Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fundamentals of Pain Medicine: How to Diagnose and Treat your Patients

Diagnose and treat your patients confidently with Fundamentals of Pain Medicine. This comprehensive new resource addresses the concerns you face when treating your patients with acute and chronic pain. Chapters present the key pain management options available today along with expert advice and insight into overcoming diagnostic and therapeutic obstacles, including prescribing medications and avoiding opioid abuse. In addition to interventional and non-interventional treatments, multidisciplinary approaches such as physical therapy, complementary therapy, and chiropractic treatment are presented.

Fundamentals of Pain Medicine is an essential guide for any healthcare professional seeking to improve the quality of pain treatments and patients’ comfort.

  • eBook with searchable text, accessible image bank, and patient education materials
  • Illustrations accompanying text with numerous images and boxed elements
  • Numerous case examples and most common treatments, relevant and applicable to everyday clinical use
  • Step-by-step instruction on office-based procedures
 Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition, offering tablet, smartphone, or online access 
  • Complete content with enhanced navigation
  • A powerful search that pulls results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web
  • Cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation
  • Highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text
  • Ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues
  • Quick reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future

Pediatric Sedation Outside of the Operating Room: A Multispecialty International Collaboration

This is a major revision, updating, and expansion of the leading single-source volume on pediatric sedation outside of the operating room. Edited and written by an international roster of outstanding experts, it is the only book aimed at the broad range of specialists who deliver pediatric sedation in the non-OR setting.
The Second Edition features a significant expansion of contributions from international leaders and individual new chapters on pre-sedation assessment; sedatives’ short- and long-term effects on neurocognition; non-pharmacologic distractions; Michael Jackson’s death and medical ethics; the role of simulation in safety and training; and palliative sedation in terminally ill children.
The specialty-specific chapters continue to be geared toward all sedation providers, regardless of where they practice and patient safety is again emphasized. Fundamental chapters provide in-depth reviews of topics which include, among others, physiology and pharmacology. The book presents the latest guidelines across the specialties, both in the United States and abroad and noteworthy, ongoing research endeavors.
From reviews of the First Edition:
“This meritorious volume is a splendid collection of materials from highly experienced authors…I will make extensive use of this reference as the academic medical center in which I work continues to build sedation practices and assess credentialing/privileging aspects for professionals of all fields.” —Joseph R. Tobin, MD in Journal of the American Medical Association.
“Brings together sedation practice from a broad range of specialties into one well-written pediatric text…I will certainly be using this book as a reference text in the future.” — Pediatric Anesthesia.
“The first [text] directed at all specialists that treat children who require some sedation…also recognizes the contributions to pediatric sedation of many international societies and governmental organizations…It should be on the shelves of all office-based practices.” —Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Transfusion in the Intensive Care Unit

Due to a high incidence of anemia, critically ill patients are frequently transfused, with up to 40% of patients receiving a transfusion during their stay in the Intensive Care Unit. It has become increasingly clear that there is an association between transfusion and adverse outcomes, underlining the need for a careful assessment of the risks and benefits of a blood transfusion. In the last decade, there have been several large clinical trials that have studied red blood cell transfusion triggers in various ICU patient populations, allowing us to take a personalized approach to transfusion. Moreover, ICU patients often suffer from coagulopathy. Recent studies have addressed the effectiveness of fresh frozen plasma and platelets to prevent or treat bleeding. Aiming at a personalized therapy approach in transfusion practice, this book is the first to offer a comprehensive summary of transfusion triggers for red blood cells in specific ICU patient populations and specific conditions. In addition, it discusses evidence for triggers for plasma and platelets and outlines the most common adverse effects of transfusion in the ICU. Transfusion in the Intensive Care Unit is a practical handbook that can be used in everyday practice to guide transfusion and thus will serve as a valuable resource for physicians, fellows and residents working in Intensive Care, Anesthesiology and Cardiac Surgery.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Essential Equations for Anaesthesia: Key Clinical Concepts for the FRCA and EDA

