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cover image - Evidence-Based Practice of Anesthesiology - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card),2nd Edition
ISBN: 9781455755950
Page Count: 540
Imprint: Saunders
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Evidence-Based Practice of Anesthesiology - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 2nd Edition

by Lee A Fleisher, MD, FACC

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Evidence-Based Practice of Anesthesiology, 2nd Edition, by Lee A. Fleisher, MD, summarizes the best available evidence concerning the most common clinical questions that anesthesiologists face every day, so you will have an informed basis for making effective patient management decisions. This edition covers 24 new topics and explores a full range of important issues in perioperative management -- discussing the clinical options, examining the relevant research, and presenting expert recommendations. It features the latest information on clinical situations and reviews all clinical options based on the most recent clinical trials, providing a valuable framework for translating evidence into practice. As an Expert Consult title it includes convenient, fully searchable online access to the complete contents of the book along with all of the images downloadable for your personal use, and references linked to Medline at
    • Explores key topics such as preoperative preparation, perioperative management, regional anesthesia, monitoring, cardiovascular anesthesia, neurosurgical anesthesia, obstetrical anesthesia, pediatric anesthesia, and pain,
    • Uses a practical, consistent format in each chapter, providing an overview of the question under discussion... an outline of the available management options... a review of the relevant evidence... identification of areas of uncertainty... a summary of existing management guidelines... and the author's recommendations.
    • Provides tables that summarize the available literature as well as the recommended clinical approaches at a glance.
    • Covers routine care as well as complicated and special situations to prepare you for a full range of challenges.
    • Features anytime, anywhere online access to the complete contents of the book, text and images, along with references linked to Medline, at
    • Provides the latest information on clinical situations and reviews all clinical options based on the most recent clinical trials, to provide a valuable framework for translating evidence into practice.
    • Presents coverage of 24 new topics including use of ultrasound guidance for regional anesthesia, effectiveness of preoperative clinics, perioperative brain protection and risk factors for perioperative stroke, optimal postoperative analgesia, and many others to help you keep you up to date.
  • Section I.

    Chapter 1. Evidence-Based Practice Parameters —The American Society of Anesthesiologists Approach, David G. Nickinovich, PhD, Richard T. Connis, PhD, Robert A. Caplan, MD, and James F. Arens, MD

    Section II.

    Chapter 2. Does Routine Testing Affect Outcome? L. Reuven Pasternak, MD, MPH, MBA
    Chapter 3. Is a preoperative screening clinic cost effective? Sheila R. Barnett, MD
    Chapter 4. Who Should Have A Preoperative 12-Lead Electrocardiogram? Barbara S. Gold, MD
    Chapter 5. Should Preoperative Hemoglobin Always Be Obtained? Bradly J. Narr, MD
    Chapter 7. What are the Risk Factors for Perioperative Stroke? Alexander Papangelou, MD and Marek Mirski, MD, PhD
    Chapter 8. Should we delay surgery in the patient with recent cocaine use? Nabil Elkassabany, MD
    Chapter 9. Should All Anti-Hypertensive Agents Be Continued before Surgery? John G. T. Augoustides MD, FASE
    Chapter 10. Is there an optimal timing for smoke cessation? James Y. Findlay, MB, ChB, FRCA
    Chapter 11. Should patients with asthma be given preoperative medications including steroids? George Pyrgos, M.D., Robert H. Brown, MD, MPH
    Chapter 12. Which patient should have a preoperative cardiac evaluation (stress test)? Amy L. Miller, MD, PhD, Joshua A. Beckman, MD, MS
    Chapter 13. Should patients with stable coronary artery disease undergo prophylactic revascularization prior to non-cardiac surgery? Santiago Garcia, MD and Edward O. McFalls, MD, PhD
    Chapter 15. How should we prepare the patient with a pacemaker/ICD? Mark Rozner, MD
    Chapter 16. When Should Pulmonary Function Tests Be Performed Preoperatively? Anthony N. Passannante MD, Peter Rock MD, MBA

    Section III.

