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7th Edition

Wylie Churchill-Davidson's A Practice of Anesthesia

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ISBN 9780429072710
Published December 18, 2012 by CRC Press
1350 Pages

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Book Description

The new edition of this popular text has been extensively revised and updated throughout. It will continue to provide the trainee or practising anesthetist with all the information, both background and practical, that will be needed in the busy clinical setting or during revision for qualifying examinations.

Major changes for the new edition include increased international relevance, made possible by the extensive input of a new American co-editor and the selection of well known contributing authors from around the world. The content is thus applicable to all trainees studying for, and passing, the variety of different certifying examinations for practising anesthesia in a wide range of locales. The book presents both the basic science underlying modern anesthetic practice and up-to-date clinical anesthetic management techniques in a comprehensive, but concise and accessible, style. Reviews are well referenced throughout to guide the reader towards additional information beyond the scope of this text.

The book will continue to provide in a single volume all the information relevant to the physician in training, and serve as a convenient and reliable reference for the anaesthetist to use after training.

Table of Contents

Section 1. Basic Principles of Pharmacology
      1.1 Drug Receptor Interactions
      1.2 Principles of Pharmacokinetics
      1.3 Physics and Measurement in Anesthesia
      1.4 Statistics for the Anesthesiologist
Section 2. The Respiratory System
      2.1 Pulmonary Physiology and Pathophysiology
      2.2 Respiratory Pharmacology
Section 3. The Cardiovascular System
      3.1 Cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology
      3.2 Drugs acting on the cardiovascular system
      3.3 Haemorrhage, Blood Volume, and the Physiology Oxygen Transport
      3.4 Hemostasis
      3.5 Circulatory Physiology
Section 4. The Nervous System
      4.1 Monitoring the Central Nervous System
      4.2 Molecular Mechanisms of General Anesthetic Action
      4.3 Nerve Conduction and Local Anesthetic action
      4.4 Physiology of Neuromuscular Transmission and Monitoring Neuromuscular Block
Section 5. Digestive, Excretory, Reproductive and Metabolic Systems
      5.1 Motor Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract
      5.2 The Physiology of Liver
      5.3 Renal Physiology, Fluids and Electrolytes
      5.4 Acid-Base Balance
      5.5 Calcium and Magnesium
      5.6 Reproductive Physiology
      5.7 Inherited Disease and Anesthesia
Section 6. Immune & Endocrine Systems
      6.1 The Immune/Inflammatory System
      6.2 The Endocrine system
      6.3 Allergic Reactions
Section 7. Perioperative Considerations
      7.1 Preoperative Assessment and Premedication for Adults
      7.2 Essential Monitoring
      7.3 Principles of Airway Management
      7.4 The Anesthetic Machine and Breathing Systems
      7.5 Computers and simulators in Anesthesia
      7.6 Operating Room Safety
Section 8. Clinical Pharmacology and Anesthetic Techniques
      8.1 Measurement of the Depth of Anesthesia
      8.2 Volatile Anesthetics
      8.3 Pharmacology of Analgesia
      8.4 Intravenous Anesthetic and Sedative Drugs
      8.5 Neuromuscular blocking agents and their antagonists
      8.6 Regional Anesthesic techniques
      8.7 Other drugs in anesthesia
      8.8 Total Intravenous Anesthesia
      8.9 Trauma associated with patient transfer and the positioning process
      8.10 Incident Monitoring in Anesthesia
Section 9. General Systems
      9.1 Anesthesia Following Severe Trauma
      9.2 Anesthesia for Orthopaedic Surgery
      9.3 Anesthesia for Neurosurgery
      9.4 Anesthesia for Surgery on the Thoracic Aorta
      9.5 Anesthesia for Vascular Surgery
      9.6 Anesthesia for Thoracic Surgery
      9.7 Anesthesia Management of Patients with Endocrine Disease
Section 10. Anesthesia for Head and Neck Surgery
      10.1 Anesthesia for Dental and Orofacial Surgery
      10.2 Anesthesia for ENT Procedures and Laser Surgery
      10.3 Anesthesia for Ophthalmic Surgery
Section 11. Anesthesia for the Digestive and Reproductive/Excretory Systems
      11.1 Anesthesia for Patients with Renal Disease
      11.2 Anesthesia for surgery on the liver
      11.3 Intra-abdominal Laparoscopic Surgery- Anesthetic Implications
      11.4 Anesthesia in Gynecologic, Urologic, and Laparoscopic Procedures
Section 12. Anesthesia for the Obstetrical Patient
      12.1 Effects of Anesthetic Drugs on the Mother and Fetus
      12.2 Obstetric Anesthesia
Section 13. Anesthesia for the Young and Old Patients
      13.1 Neonatal Anesthesia
      13.2 Anesthesia for Infants and Children
      13.3 Anesthesia for the Elderly Patient
Section 14. Anesthesia for Special Procedures
      14.1 Anesthesia for Organ Transplantation
      14.2 Anesthesia for the Outpatient
      14.3 Anesthesia for off site procedures
Section 15. Critical Care Management
      15.1 Metabolism and Metabolic Response to Trauma
      15.2 Nutritional support
      15.3 Ventilator Management
      15.4 Critical Care
      15.5 Thermal Injury: Anesthesia, Analgesia and Intensive Care
      15.6 Head Injury
      15.7 Transmission of Infection
      15.8 Hyperbaric Physiology and Medicine
      15.9 Management and Complications of Commonly Ingested and Inhaled Poisons
      15.10 Management of Cardiac and Respiratory Arrest
Section 16. Pain Management (Section Editor - Mark Lema)
      16.1 Post operative Analgesia
      16.2 Chronic Pain Management
      16.3 Cancer Pain
      16.4 Treatment of Pain in Children
PART V ANESTHESIA AND SOCIETY (Section editor - Peter Cohen)
Section 17. Legal Aspects of an Anesthetic Practice
      17.1 Medicolegal Aspects of Anesthesia: an American perspective
      17.2 The Anesthetist's Duty of Care: a British Perspective
      17.3 Informed Consent
      17.4 Consent to Medical Treatment: The legal influences affecting the 'British' perspective
Section 18. Stress and Bereavement
      18.1 Stress and the Anesthetist
      18.2 Bereavement Care
Section 19. Ethical Aspects of an Anesthetic Practice
      19.1 Quality Assurance and Cost Management
      19.2 Medical Ethics and Anesthesia

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'...an old friend to many anaesthetists...[which] is of value to established consultants and trainees alike.' (of the previous edition)
British Journal of Hospital Medicine

'The book...does an excellent job of presenting the basic science underlying most aspects of anaesthesia.'
Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia

Every department library should have a copy, and it would be money well spent for all trainees and consultants alike to invest in this 7th edition.
Anaesthesia and Intensive Care