Chestnut's Obstetric Anesthesia: Principles and Practice - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9781455748662, 9780323113748

Chestnut's Obstetric Anesthesia: Principles and Practice

5th Edition

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Print ISBN: 9781455748662
eBook ISBN: 9780323113748
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 3rd April 2014
Page Count: 1328


From basic science to various anesthesia techniques to complications, the meticulously updated, fifth edition of Chestnut’s Obstetric Anesthesia: Principles and Practice, covers all you need to know about obstetric anesthesia. An editorial team of leading authorities presents the latest on anesthesia techniques for labor and delivery and medical disorders that occur during pregnancy. New chapters and rewritten versions of key chapters cover topics such as psychiatric disorders in the pregnant patient, neurologic disorders, and critical care of obstetric patients.With online access to the full text, it is an invaluable, comprehensive reference textbook for specialists in obstetric anesthesiology and obstetricians, as well as anesthesiology and obstetric residents. This book also serves as a clear, user-friendly guide for both anesthesiologists and obstetricians who are in clinical practice. 

"...a comprehensive and contemporary, modern reference text." Reviewed by British Journal of Anaesthesia, May 2015

"Chestnut and his 79 expert contributors have once again released a current guide to obstetric anesthesia that proves useful to both junior learners and subspecialty providers." Reviewed by Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, Apr 2015

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.

Table of Contents

Chestnut’s Obstetric Anesthesia, 5E


Part 1 Introduction

1. The History of Obstetric Anesthesia

Part 2 Maternal and Fetal Physiology

2. Physiologic Changes of Pregnancy

3. Uteroplacental Blood Flow

4. The Placenta: Anatomy, Physiology, and Transfer of Drugs

5. Fetal Physiology

Part 3 Fetal and Neonatal Assessment and Therapy

6. Antepartum Fetal Assessment and Therapy

7. Anesthesia for Fetal Surgery and Other Intrauterine Procedures

8. Intrapartum Fetal Assessment and Therapy

9. Neonatal Assessment and Resuscitation

10. Fetal and Neonatal Neurologic Injury

Part 4 Foundations in Obstetric Anesthesia

11. Patient Safety and Team Training

David J. Birnbach and Eduardo Salas

12. Spinal, Epidural and Caudal Anesthesia: Anatomy, Physiology, and Technique

Naveen Nathan and Cynthia Wong

13. Local Anesthetics and Opioids

Brenda A. Bucklin and Alan C. Santos

Part 5 Anesthesia Before and During Delivery

14. Pharmacology and Nonanesthetic Drugs during Pregnancy and Lactation

15. In Vitro Fertilization and Other Assisted Reproductive Technology

16. Problems of Early Pregnancy

17. Nonobstetric Surgery During Pregnancy

Part 6 Labor and Vaginal Delivery

18. Obstetric Management of Labor and Vaginal Delivery

19. Trial of Labor and Vaginal Birth after Cesarean Delivery

20. The Pain of Childbirth and Its Effect on the Mother and the Fetus

21. Childbirth Preparation and Nonpharmacologic Analgesia

22. Systemic Analgesia:


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