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This updated second edition of Gupta and Gelb's Essentials of Neuroanesthesia and Neurointensive Care contains the ideal combination of updated information for the practitioner, presented in easy-to-digest short chapters. With an essential clinical focus on key neuroanesthesia and neurointensive care knowledge, it is a practical guide for any practitioner of neuroanesthesia, beginner, occasional or experienced. The user-friendly format contains bullet points to ensure retention of important data, key points to summarize the take-home messages, suitable images to enhance understanding, and pertinent and appropriate references to allow for further exploration of the topics. This book is ideal for residents and others undergoing neuroanesthesia training. It is also a great tool for Operating Room nurses and other OR support workers, neurosurgical residents and neurointensive care professionals. This will also be a useful book to supplement knowledge for postgraduate fellowship and Board examinations.
This book, written by leading Japanese experts in the field, describes the latest findings on the neurotoxicity of anesthetics for the developing brain, postoperative delirium and cognitive dysfunction. It describes the risk factors for postoperative cognitive dysfunction in elderly surgical patients. Since the number of elderly patients undergoing surgery and anesthesia continues to increase, it is important to improve our understanding of the risks and mechanisms of postoperative delirium and cognitive dysfunction, potential ways to prevent or alleviate them and the public health implications. Recently, it has been shown that using anesthetics on the developing brain causes apoptotic neurodegeneration and persistent learning/memory deficits later in life. Anesthesiologists need more information on this mechanism in the human brain. The negative effects of anesthesia and surgery on the nervous system have attracted attention lately; this book provides physicians, researchers, and postdocs with invaluable information on this topic.
Pain in one form or another is probably the most common symptom presented to medical and healthcare professionals. Long a subject of biomedical interest, more recent biopsychosocial theories have extended the study of pain as a concept which is highly individual in the way it is experienced. Today s landscape offers a broad array of approaches to understanding pain and, crucially, to alleviating its impact. This concise and accessible volume aims to make sense of what is at first sight an eclectic mix of theoretical and practical work on pain, from a distinctly sociological perspective. While there has been much quantitative medical research on pain, in exploring sociology s important contributions to this field Elaine Denny offers insight into the world of those living with pain and the meaning it has in their lives. She provides readers with a range of explanations of pain and various influences on the experience of pain, critically analysing competing schools of thought and embedding this work in the everyday practice of providing care. The result is an illuminating volume for students of health and medical professions studying pain, the body, and the sociology of health and illness.
Most patients with critical cardiac or thoracic conditions will at some stage pass through the cardiothoracic critical care unit. Critical care presents more complex clinical data than any other area of medicine. The new edition of Core Topics in Cardiothoracic Critical Care focuses on the latest practise in the management of patients in cardiothoracic intensive care. The practice of cardiothoracic critical care medicine is constantly evolving, and this new edition reflects the modernized learning styles for trainees. Each chapter includes key learning points as well as sample multiple choice questions and answers to assist in exam preparation. This edition also features updated chapters on ECMO, perioperative management of patients undergoing emergency cardiothoracic surgery, and advanced modes of organ support for patients. This text provides key knowledge in a concise and accessible manner for trainees, clinicians and consultants from specialities and disciplines such as cardiology and anaesthesia, and nursing and physiotherapy.
An engaging and effective way to learn all the essential anesthesia procedures
More than any other text, "Anesthesia Unplugged," 2e disarmingly demystifies anesthesiology. Featuring an easy-to-navigate atlas-style design, this skill-sharpening book delivers step-by-step instruction on the entire spectrum of perioperative, ambulatory, regional, and general procedures.
