Evidence-Based Practice of Anesthesiology - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9781455727681, 9781455740383

Evidence-Based Practice of Anesthesiology

3rd Edition

Print ISBN: 9781455727681
eBook ISBN: 9781455740383
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 13th February 2013
Page Count: 612


Make informed clinical decisions with reliable, up-to-date guidance from Evidence-Based Practice of Anesthesia, 3rd Edition! Leading authority Lee A. Fleisher, MD expertly explores the full range of important issues in perioperative management, discussing the available options, examining the relevant research, and presenting practical recommendations.

Key Features

  • Make sound, evidence-based decisions on every aspect of patient care: preoperative assessment, monitoring and administration of anesthesia during surgery, postoperative intensive care management, and postoperative pain management.
  • Master the current best practices you need to know for day-to-day practice and oral board review.
  • Access the entire text and images online, fully searchable, at www.expertconsult.com.

Table of Contents

Section I. Introduction

1: Evidence-Based Practice Parameters: The American Society of Anesthesiologists

Section II. Preoperative Preparation

2: Update on Preprocedure Testing

3: Is a Preoperative Screening Clinic Cost-Effective?

4: Who Should Have a Preoperative 12-Lead Electrocardiogram?

5: Is Routine Preoperative Pregnancy Testing Necessary?

6: What Are the Risk Factors for Perioperative Stroke?

7: Should We Delay Surgery in the Patient with Recent Cocaine Use?

8: Should All Antihypertensive Agents Be Continued before Surgery?

9: Is There an Optimal Timing for Smoking Cessation?

10: Which Patient Should Have a Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation (Stress Test)?

11: Should Patients with Stable Coronary Artery Disease Undergo Prophylactic Revascularization Before Noncardiac Surgery?

12: What are the Role and Management of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Noncardiac Surgery?

13: How Should We Prepare the Patient with a Pacemaker/Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator?

14: When Should Pulmonary Function Tests Be Performed Preoperatively?

Section III. Perioperative Management

15: Does the Airway Examination Predict Difficult Intubation?

16: Is there a Best Approach for Patients with Difficult Airways: Regional Versus General Anesthesia?

17: What is the Optimal Airway Management in Patients Undergoing Gastrointestinal Endoscopy?

18: Is There a Best Approach to Induction of Anesthesia in Emergent Situations?

19: Do Inhalational Agents Have Beneficial or Harmful Effects on Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury?

20: Does Anesthetic Choice Affect Surgical and Recovery Times?

21: What Are the Benefits of Different Ventilatory Techniques?

22: Is There an Optimal Perioperative Hemoglobin?

23: When Are Platelets and Plasma Tr


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