Monday, December 21, 2015

Textbook of Respiratory and Critical Care Infections



This book is a comprehensive guide to the diagnosis and management of respiratory infections for practising pulmonologists, intensivists and trainees. Beginning with an overview of genetic predisposition to respiratory disorders, the following chapters discuss different types of infection including pneumonia, tuberculosis, viral infections and upper respiratory tract infections. Complete chapters are dedicated to respiratory tract infections in patients with pre-existing conditions such as HIV and lung cancer. The final sections examine the management of infections in the intensive care setting, and infection prevention through vaccines. Written by recognised experts from Milan and Athens, this practical reference includes nearly 50 images to enhance learning. Key points * Comprehensive guide to diagnosis and management of respiratory infections * Discusses genetic predisposition to respiratory disorders * Complete chapters dedicated to respiratory infections in patients with comorbid conditions * Recognised authors from Milan and Athens
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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Essentials of anaesthetic equipment 4th


Prepared by authors based in the UK, this highly practical, illustrated guide continues to provide an up-to-date, practical introduction to anaesthetic equipment and its use in clinical practice. An invaluable resource for all those who work with anaesthetic equipment, including anaesthetists studying for the FRCA examinations, nurses and operating department practitioners, this new edition has been completely updated to reflect current equipment and training requirements. Lavishly illustrated throughout with colour photos and clearly-drawn line illustrations plus fully revised self-assessment sections, Essentials of Anaesthetic Equipment, fourth edition, retains the superbly organized and easy-to-read format that has made previous editions such a success.
  • The same portable size is retained for the new edition
  • An ideal book for the busy trainee or practitioner to carry around the hospital and 'dip into' when the opportunity presents
  • A selection of MCQs is included at the end of each chapter providing an opportunity for the reader to test their knowledge - an ideal aid to exam preparation
  • Highly illustrated with colour photographs and diagrams throughout to aid recognition in the clinical environment and demonstrates essential points
  • Standardised format used for each piece of equipment: components, mechanism of action, problems in practice and safety features
  • Summary boxes in every chapter highlighting key points and safety considerations help the reader remember key information and breaks down the text into manageable chunks. Especially helpful when preparing for exams
  • Equipment checklists include essential information that all users of anaesthetic equipment need to know
  • New colour images and artwork throughout
  • References updated with relevant links to NICE, NSPA and MHRA
  • Updated self-assessment sections (in SBA format) to check understanding and aid exam preparation
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Clinical Intensive Care Medicine


Intensive care patients are the most critically ill in any hospital and they are a patient group that utilises a disproportionate amount of medical resources. Intensive care medicine, around for about 40 years, is a relatively recent but globally expanding specialty due to a growing geriartric population of discerning demand for health system.
The older generation of intensivists are approaching retirement. The middle generation is trained in various medical specialties and then subspecialised in intensive care. These doctors now lead the way in clinical practice, research, management and training. On the other hand, the younger generation of intensivists includes an ever increasing number of doctors who, for the first time, enjoy a structured training program with clinical rotations, courses, and exam qualifications.
Written by outstanding specialist practitioners who are also internationally acclaimed authors from the UK and North America, this is an authoritative guide to practical intensive care medicine. The clinical contents of the book share a practical and educational common thread with each chapter addressing pertinent clinical challenges comprehensively. This invaluable book is specially targeted at medical students, trainees in intensive care medicine and other acute specialties, consultants wishing to remain up to date on all branches of this vast specialty and other allied professionals practicing in intensive care including nurses and physiotherapists.
Readership: Doctors, nurses and physiotherapists specialising in intensive care medicine, doctors in acute medical specialties and medical students.
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Key Topics in Management of the Critically Ill


This book is designed to assist clinicians who are new to intensive care by providing information on a range of important and novel topics of relevance in the day-to-day management of critically ill patients. Guidance is given on the appropriate response to various emergencies and circumstances, including stroke, acute liver failure, severe burns, extreme pain, and delirium. The role of simulation training in the intensive care unit is discussed, and detailed attention is devoted to the application of modern techniques for the assessment of vital organs in the critical care setting, such as echocardiography and lung ultrasound.  An individual chapter focuses on regional anesthesia in intensive care, and in addition the book addresses subjects and issues that are frequently neglected. Examples include transfer of the critically ill patient, the role of forgotten electrolytes such as magnesium, the use of non-coumarin anticoagulants, and neuropsychological rehabilitation. The book will have broad appeal, including for general intensivists, anesthetists, acute medicine physicians, and medical students attached to acute specialties or preparing for exams in intensive care medicine.
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Thursday, December 3, 2015

The ESC Textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiovascular Care (The European Society of Cardiology Textbooks)



The ESC Textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiovascular Care is the official textbook of the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACCA) of the ESC. This new updated edition continues to comprehensively approach all the different issues relating to intensive and acute cardiovascular care. The textbook is addressed to all those involved in intensive and acute cardiac care, from cardiologists to emergency physicians and healthcare professionals. The chapters cover the various acute cardiovascular diseases that need high quality intensive treatment, but also organisational issues, cooperation among professionals, and interaction with other specialities in medicine.

The largest section of the textbook is devoted to non-cardiac disease which could acutely involve the cardiovascular system. Other noteworthy chapters are on ethical issues - which are so important in acute cardiac care, such as patient safety, donor organ management and palliative care. A unique characteristic of the textbook is the presence of a whole section devoted to biomarkers, which underline the growing importance of laboratory medicine in the field of intensive and acute cardiac care.

