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Books > Medicine > Other branches of medicine > Anaesthetics > General

Preanesthetic Assessment 2 (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1989): Elizabeth A.M. Frost Preanesthetic Assessment 2 (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1989)
Elizabeth A.M. Frost
R1,982 Discovery Miles 19 820 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The primary mission of the medical school is to create new doctors. Once the medical student has received his or her doctorate, the medical school's interest in, and acceptance of, responsibility for the continued professional development of the physician ceases almost entirely. Yet, with scientific advances in medicine increasing exponentially and the inevitable erosion of memory with time, teachings from our schools of medicine become increasingly irrelevant, forgotten, or both. To maintain competence, the physician must continuously re-educate him- or herself. CME-Continuing Medical Education-will probably never attain the status of the medical school's degree-granting undergraduate program, but medical schools and their faculties must recognize their responsibil- ity, not only for creating competent physicians but also for maintaining that competence. With these words I introduced the first volume of Preanesthetic Assessment in 1986. The series was a product of a Continuing Medical Education program initiated by the Department of Anesthesiology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center. Controversy continues to exist over the lasting educational value of conferences that bring physicians together. Moreover, because of time or financial con- straints, only a small number of anesthesiologists are able to attend seminars on a frequent basis. By producing a monthly, current, clinical series in conjunction with Anesthesiology News over these 4 years, we have been able to make state-of-the-art analyses available to all anesthesiologists.

The Multidisciplinary Pain Center - Organization and Personnel Functions for Pain Management (Hardcover, 1988 ed.): Jawahar N.... The Multidisciplinary Pain Center - Organization and Personnel Functions for Pain Management (Hardcover, 1988 ed.)
Jawahar N. Ghia
R4,338 Discovery Miles 43 380 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The pain center/clinic is in the stage of transition. It has come a long way since chronic pain was a nonexistent entity and patients with difficult pain problems did not receive well-deserved attention or were lost in the busy practices of vari- ous specialty clinics. Thirty-five years ahead of the rest of us, John]. Bonica was the first physician who had a clear vision of a pain center's potential. Twenty years later, in response to loud public demands for relief of chronic pain, this idea was put into practice by a number of others on a somewhat larger scale. A team of specialists from various disciplines, trained in the management of chronic pain, now offer approaches ranging from simple outpatient care to inpatient hospital- ization for comprehensive care including drug detoxification, behavior modi- fication, and total rehabilitation of these patients. Hospitals have entered this arena with renewed enthusiasm. The pain center/clinic is now an established, ac- cepted, and expanding method of providing care for chronic pain patients. The chapters in this book are based on examples of multidisciplinary projects that deal comprehensively with management of chronic pain. Aimed primarily at the pain center/clinic in the university hospital setting, this book ranges from his- torical perspectives to current pain centers with their less orthodox methods of re- lieving chronic pain to the future of algology as a specialty.

Anesthesia for Renal Transplantation (Hardcover, 1987 ed.): Gwendolyn B. Graybar, Lois L Bready Anesthesia for Renal Transplantation (Hardcover, 1987 ed.)
Gwendolyn B. Graybar, Lois L Bready
R5,685 Discovery Miles 56 850 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This treatise commemorates the 32nd anniversary of the first successful allogenic kidney transplant in a human being and the beginning of a con- tinuing challenge for well over a generation of anesthesiologists. If compari- sons can be permitted, this epoch-making event can be ranked with the first pulmonary lobectomy and subsequently the initial ligation of a patent ductus arteriosus in the late 1930s when thoracic and cardiac surgery began. Was it merely a coincidence that brought these events to the fore so close upon one another after many years of ideation and frustration? Not so, according to Lewis Thomas, for this was the time of medicine's second revolution-its transformation from an empirical art into a powerfully effective science. The remote Galenic conception of disease with its emphasis on disturbed body humors was about to be supplanted by effective therapeutics, as signified by the introduction of the sulfonamides and antibiotics for the specific treatment of infection. Anesthesiology had been dormant up to that era, still relying upon a few agents, more or less utilized from the beginning, and purveyed by a handful of specialists who had not yet begun to ask the scientific questions necessary for their maturation into a bona fide discipline. However, anesthesiology was in- evitably caught in the ferment, for as Peter Caws observed, "It serves to re- mind us that the development of science is a step-wise process: nobody starts from scratch and nobody gets very far ahead of the rest.

