Description

Elsevier now offers a series of derivative works based on the acclaimed Meylers Side Effect of Drugs, 15th Edition. These individual volumes are grouped by specialty to benefit the practicing physician or health care clinician.

A safe and efficient anesthesia practice requires appropriate drug knowledge. Catastrophes under anesthesia have focused attention on the interaction between drugs, including prescribed and non-prescribed medications, including interactions with vitamins, herbal preparations, traditional remedies, and food supplements.

This book summarizes the adverse effects of a large range of drugs used in anesthesia. The material is drawn from the 15th edition of the internationally renowned encyclopedia, Meyler’s Side Effects of Drugs, and the latest volumes in the companion series, Side Effects of Drugs Annuals.

This volume is critical for any health professional involved in the administration of anesthesia.

Key Features

Elsevier now offers a series of derivative works based on the acclaimed Meylers Side Effect of Drugs, 15th Edition. These individual volumes are grouped by specialty to benefit the practicing physician or health care clinician.

A safe and efficient anesthesia practice requires appropriate drug knowledge. Catastrophes under anesthesia have focused attention on the interaction between drugs, including prescribed and non-prescribed medications, including interactions with vitamins, herbal preparations, traditional remedies, and food supplements.

This book summarizes the adverse effects of a large range of drugs used in anesthesia. The material is drawn from the 15th edition of the internationally renowned encyclopedia, Meyler’s Side Effects of Drugs, and the latest volumes in the companion series, Side Effects of Drugs Annuals.

This volume is critical for any health professional involved in the administration of anesthesia.

  • Surpasses the Physician’s Desk Reference © by including clinical case studies and independent expert analysis
  • Complete index of drug names
  • Most complete cross referencing of drug-drug interactions available

The book is divided into three separate sections:

  • General Anesthetics – A general introduction to their adverse effects, followed by monographs on individual inhalational and intravenous anesthetics.
  • Local Anesthetics – A general introduction to their adverse effects including the adverse effects of different routes of administration, followed by monographs on individual local anesthetics.
  • Neuromuscular Blocking Agents and Muscle Relaxants - A general introduction to their adverse effects, followed by monographs on individual agents.

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Readership

Anesthesiologists, internal medicine physicians, health care practitioners

Table of Contents

Preface

General Anesthetics

Local Anesthetics

Neuromuscular Blocking Drugs and Muscle Relaxants

Index of drug names

Details

No. of pages:
320
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
Print ISBN:
9780444532701
Electronic ISBN:
9780080932910

About the author

Jeffrey K. Aronson

Dr Jeffrey K. Aronson is a consultant clinical pharmacologist and physician in the Department of Primary Health Care in the University of Oxford and a consultant physician in the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals Trust. He has been associated with the Meyler series since 1977 and has published many research papers on adverse drug reactions. He is President of the British Pharmacological Society and serves on many committees concerned with drug therapy, including the Technology Appraisal Committee of the UK’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the Joint Formulary Committees of the British National Formulary and the British National Formulary for Children.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK