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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Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid-Base Physiology: A Problem-Based Approach, 4e


The revised and updated fourth edition of Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid-Base Physiology continues to offer expert advice on the bedside management of acid-base and electrolyte disorders. Distinguished authors synthesize key theoretical and clinical information in a way that is easy to understand and apply. Discussions on the latest science, as well as new cases, new discoveries, and new approaches in intensive care are just a few of the updates you’ll find to help you make the best management decisions. Clinical information is presented in an easy-to-understand style, and the integration of color offers increased visual guidance. What’s more, diagnostic flow charts and critical questions challenge your problem-solving skills and reinforce your decision-making expertise.
  • Incorporates relevant information on energy metabolism and endocrine, gastrointestinal, respiratory, and cardiovascular physiology.
  • Features a consistent, user-friendly format with diagnostic algorithms and helpful margin notes.
  • Includes numerous case studies that illustrate how key management principles are applied in practice.
  • Presents questions and explanations throughout that let you test your knowledge and hone your skills.
  • Features entirely new cases with discussions that keep you on the cusp of current clinical dilemmas and standards of practice.
  • Discusses new treatment options to help you provide optimal care.
  • Presents new discoveries to bring you up to date on the latest findings in science and clinical practice.
  • Offers new approaches in critical care keeping you current in this emerging area of nephrology.