Anesthesia Outside the Operating Room (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Richard Durman, Wendy L. Gross, Beverly K. Philip Anesthesia Outside the Operating Room (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Richard Durman, Wendy L. Gross, Beverly K. Philip
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Anesthesia Outside of the Operating Room is a comprehensive, up-to-date textbook that covers all aspects of anesthesia care in OOR settings, from financial considerations to anesthetic techniques to quality assurance. With increasing numbers of procedures such as cardiac catheterization and imaging taking place outside of the main OR, anesthesia providers as well as non-anesthesia members of the patient care team will find this book critical to their understanding of the principles of anesthesia care in unique settings which may have limited physical resources. The book includes chapters on patient monitoring techniques, pre-procedure evaluation and post-procedure care, and procedural sedation performed by non-anesthesia providers. Its authors address problems of anesthesia that have unique answers in OOR settings, such as patient transport and cardiac arrest, and discuss technological progress and considerations for the future. The text also covers surgical procedures and anesthetic considerations by procedure location, such as radiology, infertility clinics, field and military environments, and pediatric settings, among many others Select guidelines from the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) are provided as well. Edited by the senior faculty from Harvard Medical School and with contributions from other academic institutions, Anesthesia Outside of the Operating Room provides a unique and convenient compendium of expertise and experience.

Cardiac Anaesthesia: Problems and Innovations (Hardcover, 1986 ed.): S. de Lange, P.J. Hennis, D. Kettler Cardiac Anaesthesia: Problems and Innovations (Hardcover, 1986 ed.)
S. de Lange, P.J. Hennis, D. Kettler
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Anesthesiology 1986 - Annual Utah Postgraduate Course in Anesthesiology 1986 (Hardcover, 1986 ed.): Theodore H. Stanley,... Anesthesiology 1986 - Annual Utah Postgraduate Course in Anesthesiology 1986 (Hardcover, 1986 ed.)
Theodore H. Stanley, W.Clayton Petty
R4,359 Discovery Miles 43 590 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Theodore H. Stanley, M.D. W. Clayton Petty, M.D. Anesthesiology 1986 contains the Refresher Course manuscripts of the presentations of the 31st Annual Postgraduate Course in Anesthesiology which took place at the Westin Hotel Utah Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 14-18, 1986. The chapters reflect recent and future developments in anesthetic techniques, monitoring instruments and devices, and anesthetic drugs. The purposes of the textbook are to 1) act as a reference for the anesthesiologists attending the meeting, and 2) serve as a vehi cl e to bri ng many of the 1 atest concepts in anesthesiology to others within a short time of the formal presentation. Each chapter is a brief but sharply focused glimpse of the interests in anesthesi a expressed at the conference. Thi s book and its chapters should not be considered complete treatises on the subjects addressed but rather attempts to summarlze the most salient points. This textbook is the fourth in a continuing series documenting the proceedings of the Postgraduate Course in Salt Lake City. We hope that this and the past and future volumes reflect the rapid and continuing evolution of anesthesiology in the late twentieth century. TABLE OF CONTENTS PHARMACOLOGY The New Neuromusucular Blocking Agents D. Ryan Cook, M.D.

Obstetric Anesthesia (Paperback, Ed): Alan C. Santos, Jonathan N. Epstein, Kallol Chaudhuri Obstetric Anesthesia (Paperback, Ed)
Alan C. Santos, Jonathan N. Epstein, Kallol Chaudhuri
R1,674 R1,242 Discovery Miles 12 420 Save R432 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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. Understand the anesthetic management challenges of the obstetric patient with this complete primer and reviewObstetric Anesthesia is a clear, concise, and practical manual covering the basics of obstetric anesthesiology and the principles of basic management at the point of care. This essential introductory text covers the fundamental topics in an efficient and highly clinical manner. Numerous tables, bulleted lists, and text boxes highlight key issues such as common co-existing diseases and conditions that may affect anesthetic management. Obstetric Anesthesia features thirty chapters grouped into six logical sections: Pregnancy Providing Anesthesia Anesthetic Complications Obstetric Complications Common Co-Morbidities During Pregnancy Trauma During Pregnancy Enriched by contributions from practicing obstetrical anesthesiologists and renowned instructors, Obstetric Anesthesia includes the most up-to-date practice guidelines. It is a valuable clinical refresher and an outstanding board review.

