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Textbook of Regional Anesthesia / Edition 1

Textbook of Regional Anesthesia / Edition 1

by P. Prithvi Raj MD


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This authoritative and comprehensive reference by an international team of distinguished experts, explores all aspects of the field from the basic science of regional anesthesia to its implementation in clinical practice. Up-to-date information is organized into a consistent, quick-access format that is highlighted by over 325 outstanding illustrations. This is the only book of its kind with information on setting up an Acute Pain Service, outcomes and evidence based medicine, and advanced interventional techniques.
  • Provides clear and precise illustrations that correspond with the text.
  • Emphasizes evidence-based practice and outcome studies.
  • Describes interventional techniques in detail.
  • Offers an overview of future trends
  • Devotes an entire section to complications.
  • Features the expertise of an international panel of authors.
  • Presents guidance on setting up an Acute Pain Service.
  • Provides the latest pharmacological agents used in the field.
  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9780443065699
    Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
    Publication date: 05/31/2002
    Pages: 1104
    Product dimensions: 8.78(w) x 11.22(h) x 1.68(d)

    Table of Contents

    History of Regional Anesthesia
    1. Historical Aspects of Regional Anesthesia
    2. Development of Techniques

    General Considerations for Regional Anesthesia
    3. Economic Impact of Regional Anesthesia
    4. Organization of Acute Pain Services & Post Operative Pain Management
    5. Organization of Chronic Pain Services
    6. Organization of Palliative Care Services
    7. Clinical Practice of Regional Anesthesia in Developing Countries
    8. Training and Education of a Physician for Regional Anesthesia

    Basic and Clinical Researches in Regional Anesthesia
    9. Basic Research (a.) Pain Mechanisms (b.) Local Anesthetic Action (c.) Drugs Used in Regional Anesthesia
    10. Clinic Research (a.) Techniques in Regional Anesthesia (b.) Drugs in Regional Anesthesia (c.) Equipment Used in Regional Anesthesia

    Clinical Practice of Regional Anesthesia
    11. Nerve Block Facility for Regional Anesthesia and Advanced Interventional Techniques
    12. Monitoring of Patients for Regional Anesthesia

    Drugs Used in Regional Anesthesia
    13. Local Anesthesia
    14. Adjuvant Agents
    15. Neurolytic Techniques
    16. Technique of Continuous Infusion
    17. Aids to Localization of Peripheral Nerves

    Common Techniques for Regional Anesthesia
    18. Conduction Block
    19. Insight to Human Meningeal Morphology
    20. Peripheral
    21. Regional Anesthesia in Children
    22. Efficacy of Regional Anesthesia vs. General Anesthesia
    23. Metabolic and Endocrine Changes with Regional Anesthesia
    24. Regional Anesthesia Options for Surgical Specialities
    25. Regional Anesthesia for Obstetrics
    26. Regional Anesthesia for Trauma

    Regional Anesthesia for Chronic Situations
    27. Non Malignant Pain
    28. Malignant Pain

    Advanced Interventional Techniques In Regional Anesthesia
    29. Options for Treatment of Intractable Pain
    30. Use of Imaging Techniques
    31. Radiofrequency and Cryoneurlysysis
    32. Caudal and Cervical Neuroplasty
    33. Sympathetic Neurolysis
    34. Epidural Steroids
    35. Facet Neurolysis
    36. Nerve Root Neurolysis
    37. Augmentation Techniques
    38. Intrathecal Therapies for Chronic Pain
    39. Epiduroscopy
    40. Sphenopalatine Analgesia
    41. Trigeminal Analgesia
    42. Discograpy and IDET Procedure
    43. Vertebroplasty

    Complications in Regional Anesthesia
    44. Central Techniques
    45. Peripheral Techniques

    Outcome Studies in Regional Anesthesia Evidenced Based Practices
    46. Surgery
    47. Trauma
    48. Obstetrics
    49. Chronic Pain Section-Nociceptive Pain
    50. Chronic Pain Section-Neuropathic Pain
    51. Cancer Pain
    52. Acute Pediatric Pain
    53. Chronic Pediatric Pain

    Future Trends in Regional Anesthesia
    54. Equipment

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