A particular asset of the textbook is the digital version available on Oxford Medicine Online, which has additional online features including an extra chapter on lung ultrasound and many more images and videos, as well as a full list of references from all chapters. The online version is updated by the same authors on a yearly basis and is available with the print version and separately on a subscription basis, allowing easy access to content in digital and mobile optimised format. The textbook aligns directly with the core training curriculum for ACCA.
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Monday, November 30, 2015

Manual of ICU Procedures 2016



Manual of ICU Procedures is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to intensive care procedures. The book is divided into four anatomical sections, and a final miscellaneous section. Section one covers airway and respiratory, followed by; vascular and cardiac; neurological; gastrointestinal, abdominal, and genitourinary procedures. Each section covers an extensive range of procedures, and each chapter begins with basic principles before describing the procedure step-by-step. Enhanced by 428 colour images and illustrations, Manual of ICU Procedures is an ideal resource for all critical care professionals. Key Points * Step-by-step guide to a range of intensive care procedures * Covers respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological, gastrointestinal, genitourinary and miscellaneous procedures *428 colour images

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Saturday, November 21, 2015

ASE's Comprehensive Echocardiography 2nd




Written and endorsed by world experts from the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), this unique multimedia resource uses text, case studies, and online components to cover the latest uses of echocardiography, including the most recent 2D and 3D advances. Unlike other existing textbooks in echocardiography, including the predecessor of this volume, entitled Dynamic Echocardiography, this 2nd edition, with its new title, covers a full range of topics, reflected in its 200 chapters that include essential material in a succinct format. Dr. Roberto M. Lang and his expert colleagues provide everything you need to assess cardiac anatomy and function and obtain clinically useful, noninvasive information for more accurate diagnosis and evaluation of heart disease.
  • Take advantage of an outstanding online library of slides and videos of case presentations that correspond to crisp, full-color images, allowing you to view dynamic echocardiographic clips of various cardiac pathologies.
  • Tap into the knowledge and skills of a team of experts from the ASE, led by world-renowned authorities in echocardiography.
  • Access the fully searchable text online at expertconsult.com, along with additional cases, images, and an extensive library of cine images.
  • Get fully up to date with the latest echo practice guidelines and advanced technologies, including 3D echocardiography and myocardial strain.
  • Gain a better understanding of the latest methods to assess cardiac chamber size and function, valvular stenosis/regurgitation, cardiomyopathies, coronary artery disease, complications of myocardial infarction, and much more - all in a practical, well-illustrated brief yet comprehensive format extensively supported by multimedia material.
  • Stay up to date with hot topics in this rapidly evolving field: interventional/intraoperative echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography, cardiac resynchronization therapy, and more.
Set the pace with enhanced technologies and guidelines
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Monday, November 16, 2015

Pilbeam's Mechanical Ventilation: Physiological and Clinical Applications, 6e



Learn everything you need to safely and compassionately care for patients requiring ventilator support with Pilbeam's Mechanical Ventilation: Physiological and Clinical Applications, 6th Edition. Known for its simple explanations and in-depth coverage of patient-ventilator management, this evidence-based text walks readers through the most fundamental and advanced concepts surrounding mechanical ventilation and guides them in properly applying these principles to patient care. This new edition features a completely revised chapter on ventilator graphics, additional case studies and clinical scenarios, plus all the reader-friendly features that promote critical thinking and clinical application - like key points, AARC clinical practice guidelines, and critical care concepts - that have helped make this text a household name among respiratory care professionals.
  • UNIQUE! Chapter on ventilator associated pneumonia provides in-depth, comprehensive coverage of this challenging issue.
  • Brief patient case studies list important assessment data and pose a critical thinking question to readers.
  • Critical Care Concepts are presented in short questions to engage readers in applying knowledge to difficult concepts.
  • Clinical scenarios cover patient presentation, assessment data, and treatment options to acquaint readers with different clinical situations.
  • NBRC exam-style assessment questions at the end of each chapter offer practice for the certification exam.
  • Key Point boxes highlight need-to-know information.
  • Logical chapter sequence builds on previously learned concepts and information.
  • Bulleted end-of-chapter summaries help readers to review and assess their comprehension.
  • Excerpts of Clinical Practice Guidelines developed by the AARC (American Association for Respiratory Care) make it easy to access important information regarding indications/contraindications, hazards and complications, assessment of need, assessment of outcome, and monitoring.
  • Chapter outlines show the big picture of each chapter's content.
  • Glossary of mechanical ventilation terminology includes definitions to highlighted key terms in each chapter.
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Sunday, November 15, 2015

The Protocol Book for Intensive Care 4th Edition


This new edition has been fully revised to bring trainees and practitioners up to date with the latest developments in the management of medical emergencies and intensive care, with an emphasis on cardiac care. The book covers major medical emergencies in cardiology, pulmonary medicine, central nervous system, metabolic medicine and rheumatology. A new chapter has been added on post-operative care after cardiac surgery. Presented in an easy to read format, this practical guide includes numerous tables and graphs, with further reading suggestions for each topic. http://adf.ly/1RkKKi

Monday, November 9, 2015

Core Topics in Operating Department Practice: Anaesthesia and Critical Care

Recent changes in medical roles and responsibilities have raised the profile of Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs). The level of knowledge is vast, and exams must be taken working towards statutory registration. This is the first in a series of three books providing comprehensive information for healthcare staff working in the operating department. Topics covered include anaesthesia, critical care, post-interventional care, enhancing care delivery, professional practice, leadership and resource management. The clear and concise format is ideally suited to study, qualification and for continued reference during practice. Written by specialists with a wealth of knowledge and experience, and incorporating problem-based learning using case studies, this book will be essential reading for ODPs and theatre nurses throughout the UK, in Australia where the same structures have been adopted, and worldwide for all professionals working in operating departments.
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Friday, November 6, 2015

Essential Clinical Anesthesia Review: Keywords, Questions and Answers for the Boards



This concise, evidence-based board review book, organized according to the ABA keyword list, covers all the fundamental concepts needed to pass written and re-certification board examinations. Each chapter begins with a case scenario or clinical problems from everyday practice, followed by concise discussion and clinical review questions and answers. Discussion progresses logically from preoperative assessment and intraoperative management to postoperative pain management, enhancing the reader's knowledge and honing diagnostic and clinical management skills. New guidelines and recently developed standards of care are also covered.