New Anesthetic Agents, Devices and Monitoring Techniques - Annual Utah Postgraduate Course in Anesthesiology 1983 (Hardcover,... New Anesthetic Agents, Devices and Monitoring Techniques - Annual Utah Postgraduate Course in Anesthesiology 1983 (Hardcover, 1983 ed.)
Theodore H. Stanley, W.Clayton Petty
R3,996 R3,776 Discovery Miles 37 760 Save R220 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Machame Anaesthesia Notebook for Medical Auxiliaries - With Special Emphasis on the Developing Countries (Paperback): Georg... Machame Anaesthesia Notebook for Medical Auxiliaries - With Special Emphasis on the Developing Countries (Paperback)
Georg Kamm, T Graf-Baumann
R1,947 Discovery Miles 19 470 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The advances in the field of anaesthesiology and reanimation have contributed in all developed countries to the decrease in deaths occurring on the operating table (exitus in tabula), from the ratio 1: 100 (in the nineteenth century) down to approximately 1: 1000 (in the first half of the twentieth century) and finally to approxi- mately 1: 10 000 (nowadays). Numerous human lives were saved not only through the intro- duction of new medicine and methods but even more so by better training for the doctors and nurses who apply these new techni- ques. I am happy about the splendid initiative of my student and friend Georg Kamm, which has now made these advances acces- sible to the developing countries. He knows very well how to make his colleagues understand the theory and the practical side of modern anaesthesiology, under the most difficult conditions and in a completely different world, to such an extent that to- day in his country all of his patients are given the benefit of the advances of medicine. There is nothing more rewarding for an academic teacher than to see how his students continue developing his ideas and spread them far and wide. I am therefore happy and proud to write this foreword for Georg Kamm, one of the pioneers of anaesthesiology in Africa.

Zentraleuropaischer Anaesthesiekongre? - Prae- und Postoperativer Verlauf Allgemeinanaesthesie (English, German, Paperback): B.... Zentraleuropaischer Anaesthesiekongre? - Prae- und Postoperativer Verlauf Allgemeinanaesthesie (English, German, Paperback)
B. Haid, G. Mitterschiffthaler
R1,408 Discovery Miles 14 080 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

W.F. List Unter einer praoperativen Ambulanz soll eine Organisationsform verstanden werden, die eine fruhzeitige praoperative Befunderhebung zur Feststellung der Anasthesiefahigkeit und des Anasthesierisikos durch Anasthesiologen ermoglicht. Chirurgische Patienten mit elektiven Eingriffen sollen entweder noch vor ihrer Spitalsaufnahme oder aber unmittelbar nachher in einer derartigen Ambulanz gesehen werden. Die Untersuchungen werden in eigenen Raum- lichkeiten der Anasthesieabteilung bzw. des Anasthesieinstitutes oder der Anasthesieklinik durchgefuhrt. Dadurch ist die Gewahr gegeben, dass der Anasthesiologe schon fruhzeitig mit dem chirurgischen Patienten in Kontakt kommt und alle notwendigen Befunde zur Feststel- lung der Anasthesiefahigkeit (Narkosetauglichkeit) und des Anasthesierisikos erheben kann. Zwischen 25 und 40 % unserer Patienten zeigen neben der chirurgischen Erkrankung noch medizinische Befunde, die beachtet werden mussen (Kyei Mensah et al. 1974). Das operative Risiko und die Operationsletalitat wird durch medizinische Begleiterkrankungen deutlich er- hoht (Goldman et al. 1977). Bisher war es doch so - jedenfalls in meiner Institution - dass praoperative Befunde vom chirurgischen Patienten selbst in mehreren Ambulanzen und Labors zusammengetragen werden mussten. Dann wurde sehr oft vom Chirurgen ein Internist angefordert, der die Ope- rationstauglichkeit meist bei "schonender Narkose" feststellt. Der Anasthesiologe sah die Pa- tienten erst am Vorabend der Operation. Eine oft sehr lange Liste von Patienten musste in kur- zester Zeit beurteilt und pramediziert werden. Nicht selten musste die Anasthesiefahigkeit auch noch mit unzureichenden Befunden abgeklart werden. Ein Absetzen der Operation fuhrte zu Schwierigkeiten mit dem Patienten, mit dem Operationsprogramm und dem Chirurgen.

