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Overview

Quick answers to today's lop questions in anesthesiology!

This title in the popular Secrets Series uses the trusted approach to provide rapid reference and review of today's most important anesthesia concepts and clinical information.

Equips you with up-to-date information on all areas of the field, including the most current standards of care.

Lists the Top 100 Secrets in anesthesiology, allowing you to efficiently review the most frequently tested questions.

Uses bulleted lists, short answers, and a highly detailed index to make essential information easy to find.

Includes Key Points an memory aids in each chapter that make it perfect for board review or clinical reference.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Muoi A. Trinh, M.D.(University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: This is the fourth edition of an overview of a broad range of topics in anesthesia in a question-and-answer format. The book is well suited for rapid test preparation and, as such, should be most useful to medical students and residents. It presents high-yield information in a manner that allows for rapid assimilation, but its strict reliance on the question and answer format limits its utility as a reference - and it is best used as an adjunct to the more structured curriculum provided by a basic textbook.
Purpose: Although not explicitly described as clinical review book, this has become a trusted study guide for residents and medical students preparing for exams, which no doubt is the intent. The authors have largely accomplished their goal and the book is an excellent resource for test preparation covering a broad range of essential - and testable - clinical information in a format that lends itself to both individual and group study.
Audience: While the book is intended for "anyone interested in anesthesiology," it would seem most helpful to medical students preparing for their clerkship and shelf exams, as well as residents preparing for in-training and board exams as a supplement to a formal anesthesiology textbook. The format is ideally suited to interrupted periods of study, such as would occur during clinical downtime, as it provides brief nuggets of information organized around a central theme.
Features: The book is roughly divided into chapters, each containing series of questions followed by concise but detailed answers organized around a central clinical topic. Among the many topics addressed are the basics of pharmacology, monitoring, perioperative considerations, comorbidities, and subspecialties in anesthesia. Chapters use a question and answer format that covers essentials of each topic in some detail. Each question/answer pair takes about five minutes to absorb and an entire chapter can be read in no more than 30 minutes to an hour. Although the book's organization is well suited for rapid test preparation, its strict adherence to the question and answer format can make its treatment of each topic somewhat abrupt and disjointed. As such, it is best used as a study aid in conjunction with a more structured and organized textbook. Many useful figures and tables throughout the book compare and highlight important concepts. Additionally, each chapter contains a key points box that recapitulates and reinforces salient facts.
Assessment: This book serves its purpose as a review by providing succinct and high-yield information on various topics in anesthesia. Overall, it compares favorably to other anesthesia review books as it makes excellent use of its question/answer format and provides sufficiently detailed answers and useful illustrations.
(David B. Glick, MD, MBA (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine) collaborated on this review.)
From The Critics
Reviewer: Aisling Conran, MD(University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: This book provides brief reviews of pertinent topics in anesthesiology in a stimulating question and answer format.
Purpose: The editor intends to expand one's understanding of anesthesiology and the perioperative management of patients by challenging the reader to respond to each question with an answer, and then review the answer provided by the authors. Certainly, this is a worthwhile objective. Like rounds or oral boards, many topics are covered with brief, well thought out questions and answers.
Audience: This is clearly an excellent book for medical students. The question and answer format is stimulating, provokes interest, and covers a wide variety of topics — too many for one individual to cover on a teaching rotation. The anesthesia resident may also find this review useful as an addition to a standard textbook. For the resident and practitioner, it may be most useful as a review for oral boards. The questions and answers, if one actively participates, are akin to the oral boards. Dr. Duke is an assistant professor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in the Department of Anesthesia.
Features: Preoperative assessment, intraoperative concerns, critical care medicine, postoperative pain management, and emergency room situations are presented in the question and answer format. The complexity of the recovery room and pediatric anesthesia are conveyed in this short format, especially for students. The well placed tables and occasional illustrations emphasize important concepts.
Assessment: This second edition brings an energizing approach to reviewing anesthesia. Students, residents, nurses, and practitioners are familiar with the question and answer format and will likely find this book a stimulating addition to their library. As anesthesiology continues to grow as a specialty and research continues, updates such as this edition are needed to remain up-to-date in one's practice.
From the Publisher
"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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323065245
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 3/30/2010
  • Series: Secrets Series
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 592
  • Sales rank: 188,463
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Top 100 Secrets

