and non-operative management. Known for its current and practical coverage, the book features a commentary for each chapter written by a leading expert in the field.

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Author:Ernest E. Moore, David V. Feliciano, Kenneth L. Mattox
Publisher:McGraw-Hill Professional
Pages:921
Size:17,7 MB
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The Trauma Manual



The thoroughly updated Second Edition of this popular and widely used pocket reference guides the trauma team through every aspect of patient care after injury–from prehospital care, to resuscitation, treatment of specific organ injuries, priorities in intensive care, and management of special situations. Designed for rapid, on-the-spot information retrieval, The Trauma Manual, Second Edition will be a staple reference in emergency departments. Flow charts, algorithms, sequential lists, and tables throughout facilitate quick clinical decision-making. More than 100 illustrations demonstrate specific injuries and procedures. Appendices include injury scales, tetanus prophylaxis recommendations, commonly used formulae and values, and frequently used forms. This edition includes a new chapter on commonly missed injuries and common pitfalls.
Univ. of Pittsburgh, PA. Pocket outline features topics including anesthesia, pain management, and blood transfusion, as well as the entire spectrum of emergency interventions. More than 100 illustrations address specific injuries and offer recommendations on treatment

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Author:by Andrew B Peitzman, Michael Rhodes, C. William Schwab, Donald M Yealy, Timothy Fabian
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2nd edition
Pages:585
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Sodium Channels and Neuronal Hyperexcitability

Sodium Channels and Neuronal Hyperexcitability

Recent progress has led to a better understanding of the molecular structure of sodium channels, how they work and the mechanisms that restrict their expression to particular cell types.
This book explains how these channels are modulated in various pathological states to enable the development of therapeutic strategies based on sodium channel

restoration. The authors present the most current research on sodium channels andneuronal function.
Brings together both the basic biology and biophysics with detailed consideration of the medical applications in chronic pain and epilepsy. Includes coverage of channelopathies, sodium channel gene expression, the modulation of sodium channels, and molecular mechanisms of gating and drug block of sodium channels.


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Author:Novartis Foundation
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons
Pages:267
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Core topics in pain

core topics in pain

Core Topics in Pain provides a comprehensive, easy-to-read introduction to this multi-faceted topic, from the underlying neurobiology, through pain assessment (in animals and humans), diagnostic strategies, clinical presentations, pain syndromes, to the many treatment options (e.g. physical therapies, drug therapies, psychosocial care) and the evidence base for each of these. Written and edited by experts of international renown, the many concise but comprehensive chapters provide the reader with an up-to-date guide to all aspects of pain. It is an essential book for anaesthetic trainees and is also an invaluable first reference for surgical and nursing staff, ICU professionals, operating department practitioners, physiotherapists, psychologists, healthcare managers and researchers with a need for an overview of the key aspects of the topic.

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Author:Anita Holdcroft Sian Jaggar
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Pages:359
Size:4,1 MB
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Monday, December 11, 2006

Postoperative Pain Management-
Good Clinical Practice



General recommendations and principles for successful pain management.Prepared by a group of experts in cooperation with European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy.
Effective postoperative pain management has a humanitarian role, but there are additional medical and economic benefits for rapid recovery and discharge from hospital. A number of factors contribute to effective postoperative pain management including a structured acute pain management team, patient education, regular staff training, use of balanced analgesia, regular pain assessment using specific assessment tools and adjustment of strategies to meet the needs of special patient groups, such as children and the elderly. Recent advances in pain control provide greater potential for effective postoperative management.

This document reflects the opinions of a panel of European anaesthesiologists. Its aims are to raise awareness of recent advances in pain control and to provide advice on how to achieve effective postoperative analgesia. The recommendations and advice are general principles of pain management and do not provide detailed advice for specific surgical procedures.


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Sunday, December 10, 2006

Liver Transplantation
(Landes Bioscience Medical Handbook (Vademecum))




The purpose of this volume is to provide a short, didactic handbook for those clinicians (medical, surgical, nursing and others) who are involved in the care and management of people who may, are or have undergone liver transplantation. We are aware that there are several, large texts which provide a comprehensive account of liver transplantation. This volume is
designed to complement and not replace them. Liver transplantation has developed rapidly over the last two decades and dogma is changing rapidly. This leads to controversy and debate which are the essence of academic medicine. We are also aware that different transplant programs have their own approach to managing patients. It is inevitable that many views and arguments cannot be put in such a book as this one. Where possible, we have tried to provide a consensus view. We have provided selected references for further reading and electronic addresses to source material, for the reader who wishes to probe deeper into any aspect of liver transplantation.