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Shnider and Levinson's Anesthesia for Obstetrics, Fifth Edition



Now in a fully updated Fifth Edition, Shnider and Levinson's Anesthesia for Obstetrics, continues to provide the comprehensive coverage that has made it the leading reference in the field. The rising number of Cesarean births and the more advanced age of first-time mothers in the United States have brought with them an increased risk for complications, making the role of the obstetric anesthesiologist increasingly important.

Inside you’ll explore…
• Maternal and Fetal Physiology builds your understanding of placental transfer of drugs.
• Fetal Assessment covers the basics of antenatal assessment and intrapartum monitoring.
• Anesthesia and Analgesia addresses the anesthetic considerations of vaginal and Cesarean delivery.
• Neonatal Well-Being—including neonatal resuscitation and neonatal injury.
• Management of Obstetric Complications helps minimize the risks posed by abnormal positioning, intrapartum fever, and antepartum and postpartum hemorrhage.
• Management of Anesthetic Complications addresses the special problems related to obstetric anesthesia, including embolic events and intubation problems.
• Management of the Parturient with Coexisting Disorders prepares you for the special challenges faced when treating mothers with hypertensive, respiratory, endocrine, neurologic, or other disorders.
• Difficult and Failed Intubation: Strategies, Prevention, and Management of Airway-Related Catastrophes addresses the airway related maternal mortality, predictors of difficult airway and strategies to manage the unanticipated difficult airway as well as the critical airway with increasing hyoxemia.

NEW to the Fifth Edition…
• New editorial team
• New full-color format
• New sections on Assessment of the Fetus; Anesthesia for Cesarean Delivery; Neonatal Well-Being: Old and New Concepts; Ethical, Medical, and Social Challenges and Issues; Maternal Safety, Difficult and Failed Intubation, Morbidity, and Mortality; and Anesthetic Considerations for Reproductive, In-Utero, and Non-Obstetric Procedures
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Pediatric Anesthesiology: A Comprehensive Board Review 1



Pediatric Anesthesiology: A Comprehensive Board Review is a high-yield, streamlined study aid. It contains more than 800, realistic, multiple-choice questions tailored to the keywords in the outline of the Pediatric Anesthesiology Certification Examination published by the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA). To maximize reading efficiency, annotated answers are followed by bulleted key facts and key references. With this book as guide, readers will be able to efficiently prepare for the written primary certification pediatric anesthesiology board exam.
This online version allows access to the full content of the textbook, provides links from all references through to primary research journal articles, allows full text searches and access to the figures that can be downloaded for PowerPoint presentations.
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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Arterial Blood Gases Made Easy



 Arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis is a fundamental skill in modern medicine yet one which many find difficult to grasp. This book provides readers with the core background knowledge required to understand the ABG, explains how it is used in clinical practice and provides a unique system for interpreting results. Over half of the book is devoted to thirty clinical case scenarios involving analysis of arterial blood gases, allowing the reader to gain both proficiency in interpretation and an appreciation of the role of an ABG in guiding clinical diagnosis and management.
    A practical guide written for all those who use this test and have to interpret the results.
    Utilises worked examples to allow the reader to gain confidence in interpreting ABGs and appreciate the usefulness of the test in a variety of different clinical settings.
    Written in a simple style and presents the concepts in a straightforward manner.
    Additional clinical case scenarios put the ABG into practice.
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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Emergency Management in Neurocritical Care4



Rapid response, assessment and management are crucial for neurocritical situations
Acute neurological illness is traumatic for patients and their families. Physicians caring for these patients are often under great distress and need to rapidly assess the situation to allow appropriate stabilization and management.

Emergency Management in Neurocritical Care gives you the tools you need to perform under pressure in the neurocritical or emergency care unit. The no-nonsense approach corresponds to the attitude needed in both acute emergencies and in the neurocritical care unit. Packed with handy tips to improve your care of patients, and written by internationally renowned experts, the book covers:

Acute Management of Neurological Emergencies
Cerebrovascular Critical Care
Infections of the Nervous System
Neuromuscular Complications Encountered in the Intensive Care Unit
Neurological Complications and Consultations in General Intensive Care Units
Acute Neuroimaging and Neuromonitoring in Neurocritical Care

Clinical in approach, practical in execution, Emergency Management in Neurocritical Care will help you perform better in pressure situations.
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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Landmarks for Peripheral Nerve Blocks: Upper and Lower Extremities



Designed for quick reference on the wards or in the operating room, this pocket-sized flip-book depicts the anatomic landmarks whose location is essential for successfully performing peripheral nerve blocks. Full-color computer-generated drawings show surface anatomy and relevant deeper anatomic structures. Each chapter first presents basic anatomy including landmarks and then proceeds to brief descriptions of the most widely used blocks, as well as tips to troubleshoot problems and avoid complications. Both upper and lower limb blocks are included. The book is spiral bound at the top and printed on heavy, laminated paper to allow use in the operating room.
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Manual of Perioperative Care: An Essential Guide



