Specialists in anaesthesia, analgesia and critical care contribute their expertise to a wide range of clinical cases, from minor surgical procedures through to the most challenging and complex operations, in the emergency situation and in the long term care of the critically ill. To meet the challenges that these cases present the specialty continues to advance and embrace new technologies and procedures, new drugs and equipment, and more innovative programmes of training. In this latest update, the editors and contributors review these developments and drawing on the recent literature address the questions to which practitioners are seeking authoritative answers: Perioperative cardioprotection - how can it be effected? Perioperative respiratory function - how can it best be improved? What's new in blood component therapy and haemostasis? How is it best to survive sepsis in the 21st Century? Does hypothermia improve outcome after cardiac arrest?This is an indispensable guide to the latest advances in thinking, training and clinical practice. It offers evaluation and critical appraisal of the full range of published literature in the field.
Key papers for practice are identified and summarised. It is a single user-friendly volume.
PART I: Perioperative care (H-J Priebe); Editorial: Unsettled issues in the field of perioperative care; 1. Perioperative blood component therapy and haemostasis, T Walsh; 2. Perioperative respiratory care, G Mols; 3. Perioperative cardioprotection, J Arrowsmith; 4. Ambulatory and outpatient anaesthesia, G Iohom, G Joshi; PART II: Clinical Pharmacology (M Struys); Editorial: What's new in anaesthetic pharmacology?; 5. Mechanisms of pain pharmacology: what's new? PA Goldstein; 6. Drug administration techniques, RJ Sneyd; 7. New and forthcoming reversal agents in anaesthesia, S Mitchell, J Hunter; 8. Receptors in anaesthesia: what's new? D Lambert; PART III: Monitoring and equipment (T Cook); Editorial: New technology applied to anaesthesia and critical care; 9. Resuscitation equipment, J Soar; 10. Computers in anaesthesia and ICU, R Verma; 11. Simulation in training, R Glavin; 12. Fibreoptic intubation adjuncts, N Lam, C Hagberg; PART IV: Critical Care (J Hunter); Editorial: Vasopressin and its analogues in critical care - do they live up to expectations?; 13. Serious medical errors in intensive care, A Fahrenkopf, C Landrigan; 14. Surviving sepsis, P Holder, N Webster; 15. Glycaemic control in critical care, R Cusack, B Philips; 16. Hypothermia post cardiac arrest, J Nolan; List of abbreviations; Index of papers reviewed; General index.
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