Neue Aspekte in der Regionalanaesthesie, 2: Pharmakokienetik, Iiteraktionen, Thromboemboliersiko New Trends (English, German,... Neue Aspekte in der Regionalanaesthesie, 2: Pharmakokienetik, Iiteraktionen, Thromboemboliersiko New Trends (English, German, Paperback)
H.J. Wust, M Zindler
R1,401 Discovery Miles 14 010 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Dieser Band ist die Fortsetzung von Beitragen internationaler Ex perten zur Physiologie und Pathophysiologie der ruckenmarksna hen Leitungsanaesthesien. Nachdem 1978 die Wirkung der Epiduralanaesthesie auf Kreis lauf und Atmung sowie auf die Stressreaktionen bei Operationen behandelt wurde, werden jetzt die Pharmakokinetik der Lokal anaesthetika, der Interaktion der Lokalanaesthetika mit Medika menten, die zusatzlich bei Regionalanaesthesien verabreicht werden und das Thromboembolierisiko bei Epiduralanaesthesie im Ver gleich zur Allgemeinnarkose angesprochen. Dabei wird insbesondere die klinisch wichtige Frage bespro chen, ob ruckenmarksnahe Leitungsanaesthesien bei Low-Dose Heparinisierung der Patienten durchgefiihrt werden durfen. AuEerdem wird der gegenwartige Stand der peripheren und ruckenmarksnahen Leitungsanaesthesien, vor aHem in den USA, aufgezeigt und mogliche neue Entwicklungen diskutiert. Diese Zusammenstellung soH dem Leser nicht das Lehrbuch ersetzen, sondern ihm einen raschen und umfassenden Dberblick uber den neuesten Stand der Entwicklung ermoglichen. Den Erfolg dieses Symposiums danken wir wiederum den in formativen und interessanten Beitragen der Referenten und Dis kussionsteilnehmer, sowie der groEzugigen Unterstutzung durch die Firma Astra Chemicals, Wedel/Holstein. Dusseldorf, im Oktober 1981 H.J. Wlist M. Zindler Inhaltsverzeichnis I. Pharmakokinetik der Lokalaniisthetika Vorsitz: B.G. Covino, Boston, USA und U. Borchard, DUsseldorf H. Stoeckel und P.M. Lauven Grundlagen der Pharmakokinetik . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Diskussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . 11 . . . . . . B.G. Covino Pharmacokinetics of Local Anesthetics 12 Discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . 20 . . . . . . R. Dennhardt Pharmakokinetik und Metabolismus von Bupivacain ...... 21 Diskussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . 30 . . . . . . L. Wiklund und A. Berlin-Wahlen The Influence of Liver Circulation of the Pharmacokinetics of Local Anaesthetics ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . 32 . . . . Discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . 41 . . . . . ."

