The clinical practice of anesthesia has undergone many advances in the past few years, making this the perfect time for a new state-of-the-art anesthesia textbook for practitioners and trainees. The goal of this book is to provide a modern, clinically focused textbook giving rapid access to comprehensive, succinct knowledge from experts in the field. All clinical topics of relevance to anesthesiology are organized into 29 sections consisting of more than 180 chapters. The print version contains 166 chapters that cover all of the essential clinical topics, while an additional 17 chapters on subjects of interest to the more advanced practitioner can be freely accessed at www.cambridge.org/vacanti. Newer techniques such as ultrasound nerve blocks, robotic surgery and transesophageal echocardiography are included, and numerous illustrations and tables assist the reader in rapidly assimilating key information. This authoritative text is edited by distinguished Harvard Medical School faculty, with contributors from many of the leading academic anesthesiology departments in the United States and an introduction from Dr S. R. Mallampati. This book is your essential companion when preparing for board review and recertification exams and in your daily clinical practice. Edited by: Charles A. Vacanti, Harvard Medical School Edited by: Pankaj Sikka, Harvard Medical School Edited by: Richard Urman, Harvard Medical School Edited by: Scott Segal, Tufts University School of Medicine Features • Multiple short chapters and senior and junior author pairings • Coverage for new clinical topics such as ultrasound-guided blocks, transesophageal echocardiography and robotic surgery • Appeals to the trainee yet retains the rigor expected of a comprehensive text edited by experts in the field • Covers all essential topics tested on written oral board examinations and recertification exams Table of Contents Part I. Preoperative Care and Evaluation Angela Bader Part II. Airway Management William Rosenblatt Part III. Anesthesia Equipment Ay Kumar Part IV. Patient Monitoring Bhavani S. Kodali Part V. Inhalational Anesthetics James Philip Part VI. Intravenous Anesthetics and Adjunct Drugs Mark Dershwitz Part VII. Pharmacology of Local Anesthetics Gary Strichartz Part VIII. Anesthesia Techniques Sascha Beutler Part IX. Managing the Transition from Anesthesia Robert M. Knapp Part X. Regional Anesthesia Mercedes Concepcion Part XI. Fluid and Electrolyte Balance Selwyn Rogers Part XII. Transfusion Medicine Richard Kaufman Part XIII. Cardiac Anesthesia Stanton Shernan Part XIV. Vascular Anesthesia Simon Gelman and Stanley Leeson Part XV. Thoracic Anesthesia Shannon McKenna Part XVI. Neuroanesthesia Linda Aglio Part XVII. Anesthesia for Renal and Urinary Tract Diseases Paul Allen Part XVIII. Anesthesia for General Surgical Procedures Warren S. Sandberg.