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Anesthesia Secrets, 4th Edition by James Duke, MD has the quick answers you need for practice and review. It uses the popular question-and-answer format of the Secrets Series® to make essential guidance easy to reference and study. A list of the Top 100 Secrets in anesthesiology lets you review the most frequently encountered board review questions at a glance; and an informal tone, user-friendly format, and pocket size make the book both convenient and portable.

  • A section on the Top 100 Secrets in anesthesiology provides you with a high-yield overview of essential material for study or self assessment.
  • A question-and-answer format, Key Points boxes, bulleted lists, mnemonics, and a two-color page layout make information remarkably easy to reference and review.
  • Practical tips from the authors provide valuable insights into best practices.
  • The book's portable size lets you carry it comfortably in your lab coat pocket.
  • Thorough updates throughout equip you with the most up-to-date information on all areas of anesthesia, including the most current standards of care.
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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: 9781560533542
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 3/15/2000
  • Series: Secrets Series
  • Edition description: 2ND, REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 493
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Table of Contents


1. The Autonomic Nervous System 1
William Turner, M.D., and James Duke, M.D.
2. Oxygenation and Ventilation 5
David T. Adamson, M.D.
3. Blood Gas and Acid-Base Analysis 10
Peter Sakas, M.D., and Matt Flaherty, M.D.
4. Fluids and Electrolytes 14
Frederick M. Galloway, M.D.
5. Hemotherapy 22
Jeremy J. Katz, M.D.
6. Coagulation 28
Jeremy J. Katz, M.D.
7. Airway Management 33
James Duke, M.D.


8. Volatile Anesthetics 43
Stephan O. Fiedler, M.D.
9. Intravenous Induction Agents 47
Gladstone C. McDowell II, M.D.
10. Opioids 51
John Alden Hatheway, M.D.
11. Benzodiazepines 56
Gene Winkelmann, M.D.
12. Neuromuscular Blocking Agents 59
Douglas E. Warnecke, CRNA, M.S.
13. Local Anesthetics 63
Kevin Fitzpatrick, M.D.
14. Inotropes and Vasoactive Drugs 68
Robert F. Bossard, M.D., and Charles W. Whitten, M.D.


15. The Preoperative Evaluation 77
Philip A. Role, M.D., and Frederick M. Galloway, M.D.
16. Preoperative Medication 86
Jeff Nabonsal, M.D.
17. The Anesthesia Machine 90
Robert W. Phelps, Ph.D., M.D.
18. Anesthesia Circuits 99
Steven J. Luke, M.D.
19. Anesthesia Ventilators 103
Robert W. Phelps, Ph.D., M.D.
20. Vaporizers 106
Matt Flaherty, M.D.
21. Patient Positioning 109
James W. Rosher, M.D.


22. Electrocardiography 115
James W. Rosher, M.D.
23. Pulse Oximetry 118
Julian M. Goldman, M.D.
24. Capnography 122
Julian M. Goldman, M.D.
25. Monitoring Neuromuscular Function 125
Theresa L. Kinnard, M.D.
26. Central Venous Catheterization and Pressure Monitoring 131
Lyle E. Kirson, D.D.S.
27. Pulmonary Artery Catheterization 138
Michael B. Ochs, DO
28. Arterial Catheterization and Pressure Monitoring 143
Paige Latham, M.D., and Charles W. Whitten, M.D.


29. Hypoxemia and Pulmonary Physiology 149
Jeff Nabonsal, M.D.
30. Hypercarbia 154
Teresa J. Youtz, M.D.
31. Hypotension 157
Cindy Griffiths, M.D., and Rita Agarwal, M.D.
32. Hypertension 161
Tanya Argo, M.D., and Theresa L. Kinnard, M.D.
33. Awareness During Anesthesia 165
James A. Ottevaere, M.D.
34. Cardiac Dysrhythmias 169
Kelli Lambert Weiner, M.D.
35. Temperature Monitoring and Disturbances 177
John H. Yang, M.D.
36. Postanesthetic Care and Complications 182
Roger A. Mattison, M.D.


