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Obstetric, Thoracic and Cardiac Anesthesia

Handbook and iPod

Never before has essential been so quick and convenient to access on the go! "Obstetric, Thoracic and Cardiac Anesthesia: Handbook and iPod" truly puts the answers you need at your fingertips. Under the superb leadership of Series Editor Lee A. Fleisher, MD, experts from the University of Pennsylvania present practical coverage of obstetric, thoracic and cardiac anesthesia in a concise, at-a-glance manner. A consistent, bulleted format and concise images make it remarkably easy to review and learn even the most difficult procedures and quickly resolve thorny clinical questions. Whether you consult the pocket-sized handbook, or download the content onto your standard click-wheel iPod, you'll be amazed how easy it is to look up vital information quickly.


Paperback, 528 Pages

Published: June 2009

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-5997-4



    Section I. Physiologic Changes in Pregnancy

    1. Cardiovascular Changes in Pregnancy
    2. Aortocaval Compression in Pregnancy
    3. Respiratory Changes in Pregnancy
    4. Gastrointestinal, Hematologic and Renal Changes in Pregnancy
    5. Central Nervous System Changes in Pregnancy

    Section II. Anatomy

    6. Spinal Anatomy
    7. Uterus and Uterine Blood Flow

    Section III. Pharmacology

    8. Local Anesthetics
    9. Opioids
    10. Phenylephrine
    11. Ephedrine
    12. Labetalol
    13. Pitocin (Oxytocin Injection, Synthetic)
    14. Magnesium Sulfate
    15. Methylergonovine
    16. Carboprost (Hemabate, Prostaglandin F2-Alpha)
    17. Hydralazine
    18. Cytotec (Misoprostol)
    19. Nitroglycerin
    20. Beta-Adrenergic Agonists
    21. Nifedipine
    22. Indomethacin

    Section IV. The Fetus

    23. The Placenta and Placental Transfer of Medications
    24. Fetal Heart Tracings: Variability and Heart Rate
    25. Fetal Heart Tracings: Decelerations
    26. In Utero Resuscitation
    27. Fetal Surgery

    Section V. Equipment for Obstetric Anesthesia

    28. Epidural Needles, Catheters and Techniques
    29. Spinal Needles
    30. Equipment for Airway Management

    Section VI. Labor and Its Management

    31. The Stages of Labor and Innervation
    32. Dystocia
    33. Lamaze Childbirth Method
    34. Paracervical and Pudendal Nerve Blocks
    35. Intravenous Patient-Controlled Analgesia
    36. Epidural Analgesia for Labor
    37. The Test Dose
    38. Combined Spinal-Epidural Anesthesia
    39. Continuous Spinal Anesthesia

    Section VII. Cesarean Section

    40. Cesarean Section: Technique and Indications
    41. Spinal Anesthesia for Cesarean Section
    42. Epidural Anesthesia for Cesarean Section
    43. General Anesthesia for Cesarean Section
    44. Postoperative Pain Management

    Section VIII. Obstetric Challenges

    45. Breech Presentation
    46. Multiple Gestation
    47. Preterm Labor
    48. Nonreassuring Fetal Heart Rate
    49. Placental Abruption
    50. Placenta Previa
    51. Preeclampsia and Eclampsia
    52. Uterine Atony
    53. Uterine Rupture
    54. Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery
    55. Amniotic Fluid Embolism
    56. Thromboembolism and Air Embolism
    57. Cocaine Abuse
    58. Diabetes Mellitus
    59. Cardiovascular Disease
    60. Morbid Obesity
    61. Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection
    62. Cardiac Arrest

    Section IX. Anesthetic Challenges

    63. The Anticoagulated Patient
    64. The Febrile Patient
    65. Multiple Sclerosis and Pregnancy
    66. Thrombocytopenia
    67. Back Pain and Epidural Analgesia
    68. Aspiration
    69. Unable To Intubate

    Section X. Complications of Neuraxial Techniques

    70. Hypotension
    71. Post-Dural Puncture Headache
    72. Nerve Injury
    73. Epidural Analgesia and Maternal Temperature Regulation
    74. Effect of Epidural Analgesia on Progress of Labor