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Author:Michael R. Lucey, James Neuberger, Abraham Shaked
Publisher:Landes Bioscience (10 March, 2003)
Pages:126
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Hepatitis C Virus: From Laboratory to Clinic





Hepatitis C infects 170 million people worldwide and has been labeled the ‘silent epidemic’ since it is asymptomatic for years after infection. This multidisciplinary overview covers basic concepts related to the discovery of the virus, development of serological and nucleic acid tests to detect infection, the structure of the virus genome, generation of virus gene products, and proposed replication scheme. It then goes on to introduce the epidemiology, transmission,
pathogenesis of infection, the development of hepatocellular carcinoma associated with chronic virus infection, and current strategies for treatment. The book then discusses advances in cell culture systems, animal models of infection, and emerging treatments and vaccine development.
Through its coverage of basic science, clinical consequences, and methods of research, this integrated and accessible account will be of immense value to biomedical scientists and clinicians alike, and a useful introduction for all those studying the virus and its effects.
This multidisciplinary overview covers basic concepts related to the discovery of the Hepatitis C virus, development of serological and nucleic acid tests to detect infection, the structure of the virus genome, generation of virus gene products, and proposed replication scheme. The volume discusses the epidemiology, transmission, pathogenesis of infection, the development of hepatocellular carcinoma associated with chronic virus infection, and current strategies for treatment. It also discusses advances in cell culture systems, animal models of infection, and emerging treatments and vaccine development.

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Author:Mark A. Feitelson
publisher:Cambridge University Press (29 April, 2002)
Pages:272
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Two Books on Transplantation

1-Organ Transplantation



Organ Transplantation is a title in the Vademecum series, comprehensive, portable handbooks on medical and surgical topics for physicians-in-training. The book covers kidney, pancreas, liver, heart and lung transplantation, transplantation immunology, immunosuppression, and the diagnosis and treatment of complications. There are 17 chapters, 16 essays and 51 contributors.

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Author:Frank P. Stuart (Editor)
Publisher:Landes Bioscience; 2nd edition (November 2003)
Pages:618
Size: 5,67MB
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2-Transplantation Drug Manual



This is the third edition of this portable guide to the administration of medications to transplant patients with kidney, liver and cardiovascular alterations that affect dose regulation. Over 100 drugs are described in tabular form. It is designed as a bedside resource for medical and surgical residents, medical students, and transplant nurses and for physicians and nurses responsible for the long-term management of transplant patients.

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Author:John Pirsch, William D. Simmons, Hans, M.D. Sollinger
Publisher:Landes Bioscience; 2nd edition (November 2003)
Pages:146
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Ditch Medicine : Advanced Field Procedures For Emergencies


It doesn't matter where you are, or what the situation is, if you, a team member, family member or friend is injured, you do what you have to do to save their life or treat the condition! Period! As survivalists we know that we may not always have access to a sanitary emergency room and a half-asleep doctor in the middle of the night. If that time comes, this is the book to have! This book teaches advanced field procedures for small wound repair, pain control, care of infected wounds, IV therapy, amputations, treatment of burns, airway procedures and much much more.This book is writen in straightforward language for those who don't know an artery from a anuerism, and step-by-step proceedures are discussed in great detail. Pictures of suturing, debriding wounds and many other items show you what a thousand words cannot describe. So many techniques and how-to's are discussed that there is not room here to elaborate on all of them. Let's just say this book is pretty complete. Pair it with a few other reference manuals and you greatly increase your chances of saving a loved one's life in a disaster situation!

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Author:Hugh Coffee
Publisher:Paladin Press
Pages:224
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Cerebral Monitoring in the OR and ICU



The evaluation of an ICU patient’s degree of consciousness has taken on great importance. The problem of unintended intraoperative rivival and compensation has resulted in the need for monitoring the level of unconsciousness with instruments that measure the patient’s cerebral activity rather than vital signs (arterial pressure, cardiac rate, tear secretion, etc.). In addition, the need for salvaging organs for transplantation requires the anesthesiologist to understand cerebral mechanisms to diagnose brain death before the disappearance of vital signs which renders the organs useless fortransplantation. In the final analysis the physician has had
to change his vision of cortical activity considered, if notstrictly indispensible, at least of secondary importance relative to the hemodynamic consequences to the patient.

