Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Finucane's book should join the required reading list for residents on a regional anesthesia rotation... The beauty of Finucane's book is that although it addresses the contemporary profile of complications, after reading it, I am now even more enthusiastic about regional anesthesia
This updated and expanded 2nd Edition offers practical advice on the prevention and management of complications associated with regional anesthesia and nerve blocks. Besides comprehensive coverage .of potential pitfalls for the practicing anesthesiologist, the book adds new material exploring outcomes of regional and general anesthesia. The book offers full chapters on specific anatomic sites, including spinal, epidural, ophthalmic, and brachial plexus anesthesia. Other chapters address specialties of practice: obstetrics, pediatrics, and cancer. The book includes clinical studies and closed case analyses, and practical advice on prevention of complications. A concluding section offers detailed, real-world oriented practice guidelines for Regional Anesthesia.
Author:Brendan T. Finucane
Publisher:Springer; 2nd edition (April 2, 2007)
Posted by DrWael at 1:02:00 AM
The only source to focus specifically on surgical complications, this reference provides practical information on the incidence, management, and avoidance of complications encountered during and after surgical procedures. Spanning the vast array of complications related to a wide variety of preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative events such as organ transplant, amputations, nerve and fracture repair, wound repair, and skin grafting, this guide offers detailed guidance and techniques to recognize and control complications in the operating room, emergency ward, and intensive care unit.
Author:Stephen M. Cohn
Publisher:Informa Healthcare; 1 edition (September 26, 2006)
Posted by DrWael at 12:42:00 AM
Anesthesia-Related Complications - Anesthesiology Clinics of North America ,2002, Volume 20, Issue 3
The topic of Anesthesia-Related Complications is a very broad one, and exhaustive review could fill many issues. Therefore, another goal that I set for myself was to secure recognized experts to write articles in their areas, and to make these articles concise, current, and focused. Based on the quality of authors in this issue, and the excellence of their articles, I am confident that this goal has been achieved.
An issue like this can be most valuable when it offers new perspectives on a subject area that has already been reviewed on numerous occasions in the past. One article that fulfills this objective is Dr. Karen Domino's work about the American Society of Anesthesiologists Closed Claims Committee. It is important to know where much of the information we use comes from, and where it may come from in the future. Despite the great importance of prospective, double blind studies, not all useful information comes in this form. Issues of patient safety and patient consent, as well as the shortage of resources for research, preclude definitive studies of many of the procedures and techniques that we employ every day. As another example, Dr. Bruce Ben-David has superimposed an original framework on the issues involving safety of regional and neuraxial blocks, and I think this will prove to be of benefit to thoughtful clinicians. All the authors provide new information, as well as clear structure to previous knowledge.
Author:Stanley Weber, M.D.
Publisher:W.B. Saunders Company (2002)
Posted by DrWael at 12:25:00 AM