Akute Respiratorische Insuffizienz (English, German, Paperback): K Peter Akute Respiratorische Insuffizienz (English, German, Paperback)
K Peter
R1,392 Discovery Miles 13 920 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Die Behandlung der aktuten respiratorischen Insuffizienz steht hiiufig im Mittelpunkt therapeutischer Bemiihungen warnend der postoperativen Phase sowie in der Intensivmedizin. Entsprechend lag und liegt das wissenschaftliche Hauptinteresse zahlreicher Arbeitsgruppen verschiedenster medizinischer Fachrichtunge- von der Physiologie liber die Pathologie, Rontgenologie, Chirurgie, Innere Medizin bis hin zur Aniisthesiologie und Intensivmedizi- im Bemiihen, den Pathomechanismus der akuten respiratorischen Insuffizienz aufzukliiren und hieraus therapeutische Konsequenzen zu entwickeln. Das vorliegende Heft beinhaltet Vortriige, die auf einem inter- nationalen Symposium, veranstaltet yom Institut flir Aniisthesiolo- gie der Universitiit MUnchen, gehalten worden sind. Die themati- sche Palette reicht von der Darstellung der normalen Lungenfunk- tion bis hin zur Diskussion detaillierter Fragen der Beeinflussung von PEEP auf die Hamodynamik. Es wird die pathologische Anato- mie der akuten respiratorischen Insuffizienz dargestellt, das rontge- nologische Substrat bei dieser Erkrankung diskutiert und die ver- schiedensten therapeutischen Verfahren werden angesprochen. Von besonderem Interesse wird flir Experten die Diskussion der Frage nach der Bedeutung des !lerzens, insbesondere des rechten Ven- trikels unter den Bedingungen der respiratorischen Insuffizienz sein. Es ist das liel der Zusammenstellung der verschiedenen Sympo- siumsbeitrlige, fdr Studenten wie auch fUr Arzte, die an Fragen der Intensivmedizin interessiert sind, eine lesenswerte Arbeitsgrundlage zu schaffen. Mein Dank gilt deshalb den Autoren sowie dem Springer-Verlag.

Get Through Final FRCA: MCQs (Paperback, New): Nawal Bahal, Mubeen Khan, Aliki Manoras Get Through Final FRCA: MCQs (Paperback, New)
Nawal Bahal, Mubeen Khan, Aliki Manoras
R785 Discovery Miles 7 850 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Another addition to the best selling and well respected Get Through series, Get Through Final FRCA: MCQs is an essential revision guide for the FRCA examination. This revision guide is completely up-to-date, drawing on the latest guidelines, recent breakthroughs and novel therapies in a rapidly evolving speciality. The book encompasses the syllabus of the Final FRCA as set by the Royal College of Anaesthetists, including five complete examinations, each comprising of 90 MCQs. Questions have been modelled on actual exam questions so that they accurately reflect the style and level of difficulty. In addition to providing concise answers there are also links and references, tips for learning and advice on how to approach the examination. As well as covering the syllabus, a chapter is dedicated to guidelines in anaesthesia, documenting the latest publications from bodies such as The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI), The National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) and many others. With over 950 questions, and containing diagrams found in the actual exam, Get Through Final FRCA: MCQs is the perfect model of preparation for the Final FRCA.

Pediatric Anesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain: Standardization in Clinical Practice (Paperback, 2013 ed.): Marinella Astuto Pediatric Anesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain: Standardization in Clinical Practice (Paperback, 2013 ed.)
Marinella Astuto
R1,878 R1,486 Discovery Miles 14 860 Save R392 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book provides a comprehensive overview of current standards of anesthesia and intensive care in neonates and children, with a view to promoting standardization in clinical practice.

The first part of the book, devoted to issues in intensive care, opens by considering scoring systems for the assessment of sick children. The diagnosis, prevention, and management of ventilator-associated pneumonia are then discussed, and the roles of high-frequency oscillatory ventilation and noninvasive respiratory support are reviewed. Further chapters address procedural sedation and analgesia in children, the progress toward open ICUs with liberal visiting policies, and advances in long-term home mechanical ventilation.

In the second part of the book, a range of important topics in anesthesia and perioperative medicine are discussed. After a review of safety issues, current trends in pediatric regional and locoregional anesthesia are described and a synopsis is provided on current knowledge regarding the use of central blocks in infants and children. Subsequent chapters are devoted to awareness monitoring, single-lung ventilation techniques, anesthesia in the context of severe prematurity, and emergence delirium.

"Pediatric Anesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain: Standardization in Clinical Practice" will be an extremely useful source of information for both novices and more experienced practitioners in the field."

Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Paul E. Bigeleisen, Michael Gofeld, Steven L.... Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Paul E. Bigeleisen, Michael Gofeld, Steven L. Orebaugh
R3,219 R2,430 Discovery Miles 24 300 Save R789 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Get up-to-date on all of the techniques that are rapidly becoming today's standard of care with Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, 2nd Edition . With this extensively revised edition, you'll see how the increased use of ultrasound for diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain and other medical conditions can transform your patient care. Noted authorities discuss the techniques you need to know for upper and lower extremity blocks, truncal blocks, pain blocks, trauma and critical care, and more. Key Features: Quickly grasp the salient features of each block, including indications, relevant anatomy, the transducer type, needle, local anesthetic, technique, tips, and references for further study. Learn from global experts on topics such as recent ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal blocks and the uses of ultrasound in the treatment of shock and trauma. Get up to speed on new techniques, thanks to 48 new chapters covering transforaminal cervical injections, cervical facet injections, insertion of peripheral nerve stimulators using ultrasound guidance, genital femoral nerve injections, suprascapular nerve injection, ultrasound guidance to fill implanted pain reservoir, sacroiliac injections, and much more. Care for your young patients more effectively with a separate section devoted to pediatric regional anesthesia. See exactly how to perform the techniques with high-quality ultrasound images and depictions of relevant anatomy. Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition, offering tablet, smartphone, or online access to: Videos of selected procedures. 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.

Anesthesia and Perioperative Care for Aortic Surgery (Paperback, 2011 ed.): Kathirvel Subramaniam, Kyung W. Park, Balachundhar... Anesthesia and Perioperative Care for Aortic Surgery (Paperback, 2011 ed.)
Kathirvel Subramaniam, Kyung W. Park, Balachundhar Subramaniam
R2,236 R1,777 Discovery Miles 17 770 Save R459 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book is the first of its kind - a comprehensive reference for anesthesia and perioperative clinicians involved in aortic surgery. With a primary focus on anesthesia for various aortic surgical procedures, including endovascular aortic surgery, the title also provides expanded coverage of CNS monitoring and protection, intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography, renal and spinal cord protection during surgery, management of aortic trauma, and postoperative care. Written by top cardiac anesthesiologists, surgeons, and intensivists, this indispensable reference provides everything you need to know about the burgeoning field of aortic surgery in one handy volume.

The Effects of Anaesthetics upon Cerebral Circulation and Metabolism - Experimental and Clinical Studies (Paperback, Softcover... The Effects of Anaesthetics upon Cerebral Circulation and Metabolism - Experimental and Clinical Studies (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1990)
Georg E. Cold, Jorn B. Madsen
R2,203 R1,737 Discovery Miles 17 370 Save R466 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

During the last decade, the effects of anaesthetics on cerebral blood flow, cerebral metabolic rate of oxygen and intracranial pressure have been studied experimentally and clinically. In this review studies of CBF and CMRO2 during craniotomy have been performed with the classical technique described by Kety and Schmidt. In chapter 1 general considerations concerning the effects of anaesthetics on cerebral blood flow and metabolism are reviewed. In chapters 2 and 3 the effects of inhalation agents and hypnotics on flow and metabolism are considered. Chapters 4 and 5 cover the effects of central analgetics, and neuromuscular blocking agents. In chapter 6 the effects of other drugs in common use in neuroanaesthetic practice are summarized. Chapter 7 considers the effects of drugs used for controlled hypotension. In chapter 8 the application of Kety's method in studies of CBF and metabolism is reviewed, the studies of cerebral circulation and metabolism during nine different techniques of anaesthesia for craniotomy are presented, and other studies of cerebral circulation during neuroanaesthesia are reviewed. In chapter 9 considerations concerning central and cerebral hemodynamics during anaesthesia in the sitting position are considered. This review is primarily addressed to anaesthetists, but it will also be of interest to those working within neurosurgery, neuroradiology and clinical neurophysiology.

Computing and Monitoring in Anesthesia and Intensive Care - Recent Technological Advances (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the... Computing and Monitoring in Anesthesia and Intensive Care - Recent Technological Advances (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1992)
Kazuyuki Ikeda, Matsuyuki Doi, Tomiei Kazama, Kazuo Sato, Tsutomu Oyama
R1,647 Discovery Miles 16 470 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In April of 1991, 425 partICIpants from 18 countries met in Hamamatsu in Japan for the 6th International Symposium on Computing in Anesthesia and Intensive Care (lSCAIC). The meeting was one of the most spectacular academic and fruitful in the history of ISCAIC. We had four days of fascinating presentations and discussions covering many areas of technology in Anesthesia and intensive care. New technologies were presented and old technology reexamined. The measures of success of the meeting were the excellent research material in oral and poster presentations, and state of the art reviews of the latest issues by distinguished worldwide key speakers. It must be sure that the meeting was most effective to promote and disseminate up-to-date information in these fields across the participating countries. The aim of this book is to record the exciting achievements of the meeting and extend them further among our colleagues. We hope the readers of this book will share the same excitation as well as the latest information in this speciality. Finally we would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all participants and others for the contribution to the compilation of this book. Kazuyuki Ikeda, M.D.