Manual of Perioperative Care is a comprehensive manual of principles of care designed to support the clinical practice of perioperative practitioners, whether they are nurses or operating department practitioners. This book sets out to meet the needs of those studying perioperative practice as well as those who would like an up to date comprehensive reference on their bookshelf.
It covers the fundamentals involved in perioperative practice, setting modern surgical care into its complete environment and context.
With a practical, accessible focus, aided by full colour illustrations, this book follows the journey that the patient makes through their surgical care, with sections on:
• The foundation for safe and effective perioperative care
• Infection prevention and control
• Patient safety and managing risks
• Different patient care groups
• Approaches to surgery
This book will be essential reading for all students on perioperative courses, and newly qualified perioperative nurses and operating department practitioners.
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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Clinical Wisdom and Interventions in Acute and Critical Care: A Thinking-in-Action Approach



"[This book is] a lavishly detailed guide to the essence of becoming an expert nurse...I believe this book will secure a place on most educators' and expert clinicians' bookshelves. Every once in a while a better book comes along; this is one of those times."
Joan E. Lynaugh, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
(From the Foreword)
A classic research-based text in nursing practice and education, this newly revised second edition explains, through first-hand accounts of the hard-earned experiential wisdom of expert nurses, the clinical reasoning skills necessary for top-tier nursing in acute and critical settings. It provides not only the most current knowledge and practice innovations, but also reflects the authors' vast experience using the first edition in practice and educational settings.
This updated edition includes new interviews from acute care, critical care, perioperative nurses, and more. Attention is paid to current IOM and nursing guidelines for systems approaches to patient safety, with education and leadership implications described throughout. It is an essential resource for undergraduate and graduate nursing educators, students, administrators, and managers seeking to improve systems of care and leadership in clinical practice.
Key Features
Articulates major areas of knowledge and skill in acute, critical care, and perioperative nursing practice
Provides vivid, first-hand accounts of hard-earned wisdom that facilitate clinical imagination, reflection, and lifelong learning
Assists faculty, educators, APNs, and mentors in teaching nurses how to recognize recurring clinical syndromes and patterns
Bridges the gap from theory to practice in dynamic patient care situations
Embraces the complexity of caring for the critically ill and their families
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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Clinical Pharmacology for Anesthesiology


Apply the core principles of pharmacology for safe, effective anesthesia practice

Clinical Pharmacology for Anesthesiology incorporates the latest research and effectively details what anesthesia care providers must know about the drugs they use in everyday practice.
This comprehensive textbook uses a visual approach with an abundance of tables and illustrations to assist the practicing anesthesia care provider, resident, and student of anesthesia. The text begins with an overview of fundamental pharmacology concepts (pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and drug interactions) and then details all classes of drugs relevant to the anesthesiologist in a highly clinical manner. Features
  • Applies clinical pharmacology principles to patient care, focusing on how anesthetic drugs interact with one another in regards to analgesia, sedation, and hypnosis.
  • Delivers a concise overview of anesthetics and other drugs (diuretics, antiemetics, antiseizure medications, etc.) used in the perioperative environment
  • Describes how patient covariates, such as body weight, blood loss, and age influence drug behavior
  • Incorporates the use of computer simulations to visually present drug concentration and effects for selected anesthetic techniques in premedication, induction, maintenance, emergence, and sedation
  • Includes simulations of sample anesthetic techniques for various challenging surgical procedures
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Thoracic Anesthesia (Lange Medical Book)



What every resident and practicing anesthesiologist needs to know about thoracic anesthesia―in one concise handbook
Thoracic Anesthesia is the definitive introduction for anesthesiologists in training and the must-have reference for anesthesiologists who do not practice thoracic anesthesia exclusively. Here, you’ll find a current, detailed review of the basic, need-to-know concepts of thoracic anesthesia, along with clear, practical suggestions for handling commonly encountered scenarios. Written by top specialists in the field, the book is filled with high-yield insights into such pivotal topics as respiratory physiology, pulmonary pharmacology, imaging, one-lung ventilation, and postoperative care.
FEATURES
  • The ultimate thoracic anesthesia primer, designed for residents and experienced anesthesiologists/nurse anesthetists who must meet the growing demand for skilled practitioners in the thoracic operating room
  • Comprehensive, yet concise presentation and compact format make the text a perfect at-a-glance reference in the OR
  • Acknowledged experts in each topic area review key concepts that clarify a given condition―and summarize the best management strategies for delivering safe and effective perioperative care to thoracic surgical patients
  • Focus on the major principles of thoracic anesthesia covers chest physiology, mechanisms of pain, biology of chest malignancies, and lung separation techniques
  • Chapter on practice improvement and patient safety highlights the delivery of modern, high-quality perioperative thoracic care through a multi-disciplinary, team approach
  • Top-to-bottom coverage of the latest thoracic anesthesia techniques and procedures: Preoperative risk stratification, Closed thorax procedures, Lung resections for cancer and benign chest tumors, Extrapleural pneumonectomy, Pericardial window procedures, Esophageal cancer operations, Bronchopleural fistula, Lung transplantation, Thoracic trauma management
  • Special chapter on anesthesia for pediatric thoracic surgery presents the most current clinical perspectives that help you achieve positive outcomes even in the most challenging pediatric cases
  • Section on postoperative management of thoracic surgical patients thoroughly reviews routine postoperative care as well as how to handle respiratory, renal, and cardiovascular complications, and both acute and chronic post thoracotomy pain
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Understanding Anesthetic Equipment & Procedures: A Practical Approach



