Monday, December 30, 2013

Echography in anesthesiology, intensive care and emergency medicine: A beginner's guide


Are you looking for the essentials you need to learn the basics of echography for anesthesiology, intensive care and emergency medicine? This is what this book offers you! These few pages condense the essential knowledge to make getting started with echography in emergency situations easier. Ultrasounds are presented in great detail in order to facilitate and optimize the medical diagnosis process. As a doctor, you will first be placed in front of the machine in order to take the pictures that will serve to answer the questions asked. Just as the author did, you will realize that, when facing the patient with the machine, the best echographic examination is worth nothing without a good clinical examination. As a “beginner’s guide”, this book also offers self-training procedure that lays the foundations of the “FAST” learning method. This FAST Program of Echography allows you to learn the process by watching, feeling and talking. This training course is based on an ancient methodology that centers on the learning of a manual gesture: ‘practice makes perfect’. This book will show you that you can quickly master this Program of Echography, and will in turn increase your self-confidence when taking care of your patients. Have a nice trip through the fascinating world of ultrasounds!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Handbook for Stoelting's Anesthesia and Co-Existing Disease, 4th Edition




Handbook for Stoelting's Anesthesia and Co-Existing Disease, 4th Edition gives you the peerless authority you trust, ideal for on-the-go reference! Dr. Roberta L. Hines and Dr. Katherine E. Marschall discuss all of the most critical, clinically relevant topics from Stoelting's Anesthesia and Co-Existing Disease, 6th Edition in a concise, compact, portable format. You'll have convenient access to dependable guidance on a full range of pre-existing conditions that may impact the perioperative management of surgical patients.
 Find the information you need easily with abundant tables throughout, a quick-reference outline format, and the same organization as Stoelting's Anesthesia and Co-Existing Disease.
 Confidently meet the needs of special patient populations such as pediatric and geriatric patients.
 Quickly access new guidelines on hot topics such as management of the morbidly obese patient.
 Make effective clinical decisions with access to current practice guidelines and results of the latest clinical trials.

The Intensive Care Unit Manual 2nd


Intensive Care Unit Manual is a practical, hands-on, how-to manual that covers the full spectrum of conditions encountered in the ICU, guiding you step-by-step from your initial approach to the patient through diagnosis and treatment. Compact, affordable, and comprehensive, the ICU Manual puts all the critical care information you need right at your fingertips!
  • Stay at the forefront of critical care with a practice-oriented, relevant, and well-illustrated account of the pathophysiology of critical disease, presented in a highly readable format.
  • Gain valuable insight into the recognition, evaluation, and management of critical conditions such as respiratory, hemodynamic, and infectious diseases; management of ICU patients with special clinical conditions; cardiovascular, hematologic, and neurological disorders; poisoning and overdoses; trauma and burns; and much more!
  • Grasp the latest developments in critical care with extensive updates and revisions to several key chapters, as well as brand-new chapters on Alcohol Withdrawal Syndromes; Acute Heart Failure Syndromes; Noninvasive Ventilation; and more ICU conditions.
  • Understand and apply the most important ICU practices, including management of acute respiratory failure, mechanical ventilation, invasive hemodynamic monitoring, and the care of patients with special needs, AIDS, end-stage renal disease, or end-stage liver disease.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Textbook of Anesthesia for Postgraduates


This highly illustrated textbook deals with all aspects of the management of pain, acute and chronic, from the basic mechanisms underlying the development of pain, to the various treatments that can be applied in diverse clinical situations. It includes management of malignancy related pain, end of life care and discusses associated ethical issues. Easy to follow descriptions of pain injection techniques give special advice on how to achieve successful blocks and how to avoid and manage potential problems. Illustrations include surface anatomy of injection sites, patient positioning, injection angles and movements.

