Friday, June 27, 2014

Case Studies in Neuroanesthesia and Neurocritical Care

The anesthetic considerations and procedures involved in the perioperative care of the neurosurgical patient are among the most complex in anesthesiology. The practice of neurosurgery and neuroanesthesiology encompasses a wide range of cases, from major spine surgery, to aneurysm clipping and awake craniotomy. Case Studies in Neuroanesthesia and Neurocritical Care provides a comprehensive view of real-world clinical practice. It contains over 90 case presentations with accompanying focussed discussions, covering the broad range of procedures and monitoring protocols involved in the care of the neurosurgical patient, including preoperative and postoperative care. The book is illustrated throughout with practical algorithms, useful tables and examples of neuroimaging. Written by leading neuroanesthesiologists, neurologists, neuroradiologists and neurosurgeons from the University of Michigan Medical School and the Cleveland Clinic, these clear, concise cases are an excellent way to prepare for specific surgical cases or to aid study for both written and oral board examinations.

Pediatric Anesthesia


No longer merely a subspecialty, pediatric anesthesia is now a professional entity in its own right, as is amply demonstrated in this comprehensive addition to the medical and surgical literature. Pediatric Anesthesia: Basic Principles State of the Art Future comprises the contributions of 150 experts in the field from all over the world, providing this book with a truly global perspective. This textbook will help anesthesiologists already interested in pediatric anesthesia to the knowledge and skills inherent to the safe practice of anesthesia for infants and children. KEY FEATURES Most extensive source of information on pediatric anesthesia in the medical and surgical literature. Organized into six sections: (1) Developmental Considerations; (2) Pharmacology; (3) Anesthesia Management and Techniques: (4) Special Monitoring and Resuscitation Techniques; (5) Anesthetic, Surgical, and Interventional Procedures: Considerations; (6) Specific Considerations

Friday, June 20, 2014

Uncommon Diseases in the ICU


This book highlights the practical characteristics of uncommon diseases and presents the most relevant features for the management of intensive care units. It does not aim to provide an exhaustive description of uncommon diseases, focusing instead on the major diseases that intensivists may encounter in their clinical practice.
After a brief introduction on the epidemiology and pathophysiology of each disease, the authors emphasize the aspects related to diagnosis and treatment, providing concise and pragmatic guidance for residents and intensivists who care for patients with uncommon diseases.
Although by definition uncommon diseases have a low prevalence in the general population, they can affect a large number of patients admitted to intensive care units, as they can often be diagnosed at intensive care units. Indeed, often a complication of the disease is what leads to the patient’s being admitted to an intensive care unit.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Core Topics in Cardiac Anesthesia


Since the publication of the first edition of Core Topics in Cardiac Anaesthesia, the clinical landscape has undergone significant change. Recent developments include the increased use of electrophysiology, the resurgence of primary percutaneous intervention in acute coronary syndromes, the use of percutaneous devices in patients previously considered inoperable, and the withdrawal of aprotinin. Against this landscape, this invaluable resource has been fully updated. New chapters are dedicated to right heart valves, pulmonary vascular disease, cardiac tumours and cardiac trauma. All other chapters have been updated according to the latest international guidelines. Written and edited by an international author team with a wealth of expertise in all aspects of the perioperative care of cardiac patients, topics are presented in an easy to digest and a readily accessible manner. Core Topics in Cardiac Anaesthesia, Second Edition is essential reading for residents and fellows in anaesthesia and cardiac surgery and clinical perfusionists.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Complications and Mishaps in Anesthesia



Ability to learn from errors is an essential aspect of the quest to improve treatment quality and patient safety. This book consists of 33 cases in anesthesiology that is based on real life situations and illuminate avoidable complications and mishaps. The cases are presented in a novel manner in that they are embedded within narratives. The reader comes to each case “cold”, without any clue as to the content, and each case comprises a narrative and a factual component that are interwoven. The narrative parts provide the reader with information and tips regarding the clinical problems and tasks that the protagonist must face and try to solve. The idea is to engage the reader emotionally while reading and to entertain him or her while learning. All cases conclude with short debriefing sections which include possible strategies to prevent similar errors or mishaps.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Faust's Anesthesiology Review, 4e


Quickly expand your knowledge base and master your residency with Faust's Anesthesiology Review, the world's best-selling review book in anesthesiology. Combining comprehensive coverage with an easy-to-use format, this newly updated medical reference book is designed to efficiently equip you with the latest advances, procedures, guidelines, and protocols. It's the perfect refresher on every major aspect of anesthesia.
  • Take advantage of concise coverage of a broad variety of timely topics in anesthesia.
  • Focus your study time on the most important topics, including anesthetic management for cardiopulmonary bypass, off-pump coronary bypass, and automatic internal cardiac defibrillator procedures; arrhythmias; anesthesia for magnetic resonance imaging; occupational transmission of blood-borne pathogens; preoperative evaluation of the patient with cardiac disease; and much more. 