The book Understanding Anesthesia Equipment and Procedure: A Practical Approach is one of its kinds from this part of world. It has chronological history of evolution, applied physics with pitfalls and use as well as disuse. It has covered the common to advanced anesthesia equipment used in day to day practice of anesthesia. The contributors with high credentials have put their best efforts which made the things easy for students in anesthesia. This book has five hundred forty six pages incorporating six hundred eighty four figures and illustrations, which is a unique feature. The quality of pictures, printing, paper quality, binding are of international standard.
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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A Case Approach to Perioperative Drug-Drug Interactions



The occurrence of deleterious or even fatal drug-drug interactions (DDIs) in the perioperative period is no longer a theoretical concern but a harrowing reality. A Case Approach to Perioperative Drug-Drug Interactions addresses the complex realm of pharmacokinetic drug interactions in an easy-to-read volume that functions as both a comprehensive clinical reference and a casebook.  The book presents a summary of the core concepts of drug interactions; an organized, annotated presentation of the drug interactions most relevant to the perioperative clinician; and approximately 200 case scenarios that highlight specific drug interactions. This book fills a real void in the clinical literature and is invaluable to anesthesiologists and surgeons, as well as trainees  in both specialties; intensive care staff, including physicians, ph
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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Case Studies of Near Misses in Clinical Anesthesia


All anesthesiologists eventually face the fear of a "near miss", when a patient's life has been put at risk. Learning from the experience is crucial to professionalism and the ongoing development of expertise.
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Saturday, October 10, 2015

A Surgeon's Guide to Anaesthesia and Perioperative Care



Have you struggled to find information on diathermy, ventilation, types of anaesthetic, what the anaesthetist does, or problems with positioning - the little bits other books leave out? If so, then this is the book for you, anaesthetics tailored specifically to the MRCS syllabus. The book is presented in three sections. The first focuses on applied basic sciences for the surgeon. The second discusses perioperative care and specific considerations that arise in the surgical specialties from both the surgical and anaesthetic viewpoint. Each chapter is written by clinical specialists in surgery and anaesthesia, with up-to-date information on topics including damage limitation surgery in trauma, transfusion practice, CPET testing, and enhanced recovery. The third section, 'At a Glance', is written in an easily accessible, brief format for revision or reference. Topics covered include post-operative cognitive dysfunction, coagulation, fluids and scoring systems. This is an essential text for all surgical trainees.
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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Core Topics in Endocrinology in Anaesthesia and Critical Care



Core Topics in Endocrinology in Anesthesia and Critical Care provides a comprehensive, practical overview of the perioperative management of patients with endocrine disorders, giving clear diagnostic advice and management guidelines. This book considers the management of patients with endocrine disorders of the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands, including rarer disorders such as MEN syndrome. It then considers all aspects of the perioperative management of diabetic patients, including paediatric, obstetric and ambulatory patients. Finally it discusses endocrine disorders in the critically ill patient, covering such issues as the topical conundrum of glucose control and the management of diabetic metabolic acidosis, thyroid storm and myxoedema coma. Every chapter reviews the relevant anatomy and pathophysiology and the latest developments in defining the genetic causes are also considered where appropriate. Core Topics in Endocrinology in Anesthesia and Critical Care is an invaluable tool for all anaesthetists and intensivists in their daily clinical practice.
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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Atlas of Injection Therapy in Pain Management


A highly effective, low-risk pain management therapy to include in your patient services, Injection Therapy in Pain Management provides a practical, step-by-step approach that will allow physicians, including those without extensive prior experience, to manage pain through the injection of local anesthetics. Its clear, symptom-oriented format and detailed directions show how to recognize clinically recurring pain patterns, administer the correct treatment, and manage pain syndromes successfully.
Special Features:
  • Precise instructions for implementing injection techniques safely and efficiently - even for more complex pain such as headache and in the shoulder
  • Nearly 100 clear anatomic illustrations that use a simple color key to demonstrate injection points and areas of pain distribution - an ideal visual learning aid
  • Concise descriptions of indications; differential diagnoses; materials and techniques; insertion points, direction and depth; possible risks and side effects; and concomitant therapies for pain treatment
  • A straightforward double-page format with text on one side and anatomic drawings on the facing page for easy mastery of techniques
For all busy clinicians whose aim is to relieve pain quickly and effectively, and add a valuable, cost-effective service to their practice, this atlas-style teaching reference is essential. Orthopedists, sports medicine physicians, physical therapists, and practitioners of manual medicine will find a wealth of information and a roadmap of techniques that can be seamlessly integrated into everyday practice.
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Bell's Oral and Facial Pain, 7 edition


Pain, especially chronic pain, is a major health care problem, a fact that has precipitated a recent dramatic expansion in pain-related research efforts. This revised edition of Dr Welden Bell's classic text has been updated to incorporate the latest findings from these studies, including advanced understanding of the neurophysiology and central processing of pain and the resulting changes to diagnostic, classification, and treatment guidelines. To assist clinicians in the difficult and often complicated task of managing patients suffering from oral and facial pain, this textbook provides documented information concerning pain and pain behavior so that one may better understand what pain is, how it behaves, and how it might best be managed; develops a useful classification of orofacial pain disorders; offers practical diagnostic criteria by which the different orofacial pain disorders can be identified on a clinical level; and suggests guidelines for the effective management of patients who suffer from pain in the region of the mouth and face. The concepts and techniques discussed are supplemented with case reports as well as new, full-color photographs and illustrations to help the clinician better understand orofacial pain disorders and how to treat them effectively.
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Case Studies in Pain Management

