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Overview

This review book presents over 1,000 multiple-choice questions designed to test knowledge of one or more pertinent topics and principles of the practice of anesthesiology. It is an excellent tool for Board review. Answers and concise explanations for each question are listed in the back of the book. Topics covered include: physics, pharmacology, physiology, equipment, general anesthesia, and subspecialty aspects of the practice.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Woo Chan Kim
This second edition review book employs approximately1,000 board-type questions to highlight pertinent information withinvarious subspecialties of anesthesia. The answer section devotes aparagraph or more (with occasional tables/figures) to present acomprehensive explanation of each question and the correspondinganswer. It is intended to serve as a review tool. Its aim is tounderscore the important concepts in the practice of anesthesiology andquestion the reader about them. These objectives hold strong emphasisespecially to graduating residents or new practitioners preparing forthe certification exam. The quality of the questions and theappropriate level at which the knowledge is tested are commendable. The answer section also provides a concise, yet thorough explanation ofeach topic. This book is specifically targeted to anesthesiologyresidents or anesthesiologists in practice who are preparing for thecertification exam. It also may serve as a tool to reexamine one'sknowledge base for those who seek to review pertinent topics inanesthesiology. It is sparingly illustrated, but the fewillustrations are pertinent and easy to review. The references are thelatest editions of major anesthesiology text books authored by experts. Not many articles are referenced. The topics of critical care andrenal and hepatic physiology are not reviewed in any detail. Thisbook presents the pertinent information and knowledge required for thecertification exam exceptionally well. The questions reflect the levelof the certification exam quite closely. It may prove extremely usefulfor residents preparing for the exam. Of note, the actual board examcontained a number of questions which were nearlyidentical to theinformation being tested in this review book. It should serve as avaluable addition to the library of any individual preparing for theexam as well as anesthesia department libraries. As new informationevolves in the field of anesthesiology, new editions highlighting suchdevelopments seem warranted.
From the Publisher
“At the onset of Anesthesia, A Comprehensive Review, 3rd Ed., Hall and Chantigian state a clear purpose to their text, namely ‘to identify areas of weakness so that the reader can focus on appropriate topics’ (Preface, p. V). Given the breadth of information review, Hall and Chantigian easily meet their goal.”
-Anesthesia & Analgesia, review of previous edition
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Woo Chan Kim, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: This second edition review book employs approximately 1,000 board-type questions to highlight pertinent information within various subspecialties of anesthesia. The answer section devotes a paragraph or more (with occasional tables/figures) to present a comprehensive explanation of each question and the corresponding answer.
Purpose: It is intended to serve as a review tool. Its aim is to underscore the important concepts in the practice of anesthesiology and question the reader about them. These objectives hold strong emphasis especially to graduating residents or new practitioners preparing for the certification exam. The quality of the questions and the appropriate level at which the knowledge is tested are commendable. The answer section also provides a concise, yet thorough explanation of each topic.
Audience: This book is specifically targeted to anesthesiology residents or anesthesiologists in practice who are preparing for the certification exam. It also may serve as a tool to reexamine one's knowledge base for those who seek to review pertinent topics in anesthesiology.
Features: It is sparingly illustrated, but the few illustrations are pertinent and easy to review. The references are the latest editions of major anesthesiology text books authored by experts. Not many articles are referenced. The topics of critical care and renal and hepatic physiology are not reviewed in any detail.
Assessment: This book presents the pertinent information and knowledge required for the certification exam exceptionally well. The questions reflect the level of the certification exam quite closely. It may prove extremely useful for residents preparing for the exam. Of note, the actual board exam contained a number of questions which were nearly identical to the information being tested in this review book. It should serve as a valuable addition to the library of any individual preparing for the exam as well as anesthesia department libraries. As new information evolves in the field of anesthesiology, new editions highlighting such developments seem warranted.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801669309
  • Publisher: Mosby, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/1992
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464

Table of Contents

1 Anesthesia Equipment and Physics 1
2 Respiratory Physiology and Critical Care Medicine 41
3 Pharmacology and Pharmacokinetics of Intravenous Drugs 75
4 Pharmacology and Pharmacokinetics of Volatile Anesthetics 133
5 Blood Products, Transfusion, and Fluid Therapy 159
6 General Anesthesia 177
7 Pediatric Physiology and Anesthesia 235
8 Obstetric Physiology and Anesthesia 271
9 Neurologic Physiology and Anesthesia 303
10 Anatomy, Regional Anesthesia, and Pain Management 333
11 Cardiovascular Physiology and Anesthesia 373
References 411
Index 415
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    great time-saving review

    I used this book as a CA-1, one month prior to the in-training exam. Due to an injury, I had been unable to study previously. This book helped me do well in the exam, and has continued to be a reveiw source. Some of the book questions were nearly identical to material in the exam. My favorite review book.

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