Principles and Practice of Mechanical Ventilation


Editor Martin J. Tobin--past editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine--has completely revised this text, acclaimed by The Lancet as "the bible of mechanical ventilation." The new edition is a cover-to-cover revision of the original content, filled with cutting-edge scientific insights from more than 200 contributors representing critical care, pulmonary medicine, anesthesiology, surgery, basic science, and radiology.
Features:
 Up-to-the minute, rigorous coverage that addresses every important scientific, clinical, and technical aspect of the field
 70 well-organized chapters that encompass the full scope of mechanical ventilation, including the physical basis of mechanical ventilation; conventional, alternative, noninvasive, and unconventional methods of ventilator support; complications and airway management; and ethics and economics
 24 new chapters on current issues in mechanical ventilation: Closed Loop Ventilation, Inhaled Antibiotic Therapy, Sleep and Speech in the Ventilated Patient, Mechanical Ventilation in ARDS, Ventilation Outside the ICU, and more
 Highly relevant new chapters on pharmacological and adjuvant therapy
 Greater use of tables and lists that conveniently summarize key information and solidify chapter concepts

Friday, December 27, 2013

CURRENT Diagnosis and Treatment Critical Care 3rd



CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment: Critical Care delivers authoritative and clinically focused guidance in a concise, find-it-now format. Following the trusted LANGE approach, it includes a review of the etiology, relevant pathophysiology, and clinical symptoms as a prelude to diagnosis and treatment. Coverage includes everything from renal failure and surgical infections to coronary heart disease. There is a strong emphasis on evidence-based medicine throughout.
Features:
 Comprehensive overview of 39 key critical care topics, covering critical care basics, medical critical care, and the essentials of surgical critical care
 Valuable perspectives on the latest technologies, equipment, therapeutic strategies, and interventions
 Addresses common but difficult-to-diagnose critical care problems and delivers “approach to the patient” strategies
 NEW! Important treatment strategies for venous thromboembolism, acute respiratory distress syndrome, diabetic ketoacidosis, asthma, sepsis, and many more
 NEW! Current recommendations for deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis, transfusions, goal-directed therapy in sepsis, mechanical ventilation, use of pulmonary artery catheters, and glycemic control
 NEW! PMID numbers on all references for easy look-up

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography: A Companion to Kaplan's Cardiac Anesthesia


From basic concepts to state-of-the-art techniques, Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography: A Companion to Kaplan's Cardiac Anesthesia helps you master everything you need to know to effectively diagnose and monitor your cardiothoracic surgery patients. Comprehensive coverage and unsurpassed visual guidance make this companion to Kaplan's Cardiac Anesthesia a must for anesthesiologists, surgeons, and nurse anesthetists who need to be proficient in anesthesia care.
  • Recognize the Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) images you see in practice by comparing them to abundant 2D and 3D images, as well as an extensive online library of moving (cine) images.
  • Learn from acknowledged leaders in the field of cardiac anesthesiology - Drs. David L. Reich and Gregory W. Fischer.
  • See how to address specific clinical situations with detailed case studies and discussions of challenging issues.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Anesthesiology




Anesthesiology delivers a multi-perspective, wide-ranging view of anesthetic drugs, procedures, co-morbid diseases, and need-to-know postoperative pain management strategies. This essential guide not only focuses on general anesthesia, but also is the first to feature a detailed look at the subspecialty of regional anesthesia.
Features:
  • Top-to-bottom coverage of the entire field--from preoperative evaluation and intraoperative anesthesia care to care of the critically ill or chronic pain patient
  • Emphasis on safety, quality, and patient-centered care, with an entire section on risk reduction
  • A focus on the clinical applications of anesthesiology
  • Complex concepts explained by graphics and illustrations, not equations and formulas
  • Full-color format and illustrations
  • Specific drug and interventional guidelines for the clinical management of every OR/post-OR scenario in the anesthesiology field
  • Key points and key references presented in each chapter

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Decision Making in Anesthesiology