Edited by internationally recognized pain experts, this unique book describes 73 real life clinical cases, each followed by discussion of pathogenesis, work-up, differential diagnosis and treatment options. Cases are divided into seven sub-topics: neurologic disorders, spinal disorders, musculoskeletal pain, visceral pain, headache and facial pain, cancer pain, and special topics such as pain in children and older adults. Discussions follow a question-and-answer format, facilitating learning and also enabling self-testing. Chapters are written by the foremost national and international leaders in the field of pain management, many of whom are pain program directors. Case Studies in Pain Management is an excellent learning source for trainees in pain management and a 'must read' for pain practitioners.
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Friday, October 2, 2015

Lung Ultrasound in the Critically Ill: The BLUE Protocol


Written by a pioneer in critical care ultrasound, this book discusses the basic technique and “signatures” of lung ultrasound and explains its main clinical applications. The tools and clinical uses of the BLUE protocol, which allows diagnosis of most cases of acute respiratory failure, are first described in detail. Careful attention is then devoted to protocols derived from the BLUE protocol – the FALLS protocol for diagnosis and management of acute circulatory failure, the Pink protocol for use in ARDS, and the SESAME protocol for use in cardiac arrest – and to the LUCI-FLR program, a means of answering clinical questions while reducing radiation exposure. Finally, the book discusses all the possible settings in which lung ultrasound can be used, discipline by discipline and condition by condition. Lung Ultrasound in the Critically Ill comprehensively explains how ultrasound can become the stethoscope of modern medicine. It is a superb complement to the author’s previous book, Whole Body Ultrasonography in the Critically Ill.

Anaesthesiology: Churchill's Ready Reference, 1e


Anaesthesia: Churchill's Ready Reference provides a practical compilation of investigations to assist in the everyday clinical management of the peri-operative and critically ill patient, and the parturient. In this volume, the authors have included an abundance of diagrams, figures, and tables that they find helpful in understanding this area of medicine. It is hoped that the volume will guide clinicians in the interpretation of investigations encountered on a daily basis in this area of practice. This book is not meant to replace larger, more complete textbooks, but to complement them and will be useful at the bedside, in the office and for teaching.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Handbook of Drugs in Intensive Care: An A-Z Guide


A thoroughly updated edition of this well-established guide to drugs and prescribing for intensive care. The book is split into two sections: an A-Z guide to the drugs available, and concise notes on the key topics and situations faced on a daily basis. The A-Z section provides succinct information on each drug including uses, limitations, administration directions and adverse effects. The second section details complications that may arise in patients with particular conditions such as diabetes, epilepsy and renal failure, and other factors that may affect drug prescribing. This revised edition includes eleven new drug monographs and covers several new topics, including sepsis and drugs for organ donation. Inside the back cover is a colour fold-out chart showing drug compatibility for intravenous administration. Presented in a concise, compact format, this book is an invaluable resource for doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals caring for critically ill patients.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Handbook of Neuroanesthesia Fifth Edition



Thoroughly updated, the 5th edition of the Handbook of Neuroanesthesia is an essential guide to perioperative management of neurosurgical patients.
Written in an outline format for quick reference, this handbook provides detailed information about the anesthetic management of neurosurgical and neuroradiologic procedures and the intensive care of neurosurgical patients as well as those who have sustained traumatic brain and spinal cord injury.
Each chapter also includes clinical cases, summaries, and chapter highlights, giving readers all the information needed to confidently put what they learned to use in real life neuroanesthesia and neurocritical care cases.
FEATURES
• Vital pre-operative, post-operative, intra-operative, and peri-operative techniques are extensively covered
• New chapter on information technology to guide readers to online medical resources and search modalities
• Website references listed in each chapter

Friday, September 18, 2015

Atlas of Implantable Therapies for Pain Management

This Atlas serves as a guide to beginning implanters, intermediate implanters, and the most advanced practitioners. The author covers the process of implanting and managing spinal cord stimulators, peripheral nerve stimulators, and intrathecal pumps from the beginning of the process to long term management. The book also discusses the recognition, prevention, and management of complications. The Atlas is a must for any physician hoping to improve their skills in any segment of this important area of interventional pain treatment. The combination of instructional photographs and detailed instructions makes each segment a great learning event.

Advanced Training in Anaesthesia



Advanced Training in Anaesthesia is authored by both trainees and specialists in order to create an authoritative yet accessible text. Containing everything candidates need to know to pass this final major hurdle in anaesthetic training, this book is ideal for exam revision.

