Epidural Anaesthesia: Images, Problems and Solutions: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Epidural Anaesthesia: Images, Problems and Solutions

1st Edition

By Clive Collier

CRC Press

152 pages | 197 Color Illus.

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pub: 2012-12-30
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Description

Epidural Anaesthesia: Images, Problems and Solutions brings together the most comprehensive collection of post-block epidurograms in the world into a single volume. With accompanying X-rays and contrast injection images, it clearly explains why an epidural block has failed and provides practical advice on how to avoid complications in the future.

Key features:

  • Contains over 180 clearly labelled X-rays and contrast injection images to help you learn using these examples
  • Uses X-rays and contrast injection images rather than more complex imaging technologies, to allow quick assessment of blocks in the most basic radiology department
  • Written by a world-renowned expert, providing consistency of style and approach throughout
  • Companion website contains downloadable images as well as moving X-rays of contrast injection, 3D reconstructions and explanatory cartoons

This unique book for specialist and trainee anaesthetists demonstrates, with simple X-rays and contrast injection, why epidurals are occasionally imperfect. Epidural Anaesthesia: Images, Problems and Solutions will enable you to refine your technique and avoid adverse outcomes in practice.

Reviews

“I personally gained a much better understanding of the factors which influence the spread of local anaesthetics within the epidural space after having read his book.”

—LAH Critchley, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care

“… an informative and fascinating book … I would certainly recommend it for any department, and for anyone with a major interest in epidural anaesthesia.”

—I.F. Russell, Hull, UK in British Journal of Anaesthesia

"I personally gained a much better understanding of the factors which influence the spread of local anaesthetics within the epidural space after having read his book."

—LAH Critchley, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care

“… adds a new dimension of understanding through the visual medium as there are few tomes available to practitioners and researchers alike.”

—Arpita D. Badami, MD and Brian M. Ilfeld, MD, MS in www.anesthesia-analgesia.org

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction: Why investigate atypical epidural blocks?

The technique of epidurography

The typical epidurogram

Complicated epidural blocks

The subdural and intradural spaces

Failed epidural blocks and misplaced catheters

Failed epidural blocks due to an obstructive septum

Spinal deformity and epidural block

An assessment of epidural catheters: the role of epidurograms

Conclusions

About the Author

Clive Bourn Collier MD, MRCP, FRCA, FANZCA, Visiting Obstetric Anaesthetist, Prince of Wales Private Hospital, Barker Street, Randwick NSW 2031, Australia

Clive Collier is senior specialist anaesthetist at The Prince of Wales Private Hospital in Sydney, having previously been the Director of Anaesthetics at The Women's Hospital (Crown Street). He is one of the most highly qualified and experienced obstetric anaesthetists worldwide, with more than 36 years in the speciality, and personal experience of more than 20,000 epidural and spinal blocks. He has lectured widely and published almost 80 articles in the medical literature, as well as authoring two books.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEA036000
HEALTH & FITNESS / Pain Management