Explores important issues in perioperative management, discussing the available options, examining the relevant research, and presenting practical recommendations.
Features concise, to-the-point chapters with numerous quick-reference tables for fast and effective decision making.
Includes decision trees throughout to provide visual guidance and a logical flow of key decision points.
Contains nine new chapters on how to identify patients at risk for postoperative neurocognitive disorder; the best strategy for perioperative ACE and ARB agents; emergency laparotomy; optimal postoperative analgesia and the opiate naïve patient; the best method for perioperative handoffs; myocardial injury after non-cardiac surgery (MINS); and more.
Helps you master the current best practices you need to know for successful day-to-day practice and oral board review.
Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
1 Evidence-Based Practice Parameters: The Approach ofthe American Society of Anesthesiologists2 Is a Preoperative Screening Clinic Cost-Effective?3 Which Patient Should Have a Preoperative CardiacEvaluation (Stress Test)?4 Should Patients With Stable Coronary Artery DiseaseUndergo Prophylactic Revascularization BeforeNoncardiac Surgery?5 Reducing Risk for Perioperative Stroke6 How Should We Identify Patients at Risk forPostoperative Neurocognitive Disorder?7 Update on Preprocedure Testing8 Is Routine Preoperative Pregnancy TestingNecessary?9 Should Preoperative Brain Natriuretic Peptide (BNP)Be Measured Routinely?10 How Should We Prepare the Patient With aPacemaker/Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator?, 7511 What Are the Role and Management of PercutaneousCoronary Intervention for Noncardiac Surgery?, 8512 Should All Antihypertensive Agents Be ContinuedBefore Surgery?13 Best Strategy for Perioperative Angiotensin-ConvertingEnzyme-Inhibitor (ACE-I) and Angiotensin II ReceptorBlocker (ARB) Therapy Prior to Noncardiac Surgery14 How Should Beta-Blockers Be Used Perioperatively?15 Are Alpha-2 Agonists Effective in ReducingPerioperative Renal Injury?16 Does the Airway Examination Predict Difficult AirwayManagement?17 Do Checklists Improve Emergency Management?18 Is There an Optimal Timing for Smoking Cessation?19 Is There a Best Approach for Patients With DifficultAirways: Regional Versus General Anesthesia?20 Do Inhalational Agents Have Beneficial Effects onCardiac Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury?21 Does Anesthetic Choice Affect Surgical and RecoveryTimes?22 Aspiration: Understanding the Risks and OptimizingManagement23 Emergency Laparotomy24 When Are Platelet and Plasma TransfusionIndicated?David Faraoni25 What Is the Role of Ketamine in PerioperativeManagement?26 When Should Perioperative GlucocorticoidReplacement Be Administered?27 Does the Choice of Fluid Matter in Major Surgery?28 What Are the Benefits of Different VentilatoryTechniques?29 What Is the Best Strategy for Prevention ofPostoperative Nausea and Vomiting?30 Is There an Optimal Perioperative Hemoglobin?31 Does Perioperative Hyperglycemia Increase Risk?Should We Have Aggressive Glucose ControlPerioperatively?32 What Is the Best Means of Preventing PerioperativeRenal Injury?Marlies Ostermann, Enya Cooney, and Nuttha Lumlertgul33 Is Nitrous Oxide Associated With Outcome?34 Should Targeted Temperature Management Be UsedRoutinely After Intraoperative Cardiac Arrest?35 Fast-Track Cardiac Anesthesia: A Vital Core ofPerioperative Cardiac Surgery Programs36 Can We Prevent Recall During Anesthesia?37 Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs, AntiplateletMedications, and Spinal Axis Anesthesia38 Deep Vein Thrombosis Prophylaxis With Heparinand Heparin-Like Drugs Used in Combination WithNeuraxial Anesthesia and Deep Plexus Blocks39 Is There a Best Analgesic Technique for HipSurgery?Stephanie Cheng, Bradley Lee, and Jiabin Liu40 Should Regional Anesthesia Be Used for OrthopedicTrauma Patients?41 Is There a Best Technique to Decrease Blood Lossand Transfusion After Coronary Artery BypassGrafting?42 Is There a Best Technique in the Patient WithIncreased Intracranial Pressure?43 What Works for Brain Protection?44 Optimal Intraoperative Technique to PreventPostoperative DeliriumElizabeth Mahanna-Gabrielli and Stacie Deiner45 What Actions Can Be Used to Prevent Peripheral NerveInjury?46 Which Are the Best Techniques for Reducingthe Incidence of Postoperative Deep VeinThrombosis?47 Does Neurologic Electrophysiologic Monitoring AffectOutcome?48 Anesthesia for Cesarean Delivery-Regional orGeneral?49 When Should a Combined Spinal-Epidural Be Used?50 What Is the Optimal Management of PostduralPuncture Headache?51 Does Anesthesia Increase the Risk to the ParturientUndergoing Nonobstetric Surgery?52 Does Labor Analgesia Affect Labor Outcome?53 When Should Regional Anesthesia Be Used inPediatric Patients?54 How Young Is the Youngest Infant for OutpatientSurgery?55 What Works in a Patient With Acute RespiratoryDistress Syndrome?56 Optimal Discharge StrategyJake Fridman, Tanya Mehta, and John Nguyen57 What Drugs Decrease Perioperative Bleeding?58 What Must I Consider to Safely Anesthetize Someonein the Office Setting?59 Optimal Postoperative Analgesia for the Opiate-Tolerant Patient60 Optimal Postoperative Analgesia for the Opiate-NaïvePatient61 What Is the Best Method for Perioperative Handoffs?62 Myocardial Injury After Noncardiac SurgeryIndex
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