A sound knowledge of equations and their use, derivation and clinical application is an absolute prerequisite for any anaesthetist. As a result, equations are a favourite question topic of examiners, particularly in the viva examinations. Many candidates answer these poorly, losing valuable marks and floundering when they face what they perceive as "nightmare" questions. This book provides a simple, portable, reference guide to all the equations that candidates may be asked about during their examinations. The content is split into four sections; physics, pharmacology, physiology and statistics. Each equation is clearly explained, derived where necessary, and placed into a clinical context using a worked or clinically relevant example to demonstrate its use. Units and relevant terms are given and where required, clear, concise diagrams have also been provided to simplify understanding. Written by anaesthetic trainees, this is an essential resource for preparation for the FRCA, EDA and other anaesthetic examinations.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Hadzic's Peripheral Nerve Blocks and Anatomy for Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia

Hadzic’s Peripheral Nerve Blocks takes you step-by-step through traditional and ultrasound-guided nerve block techniques.
The second edition places an emphasis on clarity, standardization, and safety of peripheral nerve block techniques. Featuring sections that progress from the foundations of regional anesthesia to the clinical applications of nerve blocks, Hadzic’s includes tips and insider perspective from the leadership of The New York School of Regional Anesthesia and its academic affiliates. The book also includes a unique atlas of ultrasound anatomy for regional anesthesia and pain medicine.
  • A real-world emphasis on clinical utility serves as the underpinning of chapter content and drives the book’s in-depth explanations of techniques and procedures
  • Outstanding organization begins with the foundations of peripheral nerve blocks (e.g., regional anesthesia, equipment, and monitoring and documentation) and then reviews clinical applications for both traditional procedures and ultrasound-guided procedures
  • NEW! Substantially expanded number of nerve block techniques, including both basic and advanced blocks
  • NEW! Anatomy and practical considerations for ultrasound-guided spinal, epidural and paravertebral blocks
  • NEW! Atlas of surface anatomy, to better identify the surface landmarks
  • NEW! Atlas of ultrasound-guided anatomy, designed to provide critical contextual detail for the preceding technique-related content
  • NEW! Step-by-step standardized monitoring and documentation of the block procedures
  • NEW! Decision-making algorithm integrating techniques and technology to improve the success and safety of nerve block procedures
  • NEW! Section on imaging of the neuraxial space
  • NEW! DVD with detailed instructions on 5 ultrasound-guided nerve blocks that cover 95% of all indications in clinical practice
  • NEW! Learning aids such as tips, tables, flowcharts, precise illustrations/photos, and a comprehensive literature list

Manual of I.V. Therapeutics: Evidence-Based Practice for Infusion Therapy

The perfect resource for any setting where infusion therapy skills are required! Its popular, self-paced approach makes it ideal for classroom and clinical settings as it progresses from the basics to advanced techniques while incorporating theory into clinical application.
An expanded focus on evidence-based practice, a more streamlined format, and new Plus Code Premium resources online at DavisPlus continue to make this the manual of choice in a rapidly advancing field.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Liver Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Liver Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine emphasizes all aspects of this broad and important area and is the definitive textbook for anybody involved in the perioperative care of liver patients. The book is divided into three sections: Physiology and Pathophysiology, Anesthesiology, and Critical Care Medicine. The anesthesiology section contains information about liver transplantation and other liver surgeries and provides detailed practical direction and concise background information of all aspects of the anesthetic management of these patients based on the most recent evidence. The critical care section describes basic critical care management as it relates to liver surgical patients and addresses specific postoperative issues relevant for liver resection and liver transplant patients. The book combines practical guidance to the perioperative management with extensive background and clinical evidence to allow the reader gain an in –depth understanding of this complex and fascinating topic.

