This book attempts to present a short but comprehensive discussion of the unusual and usual features of perioperative care of the myriad of operations that an anesthesiologist might face in a lifetime. The purpose is to present to the naive anesthesiologist (as well as the experienced) those features that he or she should consider when anesthetizing a patient for a surgical procedure. It is targeted toward anyone from the rookie to the experienced anesthesiologist and surgeon. The book is a synopsis of the key points in preoperative care, surgical considerations, postoperative care, and perioperative management of the entire gamut of surgical procedures. This is an excellent first attempt at a synopsis of anesthetic surgical practices; both the anesthesiologist and the surgeon can learn about the concerns of the other. It brings together theoretical concepts with real-world practical issues in a unique fashion that promises to get better with subsequent editions.
New edition of a text in which 115 medical experts discuss surgical procedures and all of the associated factors pertaining to anesthetic needs. In addition to updates and revisions, it contains six new chapters covering laparoscopic general surgery and laparoscopic obstetric/gynecologic surgery, plus a host of out-of-OR procedures), and about 70 new surgical procedures (such as minimally invasive cardiac surgery and surgery for sleep disorders), Five new appendices provide protocols for adult and pediatric pain management, as well as preoperative evaluation and testing. The editors are professors of anesthesia at Stanford U. School of Medicine. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)