Get fast answers to more than 220 anesthetic management problems with Decision Making in Anesthesiology! This fully revised and updated fourth edition examines vital topics in pre-anesthesia assessment, pre-operative problems, resuscitation, specialty anesthesia, post-operative management, and more. Its unique algorithmic approach helps you find the information you need quickly -- and gives you insights into the problem-solving techniques of experienced anesthesiologists that you won't find in any other book!
 See how to identify and resolve specific clinical problems with easy-to-use algorithms.
 Quickly review the key points of more than 220 anesthetic management problems you are likely to encounter in practice.
 Better understand the thought processes behind clinical decisions.
 Access state-of-the-art knowledge on all aspects of anesthesiology, from principles of anesthesia through to chronic pain management.
 Easily absorb difficult clinical information with the aid of more than 250 detailed illustrations.
 Evaluate patients more effectively with cutting-edge guidance on minimum labs, cardiac evaluation, patient coagulation, and advanced directives in a new section on preanesthesia assessment.
 Find essential information on providing anesthesia in remote locations in a new section dedicated solely to this important subject.


Saturday, December 21, 2013

Yao and Artusio's Anesthesiology: Problem-Oriented Patient Management



Now in its Sixth Edition, this best-selling text is the only anesthesiology book with a case-based, problem-oriented approach. It is widely used to study for the American Board of Anesthesiology's oral exams and as a refresher for practicing anesthesiologists and CRNAs.
Chapters cover 62 surgical procedures and problems in all major areas of anesthesiology. Each chapter presents a case and asks questions about preoperative evaluation, patient preparation, intraoperative management, and postoperative care. Questions are followed by thorough explanations and references.
This edition has a broadly based authorship, with two new Associate Editors and one-third new contributors. New chapters cover postoperative pain management and electroconvulsive therapy.
Subscribe to Lippincott's Interactive Anesthesia Library and get online access to the fully searchable content of eight critically acclaimed references in anesthesiology, critical care, and pain management.

Anesthesia Oral Board Review: Knocking Out the Boards



The accreditation process for anesthesia in the United States is considered one of the most difficult in all medical specialties, with residents required to pass both an oral and written exam to gain certification. This book is specially designed for the American Board of Anesthesiology Oral Examination. The evidence-based approach is presented in a concise outline-oriented format, with an emphasis on test results and visual images. The Knockout Treatment Plan demonstrates the correct method of managing the case to the satisfaction of the examiners, while the Technical Knockout sections give additional tips for successfully passing the examination. The straightforward format of this book makes it suitable not only as an oral review book but also as an introduction to anesthesia rotations for medical students, medical interns, and nurse anesthetist students; furthermore, the book can be used as a technical study guide for anesthesia residents. More than 100 topics in this book have already been board-review tested by residents.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Clinical Pediatric Anesthesia: A Case-Based Handbook



Through 71 case presentations, Clinical Pediatric Anesthesia covers the field of pediatric anesthesiology with a practical, point-of-care approach. Each concisely written case is organized by introduction, learning objectives, case presentation, discussion, summary, annotated references, and further reading. In a style akin to the oral board examinations, discussions are framed as questions and answers to encourage thorough analysis and understanding by the reader. Key words are highlighted to emphasize important points, and annotated references allow for further exploration of topics. Multiple approaches often exist for the care of children in any given situation, so various options are discussed when appropriate with advantages and disadvantages closely examined. Since questions posed by real-life clinical situations call for active thinking, this case-based book promotes the same evaluation and decision-making skills required of the pediatric anesthesia clinician.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Trauma Intensive Care (Pittsburgh Critical Care Medicine)



Management of critically-ill trauma patients presents multiple challenges that are unique to this patient population. Optimal management of the trauma patient requires establishing priorities of care, minimizing complications, and striving to return the trauma victim to the best possible functional outcome. Yet, most books devoted to trauma focus on prehospital care, the initial assessment of trauma patients, and operative management of specific injuries. Part of the Pittsburgh Critical Care Medicine series, this book will help intensivisits involved in the care of trauma patients implement best care practices for trauma victims in the intensive care unit. Chapters address issues such as: management priorities for trauma patients in the ICU, the use of monitors and drains in trauma patients, resuscitation from hemorrhagic shock, massive transfusions and coagulopathy, ventilator management of trauma patients including patients with chest trauma, as well as management ICU strategies and solutions for specific types of trauma, including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and burn management.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

The Wondrous Story of Anesthesia


Edited and written by an international "who's who" of more than 100 authors, including anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, bench scientists, a surgeon, and representatives of industry, this text provides a comprehensive history of anesthesia, unique in its focus on the people and events that shaped the specialty around the world, particularly during the past 70 years when anesthesia emerged from empiricism and developed into a science-based practice.