    Chapter 17. Does the Airway Examination Predict Difficult Intubation? Satyajeet Ghatge, MD, Carin A. Hagberg, MD
    Chapter 18. Should Regional or General Anesthesia Be Used for Cases in which the Patient Has an Anticipated Difficult Airway? Seth Akst, MD, MBA and Lynette Mark, MD
    Chapter 19. Is there a best approach to induction of anesthesia in emergent situations? Richard P. Dutton, MD, MBA
    Chapter 20. Do Inhalational agents have beneficial or harmful effects? Stefan G. De Hert, MD, PhD
    Chapter 23. Does anesthetic choice effect surgical and recovery times? Anil Gupta, MD, FRCA, PhD
    Chapter 24. What are the benefits of different ventilatory techniques? Maurizio Cereda, MD
    Chapter 25. Is There an Optimal Perioperative Hemoglobin? Jeffrey L. Carson, MD and Barbara Armas, MD
    Chapter 26. When are platelet/plasma transfusions indicated? Gregory A. Nuttall, MD
    Chapter 27. What drugs decrease postoperative bleeding? Veena Guru MD, and Stephen E. Fremes MD
    Chapter 29. When Should Perioperative Glucocorticoid Replacement Be Administered? Diane E. Head, MD, Aaron Joffe, DO, and Douglas B. Coursin, MD
    Chapter 30. Does the Choice of Fluid Matter in Major Surgery? Anthony M. Roche, MB, ChB, FRCA, Mmed, Catherine M.N. O’Malley MB, BSc, FFARCSI, Elliott Bennett-Guerrero MD
    Chapter 31. What works in a patient with acute respiratory distress syndrome? Michael G. Fitzsimons, MD, William E. Hurford, MD
    Chapter 32. What Actions can be used to Prevent Peripheral Nerve Injury? Sanjay M. Bhananker, MBBS, MD, DA, FRCA, Karen B. Domino, MD, MPH
    Chapter 34. What is the Best Means of Preventing Perioperative Renal Injury? Vivek Moitra, MD, Alan Gaffney, MB BCh, Hugh Playford, MBBS, FANZCA, FFICANZCA, Robert N. Sladen, MBChB, MRCP(UK), FRCP(C), FCCM
    Chapter 35. Are alpha-2 agonists effective in reducing perioperative cardiac complications in non-cardiac surgery? Douglas C. Shook, MD, John E. Ellis, MD
    Chapter 36. Which are the best techniques for reducing the incidence of postoperative deep vein thrombosis? Charles Marc Samama, MD, PhD, FCCP
    Chapter 37. What is the optimal perioperative management for latex allergy? Robert S. Holzman, MD, FAAP
    Chapter 38. Are there special techniques in obese patients? David M. Eckmann, MD, PhD
    Chapter 40. What is the Best Strategy to Prevent PONV? Ashraf S Habib, MBBCh, MSc, FRCA, Tong J Gan, MBBS, FRCA, FFACS(I)
    Chapter 41. How can we prevent postoperative cognitive dysfunction? Terri G. Monk, MD, MS, Catherine C. Price, PhD
    Chapter 43. Can We Prevent Recall During Anesthesia? T. Andrew Bowdle MD, PhD
    Chapter 44. What is the best technique in the patient with an open globe and full stomach? Kathryn E. McGoldrick, MD
    Chapter 46. What criteria should be used for discharge after outpatient surgery? Vinod Chinnappa MBBS, MD, FCARCSI, Frances Chung. FRCPC
    Chapter 47. What Must I Consider in Order to Safely Anesthetize Someone in the Office Setting? Laurence M. Hausman, MD, Meg A. Rosenblatt, MD
    Chapter 48. Should propofol be given by non-anesthesia providers? Beverly K. Philip, MD, McCallum R. Hoyt, MD, MBA
    Chapter 49. Is there an optimal management strategy? Neal H. Cohen, MD, MPH, MS

    Section IV.

    Chapter 50. Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs, Antiplatelet Medications and Spinal Axis Anesthesia, Lynn M. Broadman, MD, Edmund H. Jooste, MBChB
    Chapter 51. The Best Approaches to Prophylaxis Against DVT Formation When Using a Combination of Neuraxial Anesthesia and One of the Heparins, Lynn M. Broadman, MD
    Chapter 52. Is regional anesthesia appropriate for outpatient surgery? Michael F. Mulroy, MD and Wyndam Strodtbeck, MD
    Chapter 53. Is Regional Anesthesia Superior to General Anesthesia for Hip Surgery? Michael K. Urban, MD, PhD
    Chapter 54. Does Intraoperative Regional Anesthesia Decrease Perioperative Blood Loss? Jeffrey M. Richman, MD, James F. Weller, MD, Christopher L. Wu, MD
    Chapter 55. What is the optimal management of the post-lumbar puncture headache? David L. Wlody, MD
    Chapter 56. Should ultrasound guidance be used for peripheral neural blockade? Michael Aziz, MD

    Section V.

    Chapter 57. Does a pulmonary artery catheter influence outcome in noncardiac surgery? Glenn S. Murphy, MD and Jeffery S. Vender, MD
    Chapter 58. What is the best method of diagnosing perioperative myocardial infarction? Martin J. London, MD
    Chapter 59. Does Neurological Electrophysiologic Monitoring Effect Outcome? Michael L. McGarvey MD, Steven R. Messé, MD

    Section VI.

    Chapter 60. Is regional superior to general anesthesia for infrainguinal revascularization? R.Yan McRae, MD, Grace L. Chien, MD
    Chapter 61. Evidence Based Practice f
  • Lee A Fleisher, MD, FACC, Robert Dunning Dripps Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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