Essential for anesthesiology residents, student registered nurse anesthetists, medical students with an interest in anesthesiology, and Intensive Care Unit personnel, "Anesthesia Unplugged," 2e features: Authoritative, complete coverage of all relevant anesthesia procedures, from the IV and laryngoscopy, to the combined spinal-epidural and transesophageal echocardiography An efficient organization featuring one procedure per chapter Critical information broken down into manageable chunks and templates - ideal for busy residents and clinicians 600 high-quality photographs and illustrations that put key anesthesia procedures into proper clinical perspective Amusing insights you won't get anywhere else with chapters that include: The Mask of Zorro: Mask Ventilation; Whiz-Bang Intubation Gizmos; PICC Lines - Just Really, Really Long IVs; Goodnight, Sleep Tight: Setup and Mask Induction for Pediatric Patients; The Lung's Not Down, You Idiot - Lung Isolation; Thoracic Epidurals--What's the Big Deal?; Stand By Me: The Femoral Arterial Line
Ultrasound has revolutionized the practice of regional anesthesia, yet there remains a paucity of good resources on ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia in children. This book offers a much-needed practical guide to all the major ultrasound-guided blocks in pediatric patients, including neuraxial, truncal, upper and lower limb blocks. The core principles of good clinical practice in regional anesthesia are described and discussed, including the pharmacology of local anesthetics in children, the performance of regional anesthesia, the management of complications, and the clinical anatomy of each block. Every block chapter provides both a 'how to' section and also a comprehensive literature review, with an up-to-date and relevant bibliography for reference and further reading. Chapters are illustrated with unique anatomical images and detailed descriptions. Both trainee and experienced anesthesiologists will find this an essential resource for the safe and effective performance of modern regional anesthesia in children.
WINNER OF BEST BOOK (POPULAR MEDICINE) AT THE BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION'S BOOK AWARDS 2014 Pain, suffering and stress can be intolerable - but it doesn't have to be this way. Mindfulness for Health reveals a series of simple practices that you can incorporate into your daily life to relieve chronic pain and the suffering and stress of illness. Clinical trials show that mindfulness meditation can be as effective as prescription painkillers and also enhances the body's natural healing systems. Mindfulness can also reduce the anxiety, depression, irritability, exhaustion and insomnia that can arise from chronic pain and illness. Mindfulness for Health is based on a unique meditation programme developed by Vidyamala Burch to help her cope with the severe pain of spinal injury. Taught at Breathworks in the UK - and its affiliates around the world - this programme has helped tens of thousands of people cope with pain, illness and stress. Breathworks' pioneering approach is praised by Professor Mark Williams of Oxford University, Jon Kabat-Zinn and Professor Lance McCracken of King's College London. The eight-week programme at the heart of this book takes just 10-20 minutes per day. It is particularly effective for the biggest causes of pain - back problems, arthritis, migraine and diabetes but works equally well for cancer (and its associated chemotherapy), heart disease, fibromyalgia, celiac disease, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, IBS, labour pain and even tinnitus. You will be surprised by how quickly your suffering melts away, leaving you able to live life to the full again.
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. A PRACTICAL QUICK-REFERENCE GUIDE TO CLINICAL ANESTHESIOLOGY--PERFECT FOR THE OR AND ICUThis carry-anywhere handbook is concise yet comprehensive, adeptly coveringthe 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 thirteencolor-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, commonlyused phrases in anesthesiology, BLS, ACLS, PALS, and management of malignant hyperthermia)
This up-to-date, revised edition on ultrasound in anesthesia has now been expanded to cover the important areas of pain management and critical care, and includes the new Royal College of Anaesthetists' guidelines for using ultrasound in anesthesia and intensive care. A comprehensive, practical guide, it explains the benefits of ultrasound for all essential practices, ranging from vascular access and local anesthetic blocks in adults and children, to cardiac assessment, trauma and intensive care practice, pain management and more. Additional resources include over one hundred still and video clips, allowing the reader to view ultrasound sequences while reading the relevant chapter. Written by ultrasound experts, this is the perfect introductory text for medical consultants and any trainee or medical student who needs a step-by-step guide to how ultrasound works, how to use it themselves, how to get the best images and when to ask a sonographer for help.
