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Guide to Immediate Anaesthetic Reactions - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780407009363, 9781483182698

Guide to Immediate Anaesthetic Reactions

1st Edition

Editors: John Watkins C. J. Levy
eBook ISBN: 9781483182698
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st June 1988
Page Count: 138
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Guide to Immediate Anaesthetic Reactions serves as a practical guide to the management of adverse anesthetic response. This book provides information pertinent to the functions of anesthesia, including hypnosis, analgesia, and neuromuscular control. Organized into six chapters, this book begins with an overview of the immunological principles in anesthesia and surgery. This text then discusses mechanisms of the adverse anesthetic reactions as well as the characteristics of immune response. Other chapters consider the theory and practical management of anaphylactoid reactions, including the requirements for laboratory studies. This book presents as well a practical approach to the understanding, recognition, and management of the life-threatening reactions of anesthesia to patients. The reader is introduced to the general considerations for patients presenting with various genetic abnormalities likely to trigger abnormal response to anesthesia. The final chapter deals with the immediate adverse reactions that are related to defects of enzyme function rather than to immunity. This book is a valuable resource for anesthetists, surgeons, and physicians.

Table of Contents

1 An Introduction to Relevant Immunology

2 Anesthetic Reactions

3 Pointers to the Treatment of Anaphylactoid Reactions

4 Practical Management of the Immediate Reaction

5 Investigating Reactions

6 Anesthetic Problems Related to Defects of Enzyme Function

Appendix A Case Reports

Appendix B Comprehensive Treatment of Anaphylactoid Reactions

Appendix C Tests In Vivo And In Vitro of Hypersensitivity Response

Appendix D Prophylactic Procedures

Appendix E Registration and Reporting of the UK Drug Reactions



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About the Editors

John Watkins

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Consultant in Public Health Medicine, National Public Health Service for Wales, UK

C. J. Levy

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