Friday, December 13, 2013

Practical Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography


A practical, full-color guide with videos, Practical Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography, 2nd Edition, by Drs. David Sidebotham, Alan F. Merry, Malcolm E. Leggett, and Mark L. Edwards, will help improve your diagnosis and monitoring of perioperative cardiac patients. Reflecting five years of new research and clinical data in TEE, the book captures the latest developments in the field, and new chapters on epiaortic and 3D echocardiography, echocardiography in the ICU, and echocardiography for adult congenital heart disease have been added. The videos on DVD demonstrate normal and pathologic findings in real time. The result is an outstanding tool for certification preparation and clinical practice.
  • Understand the fundamental scientific principles and clinical applications of TEE in heart surgery.
  • Find the answers you need quickly with handy hints highlighted in text boxes, key points, and numerous line drawings.
  • Prepare for board certification by reviewing slides of key points that are included on the DVD.
  • Improve your ability to recognize abnormalities in TEE with extensive videos of both normal and pathologic findings.
  • Master new techniques with added chapters on epiaortic echocardiography, 3D echocardiography, echocardiography in the ICU, and echocardiography for adult congenital heart disease.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

ACCP Critical Care Medicine Board Review: 21st Edition


Straight from the ACCP Critical Care Medicine Board Review 2012 course, this new interactive online resource is the latest tool in the ACCP s comprehensive study program. Every topic is covered in a concise, easy-to-use format with many enhanced review options.


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Epidural Anaesthesia: Images, Problems and Solutions



Epidural Anaesthesia: Images, Problems and Solutions brings together the most comprehensive collection of post-block epidurograms in the world into a single volume. With accompanying X-rays and contrast injection images, it clearly explains why an epidural block has failed and provides practical advice on how to avoid complications in the future.
Key features:
 Contains over 180 clearly labelled X-rays and contrast injection images to help you learn using these examples
 Uses X-rays and contrast injection images rather than more complex imaging technologies, to allow quick assessment of blocks in the most basic radiology department
 Written by a world-renowned expert, providing consistency of style and approach throughout
 Companion website contains downloadable images as well as moving X-rays of contrast injection, 3D reconstructions and explanatory cartoons
This unique book for specialist and trainee anaesthetists demonstrates, with simple X-rays and contrast injection, why epidurals are occasionally imperfect. Epidural Anaesthesia: Images, Problems and Solutions will enable you to refine your technique and avoid adverse outcomes in practice.


Epidural Anaesthesia_n.pdf - 17.3 MB

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Kaplan's Cardiac Anesthesia: The Echo Era


Optimize perioperative outcomes with Kaplan's Cardiac Anesthesia! Dr. Joel L. Kaplan and a host of other authorities help you make the best use of the latest techniques and navigate your toughest clinical challenges. Whether you are administering anesthesia to cardiac surgery patients or to cardiac patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery, you'll have the guidance you need to avoid complications and ensure maximum patient safety.
  • Update your understanding of cardiovascular and coronary physiology, and the latest advances in molecular biology and inflammatory response mechanisms.
  • Master the newest approaches to perioperative assessment and management, including state-of-the art diagnostic techniques.
  • Tap into the latest knowledge about 2D and 3D transesophageal echocardiography, anesthesia delivery for minimally invasive/robotic cardiac surgery, assist devices and artificial hearts, cardiac pacing, cardiac resynchronization therapy, ablation techniques, and more.
  • Access the complete contents online at Expert Consult, plus additional online-only features including an ECG atlas...videos that demonstrate 2-D and 3-D TEE techniques in real time...and an Annual Year End Highlight from the Journal of Cardiovascular Anesthesia that's posted each February.
  • Clearly visualize techniques with over 800 full-color illustrations. 