The problem is even more complex in those nations where the teaching of anesthesia and reanimation is combined, presenting the physician with the twofold chore of cerebral monitoring to prevent intraoperative awakening and to detect brain death.
This comprehensive volume will serve as a complete guide to the clinical application of computer assisted systems in monitoring central nervous functions both in the OR and ICU. It presents practical guidelines and therapeutic indications for computerized EEG and Somatosensory Evoked Potential (SSEP) monitoring for the experienced user as well as the novice, leading the newcomer step-by-step to a level of advanced monitoring.

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Author: Enno Freye, MD, PhD
Publisher:Springer
Pages:183
Size:9,20 MB
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Monitoring Level of Consciousness during anesthesia & sedation
Handbook of Neuroanaesthesia
Notes in Neuroanaesthesia and Critical Care
Textbook of Neuroanaesthesia and Critical Care
Aspirin and related drugs



This much anticipated volume reviews over a century of aspirin research and use. Providing a comprehensive source of information on the history, chemistry, absorption in the body, therapeutic effects, toxicology, elimination, and future uses of aspirin, it is the most definitive reference currently available. Aspirin and Related Drugs includes the commercial use of aspirin and outlines the chemical properties and synthesis of aspirin and its derivatives developed over the last 100 years. Physicians, pharmacists, pharmacologists, toxicologists, and chemists will find this definitive reference an invaluable insight into this popular and fascinating drug.

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Author:K.D. Rainsford
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
pages:800
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Cardiovascular Physiology (Lange Physiology Series)



Thoroughly revised, this text provides a concise yet complete presentation of the basic principles of cardiovascular physiology for beginning medical and physiology students. This book places particular emphasis on describing how the operation of the intact cardiovascular system is governed by the basic principles of cardiovascular physiology. New material covered is on the cardiovascular effects of aging; fetal circulation and changes at birth; cardiac membrane ion channel gating mechanisms; and cardiovascular adaptations to zero gravity. The book's successful format utilizes learning objectives and study questions to encourage self-sufficiency in mastering the material.
CLEAR, CONCISE, AND UP TO DATE Here is a direct, highly-readable way for students to gain a fundamental knowledge and basic understanding of cardiovascular physiology. Experienced practitioners will find this versatile reference to be the perfect refresher course and a convenient way to stay up-to-date on the latest research and developments in this ever-changing field.

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Author:David E. Mohrman
Publisher:McGraw-Hill Medical
Pages:241
Size:6.59
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Saturday, December 9, 2006

Textbook Of Medical Physiology


Physiology’s classic text continues to uphold its rich tradition—presenting key physiology concepts in a remarkably clear and engaging manner. Guyton & Hall’s Textbook of Medical Physiology covers all of the major systems in the human body, while emphasizing system interaction, homeostasis, and pathophysiology. This very readable, easy-to-follow, and thoroughly updated, 11th Edition features short chapters, clinical vignettes, and shaded summary tables that allow for easy comprehension of the material.

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Arthur C. Guyton / John E. Hall,
Publisher:Saunders/Elsevier
Pages: 1152
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Core Topics in Airway Management



This book provides an easy-to-read introduction to this important topic that will be of value to a wide spectrum of healthcare professionals including anaesthetists, intensivists, ODPs, theatre and recovery nurses. Concise but comprehensive chapters from experts in the field cover everything from basic anatomy, physiology and applied physics, through the various methods of maintaining the airway under anaesthesia (supraglottic devices, tracheal intubation, tubes/cuffs, endobronchial and double-lumen tubes) to the problem airway (obstruction by infection, tumour or a foreign body, ENT and maxillo-facial surgery, aspiration, obstetrics, trauma, cervical spine disease, intensive care, the 'lost' airway, extubation and recovery), the paediatric airway, disinfection and cleaning of equipment and finally morbidity, mortality and medico-legal issues. 'Real' clinical scenarios, with patient management questions and model answers, are included throughout, to bring to life some of the key problems encountered in day-to-day practice and enhance the book's utility as a teaching and self-learning tool.

