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Anesthesia Secrets (Secrets!)

Anesthesia Secrets, 4th Edition by James Duke, MD has the quick answers you need for practice and review. It uses the popular question-and-answer format of the Secrets Series(R) to make essential guidance easy to reference and study. A list of the Top 100 Secrets in anesthesiology lets you review the most frequently encountered board review questions at a glance; and an informal tone, user-friendly format, and pocket size make the book both convenient and portable.
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I. Basics of Patient Management 1. Autonomic Nervous System 2. Respiratory and Pulmonary Physiology 3 .Blood Gas and Acid-Base Analysis 4. Fluids, Volume Regulation, and Volume Disturbances 5. Electrolytes 6. Transfusion Therapy 7. Coagulation 8. Airway Management 9. Pulmonary Function Testing II. Pharmacology 10. Volatile Anesthetics 11. Opioids 12. Intravenous Anesthetics and Benzodiazepines 13. Muscle Relaxants and Monitoring of Relaxant Activity 14. Local Anesthetics 15 .Inotropes and Vasodilator Drugs 16. Preoperative Medication III. Preparing for Anesthesia 17. Preoperative Evaluation 18. The Anesthesia Machine and Vaporizers 19. Anesthesia Circuits and Ventilators 20. Patient Positioning 21. Mechanical Ventilation in Critical Illness IV. Patient Monitoring and Procedures 22. Electrocardiography 23. Pulse Oximetry 24. Capnography 25. Central Venous Catheterization and Pressure Monitoring 26. Pulmonary Artery Catheterization 27. Arterial Catheterization and Pressure Monitoring V. Perioperative Problems 28. Blood Pressure Disturbances 29. Awareness During Anesthesia 30. Cardiac Dysrhythmias 31. Temperature Disturbances 32. Postanesthetic Care VI. Anesthesia and Systemic Disease 33. Ischemic Heart Disease and Myocardial Infarction 34. Heart Failure 35.Valvular Heart Disease 36. Aorto-Occlusive Disease 37. Intracranial and Cerebrovascular Disease 38. Reactive Airway Disease 39. Aspiration 40. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 41. Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome 42. Pulmonary Hypertension 43. Perioperative Hepatic Dysfunction 44. Renal Function and Anesthesia 45. Increased Intracranial Pressure and Traumatic Brain Injury 46. Malignant Hyperthermia and Other Motor Diseases 47. Degenerative Neurologic Diseases and Neuropathies 48. Alcohol and Substance Abuse 49. Diabetes Mellitus 50. Non-diabetic Endocrine Disease 51. Obesity and Sleep Apnea 52. Allergic Reactions 53. Herbal Supplements VII. Special Anesthetic Considerations 54. Trauma 55. The Burned Patient 56. Neonatal Anesthesia 57. Pediatric Anesthesia 58. Congenital Heart Disease 59. Fundamentals of Obstetric Anesthesia 60. Obstetric Analgesia and Anesthesia 61. High-Risk Obstetrics and Coexisting Disease 62. Geriatric Anesthesia 63. Sedation and Anesthesia Outside the Operating Room 64. Packmakers and Internal Cardioverter Defibrillators VIII. Regional Anesthesia 65. Spinal Anesthesia 66. Epidural Analgesia and Anesthesia 67. Peripheral Nerve Blocks IX. Anesthetic Considerations in Selected Surgical Procedures 68. Heart Transplantation 69. Liver Transplantation 70. Cardiopulmonary Bypass 71. Lung Isolation Techniques 72. Somatosensory-Evoked Potentials and Spinal Surgery 73. Anesthesia for Craniotomy 74. Anesthesia for Minimally Invasive Surgery 75. Laser Surgery and Operating Room Fires 76. Electroconvulsive Therapy X. Pain Management 77. Acute Pain Management 78. Chronic Pain Management Index


"This book provides a comprehensive review of current anaesthetic practice. It is well illustrated with uncluttered diagrams and tables together with useful key points highlighted at the end of each chapter. The format in size, layout, and content is aimed at the examination candidate, but the reality is, it is a book for all."- British Journal of Anaesthesia

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