A pioneering, one-stop manual which harvests the best proven approaches from physiotherapy research and practice to assist the busy clinician in real-life screening, diagnosis and management of patients with musculoskeletal pain across the whole body. Led by an experienced editorial team, the chapter authors have integrated both their clinical experience and expertise with reasoning based on a neurophysiologic rationale with the most updated evidence. The textbook is divided into eleven sections, covering the top evidence-informed techniques in massage, trigger points, neural muscle energy, manipulations, dry needling, myofascial release, therapeutic exercise and psychological approaches. In the General Introduction, several authors review the epidemiology of upper and lower extremity pain syndromes and the process of taking a comprehensive history in patients affected by pain. In Chapter 5, the basic principles of the physical examination are covered, while Chapter 6 places the field of manual therapy within the context of contemporary pain neurosciences and therapeutic neuroscience education. For the remaining sections, the textbook alternates the upper and lower quadrants. Sections 2 and 3 provide state-of-the-art updates on mechanical neck pain, whiplash, thoracic outlet syndrome, myelopathy, radiculopathy, peri-partum pelvic pain, joint mobilizations and manipulations and therapeutic exercises, among others. Sections 4 to 9 review pertinent and updated aspects of the shoulder, hip, elbow, knee, the wrist and hand, and finally the ankle and foot. The last two sections of the book are devoted to muscle referred pain and neurodynamics. The only one-stop manual detailing examination and treatment of the most commonly seen pain syndromes supported by accurate scientific and clinical data Over 800 illustrations demonstrating examination procedures and techniques Led by an expert editorial team and contributed by internationally-renowned researchers, educators and clinicians Covers epidemiology and history-taking Highly practical with a constant clinical emphasis
This study guide includes in-depth coverage of past FFICM exam material, and is an invaluable resource for trainees preparing for the OSCE examination in intensive care medicine. A structured layout gives the reader clear and convenient access to a wealth of model questions and answers that can be used for quick-fire practice or more detailed study. The book is divided into four sections covering data interpretation, equipment, ethics and communication, and resuscitation and simulation. Questions have been matched to the curriculum, ensuring accurate and comprehensive revision guidance, and a sample marking scheme is provided to assist with exam preparation. Incorporating recommendations from the FFICM Court of Examiners, additional data analysis, images and ECGs are included to build on common areas of potential improvement.
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is developing rapidly, and is now part of the toolkit for the management of all patients with severe respiratory or cardiac failure. Clinicians of all disciplines are in need of a simple manual, easy and fun to read, that will take them through the management of these patients, explaining the principles of safe and successful practice. Part of the Core Critical Care series, this book is an easy-to-read guide for the aspiring ECMO clinician. Doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, dieticians, pharmacists and all other key members of the team will learn the basics required to better understand the technology and care of the patient. The experienced clinician will enjoy reading through the chapters, which present structured thoughts and knowledge acquired through clinical experience.
A comprehensive textbook on the principles and practice of sedation in dentistry Drawing on the success of Clinical Sedation in Dentistry, this new edition covers all aspects of conscious sedation in dentistry. Written by experienced educators and internationally renowned researchers in the field, Conscious Sedation for Dentistry, Second Edition has been fully updated to include new national guidelines and equipment recommendations, and a companion website featuring self-assessment questions. Clear, concise, and reader-friendly throughout, chapters cover anxiety management, applied anatomy and physiology, patient assessment, pharmacology of sedation agents, oral and intranasal sedation, inhalation sedation, intravenous sedation, complications and emergencies, sedation and special care dentistry, and medico-legal and ethical considerations. Conscious Sedation for Dentistry, Second Edition is ideal for undergraduate dental students and dentists undertaking conscious sedation, as well as dental nurses completing post-registration sedation courses.
An essential read for healthcare providers across all disciplines, this book is a comprehensive guide to the perioperative management of the obese patient. Providing practical guidance on specific aspects of physiology, pharmacology and anaesthetic technique, it addresses the increasing prevalence of obese patients in both elective and emergency settings and the need for a definitive text on the perioperative care for these patients. With content mapped to the Royal College of Anaesthetists learning matrices, the book covers key topics such as: * Epidemiology of obesity * Pathophysiology of obesity * Pre-operative assessment * Intra- operative management * Post-operative care * Bariatric surgery.
Central or peripheral neuropathic pain can be caused by a wide range of injuries, infections and diseases such as: spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, stroke, herpes zoster, diabetes and cancer. Many of these pain syndromes are difficult to treat, representing a challenge for many neurologists not routinely trained in pain management. Written by an international team of experts in the field, Neuropathic Pain: Causes, Management and Understanding gives readers an in-depth understanding of the multitude of conditions causing neuropathic pain. Epidemiology, clinical diagnosis, pathophysiology, outcome measurement and the best evidence-based management of individual and general neuropathic pain conditions are also described in depth. A unique chapter, written from a patient's viewpoint, gives new insight into how chronic neuropathic pain affects the lives of those patients with the condition. This book is essential reading for all pain specialists, neurologists, psychiatrists and anesthesiologists who wish to better understand their patients' neuropathic pain.
Our elderly population is the fastest-growing segment of society, and pain, particularly chronic pain, is one of the most common problems this group faces.