Echography in anesthesiology, intensive care and emergency medicine: A beginner's guide

Are you looking for the essentials you need to learn the basics of echography for anesthesiology, intensive care and emergency medicine? This is what this book offers you! These few pages condense the essential knowledge to make getting started with echography in emergency situations easier. Ultrasounds are presented in great detail in order to facilitate and optimize the medical diagnosis process. As a doctor, you will first be placed in front of the machine in order to take the pictures that will serve to answer the questions asked. Just as the author did, you will realize that, when facing the patient with the machine, the best echographic examination is worth nothing without a good clinical examination. As a “beginner’s guide”, this book also offers self-training procedure that lays the foundations of the “FAST” learning method. This FAST Program of Echography allows you to learn the process by watching, feeling and talking. This training course is based on an ancient methodology that centers on the learning of a manual gesture: ‘practice makes perfect’. This book will show you that you can quickly master this Program of Echography, and will in turn increase your self-confidence when taking care of your patients. Have a nice trip through the fascinating world of ultrasounds!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Handbook of ICU EEG Monitoring

The emerging technology of continuous EEG monitoring in intensive care units gives practitioners the ability to identify malignant EEG patterns quickly and provide more effective care. Handbook of ICU EEG Monitoring encompasses the wide range of technical and clinical issues involved in the successful monitoring of critically ill patients to detect significant changes in cerebral function and prevent serious neuronal injury. Divided into five sections, the handbook covers EEG acquisition and other technical considerations, clinical indications, EEG interpretation, appropriate treatment, and practical and administrative concerns.

The book addresses the often overlooked subjects of billing, coding, and generating reports to facilitate communication across the entire ICU team. Written by leading experts in this rapidly evolving field, the chapters are brief and formatted for maximum utility with bulleted text, pearls, and take-home points to reinforce key information. High-quality examples of routine and quantitative EEG findings help users hone their interpretive understanding and build skills for detecting clinically significant EEG changes in the ICU.

Handbook of ICU EEG Monitoring Features:

Broad but practical reference covering all aspects of ICU EEG monitoring
Thorough discussion of the indications for ICU EEG monitoring and prevalence of seizures in patient subgroups
Focus on the challenges of EEG interpretation that are unique to EEG monitoring in the ICU
Pearls and take-home points highlighted in every chapter
Includes hard-to-find information on technical aspects, indications, billing and coding, and other administrative and procedural concerns

Handbook of ICU EEG Monitoring is the first practical but comprehensive resource dedicated to the art and science of EEG monitoring in the ICU. Neurologists, neurointensivists, neurosurgeons, nursing staff, EEG technologists, and anyone caring for critically patients will find pertinent and pivotal information to inform their practice.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Anesthesiology Oral Board Flash Cards

150 two-sided cards help you develop the critical thinking skills necessary to ace the Anesthesiology Oral Boards
Take the stress out of anesthesiology oral board preparation by learning how to analyze a complex situation, formulate an organized plan, and communicate it in a way that impresses the examiners
  • Learn simple principles that guide you through information gathering, synthesis, decision making, and reevaluation
  • Benefit from valuable tips on what to say and do during the oral exam
  • Study effectively alone or with a partner
  • Save hundreds of hours sifting through textbooks and journal articles
  • Fact-filled flash cards review the most relevant diseases, procedures, and events that are covered on the boards

Emergency Department Critical Care

Critical care happens where it is needed, not just in the Icu. Patients with acute critical illness are often cared for initially in the Ed, and the beginning actions can help alter outcomes hours, day and months later. This handbook targets selected common or high risk critical condition or therapies needed to optimize Ed care, using the newest research and experiences from respected authors. Chapters are organized in a readable and user-friendly format, and each describes the topic, defines key terms, notes cutting edge and controversial aspects, and delivers pragmatic advice. Our goal is not to discuss every pathology and care option, but to focus on the key thoughts and actions that can drive care and improve the health of those in need.

Pharmacology for Anaesthesia and Intensive Care

The fourth edition of this market leading anaesthetic book has been fully updated to include novel oral anticoagulants and neuromuscular reversal agents. Numerous other sections have been expanded or updated to reflect new research and current best practice, and the antibiotics chapter now includes information about commonly encountered pathogens and the drugs used to target them. Basic pharmacological principles, vital to understanding the effects of individual drugs, are dealt with methodically, and the essential physiology is described alongside the relevant pharmacology. This has become the core pharmacology book for the FRCA, covering all the relevant kinetics and dynamics in a compact and easy to navigate format, including clear diagrams and tables. This is an ideal aid to study and practice for junior and trainee anaesthetists. Theatre practitioners, ICU nurses and physicians working in areas that demand a solid foundation of pharmacological knowledge will also find this an invaluable resource.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Miller's Anesthesia, 2-Volume Set, 8e

From fundamental principles to advanced subspecialty procedures, Miller's Anesthesia covers the full scope of contemporary anesthesia practice. This go-to medical reference book offers masterful guidance on the technical, scientific, and clinical challenges you face each day, in addition to providing the most up-to-date information available for effective board preparation.
  • Address the unique needs of pediatric patients with guidance from an entire section on pediatric anesthesia.
  • View more than 1,500 full-color illustrations for enhanced visual clarity.
  • Access step-by-step instructions for patient management, as well as an in-depth analysis of ancillary responsibilities and problems.
  • Quickly reference important concepts with 'Key Points' boxes integrated into every chapter.
  • Stay current on today's most recent anesthetic drugs and guidelines/protocols for anesthetic practice and patient safety, and access expanded coverage on new techniques such as TEE and other monitoring procedures.
  • Remain at the forefront of new developments in anesthesia with coverage of hot topics including Non-OR Anesthesia; Role of the Anesthesiologist in Disasters; Sleep Medicine in Anesthesia; Perioperative and Anesthesia-related Neurotoxicity; Anesthetic Implications of Complementary and Alternative Medicine; and Robotics.
  • Study brand-new chapters on Perioperative Fluid Management; Extracorporeal Support Therapies; Anesthesia for Organ Donation/Procurement; and Malignant Hyperthermia and other Genetic Disorders.
  • Conveniently search the full text, references, tables, and index online at Expert Consult, and access regular updates, related websites, and an expanded collection of procedural videos.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Manual of Clinical Anesthesiology

This portable manual provides a highly visual, rapid-reference resource that presents anesthesia in a practical and clinically-focused manner. Manual of Clinical Anesthesiology guides anesthesiologists in rapid and focused clinical decision making with its practical, clinically-focused chapters on anesthesia management.  This highly formatted manual includes chapter summaries to highlight key points discussed within each chapter, color-coded sections to quickly identify information, and icons calling out pearls and pitfalls. Chapters are short and easy to read.
The book includes four atlases for rapid reference:  Atlas of Transesophageal Echocardiography, Atlas of Regional Anesthesia, Atlas of Anesthesia Procedures, and Crisis Management Cognitive Aids.  There is also a Drug Dosing pull-out card for rapid reference.  A section covering Anesthesia Phrases in Foreign Languages will enhance communication with non-English speaking patients in situations where an interpreter may not be available.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Pain Management

The Third Edition of this highly popular pocket guide presents the state-of-the-art approaches to pain management that are currently taught and practiced at the Massachusetts General Hospital. This edition has new chapters on chronic back pain, pain control in children with chronic and terminal disease, and diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, plus new illustrations of procedures and techniques. All chapters include the latest evidence-based information and coverage of fibromyalgia, psychosomatic complaints, headaches, and opioid cautions has been expanded.

The ECG Workbook, 3rd edition

A straightforward approach forms the basis of this book that aims to present a systematic approach to ECG interpretation and be digestible to those setting out in this discipline, without the burden of unnecessary jargon.
Each step to the systematic approach is presented simply in an A4 format. At the end of each chapter there are a number of activities to help the reader practice what they have just learnt, evaluate their learning and relate their learning to patient scenarios. Answers can be found at the back of the book.