A brief overview of the basic physiology of each system is provided together with important diagrams that may be required by the viva examiners. Suggestions for further reading are included for candidates wishing to read around the subjects. Topics in applied basic science are presented in a systems-based format, as laid out in the syllabus set by the Royal College of Anaesthetists, to allow for easy navigation and structured learning and revision.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Primary FRCA: 450 MTFs and SBAs



Primary FRCA: 450 MTFs and SBAsoffers the most up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of practice questions for trainees preparing for the new format Primary FRCA exam. Presented as five complete mock papers, each chapter is carefully designed to test knowledge and improve exam technique. Featuring a wealth of practice questions on Pharmacology, Physiology and Physics, this book provides the definitive revision guide to maximise chances of exam success. * 300 MTFs and 150 SBAs, accurately reflecting the new exam format * Answers feature concise descriptions to consolidate knowledge * Visually-enhanced answers to help clarify complex concepts * Extensive evidence-based referencing to relate theory to clinical practice * Edited by experienced Consultant, Craig Bailey, to ensure accuracy of content
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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Peripheral Nerve Blocks and Peri-Operative Pain Relief

The new edition of this practical multimedia resource shows you exactly how to perform successfully a full range of peripheral nerve block techniques. Over four hundred illustrations, the majority of which are in colour, plus online video clips, portray the relevant surface anatomy, the internal anatomy, the ultrasonographic anatomy to vividly depict correct needle placement in real patients.
Peripheral Nerve Blocks and Peri-Operative Pain Relief has been extensively revised to reflect changes in contemporary practice.
Provides a detailed foundation upon which trainees and practitioners can develop their skills in peripheral nerve block.
Explains fundamental principles such as the mechanism of action of local anesthetic drugs, needle types, as well as toxicity and safety.
Uses a consistent, user-friendly format to present each nerve block’s indications, contraindications, relevant anatomy, technique, adverse effects, and complications.
Provides a complete, all-in-one resource in which each block is described in terms of its relevant anatomy, its ultrasonographic anatomy, and its clinical performance.
Shows you how to proceed using high quality clinical photographs, radiographic images and specially commissioned line drawings.
Offers "Clinical Pearls" in every chapter to help you obtain optimal results.
Each chapter in this new edition is supplemented with practical advice and examples of how to use ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks to its greatest effect.
Includes a brand new chapter on Transversus abdominis plane block.

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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Pain Genetics: Basic to Translational Science


Pain Genetics: Basic to Translational Science is a timely synthesis of the key areas of research informing our understanding of the genetic basis of pain. The book opens with foundational information on basic genetic mechanisms underlying pain perception and progresses recently discovered complex concepts facing the field. The coverage is wide-ranging and will serves as an excellent entry point into understating the genetics of pain as well as providing a single resource for established researchers looking for a better understanding of the diverse strands of research going on in the area. With contributors painstakingly selected to provide a broad range of perspectives and research, Pain Genetics will be a valuable resource for geneticists, neuroscientists, and biomedical professionals alike
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Praxis der anästhesiologischen Sonografie: Interventionelle Verfahren bei Erwachsenen und Kindern

Besonders die Regionalanästhesie setzt großes Können und treffsichere Injektionen voraus.
Dabei leistet die Sonografie wertvolle Unterstützung.
Eindrucksvoll in Wort und Bild werden alle sonografischen Verfahren dargestellt. Die dazugehörige DVD zeigt die anleitung zu sämtlichen Verfahren..b Mit dem Plus im Web elsevier.de bietet für dieses Buch u.a. :
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Aktuelle Studien zum Thema
38 Filmclips zur praktischen Anwendung
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Anesthesia for Genetic, Metabolic, and Dysmorphic Syndromes of Childhood



Using a quick-reference, encyclopedic format, Anesthesia for Genetic, Metabolic, and Dysmorphic Syndromes of Childhood, 3rd Edition, presents the anesthetic implications of a plethora of distinct syndromes, with up-to-date information, complete and current bibliographies, and more than 140 clinical photographs. You’ll find practical information on common and uncommon manifestations in the major anatomic areas, as well as what you need to know for safe and effective anesthesia of both children and adults.

Key Features:
  • Presents each syndrome in an easy-to-follow format: name, synonym(s), and common and uncommon manifestations in each organ system, followed by anesthetic considerations, including which syndromes have no anesthetic implications.
  • Lists syndromes and synonyms alphabetically, and cross-references synonyms for quick look-up.
  • Incorporates an overview of the pathology and relevant clinical findings for each syndrome, and highlights considerations in perioperative management.
  • Features a helpful glossary at the beginning of the book, as well as diagrams that review pertinent biochemical pathways.
Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition, offering tablet, smartphone, or online access to:
  • Complete content with enhanced navigation
  • Powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that pull results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web
  • Cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation
  • Highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text
  • Ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues
  • Quick reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future use

Monday, August 31, 2015

AAGBI Core Topics in Anaesthesia 2015



Based on the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland's (AAGBI) continuing education lecture series, this clinically-oriented book covers the latest developments in research and the clinical application of anesthesia and pain control. * Reviews latest developments in research and practice * Clinically-oriented but rooted in basic science * Concise and informative articles on key topics * Road-tested through CPD roadshows * Designed specifically for continuing medical education

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Review of Cardiac Anesthesia With 2,100 MCQs

This comprehensive guide is a complete revision tool for trainees preparing for examinations in cardiac anaesthesia. Presented in a question and answer format, the book covers all aspects of the subject, from traditional topics such as drugs for cardiovascular diseases, to congenital heart disease, embryology, and rheumatic problems with valves. Section two provides in depth coverage of echocardiography, with each chapter offering detailed explanations of the correct answers to assist understanding. The final chapter in this section is based on the accompanying DVD ROM of 70 echocardiography and echocardiogram videos. The final section presents 250 questions on important topics such as critical care and infection control. Key points * Complete revision tool for trainees preparing for cardiac anaesthesia examinations * Presented in question and answer format, with detailed explanations of answers * Includes chapter based on accompanying DVD ROM of 70 echocardiography videos * More than 330 images, diagrams, tables and figures

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Anaesthesia OSCE


The Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) assesses key practical aspects of anaesthetic competence and forms a key part of the Primary examination of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. In the examination, the candidate moves from a series of stations which test clinical assessment, data interpretation, communication and technical skills. This book helps the trainee to practice the examination. In the wider context, it will also help the anaesthetist to develop essential practical skills, such as history taking and communication, which are an invaluable part of day to day anaesthetic practice.
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Monday, August 24, 2015

Lippincott's Anesthesia Review: 1001 Questions and Answers

Ace your anesthesiology in-training exam, written board exam, or recertification exam with Lippincott's Anesthesia Review: 1001 Questions and AnswersThis anesthesiology exam preparation resource offers you 1,001 multiple-choice questions and answers spanning all essential topics that challenge your mastery of all the information you need to know.  All 1,001 questions will also be accessible online via an interactive question bank.

