Section 1: Basics of Patient Management 1. Autonomic Nervous System James C. Duke 2. Respiratory and Pulmonary Physiology Barbara Wilkey 3. Blood Gas and Acid-Base Analysis James C. Duke 4. Volume Regulation, Volume Disturbances and Fluid Replacement James C. Duke 5. Electrolytes James C. Duke 6. Transfusion Therapy James C. Duke 7. Coagulation Jason P. Krutsch 8. Airway Management James C. Duke 9. Pulmonary Function Testing James C. Duke Section 2: Pharmacology 10. Volatile Anesthetics Michelle Dianne Herren 11. Opioids Christopher L. Ciarallo 12. Intravenous Anesthetics and Benzodiazepines Olivia B. Romano 13. Muscle Relaxants and Monitoring of Relaxant Activity James C. Duke 14. Local Anesthetics Sunil Kumar and James C. Duke 15. Inotropes and Vasodilator Drugs Michael Kim and Nathaen Weitzel 16. Preoperative Medication James C. Duke Section 3: Preparing for Anesthesia 17. Preoperative Evaluation James C. Duke and Mark Chandler 18. The Anesthesia Machine and Vaporizers, and Anesthesia Circuits and Ventilators James C. Duke 19. Patient Positioning James C. Duke 20. Mechanical Ventilation in Critical Illness James B. Haenel and Jeffrey L. Johnson Section 4: Patient Monitoring and Procedures 21. Pulse Oximetry Renee Koltes-Edwards 22. Capnography James C. Duke 23. Central Venous Catheterization and Pressure Monitoring Daniel R. Beck and Jacob Friedman 24. Flow Directed Therapy Bethany Benish Section 5: Perioperative Problems 25. Blood Pressure Disturbances, Arterial Catheterization, and Blood Pressure Monitoring James C. Duke 26. Awareness During Anesthesia Aaron Murray 27. Temperature Disturbances James C. Duke 28. Postanesthetic Care Michael M. Sawyer Section 6: Anesthesia and Systemic Disease 29. Ischemic Heart Disease and Myocardial Infarction Tamas Seres 30. Heart Failure Tamas Seres 31. Valvular Heart Disease Tamas Seres 32. Aorto-Occlusive Diseases Gurdev S. Rai 33. Intracranial and Cerebrovascular Disease Gurdev S. Rai 34. Reactive Airway Disease Malcolm Packer 35. Aspiration Malcolm Packer 36. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Howard J. Miller 37. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) James B. Haenel and Jeffrey L. Johnson 38. Pulmonary Hypertension Nathaen Weitzel and Benjamin Atwood 39. Perioperative Hepatic Dysfunction and Liver Transplantation Matthew J. Fiegel 40. Renal Function and Anesthesia James C. Duke 41. Increased Intracranial Pressure and Traumatic Brain Injury Brian M. Keech 42. Malignant Hyperthermia and Other Motor Diseases James C. Duke 43. Degenerative Neuologic Diseases and Neuropathies James C. Duke 44. Alcohol and Substance Abuse James C. Duke 45. Diabetes Mellitus Robert H. Slover and Robin Slover 46. Nondiabetic Endocrine Disease James C. Duke 47. Obesity and Sleep Apnea Gillian E. Johnson and James C. Duke 48. Allergic Reactions James C. Duke 49. Herbal Supplements James C. Duke Section 7: Special Anesthetic Considerations 50. Trauma James C. Duke 51. The Burned Patient, Laser Surgery, and Operating Room Fires Philip R. Levin, Alma N. Juels and James C. Duke 52. Nenonatal Anesthesia Rita Agarwal and Laurie M. Steward 53. Pediatric Anesthesia Rita Agarwal and Laurie M. Steward 54. Congenital Heart Disease Lawrence I. Schwartz and Robert H. Freisen 55. Fundamentals of Obstetric Anesthesia Ana M. Lobo and Mary DiMiceli 56. Obstetric Analgesia and Anesthesia Ana M. Lobo and Mary DiMiceli 57. High-Risk Obstetrics Ana M. Lobo and Mary DiMiceli 58. Geriatric Anesthesia Gurdev S. Rai 59. Sedation and Anesthesia Outside the Operating Room James C. Duke and Mark H. Chandler 60. Pacemakers and Internal Cardioverter Defibrillators Christopher M. Lowery and James C. Duke Section 8: Regional Anesthesia 61. Spinal Anesthesia James C. Duke 62. Epidural Analgesia and Anesthesia Rachel M. Kacmar and Andrea J. Fuller 63. Peripheral Nerve Blocks Ronald Valdivieso Section 9: Anesthetic Considerations in Selected Surgical Procedures 64. Principles of Anesthesia in Heart Transplantation Tamas Seres 65. Cardiopulmonary Bypass Barbara Wilkey and Nathaen Weitzel 66. Lung Isolation Techniques Mark Twite and Lawrence I. Schwartz 67. Somatosensory-Evoked Potentials and Spinal Surgery Daniel J. Janik 68. Anesthesia for Craniotomy Daniel J. Janik 69. Minimally Invasive Surgery Prairie N. Robinson and James C. Duke 70. Electroconvulsive Therapy Philip R. Levin and Alma N. Juels Section 10: Pain Management 71. Acute Pain Management Robin Slover, Jennifer A. Zieg, and Rachel G. Clopton 72. Chronic Pain Management Ronald Valdivieso and Jason P. Krutsch
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 This a good start for anyone who is rotating through anesthesia or is beginning a career in anesthesia. It discusses anesthesia in a practical way and does not overwhelm with abstract concerns or facts. Information is provided in a fun way.
-Tariq M. Malik, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine) for Doody's Review Service