A Practice of Anesthesia for Infants and Children

A Practice of Anesthesia for Infants and Children

6th Edition - November 20, 2017

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  • Authors: Charles Cote, Jerrold Lerman, Brian Anderson
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323551625
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323429740

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Covering everything from preoperative evaluation to neonatal emergencies to the PACU, A Practice of Anesthesia in Infants and Children, 6th Edition, features state-of-the-art advice on the safe, effective administration of general and regional anesthesia to young patients. It reviews underlying scientific information, addresses preoperative assessment and anesthesia management in detail, and provides guidelines for postoperative care, emergencies, and special procedures. Comprehensive in scope and thoroughly up to date, this 6th Edition delivers unsurpassed coverage of every key aspect of pediatric anesthesia.

Key Features

  • Includes a laminated pocket reference guide inside – also available as an expanded online version ("Pedi Anesth" from the Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland, NZ).
  • Features key references at the end of each chapter that provide a quick summary for review.

Table of Contents

  • A Practice of Anesthesia for Infants and Children



    Section 1: Introduction

    1. The Practice of Pediatric Anesthesia

    2. Growth and Development

    3. Perioperative Behavior Stress in Children

    4. Preoperative Evaluation, Premedication, and Induction of Anesthesia

    5. Ethical Issues in Pediatric Anesthesiology

    Section 2: Drug and Fluid Therapy

    6. Pharmacogenomics

    7. Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacology of Drugs Used in Children

    8. Total Intravenous Anesthesia and Target-Controlled Infusion

    9. Fluid Management

    10. Essentials of Hematology

    11. Perioperative Management of the Oncology Patient

    12. Strategies for Blood Product Management and Reducing Transfusions

    Section 3: The Chest

    13. Essentials of Pulmonology

    14. The Pediatric Airway

    15. Anesthesia for Thoracic Surgery

    Section 4: The Heart

    16. Essentials of Cardiology

    17. Anesthesia for Children Undergoing Heart Surgery

    18. Cardiac Physiology and Pharmacology

    19. Cardiopulmonary Bypass and Management

    20. Medications for Hemostasis

    21. Mechanical Circulatory Support

    22. Interventional Cardiology

    23. Anesthesia for Non-cardiac Surgery in Children with Congenital Heart Disease

    Section 5: The Brain and Glands

    24. Essentials of Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases

    25. Surgery, Anesthesia, and the Immature Brain

    26. Pediatric Neurosurgical Anesthesia

    27. Essentials of Endocrinology

    Section 6: The Abdomen

    28. Essentials of Nephrology

    29. General Abdominal and Urologic Surgery

    30. Essentials of Hepatology

    31. Organ Transplantation

    Section 7: Other Surgeries

    32. Orthopedic and Spine Surgery

    33. Otorhinolaryngologic Procedures

    34. Ophthalmology

    35. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    36. Burn Injuries

    Section 8: Emergencies

    37. The Extremely Premature Infant (Micropremie) and Neonatal Emergencies  

    38. Fetal Intervention and the EXIT Procedure

    39. Trauma

    40. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

    41. Malignant Hyperthermia

    Section 9: Pain

    42. Regional Anesthesia

    43. Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia

    44. Acute Pain

    45. Chronic Pain

    Section 10: Special Topics

    46. Anesthesia Outside the Operating Room

    47. The Postanesthesia Care Unit and Beyond  

    48. Sedation for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures Outside the Operating Room

    49. Procedures for Vascular Access

    50. Infectious Disease Considerations for the Operating Room

    51. Pediatric Anesthesia in Developing Countries

    52. Pediatric Equipment

    53. Simulation

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1280
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2018
  • Published: November 20, 2017
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323551625
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323429740

About the Authors

Charles Cote

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School; Director of Clinical Research, Division of Pediatric Anesthesia, MassGeneral Hospital for Children; Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Jerrold Lerman

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY; Department of Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA

Brian Anderson

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Anaesthesiology, University of Auckland; Paediatric Anaesthetist and Intensivist, Paediatic Intensive Care Unit, Auckland Children's Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand

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