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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Zdravka Zafirova, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: This is a thoroughly updated edition of a comprehensive book dedicated to the practice of pediatric anesthesia. The previous edition was published in 2001.
Purpose: The book provides expert advice on the safe and effective administration of general and regional anesthesia to infants and children. The expansion of the field and the continuous and new challenges render this book an invaluable tool in the practice of pediatric anesthesia.
Audience: The fundamental knowledge and the practical guidance that the book provides will benefit all pediatric anesthesia providers including students, residents, and fellows, as well as advanced practicing clinicians. The contributing authors are internationally renowned experts in specialties related to the field and include anesthesiologists, surgeons, internists, pediatricians, pharmacologists, and lawyers.
Features: The book covers an exhaustive list of topics from basic anesthetic principles to specific surgical areas, transfusion medicine, pain management, and medicolegal issues. This edition has expanded the number of chapters and uses color-coded sections for easy navigation. The abundant illustrations, photographs, diagrams, and tables are of excellent quality and provide exceptional educational value. The references are extensive. The wide range of specialists brings impressive breadth and depth of expertise. The accompanying web site adds commendable teaching aids, including audiovisual diagnostic and procedural guides.
Assessment: This comprehensive guide to anesthesia for infants and children provides valuable expertise for all clinicians practicing in the field.