Anaesthesia On the Move (Mixed media product, New): Sarah Lanham Anaesthesia On the Move (Mixed media product, New)
Sarah Lanham
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The Medicine on the Move series provides fully-flexible access to subjects across the curriculum in a unique combination of print and mobile formats ideal for the busy medical student and junior doctor. No matter what your learning style, whether you are studying a subject for the first time or revisiting it during exam preparation, Medicine on the Move will give you the support you need. This innovative package will help you to connect with the topics of Anaesthesia, to learn, understand and enjoy them, and to cement your knowledge in preparation for exams and future clinical practice. By using this resource in print or as an app, you really will experience the opportunity to learn medicine on the move

Advances and Technical Standards in Neurosurgery (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1987): L. Symon, J... Advances and Technical Standards in Neurosurgery (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1987)
L. Symon, J Brihaye, F. Cohadon, B. F. Guidetti, F. Loew, …
R2,427 R1,909 Discovery Miles 19 090 Save R518 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

As an addition to the European postgraduate training system for young neurosurgeons we began to publish in 1974 this series devoted to Advances and Technical Standards in Neurosurgery which was later sponsored by the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies. The fact that the English language is well on the way to becoming the international medium at European scientific conferences is a great asset in terms of mutual understanding. Therefore we have decided to publish all contributions in English, regardless of the native language of the authors. All contributions are submitted to the entire editorial board before publication of any volume. Our series is not intended to compete with the publications of original scientific papers in other neurosurgical journals. Our intention is, rather, to present fields of neurosurgery and related areas in which important recent advances have been made. The contributions are written by specialists in the given fields and constitute the first part of each volume. In the second part of each volume, we publish detailed descriptions of standard operative procedures, furnished by experienced clinicians; in these articles the authors describe the techniques they employ and explain the advantages, difficulties and risks involved in the various procedures. This part is intended primarily to assist young neurosurgeons in their post graduate training. However, we are convinced that it will also be useful to experienced, fully trained neurosurgeons."

Anesthesia and Uncommon Diseases - Expert Consult - Online and Print (Hardcover, 6th Revised edition): Lee A. Fleisher Anesthesia and Uncommon Diseases - Expert Consult - Online and Print (Hardcover, 6th Revised edition)
Lee A. Fleisher
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Your awareness of uncommon diseases and possible complications is vital to successful anesthetic patient management. Anesthesia and Uncommon Diseases, 6th Edition, brings you up to date with new information on less commonly seen diseases and conditions, including the latest evidence and management guidelines. This unique medical reference book is essential for a complete understanding of today's best options and potential difficulties in anesthesia. Improve your ability to successfully manage every patient, including those with rare diseases or conditions. Avoid complications with unique coverage of an important aspect of anesthetic management. Access the complete contents and illustrations online at www.expertconsult.com - fully searchable! Stay current with all-new chapters on adult congenital heart disease, rheumatic diseases, and the cancer patient, plus many more revisions throughout. Get outstanding visual guidance with hundreds of illustrations, now in full color. Understand uncommon diseases to avoid anesthetic complications!

Case Studies of Near Misses in Clinical Anesthesia (Paperback, 2nd 2011 ed.): John G.Brock- Utne Case Studies of Near Misses in Clinical Anesthesia (Paperback, 2nd 2011 ed.)
John G.Brock- Utne
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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. Drawing on forty-plus years of practice in major metropolitan hospitals in the United States, Norway, and South Africa, John Brock-Utne, MD presents 80 carefully selected cases that provide the basis for lessons and tips to prevent potential disaster. The cases emphasize problem-centered learning and span a broad range of topics-from an outbreak of operating room infection (could it be the anesthesia equipment?), complications of fiberoptic intubations, and problems with epidural drug pumps, to performing an urgent tracheostomy for the first time, working with an aggressive surgeon, and what to do when a patient falls off the operating table during surgery.80 true-story clinical "near misses" never before published, ideal for problem-centered learning, recommendations, references, and discussions accompany most cases, rich basis for teaching discussions both in or out of the operating room, settings include sophisticated as well as rudimentary anesthetic environments, complements the author's other case book, "Clinical Anesthesia: Near Misses and Lessons Learned" (Springer, 2008).

