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Anesthesia Secrets

Anesthesia Secrets, 4th Edition by James Duke, MD has the quick answers you need for practice and review. It uses the popular question-and-answer format of the Secrets Series® to make essential guidance easy to reference and study. A list of the Top 100 Secrets in anesthesiology lets you review the most frequently encountered board review questions at a glance; and an informal tone, user-friendly format, and pocket size make the book both convenient and portable.


Residents and Practitioners in Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Surgery; Medical Students in their 3rd and 4th year clinical rotations; Nurse Anesthetists


Published: March 2010

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-06524-5


  • I. Basics of Patient Management

    1. Autonomic Nervous System

    2. Respiratory and Pulmonary Physiology

    3 .Blood Gas and Acid-Base Analysis

    4. Fluids, Volume Regulation, and Volume Disturbances

    5. Electrolytes

    6. Transfusion Therapy

    7. Coagulation

    8. Airway Management

    9. Pulmonary Function Testing

     II. Pharmacology

    10. Volatile Anesthetics

    11. Opioids

    12. Intravenous Anesthetics and Benzodiazepines

    13. Muscle Relaxants and Monitoring of Relaxant Activity

    14. Local Anesthetics

    15 .Inotropes and Vasodilator Drugs

    16. Preoperative Medication

    III. Preparing for Anesthesia

    17. Preoperative Evaluation

    18. The Anesthesia Machine and Vaporizers

    19. Anesthesia Circuits and Ventilators

    20. Patient Positioning

    21. Mechanical Ventilation in Critical Illness

    IV. Patient Monitoring and Procedures

    22. Electrocardiography

    23. Pulse Oximetry

    24. Capnography

    25. Central Venous Catheterization and Pressure Monitoring

    26. Pulmonary Artery Catheterization

    27. Arterial Catheterization and Pressure Monitoring

    V. Perioperative Problems

    28. Blood Pressure Disturbances

    29. Awareness During Anesthesia

    30. Cardiac Dysrhythmias

    31. Temperature Disturbances

    32. Postanesthetic Care

    VI. Anesthesia and Systemic Disease

    33. Ischemic Heart Disease and Myocardial Infarction

    34. Heart Failure

    35.Valvular Heart Disease

    36. Aorto-Occlusive Disease

    37. Intracranial and Cerebrovascular Disease

    38. Reactive Airway Disease

    39. Aspiration

    40. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    41. Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome

    42. Pulmonary Hypertension

    43. Perioperative Hepatic Dysfunction

    44. Renal Function and Anesthesia

    45. Increased Intracranial Pressure and Traumatic Brain Injury

    46. Malignant Hyperthermia and Other Motor Diseases

    47. Degenerative Neurologic Diseases and Neuropathies

    48. Alcohol and Substance Abuse

    49. Diabetes Mellitus

    50. Non-diabetic Endocrine Disease

    51. Obesity and Sleep Apnea

    52. Allergic Reactions

    53. Herbal Supplements

    VII. Special Anesthetic Considerations

    54. Trauma

    55. The Burned Patient

    56. Neonatal Anesthesia

    57. Pediatric Anesthesia

    58. Congenital Heart Disease

    59. Fundamentals of Obstetric Anesthesia

    60. Obstetric Analgesia and Anesthesia

    61. High-Risk Obstetrics and Coexisting Disease

    62. Geriatric Anesthesia

    63. Sedation and Anesthesia Outside the Operating Room

    64. Packmakers and Internal Cardioverter Defibrillators

    VIII. Regional Anesthesia

    65. Spinal Anesthesia

    66. Epidural Analgesia and Anesthesia

    67. Peripheral Nerve Blocks

    IX. Anesthetic Considerations in Selected Surgical Procedures

    68. Heart Transplantation

    69. Liver Transplantation

    70. Cardiopulmonary Bypass

    71. Lung Isolation Techniques

    72. Somatosensory-Evoked Potentials and Spinal Surgery

    73. Anesthesia for Craniotomy

    74. Anesthesia for Minimally Invasive Surgery

    75. Laser Surgery and Operating Room Fires

    76. Electroconvulsive Therapy

    X. Pain Management

    77. Acute Pain Management

    78. Chronic Pain Management



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