Thursday, February 26, 2015

Rosen & Barkin's 5-Minute Emergency Medicine Consult (The 5-Minute Consult Series)

This best-selling emergency department reference is now in its thoroughly updated Fourth Edition. The foremost authorities provide practical information on over 600 clinical problems in a fast-access two-page outline format that's perfect for on-the-spot consultation during care in the emergency department. Coverage of each disorder includes clinical presentation, pre-hospital, diagnosis, treatment, disposition, and ICD-10 coding. Icons enable practitioners to quickly spot the information they need. This edition provides up-to-date information on topics such as emerging infections, new protocols, and new treatments.

Pocket Guide to Critical Care Pharmacotherapy

This is a no-nonsense guide to drug treatment in the intensive care unit.  It covers the most commonly encountered conditions and is organized by system.  Management of each condition is tersely outlined step-by-step in table format.  The book also includes non-drug information that is essential to making informed, evidence-based pharmacotherapy decisions, such as risk scores, scales, and assessment tools.
The Second Edition has been revised to reflect the latest critical care practice guidelines and up-to-date drug and non-drug information

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Stoelting's Handbook of Pharmacology and Physiology in Anesthetic Practice

Get trusted anesthesiology guidance in a compact, high-yield source with Stoelting’s Handbook of Pharmacology and Physiology in Anesthetic Practice. Updated from the Fifth Edition of Stoelting's Pharmacology and Physiology in Anesthetic Practice, this handbook provides succinct, current, and accurate information on the pharmacology and physiology that are relevant to anesthesiology, equipping you to deliver safe and effective perioperative patient management.

Key Features:
  • Apply the latest knowledge with coverage of all new drugs, as well as new findings on the actions and interactions of established drugs.
  • Focus on the information you need thanks to a quick-reference tabular format.
  • Easily turn to the parent textbook for more in-depth information thanks to an organization that mirrors Stoelting’sPharmacology and Physiology in Anesthetic Practice
Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition, offering tablet, smartphone, or online access to:
  • 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 use 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Cardiovascular Critical Care

Remarkable improvements in cardiac survival rates have made cardiovascular critical care much more common, but no less challenging for the practitioner. This important volume draws on the skills of an expert team of editors and contributors to present a timely overview of clinical practice.
The book covers the full range of the field, from pre-operative assessment and the haematological complications of cardiovascular surgery and critical care to the care of patients with:
·         Arrhythmias
·         Heart Failure
·         Adult Congenital Heart Disease
·         Mitral Valve Disease
·         Aortic Valve Disease
·         Infective Endocarditis
·         Vasculitis
The authors also address the special problems associated with the management of conditions consequent upon pregnancy, eclampsia, and the hypertensive crisis.
With high-quality illustrations and a helpful index, Cardiovascular Critical Care gives you access to information that helps you provide the best possible care to your patients. 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Cardiology: An Illustrated Textbook (2 Volume set)

This two volume set presents recent advances in the knowledge and technology related to the field of cardiology. Beginning with a basic introduction, the text continues with a step by step approach through the subject, covering topics such as cardiovascular pharmacology, electrophysiology, coronary heart diseases, myocardial and pericardial disease and more. With contributions from leading international experts and over 1500 colour photographs, each chapter contains additional comments and guidelines from reputed international bodies. The book is accompanied by a DVD ROM containing high quality video footage of echocardiography.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Single Best Answer MCQs in Anaesthesia: Clinical Anaesthesia

This is the single best answer format of questions that is invaluable in assessing a trainee's clinical skills and problem-solving abilities. It allows the trainee to demonstrate application of their knowledge to clinical practice. This book comprises six sets of practice papers. Each set contains 30 single best answer questions which cover topics including clinical anaesthesia, pain and intensive care. The questions are based on the recent changes introduced to the written part of the final FRCA examination. The best possible answer to a given clinical scenario is substantiated by a detailed explanation drawn from recent review articles and textbooks in clinical anaesthesia. These questions will enable candidates to assess their clinical knowledge and skills in problem-solving, data interpretation and decision making. This book is essential study material for candidates sitting postgraduate examinations in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine. It is not only an essential guide for trainees but also an invaluable educational resource for all anaesthetists.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Sleep and Anesthesia