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Anesthesia and the Fetus



Anesthesia and the Fetus integrates into one volume the multidisciplinary components of: fetal development fetal pharmacology assessments of fetal and neonatal outcome anesthesia and analgesia during pregnancy anesthesia and analgesia during labor ethics and law Written by an internationally renowned group of clinicians and scientists, Anesthesia and the Fetus provides a contemporary guide and reference to the role of anesthesia, and the anesthesiologist, in protecting the mother and her unborn child during pregnancy.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Essentials of Trauma Anesthesia



Essentials of Trauma Anesthesia provides a concise, practical review of the essential elements in the care of the severely injured trauma patient, including emergency airway management, fluid and blood resuscitation, regional and general anesthesia, and perioperative care. Edited by two of the most experienced trauma anesthesiologists in the USA, with chapters written by experts from leading US and Canadian trauma centers with the highest and most varied caseload of critically injured patients, Essentials of Trauma Anesthesia identifies new trends in surgery and anesthesiology practices that impact on the management of trauma patients. Dedicated chapters address the management of special populations including pediatric, geriatric, burn and pregnant patients. Covering the most important topics in trauma anesthesia, Essentials of Trauma Anesthesia provides anesthesiology trainees and practitioners with a practical basis for managing trauma patients.


Critical Care Clinics 2013

Critical Care Clinics 2013



  • Volume 29, Issue 4 - pp. 795-1104 (October 2013: Life-Threatening Infections: Part 2
  • Volume 29, Issue 3 pp. 393-794 (July 2013) :Life-Threatening Infections: Part 1
  • Volume 29, Issue 2 pp. 129-392 (April 2013) :Pediatric Critical Care
  • Volume 29, Issue 1 pp. 1-128 (January 2013): Enhancing the Quality of Care
 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia: A Practical Approach to Peripheral Nerve Blocks and Perineural Catheters



Regional anesthesia is a fast-growing field, fuelled by the application of ultrasound technology over the last decade. This book is a technique-oriented guide, which introduces the use of ultrasound technology with practical instruction in the placement of peripheral nerve blocks and continuous perineural catheters. Each procedure is summarized for quick, easy reference, and supplemented by ultrasound images, color photos, and detailed illustrations. Helpful hints and instructions are provided to further optimize block success. Chapters are organized into four sections, focusing on introductory concepts, upper extremity peripheral nerve blocks, lower extremity peripheral nerve blocks and continuous perineural catheters. Written by instructors from a major academic medical center who work in a fast-paced ambulatory setting, this is a key text for residents, fellows and staff physicians who wish to incorporate the use of ultrasound into the scope of their anesthetic practice.
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Monday, December 2, 2013

Self-Assessment in Adult Multiprofessional Critical Care 6th ed



The seventh edition of Self-Assessment in Adult Multiprofessional Critical Care offers hundreds of multiple-choice study questions designed to help you pass your subspecialty board exam. Developed by leading experts in critical care, this self-assessment covers the top 20 critical care focus areas. Questions are based on real-world case studies, and an answer key helps you measure your progress.


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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Practical Issues in Anesthesia and Intensive Care 2013



This book is an up-to-date guide to the most widely debated practical and management issues in anesthesia and intensive care. It provides validated information on the state of the art regarding a wide range of topics, including choice of imaging techniques in the management of ARDS patients, the value and limits of continuous renal replacement therapy in intensive care, the prevention and treatment of postoperative shivering, the diagnosis and treatment of postoperative paralytic ileus, ways to prevent acute lung injury, the prevention of perioperative myocardial ischemia, and the management of invasive candidiasis in intensive care. All subjects are addressed in a lively and straightforward manner by recognized experts in the field. Anesthetists and intensivists, including trainees, will find Practical Issues in Anesthesia and Intensive Care 2013 to be an ideal source of rapidly retrievable practical information​.