The perfect resource, which offers concise content for everything needed for certification, recertification, or as a refresher training for anesthesiology, has now improved with a more comprehensive view on the most important topics in the specialty with over 60 new chapters.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Anesthesia Equipment: Principles and Applications



Anesthesia Equipment: Principles and Applications, 2nd Edition, by Dr. Jan Ehrenwerth and Dr. James B. Eisenkraft, offers expert, highly visual, practical guidance on the full range of delivery systems and technology used in practice today. It equips you with the objective, informed answers you need to ensure optimal patient safety.
 Make informed decisions by expanding your understanding of the physical principles of equipment, the rationale for its use, delivery systems for inhalational anesthesia, systems monitoring, hazards and safety features, maintenance and quality assurance, special situations/equipment for non-routine adult anesthesia, and future directions for the field.
 Ensure patient safety with detailed advice on risk management and medicolegal implications of equipment use.
 Apply the most complete and up-to-date information available on machines, vaporizers, ventilators, breathing systems, vigilance, ergonomics, and simulation.
 Visualize the safe and effective use of equipment thanks to hundreds of full-color line drawings and photographs.


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

2014 Intravenous Medications: A Handbook for Nurses and Health Professionals



The #1 IV drug handbook for 40 years, Intravenous Medications: A Handbook for Nurses and Health Professionals is trusted for its accuracy and comprehensive coverage. Whether you prefer the portable print version or the convenient electronic format, this new edition provides essential data on administering more than 350 intravenous (IV) drugs, entries for new IV drugs recently approved by the FDA, hundreds of new drug facts, a detailed index of generic and trade names and more - all alphabetically organized to help you find drug information quickly and easily.
 UNIQUE! Published annually to ensure you have essential information on the most recently approved IV drugs as well as updated information on existing drugs.
 UNIQUE! Contains thorough coverage of more than 350 IV drugs - supplying you with far more than any other comparable handbook.
 UNIQUE! Time-tested page layout keep all dosage information for each drug on either a single page or a two-page spread to prevent hand contamination by having to turn a page.
 Consistent, easy-to-use format provides all the essential clinical information you need on IV drug administration.
 Lists IV drugs alphabetically by generic name for quick clinical reference.
 Updated IV drug dilution and dosage charts within monographs provide quick access to essential information.
 Special sections highlight dosage variances for geriatric, pediatric, infant, and neonatal patients.
 Black Box Warnings, screening, and highlighting make locating key information quick and easy.
 Printed thumb tabs help you find information faster.
"A companion website at http://evolve.elsevier.com/IVMeds/ provides alerts, monographs for selected agents not included in the book, a step-by-step tutorial for calculating IV drug dosages, IV drug dosage calculators, interactive IV drug dosage examples, printable general dilution and solution compatibility charts, and more."
 NEW! Four new drug monographs provide you with current, clinically relevant drug information for new IV drugs recently approved by the FDA.
 NEW! Updated drug monographs reflect the latest changes in IV drug therapy.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Pre-Hospital Anesthesia Handbook



Pre-Hospital Anaesthesia is one of the most demanding interventions that can be made in the field. The exact incidence of failed intubation is difficult to quantify, but it is clear that it is higher than in hospital. Equally it is certain that anyone undertaking it should have clear instruction in the technique and a thorough understanding of all it entails. This  handbook details the procedures, drugs and algorithms used by the crews of the Great North Air Ambulance who have been providing this life saving intervention since 2004. It draws on huge experience in the field and provides a spring board for any practitioner who wishes to take it on.

Mechanical Ventilation Made Easy


This book imparts knowledge to handle on the spot situations, acute crisis and also when it is safe to wean away the patient from the ventilator - The text is presented very clearly starting from the applied anatomy and physiology to explain mechanics of breathing and how clinical application of mechanical ventilation is done - All essential aspects are discussed in a very simple style explaining fundamental principles involved in ventilator support system, its modes and settings - Describes the management of a patient from incubating to connecting with the ventilator and making the initial settings work in an intensive therapy unit

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Complications in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, 1e


This single-source reference addresses complications related to the practice of regional anesthesia and pain medicine. Chapters are written by a world authority on each specific complication and are evidence-based from an extensive literature search. Each chapter is constructed to follow a defined approach to the problem to ensure inclusiveness of evidence, clarity, and consistency.
Provides a definition for each complication
Details the risk factors so you can make informed decisions on treatment
Includes details on treatment and rehabilitation providing you with a complete solution to any complication you encounter
Advises you on when to seek further consultation