    Section XI. The Neonate

    75. Neonatal Assessment
    76. Neonatal Adaptation
    77. Neonatal Resuscitation

    Section XII. Other Topics

    78. Surgery During Pregnancy
    79. Maternal Mortality
    80. Informed Consent


    81. Nose
    82. Sinuses
    83. Mouth and Pharynx
    84. Muscles of the Larynx
    85. Lung
    86. Radiology of Airway:
    87. Development of the Airway
    88. Pathology of the Pediatric Airway (non-trauma)
    89. Pathology of the Adult Airway (non-trauma)
    90. Gas Laws
    91. Airway Pharmacology
    92. Neuroendocrine Response to Intubation
    93. Airway Effect of Endotracheal Intubation
    94. Difficult Intubation
    95. American Society of Anesthesiologists Difficult Airway Algorithm
    96. Regional Anesthesia and Potential Difficult Airway
    97. Indications for Awake Intubation
    98. Preparation for Awake Intubation
    99. Contents of a Difficult Airway Cart
    100. Topicalization for Awake intubation
    101. Aspiration
    102. Oxygen Delivery Systems
    103. Simple Non-Instrumental Airway Maneuvers
    104. Non-Intubation Airway Management
    105. Mask Induction
    106. Indications for Tracheal Intubation
    107. Basic Equipment for Tracheal Intubation
    108. Airway Axes and Position for Direct Laryngoscopy
    109. Direct Laryngoscopy with a Macintosh Blade
    110. Direct Laryngoscopy with a Miller Blade
    111. Improving Laryngeal View
    112. Nasotracheal Intubation
    113. Ensuring Placement of Tracheal Tube in Trachea
    114. Proper Tube Placement and Security
    115. Indications for Fiberoptic Intubation
    116. Anatomy of a Bronchoscope
    117. Difficult Airway Cart Contents
    118. Orotracheal Fiberoptic Intubation
    119. Nasotracheal Intubation
    120. Alternate Techniques For Bronchoscopic Intubation
    121. Retrograde Wire Intubation
    122. Illuminating Stylette/ Lightwand
    123. Laryngeal Mask Airway
    124. Fiberoptic Intubating Devices
    125. Combitube
    126. Transtracheal Jet Ventilation via Needle Cricothyroidotomy
    127. Percutaneous Cricothyrotomy
    128. Adverse Outcomes in Airway Management
    129. Airway Surgery
    130. Laser Airway Surgery
    131. Pediatric Airway
    132. Pediatric Airway Anomalies by Anatomic Location
    133. Pediatric Difficult Airway
    134. High-Risk Extubation
    135. Endotracheal Tube Exchange


    136. Pulmonary Physiology
    137. Effect of Anesthesia and Paralysis
    138. Preoperative Preparation
    139. Lung Isolation
    140. Single Lung Ventilation
    141. Thoracic Incisions
    142. Anesthesia for Bronchoscopy
    143. Anesthesia for Mediastinoscopy
    144. Resection of Large Mediastinal Tumors
    145. Thymectomy for Myasthenia Gravis
    146. Esophageal Surgery
    147. Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery
    148. Lobectomy, Segmentectomy, and Bilobectomy
    149. Pneumonectomy
    150. Postoperative Complications
    151. Chest Trauma
    152. Pediatric Thoracic Anesthesia
    153. Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
    154. Common Perioperative Complications
    155. Pain Management after Thoracic Surgery
    156. History and Evolution of Thoracic Anesthesia


    Section XIII. Normal Cardiac and Mediastinal Anatomy

    157. Normal Anatomy of the Mediastinum
    158. Normal Anatomy of the Aorta and Coronary Arteries
    159. Normal Anatomy of the Pericardium
    160. Normal Anatomy of the Right Heart
    161. Normal Anatomy of the Left Heart
    162. Conducting System of the Heart

    Section XIV. Cardiovascular Abnormalities: Clinical and Anesthetic Considerations

    163. Infective Endocarditis: Clinical Presentation and Diagnostic Evaluation
    164. Infective Endocarditis: Therapeutic and Anesthetic Considerations
    165. Constrictive Cardiomyopathy: Clinical Presentation and Diagnostic Evaluation
    166. Constrictive Cardiomyopathy: Therapeutic and Anesthetic Considerations
    167. Restrictive Cardiomyopathy: Clinical Presentation and Diagnostic Evaluation
    168. Restrictive Cardiomyopathy: Therapeutic and Anesthetic Considerations
    169. Pulmonary Hypertension: Clinical Presentation and Diagnostic Evaluation
    170. Pulmonary Hypertension: Therapeutic and Anesthetic Considerations
    171. Mitral Stenosis: Clinical Presentation and Diagnostic Evaluation
    172. Mitral Stenosis: Therapeutic and Anesthetic Considerations
    173. Aortic Stenosis: Clinical Presentation and Diagnostic Evaluation
    174. Aortic Stenosis: Therapeutic and Anesthetic Considerations
    175. Aortic Regurgitation: Clinical Presentation and Diagnostic Evaluation
    176. Aortic Regurgitation: Therapeutic and Anesthetic Considerations
    177. Type A Aortic Dissection: Clinical Presentation and Diagnostic Evaluation
    178. Type A Aortic Dissection: Therapeutic and Anesthetic Considerations
    179. Type B Aortic Dissection: Clinical Presentation and Diagnostic Evaluation
    180. Type B Aortic Dissection: Therapeutic and Anesthetic Considerations
    181. Aortic Transection: Clinical Presentation and Diagnostic Evaluation
    182. Aortic Transection: Therapeutic and Anesthetic Considerations

    Section XV. Cardiac Emergencies

    183. Emergent Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
    184. Acute Mitral Regurgitation, Papillary Muscle Rupture, and Flailed Leaflet
    185. Pulmonary Embolism
    186. Postoperative Hemorrhage
    187. Pericardial Tamponade
    188. Blunt Trauma: RV contusion
    189. Penetrating Trauma
    190. Acute Ventricular Septal Defect

    Section XVI. Perioperative Assessment of Cardiac Abnormalities

    191. Perioperative Assessment of Coronary Artery Disease and Global Systolic Function
    192. Perioperative Assessment of Pulmonary Embolism
    193. Perioperative Assessment of Aortic Stenosis
    194. Perioperative Assessment of Aortic Regurgitation
    195. Perioperative Assessment of Mitral Stenosis
    196. Perioperative Assessment of Mitral Regurgitation
    197. Perioperative Assessment of Aortic Dissection
    198. Perioperative Assessment of Other Cardiac Abnormalities


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