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The Oxford Handbook of Anaesthesia


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Table of Contents

1: General considerations 2: Consent and anaesthetic risk 3: Cardiovascular disease 4: Perioperative arrhythmias 5: Respiratory disease 6: Renal disease 7: Hepatic disease 8: Endocrine and metabolic disease 9: Bone, joint, and connective tissue disorders 10: Haematology: drugs tests and disorders 11: Neurological and muscular disorders 12: Psychiatric disorders and drugs 13: Uncommon conditions 14: Cardiac surgery 15: Thoracic surgery 16: Neurosurgery 17: Vascular surgery 18: Orthopaedic surgery 19: Plastic surgery 20: General surgery 21: Anaesthesia for Obesity 212: Liver transplantation and resection 23: Urological surgery 24: Urological surgery 25: Gynaecological surgery 26: Ear, nose, and throat surgery 27: Maxillofacial and dental surgery 28: Ophthalmic surgery 29: Day surgery 30: Laser surgery 31: Anaesthesia for CT, MRI, and Interventional Radiology 32: Anaesthesia for the elderly 33: Obstetric anaesthesia and analgesia 34: Paediatric and neonatal anaesthesia 35: The critically ill patient 36: Anaesthetic emergencies 37: Airway assessment and management 38: Practical anaesthesia 39: Blood products and fluid therapy 40: Acute pain 41: Postoperative nausea and vomiting 42: Regional anaesthesia 43: Drug formulary 44: Anaesthesia data

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Highly commended in the Anaesthesia category of the British Medical Assocation Book Awards 2016

About the Author

Dr Keith Allman is a Consultant Anaesthetist at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust Iain H Wilson, MB ChB, FRCA, is a consultant anesthetist at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust. He is the immediate past president of the Association of Anesthetists in Great Britain and Ireland and a trustee of Lifebox, a not-for-profit organization providing pulse oximeters to operating rooms, aiming at improving the safety and quality of surgical care in low-resource countries. Dr. Wilson has worked as a lecturer in Anesthesia at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia and contributed to the development of the World Health Organization (WHO) Surgical Safety Checklist. Dr Aidan O'Donnell has been the Lead Obstetric Anaesthetist at Waikato Hospital, New Zealand for a number of years. He completed his training in the South East of Scotland and moved to New Zealand in 2010 with his family. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. His first book, Anaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction, was published in 2012. He is married with two children.


`Review from previous edition This is a book for the trainee to know cover to cover, dipping into relevant sections to reinforce their experience before, during, and after an anaesthetic. Consultants will also benefit as it provides a highly practical approach to keeping up to date with developments in anaesthesia outside one's area of day-to-day practice.' BMA Medical Book Awards 2007 `This pocket-portable textbook for practicing clinicians provides an excellent compilation of relevant, readable, and insightful information and advice, for both the trainee and experienced consultant.' British Journal of Anaesthesia `"extremely concise, clear and accurate: for perfect use when faced with an unexpected or unfamiliar scenario in theatre. It is also excellent for dipping in and out of whilst preparing for the Final FRCA. It will appeal to a broad spectrum of users from brand new anaesthetic trainees to experienced consultants."' BMA Book Awards

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