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Providing an easily readable source of information about the current spectrum of anesthesia and critical care management of patients undergoing thoracic surgery, this book forms part of the successful Core Topics brand. The book provides practical assistance to those commencing careers in thoracic anesthesia and will also to be a useful aide-memoire to those already working in the field. The comprehensive content includes discussion of some of the more contentious issues in the management of thoracic patients as well as giving a flavour of the rapid evolution of new techniques that are of increasing importance in the field, such as lung-assist devices, different modes of ventilation and VAT surgery. Both editors are practising cardiothoracic anesthetists/intensivists at an internationally recognized centre for thoracic surgery, particularly lung transplantation. The contributors are chosen for their clinical expertise and to give a spectrum of opinion across the range of thoracic anesthesia. - Layout in three sections: Preoperative, Operative and Postoperative management means topics are easy to find when revising - Key points and learning points emphasised, enabling quick access for busy clinicians - Written by anaesthetists actively working in the field with an up-to-date and practical approach Contents Preface; Abbreviations; Part I. Preoperative Considerations: 1. Anatomy David Morrice; 2. Physiology Cait P. Searl; 3. Respiratory pharmacology Cait P. Searl; 4. Respiratory diseases Cait P. Searl; 5. Preoperative assessment Sion Barnard and Douglas Aitchison; 6. One lung isolation David Place; 7. Management of one-lung ventilation Leena Pardeshi and Ian Conacher; Part II. Anesthesia for Operative Procedures: 8. Bronchoscopy Ian Conacher; 9. Tracheal surgery Taj Dhallu; 10. Mediastinoscopy/mediastinotomy David Smith; 11. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery Mahesh Prabhu; 12. Anesthesia for lung resection John Jerstice; 13. Surgical management of emphysema Christopher Wigfield and Cait P. Searl; 14. Lung transplantation Cait P. Searl and Stephen Clark; 15. Anesthesia for pulmonary thrombo-endarterectomy K. Valchanov and Alain Vuylsteke; 16. Anesthesia for oesophageal surgery A. Banni; 17. Anesthesia for pleural and chest wall surgery Cait P. Searl; 18. Anesthetic implications of chest trauma Sameena T. Ahmed; 19. Pediatric thoracic procedures Tim Murphy and Jonathan Hayden Smith; 20. Ageing and adverse outcomes in thoracic surgery Vijay Jeganath; 21. Management of the morbidly obese patient Sameena T. Ahmed; 22. Management of thoracic emergencies Sameena T. Ahmed; Part III. Post-Operative Management: 23. Fluid balance management Sameena T. Ahmed; 24. General postoperative management Sameena T. Ahmed; 25. Management of postoperative respiratory problems Cait P. Searl; 26. ECMO and related technologies Jonathan Hayden Smith; 27. Management of bronchopleural fistula O. P. Sanjay and Sameena T. Ahmed; 28. Postoperative analgesia Alexander Ng and Christine Tan; 29. Chronic pain management Sameena T. Ahmed; 30. Post-thoracotomy arrythmias Sameena T. Ahmed; Index
Cambridge University Press
April 2, 2009
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