Obstetric, Thoracic and Cardiac Anesthesia

1st Edition

Handbook and iPod


  • Robert Gaiser
  • E. Ochroch
  • Stuart Weiss
    • Print ISBN 9781416059974

    Key Features

    • The content is simple to download and review on any standard click-wheel iPod.
    • The paperback version is 5" x 8" in size—so it can be carried and consulted anytime, anywhere.
    • A consistent, bulleted format and concise images make it remarkably easy to look up even the most difficult procedures and quickly resolve thorny clinical questions.

    Table of Contents


    Section I. Physiologic Changes in Pregnancy

    1. Cardiovascular Changes in Pregnancy
    2. Aortocaval Compression in Pregnancy
    3. Respiratory Changes in Pregnancy
    4. Gastrointestinal, Hematologic and Renal Changes in Pregnancy
    5. Central Nervous System Changes in Pregnancy

    Section II. Anatomy

    6. Spinal Anatomy
    7. Uterus and Uterine Blood Flow

    Section III. Pharmacology

    8. Local Anesthetics
    9. Opioids
    10. Phenylephrine
    11. Ephedrine
    12. Labetalol
    13. Pitocin (Oxytocin Injection, Synthetic)
    14. Magnesium Sulfate
    15. Methylergonovine
    16. Carboprost (Hemabate, Prostaglandin F2-Alpha)
    17. Hydralazine
    18. Cytotec (Misoprostol)
    19. Nitroglycerin
    20. Beta-Adrenergic Agonists
    21. Nifedipine
    22. Indomethacin

    Section IV. The Fetus

    23. The Placenta and Placental Transfer of Medications
    24. Fetal Heart Tracings: Variability and Heart Rate
    25. Fetal Heart Tracings: Decelerations
    26. In Utero Resuscitation
    27. Fetal Surgery

    Section V. Equipment for Obstetric Anesthesia

    28. Epidural Needles, Catheters and Techniques
    29. Spinal Needles
    30. Equipment for Airway Management

    Section VI. Labor and Its Management

    31. The Stages of Labor and Innervation
    32. Dystocia
    33. Lamaze Childbirth Method
    34. Paracervical and Pudendal Nerve Blocks
    35. Intravenous Patient-Controlled Analgesia
    36. Epidural Analgesia for Labor
    37. The Test Dose
    38. Combined Spinal-Epidural Anesthesia
    39. Continuous Spinal Anesthesia

    Section VII. Cesarean Section

    40. Cesarean Section: Technique and Indications
    41. Spinal Anesthesia for Cesarean Section
    42. Epidural Anesthesia for Cesarean Section
    43. Gener


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