Chestnut's Obstetric Anesthesia: Principles and Practice - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780323055413, 9780323295185

Chestnut's Obstetric Anesthesia: Principles and Practice

4th Edition

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Authors: David Chestnut Linda Polley Cynthia Wong Lawrence Tsen
eBook ISBN: 9780323295185
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 15th April 2009
Page Count: 1248

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The updated fourth edition of this comprehensive, highly respected reference covers all you need to know about obstetric anesthesia—from basic science to various anesthesia techniques to complications. The editorial team of leading authorities in the field now features Drs. Linda S. Polley, Lawrence C. Tsen, and Cynthia A. Wong and presents the latest on anesthesia techniques for labor and delivery and medical disorders that occur during pregnancy. This edition features two new chapters and rewritten versions of key chapters such as Epidural and Spinal Analgesia and Anesthesia. And, Expert Consult functionality allows you to access the entire contents of the book online.

Key Features

  • Emphasizes the treatment of the fetus and the mother as separate patients with distinct needs to ensure the application of modern principles of care.
  • Delivers contributions from many leaders in the fields of obstetric anesthesia and maternal-fetal medicine from all over the world.
  • Offers abundant figures, tables, and boxes that illustrate the step-by-step management of a full range of clinical scenarios.
  • Presents key point summaries in each chapter for quick, convenient reference.


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About the Authors

David Chestnut

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Anesthesiology Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nashville, Tennessee

Linda Polley

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Director, Obstetric Anesthesiology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Cynthia Wong

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Chair Department of Anesthesia University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Iowa City, Iowa

Lawrence Tsen

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Anaesthesia Harvard Medical School; Director of Anesthesia, Center for Reproductive Medicine Associate Director, Center for Professionalism and Peer Support Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Brigham and Women’s Hospital Boston, Massachusetts