Echocardiography: A Case-Based Review

Echocardiography: A Case-Based Review complements The Echo Manual, 3e, with real time echocardiographic examples that illustrate best practices in technique and interpretation. The authors present 100 cases, each designed to bring out salient features of echocardiographic performance, interpretation, and clinical applications. The casebook cross-references the Manual for further information.
The book presents a brief case history with initial findings and still images of the echo. Accompanying the book is an online companion website that offers over 500 interactive questions and answers that follow the patient's echo clips for proper patient management. Using actual cases, concise answers to the review questions explain key findings in the actual test(s). Plus, the online companion website also offers over 950 echo clips.

The authors lead the trainee through key points in diagnosis or technique, differential diagnoses, caveats, and an online library of the echo for evaluation. Of primary interest to echo trainees and experts are cases dealing with Doppler hemodynamics, chamber quantification, evaluation of specific cardiovascular symptoms, strain, 3D echo, diastology, and patient management based on echocardiographic information.

Put your knowledge to the test anytime, anywhere with the FREE online access to the companion website.
Features Include:
  • Case-based approach to learning and refining echo skills
  • Cross references to The Echo Manual, Third Edition
  • Companion website that accompanies the text with a question bank, over 950+ echo clips and 500+ questions
  • AVI clips of actual echo studies for each of the 100 cases (which includes several studies at various points in the patient's treatment)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Oxford Handbook of Anaesthesia 3rd

The bestselling Oxford Handbook of Anaesthesia has been completely updated for this new third edition. All chapters have been rewritten and a number of new authors have been brought on board to add their expertise and knowledge. Additional new material includes regional anaesthesia, and a comprehensive section on anaesthesia for interventional radiology, a rapidly expanding field of medical practice with particular implications for anaesthesia.
Key sections cover preoperative issues affecting the administration of anaesthesia and techniques employed in the individual surgical specialties. The book provides practical advice covering the impact of medical disease on anaesthesia, and separate comprehensive sections on paediatric and obstetric anaesthesia are also included.
The management of emergencies arising during anaesthesia is fully covered with helpful action plans and algorithms throughout. Uncommon conditions and their management are included, and there is an extensive drug formulary and guide to infusion drugs.
As with the previous editions, this new edition will be the essential handbook for anaesthetists, both junior and experienced, for trainees sitting exams, as well as ODPs and nurses involved in theatre area work and pre-assessment. It is the one book for anyone working in anaesthesia to keep to hand at all times!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Crisis Management in Anesthesiology

The fully updated Crisis Management in Anesthesiology continues to provide updated insights on the latest theories, principles, and practices in anesthesiology. From anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists to emergency physicians and residents, this medical reference book will effectively prepare you to handle any critical incident during anesthesia.
  • Identify and respond to a broad range of life-threatening situations with the updated Catalog of Critical Incidents, which outlines what may happen during surgery and details the steps necessary to respond to and resolve the crisis.
  • React quickly to a range of potential threats with an added emphasis on simulation of managing critical incidents. 

  • Focus on the core knowledge that serves as a useful review.
  • Explore new topics in the ever-expanding anesthesia practice environment with a detailed chapter on debriefing.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Challenging Concepts in Anaesthesia: A case-based approach with expert commentary

Providing the inside track on how the experts approach and deal with real-world clinical scenarios, Challenging Concepts in Anaesthesia selects specific challenging cases that are encountered in everyday clinical practice but do not have simple answers. A case-based guide to challenging areas in anaesthesia and pain management, this book covers the major sub-specialty areas in both fields. Complex cases are comprehensively examined from a multidisciplinary approach with detailed consideration given to management options and the contemporary evidence base behind these decisions.
An effective revision aid and a reference during workplace-based assessments, Challenging Concepts in Anaesthesia highlights critical information through the use of boxed features: 'Learning points', 'Clinical tips', 'Evidence-base'. Each chapter has been reviewed by a national or international expert in the field and they have provided an 'Expert commentary', giving a unique insight into how today's opinion leaders confront and deal with the very same management conundrums that all clinicians can potentially face day in, day out.
Mapped to the Royal College of Anaesthetists' matrix for CME and the FRCA syllabus, this book is ideal for continuing medical education and revalidation as well as for trainees preparing for examinations.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Neck and Arm Pain Syndromes: Evidence-informed Screening, Diagnosis and Management