I Basics of Patient Management

1 Autonomic Nervous System James Duke 9

2 Respiratory and Pulmonary Physiology Matthew D. Coleman 17

3 Blood Gas and Acid-Base Analysis Matthew D. Coleman Steven T. Morozowich 24

4 Fluids, Volume Regulation, Volume Disturbances James Duke 31

5 Electrolytes James Duke 38

6 Transfusion Therapy James Duke 43

7 Coagulation Jason P. Krutsch 51

8 Airway Management James Duke 58

9 Pulmonary Function Testing James Duke 68

II Pharmacology

10 Volatile Anesthetics Michelle Dianne Herren 75

11 Opioids Christopher L. Ciarallo 82

12 Intravenous Anesthetics and Benzodiazepines Theresa C. Michel 90

13 Muscle Relaxants and Monitoring of Relaxant Activity James Duke 95

14 Local Anesthetics Sunil Kumar 105

15 Inotropes and Vasodilator Drugs Nathaen Weitzel 112

16 Preoperative Medication Sunil Kumar 118

III Preparing for Anesthesia

17 Preoperative Evaluation Mark H. Chandler 123

18 The Anesthesia Machine and Vaporizers James Duke 130

19 Anesthesia Circuits and Ventilators James Duke 137

20 Patient Positioning James Duke 142

21 Mechanical Ventilation in Critical Illness James B. Haenel Jeffrey L. Johnson 149

IV Patient Monitoring and Procedures

22 Electrocardiography William A. Baker Christopher M. Lowery 157

23 Pulse Oximetry Lyle F. Kirson Renee Koltes-Edwards 168

24 Capnography James Duke 175

25 Central Venous Catheterization and Pressure Monitoring Lyle E. Kirson Jacob Friedman 180

26 Pulmonary Artery Catheterization James Duke 188

27 Arterial Catheterization and Pressure Monitoring James Duke 194

V Perioperative Problems

28 Blood Pressure Disturbances James Duke 201

29 Awareness During Anesthesia Aaron Murray 207

30 Cardiac Dysrhythmias William A. Baker Christopher M. Lowery 210

31 Temperature Disturbances James Duke 217

32 Postanesthetic Care Michael M. Sawyer 222

VI Anesthesia and Systemic Disease

33 Ischemic Heart Disease Tamas Seres 229

34 Heart Failure Tamas Seres 236

35 Valvular Heart Disease Tamas Seres 244

36 Aorto-Occlusive Disease Luke Osborne 254

37 Intracranial and Cerebrovascular Disease Gurdev S. Rai Luke Osborne 259

38 Reactive Airway Disease Malcolm Packer 267

39 Aspiration Malcolm Packer 274

40 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Howard J. Miller 278

41 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) James B. Haenel Jeffrey L. Johnson 285

42 Pulmonary Hypertension James Duke 293

43 Perioperative Hepatic Dysfunction Matthew J. Fiegel 300

44 Renal Function and Anesthesia James Duke 308

45 Increased Intracranial Pressure and Traumatic Brain Injury Matthew Hall 317

46 Malignant Hyperthermia and Other Motor Diseases James Duke 324

47 Degenerative Neurologic Diseases and Neuropathies James Duke 331

48 Alcohol and Substance Abuse James Duke 336

49 Diabetes Mellitus Robert H. Stover Robin Slover 343

50 Nondiabetic Endocrine Disease Joel E. Wilson 351

51 Obesity and Sleep Apnea Gillian E. Johnson 358

52 Allergic Reactions James Duke 364

53 Herbal Supplements James Duke 369

VII Special Anesthetic Considerations

54 Trauma James Duke 373

55 The Burned Patient Philip R. Levin Alma N. Juels 380

56 Neonatal Anesthesia Rita Agarwal Jennifer F. Brunworth 387

57 Pediatric Anesthesia Rita Agarwal Sola Olamikan 394

58 Congenital Heart Disease Robert H. Friesen 404

59 Fundamentals of Obstetric Anesthesia Ana M. Lobo J. Fuller Marina Shindell 411

60 Obstetric Analgesia and Anesthesia Ana M. Lobo Joy L. Hawkins 419

61 High-Risk Obstetrics Brenda A. Buckin 426

62 Geriatric Anesthesia Gurdev S. Rai 432

63 Sedation and Anesthesia Outside the Operating Room Mark H. Chandler 437

64 Pacemakers and Internal Cardioverter Defibrillators Christopher M. Lowery 445

VIII Regional Anesthesia

65 Spinal Anesthesia James Duke 451

66 Epidural Analgesia and Anesthesia Joy L. Hawkins 458

67 Peripheral Nerve Blocks Ronald Valdivieso 466

IX Anesthetic Considerations in Selected Surgical Procedures

68 Heart Transplantation Tamas Seres 473

69 Liver Transplantation Matthew J. Fiegel 480

70 Cardiopulmonary Bypass Nathaen Weitzel 487

71 Lung Isolation Techniques Mark D. Twite 493

72 Somatosensory-Evoked Potentials and Spinal Surgery Daniel J. Janik 500

73 Anesthesia for Craniotomy Daniel J. Janik 505

74 Minimally Invasive Surgery Prairie Neeley Robinson 511

75 Laser Surgery and Operating Room Fires James Duke 518

76 Electroconvulsive Therapy Philip R. Levin Alma N. Juels 522

X Pain Management

77 Acute Pain Management Robin Slover Heather Rachel Davids 527

78 Chronic Pain Management Ronald Valdivieso 535

Index 541

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