Landmark Papers in Anaesthesia

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Nigel R. Webster, Helen F. Galley
OUP Oxford, Aug 22, 2013 - Medical - 496 pages
Evidence-based medicine is a concept that is at the forefront of anaesthesia. Clinicians are increasingly encouraged to practise patient management based on available evidence in the scientific literature. For example, new anaesthesia methods, e.g. regional anaesthesia, are being used more frequently based on case studies that show the efficacy and cost-savings associated with the treatment. Additionally, considering that many anaesthetists are required to cover a range of areas, information discussing proven methods as well as pitfalls to avoid are valuable to all those working in the field. This book provides a detailed summary of the most important trials and studies in anaesthesia, ranging from neuroanaesthesia and anaesthesia for transplant, to paediatric and thoracic anaesthesia, allowing the reader to rapidly extract key results. Each chapter is written by a prominent anaesthetist in that particular field, and papers have been selected on a number of criteria, included impact factor, authors' choices, or even because the conclusions reached do not indicate best practice. With this wealth of information collected into this newest volume in the 'Landmark Papers in' series, Landmark Papers in Anaesthesia is essential reading for all practicing anaesthetists.
 

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Contents

2 Anaesthetic equipment
33
3 Inhaled and intravenous anaesthetics
57
4 Total intravenous anaesthesia
81
5 Monitoring
103
6 Optimization
127
7 Complications of anaesthesia
151
8 Mechanisms of anaesthesia
173
9 Local anaesthesia
197
13 Anaesthesia for vascular surgery
301
14 Anaesthesia for major abdominal surgery
327
15 Liver transplantation anaesthesia
353
16 Obstetric anaesthesia
375
17 Airway management
399
18 Paediatric anaesthesia
423
19 Malignant hyperthermia
445
Appendix
475

10 Perioperative cardioprotection
221
11 Neuroanaesthesia
245
12 Thoracic anaesthesia
275

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About the author (2013)

Nigel Webster is Professor of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Honorary Consultant at the Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK. Helen Galley is Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen,UK.

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