The first of its kind, Neck and Arm Pain Syndromes is a comprehensive evidence- and clinical-based book, covering research-based diagnosis, prognosis and management of neuromusculoskeletal pathologies and dysfunctions of the upper quadrant, including joint, muscle, myofascial and neural tissue approaches.
It uniquely addresses the expanding role of the various health care professions which require increased knowledge and skills in screening for contra-indications and recognizing the need for medical-surgical referral. Neck and Arm Pain Syndromes also stresses the integration of experiential knowledge and a pathophysiologic rationale with current best evidence.
    the only one-stop guide for examination and treatment of the upper quadrant supported by accurate scientific and clinical-based data
    acknowledges the expanding direct access role of the various health professions both at the entry-level and postgraduate level
    addresses concerns among clinicians that research is overemphasized at the expense of experiential knowledge and pathophysiologic rationale
    multiple-contributed by expert clinicians and researchers with an international outlook
    covers diagnosis, prognosis and conservative treatment of the most commonly seen pain syndromes in clinical practice
    over 800 illustrations demonstrating examination procedures and techniques

Irwin & Rippe’s Manual of Intensive Care Medicine 6th

Irwin & Rippe’s Manual of Intensive Care Medicine has established itself as an invaluable reference for students, interns, residents, fellows, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, nurses, and respiratory care practitioners working in the critical care medicine environment.
Known for its reader-friendly outline format and compact portable size, this handy manual builds upon its tradition of excellence in its Sixth Edition. Available both in print and electronic formats, the Sixth Edition parallels the text, Irwin & Rippe’s Intensive Care Medicine, Seventh Edition, and features fully updated and revised content with a focus on patient safety.
Key Features:
• Fully revised content addresses recent developments, including the larger role for ultrasound, in critical care medicine.
• Annotated references are provided at the close of each chapter to guide the interested reader through key articles in the relevant literature.
• Video clips have been added where appropriate to reinforce key points and findings.
• Logical organization begins with an extensive section on Procedures and Techniques, followed by 15 sections covering organ system problems as well as palliative care, legal and ethical issues, and transplantation.
• Thorough coverage of pharmacology, poisonings, and overdoses presented in a tabular format.
• New section editors share a wealth of experience and expertise targeted to broaden readers’ skills.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Core Topics in Cardiothoracic Critical Care

Most patients with critical cardiac or thoracic conditions will at some stage pass through the cardiothoracic critical care unit. Critical care presents more complex clinical data than any other area of medicine. Continuous monitoring makes diagnosis easy and further information can be easily obtained via a variety of diagnostic tools. Core Topics in Cardiothoracic Critical Care will guide clinicians from all disciplines in the management of cardiothoracic patients, demystifying the critical care unit and providing the key knowledge in a concise and accessible manner. The central section is a detailed discussion of the management of each physiologic system; additional sections cover admission, general considerations in cardiothoracic critical care, procedure-specific care, discharge and follow-up, structure and organization of the unit, and ethical and legal issues. All aspects of the overall care of the critically ill cardiothoracic patient are explained concisely and comprehensively by experts in the field.

Emergency sedation and pain management

Presented in an easily accessible, clinically oriented format, Emergency Sedation and Pain Management is a comprehensive medical text addressing emergency sedation and analgesia with specific emphasis on treatment of the emergency department patient. The text presents a clinical approach to the treatment of pain in emergency patients, including pediatric and adult populations. Analgesia, sedation, and anesthetic techniques are presented in an informative, authoritative, and concise format - written and edited by physicians with extensive research as well as clinical emergency medicine expertise. The chapters are richly supplemented with tables, photographs, and step-by-step illustrations.

Trauma: Contemporary Principles and Therapy

Written by international leaders in trauma surgery, this comprehensive text spans the entire field of trauma, from trauma systems, to the composition and practice of the trauma team, to management of all injuries seen in a trauma setting. The book consists of short, specific, clinically relevant chapters. Evidence for therapeutic recommendations is presented wherever possible.