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Author:Ian Calder (Editor), Adrian Pearce (Editor)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Pages:226
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Notes in Neuroanaesthesia and Critical Care



This book provides an easy-to-read introduction to the many topics in neuroanaesthesia for postgraduate trainees undertaking a neuro-module as part of their training. It is designed to be comprehensive but concise and as such will be an ideal complement to the Textbook of Neuroanaesthesia and Critical Care as well as a useful 'aide memoire' for examination candidates. It will also serve as a useful quick reference for other ICU staff such as critical care nurses or ODAs.
Aldenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK. An introduction to neuroanesthesia for postgraduate trainees, in a wide variety of fields. Also serves as a quick reference and memory aid for ICU staff members, examination candidates, and accident and emergency physicians. Includes sections on neurointensive care, monitoring, and pharmacology.

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Author: James H. Brown
Publisher: Greenwich Medical Media
Pages:256
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Vital Signs and Resuscitation



Vital signs are an essential part of the physical examination of almost every
patient (some crusty practitioners would say every patient). An important responsibility of the health professional is to take them accurately. A second, and
frequently neglected, one is to promptly notify someone when an abnormality
exists, such as the elderly male who presents with severe chest and back pain
and high systolic and diastolic pressures (possibly having an aortic dissection),
or the elderly person presenting with abdominal pain and hypotension (possibly
having a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm).
This book is written for anyone taking vital signs: doctor, resident, intern,
medical student, nurse, practical nurse, nursing assistant, home health practitioner, emergency medical technician (EMT), as well as medical office and nursing home personnel, the fire fighter and in some cases the dental and x-ray technician.


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Author:Joseph V. Stewart
Publisher:Landes Bioscience; Spiral edition (June 2003)
Pages:177
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Manual of Epidural Analgesia from Univeristy of Wisconsin-madison


epidural analgesia guide
Analgesia is now recognized as a significant contributor toclinical outcomes
The goal for pain management is to providethe best analgesia with the least amount of side effects.
Epidural analgesia is a desirable method of pain relief because it provides true
segmental analgesia with little or no contribution from systemic levels of opioids All of which may lead to excellentanalgesia with minimal side effects .
Caring for patients who receive epidural analgesia requires specialized knowledge regarding the placement of the epidural catheter, management of the therapy, and monitoring for potential side effects/complications ,This self-directed learning
module is essential information for the nurse clinician who cares
for patients receiving epidural analgesia.


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Author:Susan L. Schroeder, RN, MS ,Clinical Nurse Specialist
Publisher:Department of Nursing Resources and Development
Pages:41
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Functional Neuroanatomy of Pain

Functional Neuroanatomy of Pain

Pain is defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or
potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage or both.

Pain is an unpleasant but very important biological signal for danger. Nociception is
necessary for survival and maintaining the integrity of the organism in a potentially
hostile environment (Hunt and Mantyh 2001; Scholz andWoolf 2002).

Pain is not a monolithic entity. It is both a sensory experience and a perceptual metaphor for damage (i.e., mechanically, by infection), and it is activated by noxious stimuli that act on a complex pain sensory apparatus.
However, sustained or chronic pain can result in secondary symptoms (anxiety,
depression), and in a marked decrease of the quality of life. This spontaneous
and exaggerated pain no longer has a protective role, but pain becomes a ruining
disease itself (Basbaum 1999; Dworkin and Johnson 1999; Woolf and Mannion
1999; Dworkin et al. 2000; Hunt and Mantyh 2001; Scholz andWoolf 2002). If pain
becomes the pathology, typically via damage and dysfunction of the peripheral
and central nervous system, it is termed “neuropathic pain.”
Here, we present an updated review of the functional anatomy of normal and neuropathic pain.


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Author:K.G. Usunoff · A. Popratiloff ·,O. Schmitt · A.Wree
Publisher: Springer; 1 edition (November 14, 2005)
Pages:126
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Friday, December 8, 2006

Manual on the Management, Maintenance
And Use of Blood Cold Chain Equipment



Blood transfusion is an essential therapeutic intervention. We all may
need blood in an emergency, and some of us need regular transfusions.
The purpose of a transfusion is to provide the blood component(s) that
will improve the physiological status of the patient.

Various blood components can be harvested from a single donation of whole blood. Most blood banks are able to separate red cells and plasma components. Others
are able to prepare components such as platelet concentrates and cryoprecipitate.
All these components, prepared by centrifugation, are often referred to as ‘wet or labile products’. Other plasma products, generally referred to as plasma derivatives, can be harvested from plasma by a pharmaceutical process called plasma fractionation, which renders their properties stable.


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Author:Department of Essential Health Technologies,World Health Organization
Publisher:World Health Organization
Pages:106
Size:5,420 MB
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