Saturday, June 7, 2014

McGraw-Hill Specialty Board Review: Anesthesiology Examination & Board Review


Long considered the single best Q&A review for certifying and recertifying anesthesiologists, Anesthesiology Board Review, Sixth Edition features 1800+ questions, concise rationales for each answer, and a practice test that reflects the makeup of a mini-board exam. The new Sixth edition offers new chapters on Patient Complications and Patient Safety and 50% of the questions are new.
 New questions reflect advances in regional anesthesia, ambulatory anesthesia, and pharmacology
 Reflects the way the specialty is practiced and how residents are tested

Anaesthesia at a Glance


Anaesthesia at a Glance is a brand new title that provides a concise and visually-orientated summary of a comprehensive lecture course in anaesthesia. Ideal for clinical undergraduate medical students and Foundation Programme doctors undertaking anaesthesia attachments, it gives a systematic, broad view of anaesthesia in various specialties, taking the reader through preparation, management and the pharmacology behind anaesthetic medicine.
Anaesthesia at a Glance is supported by a companion website at www.ataglanceseries.com/anaesthesia containing interactive multiple-choice questions and answers together with a selection of interactive cases – perfect for study and revision.
Whether you want to refresh your knowledge or need a thorough overview of the specialty, Anaesthesia at a Glance presents all the vital clinical information you need.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Monitoring the Critically Ill Patient



Monitoring the Critically Ill Patient is an invaluable, accessible guide to caring for critically ill patients on the general ward. Now fully updated and improved throughout, this well-established and handy reference guide text assumes no prior knowledge and equips students and newly-qualified staff with the clinical skills and knowledge they need to confidently monitor patients at risk, identify key priorities, and provide prompt and effective care.
This new edition includes the following five new chapters:
 Monitoring the critically ill child
 Monitoring the critically ill pregnant patient
 Monitoring the patient with infection and related systemic inflammatory response
 Monitoring a patient receiving a blood transfusion
 Monitoring pain


Complications in Anesthesia


This easy-to-use resource details all of the complications likely to be encountered in clinical practice. The scope has been expanded to include the critical care setting. Internationally renowned authorities explain the nature, likelihood, and causes of each problem, and then guide you through the appropriate treatment measures. Each type of complication is discussed in its own concise chapter making it easier to quickly locate and research specific topics of interest.
  • A convenient layout of short chapters in a narrative outline format promotes quick referencing.
  • Case reports present real-life examples of each complication.
  • Safety standards, ASA guidelines, and other preventive measures are discussed in every chapter in order to avoid the occurrence or recurrence of complications in the future.
  • Suggestions for further reading enable the reader to locate the material for more detailed research.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Essential Clinical Anesthesia


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 Essential Clinical Anesthesia 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 www.cambridge.org/vacanti. 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. Essential Clinical Anesthesia is your essential companion when preparing for board review and recertification exams and in your daily clinical practice.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

ACLS, CPR, and PALS: Clinical Pocket Guide


The only pocket guide to cover Healthcare Professional CPR, ACLS, and PALS!

Here's all the information you need to respond to cardiac emergencies in one pocket-sized book! This quick-reference guide provides easy-to-access coverage of all three levels of care--infant, child, and adult--plus listings for all drugs required for ACLS and PALS in both adult and pediatric dosages. You'll also find the latest in PALS concepts and protocols and the ACLS guidelines. Critical-thinking exercises and megacodes make it an ideal resource to help you prepare for certification and recertification exams. Waterproof, write-on/wipe off pages are HIPAA-compliant and great for on the go.

Key Features
Includes ACLS, CPR, and PALS guidelines. Lists the drugs required for ACLS and PALS, including adult and pediatric dosages. Covers PALS concepts and protocols that are unique to the newborn, infant, and pediatric patient, including formulas. Identifies important clinical implications in "Clinical Tips".

Table of Contents
Tab 1. ECG
Tab 2. CPR
Tab 3. ACLS
Tab 4. PALS
Tab 5. Meds
Tab 6. Skills
Tab 7. Megacode
Tab 8. Tools

For all healthcare professionals!
  • Keep it on your code cart
  • Keep it in your scrub pocket or lab coat
  • Keep it on the ambulance
  • Use it to study for your initial or refresher ACLS, CPR, or PALS courses

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Core Concepts in the Disorders of Fluid, Electrolytes and Acid-Base Balance



Fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base disorders are central to the day-to-day practice of almost all areas of patient-centered medicine – both medical and surgical. Virtually every aspect of these disorders has experienced major developments in recent years.

Core Concepts in the Disorders of Fluid, Electrolytes and Acid-Base Balance encompasses these new findings in comprehensive reviews of both pathophysiology and clinical management. In addition, this volume offers clinical examples providing step-by-step analysis of the pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, and management of selected clinical problems.

Written by the leaders in researching and treating electrolyte disorders, this reference is an invaluable resource for both the nephrologist and the non-specialist physician, or medical trainee.