37. Ischemic Heart Disease and Myocardial Infarction 189
Richard B. Allen, M.D.
38. Congestive Heart Failure 193
Richard D. Abbott, M.D.
39. Valvular Heart Disease 196
Richard B. Allen, M.D.
40. Aorto-occlusive Disease 201
Michael Leonard, M.D.
41. Cerebrovascular Insufficiency 204
Cynthia K. Hampson, M.D.
42. Reactive Airway Disease 212
Malcolm Packer, M.D.
43. Aspiration 217
Malcolm Packer, M.D.
44. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 220
Howard J. Miller, M.D.
45. Pulmonary Hypertension and Vasodilator Therapy 228
James Duke, M.D.
46. Anesthesia and Perioperative Hepatic Dysfunction 232
M. Susan Mandell, M.D., Ph.D.
47. Renal Function and Anesthesia 237
James Duke, M.D.
48. Increased Intracranial Pressure 249
William D. Sefton, M.D.
49. Muscular Disorders and Neuropathies 252
Timothy Fry, D.O.
50. Anesthetic Concerns in Patients with Spinal Cord Injury 256
Andrew A. Shultz, M.D., and Kenneth Niejadlik, M.D.
51. Anesthetic Management of Myasthenia Gravis 261
James Duke, M.D.
52. Malignant Hyperthermia 265
Lee Weiss, M.D.
53. Alcoholism 268
Andrew M. Veit, M.D.
54. Diabetes Mellitus 273
Robert H. Slover, M.D., and Robin B. Slover, M.D.
55. Thyroid and Adrenal Disease 277
Kenneth M. Swank, M.D.
56. Obesity 283
Lisa Leonard, CRNA, M.H.S., and Elizabeth Ward, CRNA
57. Anesthesia for Trauma 287
Laurel Mahonee, M.D., and Matt Flaherty, M.D.
58. Anesthesia and Burns 292
Alma N. Juels, M.D., and Philip R. Levin, M.D.


59. Neonatal Anesthesia 299
Rita Agarwal, M.D.
60. Pediatric Anesthesia 304
Rita Agarwal, M.D.
61. Fundamentals of Obstetric Anesthesia 312
Ana M. Lobo, M.D., M.P.H.
62. Obstetric Analgesia and Anesthesia 320
Ana M. Lobo, M.D., M.P.H.
63. High-Risk Obstetrics and Coexisting Disease 325
Ana M. Lobo, M.D., M.P.H.
64. The Geriatric Patient 332
David E. Strick, M.D.
65. Outpatient Anesthesia 335
Lora Manning, B.S.N., MSNA
66. Anesthesia Outside the Operating Room 339
Michael Duey, M.D., and Kevin Fitzpatrick, M.D.
67. Artificial Cardiac Pacemakers 342
Kevin Fitzpatrick, M.D.
68. Congenital Heart Disease 347
Robert H. Friesen, M.D.


69. Spinal Anesthesia 353
Stephanie E. May, M.S.A., CRNA
70. Epidural Analgesia and Anesthesia 357
Joy L. Hawkins, M.D.
71. Peripheral Nerve Blocks 364
David M. Glenn, M.D., and Jose M. Angel, M.D.


72. Cardiopulmonary Bypass 371
Michael Leonard, M.D.
73. Double-Lumen Endotracheal Tubes and One-Lung Ventilation 374
Matt Flaherty, M.D.
74. Somatosensory-Evoked Potentials and Spinal Surgery 379
Patricia A. Gottlob, M.D.
75. Deliberate Hypotension 383
Jefferson P. Mostellar, M.D.
76. Anesthesia for Craniotomy 387
Roger A. Mattison, M.D.
77. Laparoscopy 392
Donald G. Crino, M.D.
78. Transurethral Resection of the Prostate 398
Lyle E. Kirson, D.D.S.
79. Anesthetic Considerations for Laser Surgery 404
J. Todd Nilson, M.D.
80. Anesthesia for Electroconvulsive Therapy 407
Steven J. Stein, M.D., and Kevin Fitzpatrick, M.D.


81. Acute Pain Management 411
Robin B. Slover, M.D., and Rose A. Gates, R.N., M.S.N.
82. Chronic Pain 418
Jose M. Angel, M.D.


83. Respiratory Therapy 425
Mark Wilson, R.R.T.
84. Pulmonary Function Testing and Interpretation 429
Theresa L. Kinnard, M.D., and William V. Kinnard, M.D.
85. Modes of Mechanical Ventilation 434
Stuart G. Rosenberg, M.D.
86. Neuromuscular Blocking Agents in the Intensive Care Unit 441
Stuart G. Rosenberg, M.D.
87. Sedation in the Intensive Care Unit 444
John D. Lockrem, M.D., and James Rosher, M.D.
88. Sepsis and the Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome 451
John D. Lockrem, M.D.
89. ARDS 454
Paul K. Miller, M.D.

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