Key Features
  • Review every key content area thanks to 21 chapters that cover preoperative evaluation and management • airway management • anesthesia machine • patient monitoring • fluid management and blood transfusion • anesthetic pharmacology • spinal and epidural anesthesia • peripheral nerve blocks • pain management • orthopedic anesthesia • cardiovascular anesthesia • thoracic anesthesia • neuroanesthesia • gastrointestinal, liver, and renal disease • endocrine diseases • ophthalmic, ear, nose & throat surgery • obstetric anesthesia • pediatric anesthesia • critical care • postoperative anesthesia care • and more!
  • Practice  using questions that follow the same format as the ones on the actual exams, incorporating tables, drawings, and photographs.
  • Remedy gaps in your knowledge thanks to thorough answer explanations.
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Anesthesia for Transplant Surgery


This book provides clinicians with the most recent developments in anaesthesia for transplant surgery. Beginning with the history and ethics of the procedure, the following chapters discuss anaesthetic techniques for transplant surgery of different organs in the body. The importance of history taking, thorough clinical examination, invention of the artificial respirator and controversies surrounding brain death, are discussed in depth. This useful manual includes more than 110 clinical photographs and illustrations to enhance learning. Key points * Provides clinicians with recent developments in anaesthesia for transplant surgery * Covers techniques for transplant surgery of different organs in body * Emphasis on importance of history taking and thorough clinical examination * Includes more than 110 clinical photographs and illustrations

Saturday, August 15, 2015

McGraw-Hill Specialty Board Review



First to Market: The Only Anesthesiology Board Review That Simulates the Actual Exam!
This one-of-a-kind resource provides detailed and thoroughly researched answers and explanations to actual exam questions used in previous American Board of Anesthesiology examinations. High-yield and relevant, this is the ideal review book to help residents pass the American Board of Anesthesia written certification examination.
    Answers are indexed by topic to help residents assess their strengths and weaknesses on the different components of the exam

The Anesthesia Guide


A PRACTICAL QUICK-REFERENCE GUIDE TO CLINICAL ANESTHESIOLOGY--PERFECT FOR THE OR AND ICU


This carry-anywhere handbook is concise yet comprehensive, adeptly covering the wide range of topics encountered in the practice of anesthesiology. It is the perfect learning tool for trainees and an outstanding reference for experienced anesthesiologists. Presented in full color, The Anesthesia Guide utilizes numerous illustrations, diagrams, tables, and algorithms to impart must-know information on how specific cases should be managed. Coverage includes drug dosages, monitoring, complications, and clinical pearls. An international team of contributors ensures coverage of topics from a global perspective.
The Anesthesia Guide is divided into thirteen color-coded sections for ease of reference:
  • Preoperative
  • Coexisting Disease
  • Monitoring
  • General Anesthesia
  • Specific Procedures
  • Cardiovascular and Thoracic
  • Neuro
  • Regional
  • Acute Pain
  • Pediatrics
  • Obstetrics
  • Critical Care
  • Rapid Reference (includes important formulae, commonly used phrases in anesthesiology, BLS, ACLS, PALS, and management of malignant hyperthermia)

Friday, August 14, 2015

Case Discussion on Anesthesiology

Case Discussion on Anesthesiology is a concise collection of 24 cases, providing theoretical and clinical knowledge on various medical problems and surgical procedures in the field of anaesthesiology. The book is divided into two sections, with ten long cases and fourteen short cases. The long cases include caesarean section, valve replacement, hysterectomy, total hip replacement and thyroidectomy. Short cases include cystic hygroma, tracheostomy, inguinal hernia, intercostals drain, cataract and strabismus. Case Discussion on Anesthesiology presents each case in a question and answer format, helping postgraduate students familiarise themselves with the questions asked during viva examinations on long and short cases. This concise guide to cases in anaesthesiology will help prepare postgraduate students for examinations and improve management skills of trainee anaesthesiologists. Key Points * Features discussion on 24 cases in anaesthesiology (10 long, 14 short) * Provides theoretical and clinical knowledge on problems and procedures in anaesthesiology * Question and answer format to help prepare postgraduates for viva examinations

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Neurointensive Care


This book provides guidance for physicians confronted with acute neurological crises in the context of patient safety centred practice standards. It highlights how the implementation of patient safety standards in the neurointensive care unit leads to better clinical outcomes and emphasizes the importance of utilizing appropriate resources, ensuring evidence-based practice is followed. Cost effectiveness, continuous performance improvement and the creation of a non-punitive culture are also discussed.
Neurointensive Care: A Clinical Guide to Patient Safety is aimed at physicians around the world caring for critically ill neurological patients either in the emergency department or intensive care unit, and may also be valuable for nurses working in these settings. Neurointensivists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists, general intensivists, emergency physicians, and trainees dealing with neurological catastrophes will find this book of interest.
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