In "Managing Pain in the Older Adult," Dr. Jansen provides treatment options designed for older adults. Controlling pain can be challenging as the elderly, in addition to the common physiologic changes of aging, often have multiple health problems and take many medications. Furthermore, drugs are only rarely tested on older adults, so pharmaceutical intervention often relies on a slow trial and error regime. Drawing on her experience in critical care and neuroscience nursing as well as work as a GNP, Dr. Jansen adopts a multimodality approach to focus on the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of acute and chronic pain among older adults with interventional, non-interventional, pharmacotherapeutic, and nonpharmacotherapeutic methods.
"Managing Pain in the Older Adult" addresses a myriad of factors pertaining exclusively to pain management among the elderly, including: The importance of early recognition of pain symptoms Environmental factors that influence pain and its perception Specific issues involved when treating the elderly Non-pharmaceutical treatments: physical therapy, acupuncture, and other complementary techniques Lack of resources for treating pain in the aged
The book will serve as an invaluable reference for a wide range of health care providers working with our aging population.
Authored by current and former physicians at the Mayo Clinic, Faust's Anesthesiology Review, 5th Edition, combines comprehensive coverage of essential anesthesiology knowledge with an easy-to-use format, reflecting the latest advances in the field. This outstanding review tool offers concise content on everything needed for certification, recertification, or as a refresher for anesthesiology practice, covering a broad range of important and timely topics. Save valuable time with this trusted resource as you master the latest advances, procedures, guidelines, and protocols in anesthesiology. Provides in-depth, yet succinct clinical synopses of all topic areas found on the ABA/ASA exam, with the perfect amount of information to ensure exam success. Contains 28 new chapters, including Blood Product Conservation, Tranexamic Acid Use in Orthopedic Surgery, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, Cardiovascular Opioids, Anesthesia for Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Neurointerventional Anesthesiology, and the Perioperative Surgical Home. Features a new chapter on Sugammadex, the neuromuscular reversal drug that is changing anesthesia practice; a new chapter on Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols; and up-to-date information on opioid dependence. Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
Due to the differences in the neurophysiology and cranial development of infants and children, the anesthetist's approach to the pediatric neurosurgical patient cannot simply be modelled on that for adults. Infants and children undergoing anesthesia for neurosurgical procedures therefore present unique challenges for the anesthetist. Essentials of Pediatric Neuroanesthesia is a practical guide to best practice in managing the perioperative care of pediatric neurosurgical patients, providing comprehensive information on the techniques to administer anesthesia and sedation to this vulnerable patient group. The chapters, written by leading experts, highlight clinical pearls as well as key recommended references, providing rapid access to vital information in the care of the pediatric neurosurgical patient. It is the first book of its kind to be dedicated solely to neuroanesthesia for pediatric patients, making it an essential read for both experienced and trainee pediatric anesthetists and neuroanesthetists.
The first clinical manual of evidence-based CBT skills for managing psychological issues associated with chronic pain, drawn from current approaches such as DBT, ACT, and motivational interviewing. * The first skills training manual in the field of chronic pain and mental health disorders to provide an integrated session-by-session outline that is customizable for clinicians * Adaptive and evidence-based - integrates skill sets from DBT, ACT, Behavioral Activation, and Motivational Interviewing to address the unique needs of individual chronic pain sufferers * Clinicians can import the approach into their work, selecting the most appropriate skills and sessions, or create an entire therapeutic program with the manual as its foundation * Includes invaluable measurement and tracking tools for clinicians required to report outcomes
Dr Podcast (www.dr-podcast.com) is a great way to revise for the FRCA exams and has been met with widespread enthusiasm from candidates. It provides podcasts of questions and model answers with no redundant material. Dr Podcast scripts are now available in print format. Containing the scripts of all 90 individual podcasts from the Dr Podcast Primary FRCA collection, they also include diagrams the reader can draw to explain their answers. They cover the entire syllabus for the Primary FRCA, allowing the readers to experience the style of the questions likely to be asked and providing tips on how to excel in the exam. Each podcast is written by a successful candidate who has insight and experience of the exam, and all material has been reviewed by experienced consultants with detailed knowledge of the educational standards. For those preparing for the Primary FRCA exams, Dr Podcast scripts are a must.
Intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring has shown a steady increase in use for surgeries in which neural structures may be at risk of injury. Some of the surgical techniques used carry inherent risks, and these risks have changed the way in which neurophysiologic monitoring has impacted patient safety and quality of care during surgical procedures. It is therefore crucial that those performing and interpreting intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring are adequately trained. This book is a comprehensive guide to the current practice of intraoperative neurophysiology with chapters on various modalities and clinical uses. Separate chapters devoted to anesthesia, operating room environment, special considerations in pediatrics and the interpretation and reporting of neurophysiologic data are useful and complementary. Questions and detailed answers on the topics covered can be found on the accompanying website for study review. This book will be useful to the trainee as well as the neurophysiologist already in practice.
From basic sciences to general anesthesia and subspecialty considerations, Anesthesia: A Comprehensive Review prepares you for certification and re-certification examinations as well as clinical practice. One thousand completely updated review questions-vetted by Mayo residents-cover the latest discoveries and techniques in physics, biochemistry, and anesthesia equipment; the newest drugs and drug categories; and the most recent information on all anesthesia subspecialties. Easily accessible and concise, this is the perfect resource to ensure mastery of anesthesiology. Test your knowledge of anesthesia through the most comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of basic science and clinical practice for an effective review. Rely on trustworthy sources and a consistent level of difficulty with questions vetted by Mayo residents. Familiarize yourself with the current ABA exam content and format. With hundreds of thoroughly revised, challenging board review questions and answers, this essential study guide is an ideal way to assess and enhance your mastery of the information you need to know covering: the latest discoveries and techniques in physics, biochemistry, and anesthesia equipment; the newest drugs and drug categories; and the most recent information on all anesthesia subspecialties. Effortlessly study important points and reinforce your understanding with discussions after each question, along with corresponding page references to major anesthesia texts so it's easy to find more information on any subject. Take it with you anywhere! With Expert Consult, you'll have access to the full text, question bank and more online, and as an eBook - at no additional cost!
This book describes the techniques, strategies, and drugs that have been demonstrated by at least one paper published in a peer-reviewed journal to significantly influence survival in patients with or at risk for acute kidney injury. Each chapter focuses on a specific intervention. The scope is accordingly wide, with coverage of topics as diverse as the type, timing, and dose of renal replacement therapy (RRT), anticoagulation and specific indications for RRT, perioperative hemodynamic optimization, fluid balance, diuretics, colloids, fenoldopam, terlipressin, N-acetylcysteine, and vasopressin. A variety of settings are considered, including critically ill patients, cardiac surgery, and hepatic and hematologic disorders. The topic selection was made using a democracy-based approach in which hundreds of specialists from dozens of countries expressed, via the web, whether they agreed with these topics and whether they used the techniques in their daily clinical practice. The clear text is supported by "how to do" sections and "key point" boxes that provide easily accessible practical information. The book will be of interest for a wide variety of specialists, including intensivists, nephrologists, emergency doctors, and anesthesiologists.
The first few months as a trainee anaesthetist are a daunting prospect, filled with new information, skills and terminology. This concise reference, now in its fifth edition, provides doctors with a clear introduction to the practice. Fully updated and split into four key parts for quick consultation, the reader can recap on the airway and anaesthetic equipment, and find crucial advice on crises such as cardiac arrest, haemorrhage and blood transfusion. Part III focuses on subspecialties, with new chapters on obstetric anaesthesia, common regional nerve blocks, and laparoscopy, while the newly added fourth part provides information on intensive care and peri-operative medicine. Written in an accessible and often humorous style, How to Survive in Anaesthesia is an essential resource in learning the safe fundamentals of the practice for trainee anaesthetists, as well as operating department practitioners, physicians' assistants and anaesthetic nurses.
Uncommon problems tend to be overlooked; they are usually difficult to diagnose and a challenge to manage. Acute Medicine: Uncommon Problems and Challenges gathers together all uncommon problems relevant to the treatment of seriously ill patients in a quick one-stop reference. Each topic contains both essential diagnostic and treatment information and discusses the implications for intensive care management, obviating the need to refer to specialized sources. The A-Z format with frequent cross-referencing aids rapid access to key information and cartoons throughout aid learning. Intensivists, anaesthetists, emergency specialists and a wide range of other healthcare professionals will find this an invaluable resource when faced with acute medical problems. From Abruptio placentae to Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, Acute Medicine: Uncommon Problems and Challenges will help you diagnose and manage the tricky acute problems you encounter in daily clinical practice.
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