Friday, January 8, 2016

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

Yao and Artusio's Anesthesiology is among the core texts for anesthesiology residents, and is frequently used as one of the primary study aids for orals. The book covers all areas of anesthesia using a problem-based approach. As in prior editions, the goal of the text is to present a group of important clinical entities covering the most critical anesthetic problems, and to provide logical and scientific fundamentals for individualized patient management.
 Each chapter is based on a real-world case history and includes questions that address every facet of management—from disease knowledge and differential diagnosis, through preoperative evaluation, intraoperative management, and postoperative care. The discussion of each question is followed by a short list of the most important references on that topic.
• Real-world cases incorporate questions commonly encountered on the wards and are great preparation for the oral boards.
• Broad scope covers all major areas of anesthesiology
• Problem-based approach emphasizes critical thinking, collaborative decision-making, and problem-solving skills.
 NEW to the Seventh Edition…
• Fully revised content with updated references assures readers of the most current, clinically relevant information.
• Full-color, abundantly illustrated format highlights essential anatomic features and improves anesthetic technique.
• New pediatrics section highlights the specific challenges of anesthesia in young patients.
• New authors and contributors share expertise and fresh perspectives from a range of disciplines. 

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.

Anaesthetic and Perioperative Complications

Anesthetic and Perioperative Complications dissects the nature of complications and helps anesthetists and anesthetic practitioners understand, avoid and manage them efficiently. Leading experts combine the detailed clinical management of common and important anesthetic and perioperative complications with discussion of the key philosophical, ethical and medico-legal issues that arise with assessing a medical complication. Initial chapters discuss how and why complications occur, the prevention of complications and risk management. The main body of the text reviews the clinical management of airway, respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological, psychological, endocrine, hepatic, renal and transfusion-related complications, as well as injury during anesthesia, complications related to regional and obstetric anesthesia, drug reactions, equipment malfunction and post-operative management of complications. Each chapter contains sample cases of complications and medical errors, giving clinical scenario, outcomes and recommendations for improved management. This is an important practical and clinical text for all anesthetists and anesthetic practitioners, both trained and trainees.