Evidence-based Practice of Anesthesiology

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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009 - Medical - 516 pages
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Evidence-Based Practice of Anesthesiology, 2nd Edition, by Lee A. Fleisher, MD, summarizes the best available evidence concerning the most common clinical questions that anesthesiologists face every day, so you will have an informed basis for making effective patient management decisions. This new edition covers 24 new topics and explores a full range of important issues in perioperative management-discussing the clinical options, examining the relevant research, and presenting expert recommendations. It features the latest information on clinical situations and reviews all clinical options based on the most recent clinical trials, providing a valuable framework for translating evidence into practice. As an Expert Consult title it includes convenient online access to the complete contents of the book-fully searchable-along with all of the images downloadable for your personal use, and references linked to Medline at www.expertconsult.com.

  • Explores key topics such as preoperative preparation, perioperative management, regional anesthesia, monitoring, cardiovascular anesthesia, neurosurgical anesthesia, obstetrical anesthesia, pediatric anesthesia, and pain,
  • Uses a practical, consistent format in each chapter, providing an overview of the question under discussion...an outline of the available management options...a review of the relevant evidence...identification of areas of uncertainty...a summary of existing management guidelines...and the author's recommendations.
  • Provides tables that summarize the available literature as well as the recommended clinical approaches at a glance.
  • Covers routine care as well as complicated and special situations to prepare you for a full range of challenges.

  • Features anytime, anywhere online access to the complete contents of the book, text and images, along with references linked to Medline, at www.expertconsult.com.
  • Provides the latest information on clinical situations and reviews all clinical options based on the most recent clinical trials, to provide a valuable framework for translating evidence into practice.
  • Presents coverage of 24 new topics including use of ultrasound guidance for regional anesthesia, effectiveness of preoperative clinics, perioperative brain protection and risk factors for perioperative stroke, optimal postoperative analgesia, and many others to help you keep you up to date.

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Im impressed with this book. Very easy to digest up to date evidencebased articles on the most common encountered issues of clinical practice. I highly recommend it to those interested anesthesia residentsattendings and CRNAs Read full review


Preoperative Preparation
Perioperative Management
Regional Anesthesia
Cardiovascular Anesthesia
Neurosurgical Anesthesia
Obstetric Anesthesia
Pediatric Anesthesia
Pain Management

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About the author (2009)

Fleisher is Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine.

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