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Hatch & Sumner's Textbook of Paediatric Anaesthesia Third edition

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ISBN 9780429072796
Published December 10, 2012 by CRC Press
752 Pages

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Book Description

Hatch and Sumner's Paediatric Anaesthesia is a thorough revision and update of the extremely popular 'Paediatric Anaesthesia' by Edward Sumner and David Hatch. A new editorial team has carefully revised the text and developed it into a concise textbook that provides all the information that a trainee or practising paediatric anaesthetist should know. Thoroughly comprehensive, yet concise and manageable in size, this book is entirely practical and relevant, presenting all the newest information on the conditions and potential problems seen in every day practice. Each chapter has been thoroughly revisited by existing and new contributors from a global community of experts and the result is an invaluable reference work that will be a continual source of information for any paediatric anaesthetist.

Table of Contents

PART I: Scientific basis of paediatric anaesthesia
1. Normal development (MS)
2. The respiratory system (MS)
3. The cardiovascular system (ALT)
4. Water, electrolytes and the kidney (BB)
5. The liver and gastrointestinal tract (BB)
6. The central nervous system (MS)
7. Haematology (BB)
8. The effects of prematurity (MS)
9. Pharmacology: general principles (MS)
10. Inhalational agents (ALT)
11. Intravenous induction and maintenance agents (BB)
12. Opioids (ALT)
13. Non opioid analgesics (MS)
14. Local anaesthesia (BB)
15. Muscle relaxants (ALT)
16. Adjuncts (MS)
PART II: Basic Techniques
17. Preoperative assessment (ALT)
18. Preoperative preparation and medication (MS)
19. Standard equipment and techniques (BB)
20. Monitoring (MS)
PART III: Special Techniques
21. Management of the difficult airway (ALT)
22. Difficult venous access (ALT)
23. Resuscitation (BB)
24. Blood transfusion and conservation (ALT)
25. Management of the uncooperative frightened child (MS)
26. Regional techniques (BB)
27. Complex pain management (ALT)
28. Congenital and inherited diseases (ALT)
29. Malignant hyperthermia and anaphylaxis (ALT)
30. Difficult circulations (BB)
31. Difficult ventilation (MS)
PART IV: Specialised Anaesthesia
32. General surgery and urology (MS)
33. Ear, nose and throat surgery (ALT)
34. Ophthalmic and dental surgery (ALT)
35. Plastic surgery (MS)
36. Orthopaedic surgery (ALT)
37. Scoliosis surgery (MS)
38. Craniofacial and neurosurgery (MS)
39. Thoracic surgery (MS)
40. Cardiac surgery and transplantation (BB)
41. Liver, intestine and renal transplantation (BB)
42. Trauma and transport of critically ill (ALT)
43. Burns (MS)
44. Sedation and anaesthesia outside theatres (MS)
PART V: Organization and philosophy
45. Risk (MS)
46. Ethics (BB)
47. Research (MS)
48. Organization of paediatric services (BB)
49. Education and Simulation (ALT)
50. Paediatric anaesthesia in developing countries (ALT)
1: Accepted normal ranges of vital cardio-respiratory variables quoted from European Paediatric Life Support (EPLS) manual
2: Anaesthesia and analgesia agents
3: Other drugs that may be required either during anaesthesia, intensive care or post-operatively
4: Intensive care infusions
5: Resuscitation drug doses and algorithm

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Dr Robert Bingham, Consultant Paediatric Anaethetist, GOSH
Dr Adrian Lloyd Thomas, Consultant Anaesthetist, GOSH
Dr M Sury, Consultant Anaesthetist, GOSH


A 'must-have' for every trainee in anaesthesia ... should be a core text for every department delivering anaesthesia services to children.

British Journal of Anaesthesia

"The text is well written, lucid and uniform in style ... This edition will be a useful addition in the library of most anaesthetic departments where it will provide a useful resource for paediatric physiology and pharmacology for junior trainees and a significant resource for anaesthetists involved in primary anaesthetic care of children."

Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, vo. 36, No. 3, May 2008