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ICU Manual (Paperback): Premkumar ICU Manual (Paperback)
Premkumar
R1,131 Discovery Miles 11 310 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This practical guide provides a multidisciplinary, clinically oriented approach to the management of patients in intensive care. The book discusses the complete range of specialties, including cardiology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, neurology, toxicology, and much more. Each condition is presented in a step by step process, covering pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and other considerations such as age/developmental issues. The comprehensive appendices section covers essential data and assessment for the management of critically ill patients including discussion on drugs, dosages and side effects, clinical scores, indices and equations, normal biochemical values, ICU rounds and more. The text is highly illustrated with clinical images, diagrams and tables, and includes recent articles and current guidelines on management of sepsis and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Key points Practical guide to management of patients in intensive care Covers complete range of specialties, presented in a step by step, clinically oriented approach Comprehensive appendices section covers drugs, clinical scores, biochemical values and much more Includes recent articles and current guidelines on management of sepsis and DVT

Key Clinical Topics in Anaesthesia (Paperback): Roger Langford, David Ashton-Cleary Key Clinical Topics in Anaesthesia (Paperback)
Roger Langford, David Ashton-Cleary
R839 Discovery Miles 8 390 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Key Clinical Topics in Anaesthesia presents a brand new addition to the forthcoming Key Clinical Topics series. Key Clinical Topics in Anaesthesia provides a comprehensive overview of the subject, comprising over 100 carefully selected topics in alpha order that together provide an extensive understanding of anaesthetic management. This collection of highly practical guides systematically addresses anaesthetic management techniques for a large number of clinical settings, as well as summarising important areas such as Ethics and Nutrition. Edited by experienced specialists, with contributions from consultants who have recognised expertise in their field, this book provides an authoritative and up-to-date guide on anaesthesia. Designed to enable rapid access to core information, Anaesthesia offers effective exam revision and the ideal quick reference for day-to-day practice. Over 100 topics presented in alpha order, from Airway - Assessment to Ventilation Strategies Effective exam revision for FRCA and EDA candidates Succinct coverage of anaesthetic treatment modalities and complications Includes clinical photos and diagrams to improve understanding of concepts Contributions from experienced specialists to ensure authoritative, accurate content

Handbook of Local Anesthesia (Paperback, 7th Revised edition): Stanley F. Malamed Handbook of Local Anesthesia (Paperback, 7th Revised edition)
Stanley F. Malamed
R2,298 Discovery Miles 22 980 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Learn to prevent, recognize, and manage complications of local anesthesia administration. Written by Dr. Stanley Malamed, the leading expert on anesthesia in dentistry, the Handbook of Local Anesthesia, 7th Edition covers all the latest advances in science, instrumentation, and pain control techniques. From basic concepts to specific injection techniques, from dosage charts to the proper care and handling of equipment, this how-to guide provides in-depth, full-color coverage of key anesthesia topics, including specific hazards and errors in technique that may result in complications. Recognized as THE local anesthesia textbook in dentistry for over 30 years, the seventh edition has been thoroughly updated with the latest in safe anesthesia practices in dentistry. Written by Dr. Stanley Malamed, one of the most in-demand and globally recognized experts on dental anesthesia and sedation. Full-color photographs and line drawings enhance important points throughout book. Step-by-step procedures cover the techniques for administering intraoral anesthesia. Detailed descriptions of routes of anesthesia administration included throughout text. Logical Organization of content divides book into four parts including -Drugs, The Armamentarium, Techniques of Regional Anesthesia in Dentistry, and Complications, Legal Considerations, Questions, and the Future NEW! Updated and enhanced content throughout reflects latest research evidence. NEW! Two added chapters cover problems in achieving pain control and their solutions; and recent advances in local anesthesia. NEW! Addition of an Expert Consult Site allows you to search the entire book electronically.

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