Anesthesia and the Fetus

Anesthesia and the Fetus

by Yehuda Ginosar
     
 

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Preface

The care of the fetus as a patient is an emerging field that has evolved on the borders of many traditional specialties: obstetrics, perinatology, neonatology, genetics, pediatrics, pediatric surgery and midwifery. The anesthesiologist is now an important member of this team.

It is increasingly apparent that anesthetic and related drugs given

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Preface

The care of the fetus as a patient is an emerging field that has evolved on the borders of many traditional specialties: obstetrics, perinatology, neonatology, genetics, pediatrics, pediatric surgery and midwifery. The anesthesiologist is now an important member of this team.

It is increasingly apparent that anesthetic and related drugs given to the mother any time from the period of embryonic development and fetal growth through to early neonatal life, may affect fetal and neonatal development. Recent evidence is also emerging that anesthetic drugs may have long-term effects on the developing mammalian brain. Additionally, with advances in antenatal diagnosis and minimally-invasive surgery, a growing range of fetal disorders is becoming amenable to surgical intervention, many requiring anesthetic care. Finally, there is an enticing possibility that anesthetic drugs and procedures may themselves contribute to fetal well-being.

Anesthesia and the Fetus integrates into one volume the multidisciplinary components of:

  • fetal development
  • fetal pharmacology
  • assessments of fetal and neonatal outcome
  • anesthesia and analgesia during pregnancy
  • anesthesia and analgesia during labor
  • ethics and law

Written by an internationally renowned group of clinicians and scientists, Anesthesia and the Fetus provides a contemporary guide and reference to the role of anesthesia, and the anesthesiologist, in protecting the mother and her unborn child during pregnancy.

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Editorial Reviews

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“The book would be a valuable addition to most obstetric anaesthetic departments as well as informing paediatric anaesthetists, paediatricians and obstetricians of the current controversies regarding anaesthetic influences on foetal development and outcomes.”  (Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Journal, 1 November 2013)

“I must commend the editors for their success in bringing together such an enviable international list of expert clinicians from such diverse backgrounds as anaesthesia, obstetric medicine, neonatology and human development in order to share their knowledge. This is definitely a reference book that all anaesthetic department libraries should possess.”  (Anaesthesia, 15 October  2013)

“Clearly this book will be ideal for reference in departmental and hospital libraries and I will be recommending this to ours.”  (The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, 12 July 2013)

“I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, and I would highly recommend it to every clinician involved in the care of the mother and her unborn child during pregnancy.”  (Acta Paediatrica, 1 August 2013)

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Reviewer: Tariq M. Malik, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: This book covers the effects of anesthetic medicines on the well-being of the fetus and reviews fetal and maternal physiology as well as the pharmacokinetic and pharmacological aspects in both healthy and compromised situations.
Purpose: The purpose is to focus on the care of the fetus before delivery. As noted by the editors, this is an evolving field and it requires a team approach from multiple specialties.
Audience: The book targets anesthesiologists, especially those who practice obstetric anesthesia. It will be useful for anesthesiologists at all levels of experience. The book has been written by very experienced clinicians.
Features: Though small, the book is quite extensive in its coverage. The 40 chapters are grouped into six sections. Section one focuses on fetal development and physiology and maternal physiology and pharmacology, while section two reviews current techniques for assessing fetal well-being, such as imaging techniques, fetal heart rate monitoring, and acid-base testing. The heart of the book is section three, which covers anesthetic techniques for labor pain, cesarean section, EXIT (ex utero intrapartum treatment) procedures, and the effects of anesthetic drugs on the fetus. The issues of maternal substance abuse, fever, and regional anesthesia and intrauterine fetal procedures are also covered. Section four reviews complications presented by preeclampsia and multiple pregnancies. Section five covers resuscitation of mothers in the case of major trauma or cardiac arrest situations, as well intrauterine fetal resuscitation and neonatal resuscitation. The last section covers ethical and legal issues related to pregnancy. The chapters are short, the approach is very direct, and the information is evidence based and well referenced. The book covers a number of practical topics often overlooked in regular obstetric books. However, this is not a textbook of obstetric anesthesia and it is not meant to replace basic textbooks in this area.
Assessment: No other book does what this one does. It complements any standard textbook on obstetric anesthesia and is a must-have reference for anyone who practices obstetric anesthesia.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444337075
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/11/2013
Pages:
418
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.00(d)

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