Sleep and anesthesia resemble in many ways at a first glance. The most prominent common feature of course is the loss of consciousness, i.e. the loss of awareness of external stimuli. However a closer look at the loss of consciousness reveals already a difference between sleep and anesthesia: anesthesia is induced by an anesthetic drug whereas we may fall asleep without external cause. Other questions may arise about the difference of the two effects: do we dream during surgery under anesthesia, do we feel pain during sleep? Essentially, we may ask: what is common and what are the differences between sleep and anesthesia? To answer these questions, we may take a look at the neural origin of both effects and the involved physiological pathways. In which way do they resemble? Moreover, we ask what are the detailed features of normal sleep and general anesthesia as applied during surgery and which features exist in both phenomena? If yes in which way?
To receive answers to these questions, it is necessary to consider several experimental techniques that reveal underlying neural mechanisms of sleep and anesthesia. Moreover, theoretical models of neural activity may model both phenomena and comes up with predictions or even theories on the underlying mechanisms. Such models may attack several different description levels, from the microscopic level of single neurons to the macroscopic level of neural populations. Such models may give deeper insight into the phenomena if their assumptions are based on experimental findings and their predictions can be compared to experimental results. This comparison step is essential for valuable theoretical models.
The book is motivated by two successful workshops on anesthesia and sleep organized
during the Computational Neuroscience Conferences in Toronto in 2007 and in Berlin 2009. It aims to cover all the previous aspects with a focus on the link to experimental findings. It elucidates important issues in theoretical models that at the same time reflect some current major research interests. Moreover it considers some diverse issues which are very important to get an overview of the fields. For instance, the book discusses not only neural activity in the brain but also the effects of general anesthesia on the cardio-vascular system and the spinal cord in the context of analgesia. In addition, it considers different experimental techniques on various spatial scales, such as fMRI and EEG-experiments on the macroscopic scale and single neuron and LFP-measurements on the microscopic scale.
In total all book chapters reveal aspects of the neural correlates of sleep and anesthesia motivated by experimental data. This focus on the neural mechanism in the light of experimental data is the common feature of the topics and the chapters. In addition, the book aims to clarify the shared physiological mechanisms of both phenomena, but also reveal their physiological differences.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Critical Care Secrets 5E

Get the most out of your study and review with Critical Care Secrets! This easy-to-read book uses the popular and trusted Secrets Series® question-and-answer format to cover all areas of critical care medicine, focusing on the practical, "in-the-trenches" know-how you need to succeed both in practice, and on board and recertification exams. The easy-to-read approach of the Secrets books has been serving medical professionals for decades.

Expedite your reference and review with a question-and-answer format that's conversational and easy to read.Zero in on key information with bulleted lists, mnemonics, practical tips from the authors, and "Key Points" boxes that provide a concise overview of important board-relevant content.Explore effective solutions to patients' medical and ethical problems related to a wide range of specialties, including pulmonology, surgery, anesthesiology, pharmacy, and infectious disease.Get the evidence-based guidance you need to provide optimal care for the critically ill.

Gain a new perspective on today's hot topics with new coverage of encephalitis, acute abdomen, antidepressants, and much more.
Stay up to date with all-new chapters on General Approach to Trauma Victims, Arterial and Central Venous Lines, ICU Ultrasound, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenator (ECMO), H1N1/Influenza, Immunocompromised Host, Glycemic Control in the ICU, Disaster Medicine, Toxic Alcohols, Cardiovascular Drugs, Palliative Care, and Organ Donation.
Learn from the experience of international experts, many of whom are new to this edition and offer a fresh viewpoint on critical care.
A comprehensive, easy-to-read overview makes Critical Care Secrets the perfect review tool for board and recertification exams, a clinical refresher, or a quick reference guide.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Non-invasive respiratory support

A highly informative handbook, giving clear and user friendly advice on the practical aspects of non-invasive respiratory support, including how to select patients, choose equipment and initiate therapy.

Handbook of Pediatric Anesthesia

Sharpen your clinical decision-making skills with this concise handbook of anesthesia care for children

Written by the pediatric anesthesia faculty at Columbia University Medical Center, Handbook of Pediatric Anesthesia is a succinct guide to the practice of clinical anesthesia in neonates, infants, children, and adolescents. Each of the 89 chapters is devoted to a specific illness or disorder and is presented in a consistent, easy-access design. Every chapter includes a case description, perioperative considerations, anesthetic management, postoperative considerations, controversies, and surgical concerns for the illness discussed.
Covering the entire breadth of the specialty, Handbook of Pediatric Anesthesia is an outstanding introductory text and an essential review for pediatric anesthesia board certification and recertification. It is especially valuable to residents and trainees as well as practicing anesthesiologists who do not manage pediatric cases on a regular basis. The book concludes with detailed appendices, including a Pediatric Critical Event Checklist and a Pediatric Drug Guide.