Friday, March 27, 2015

Morgan and Mikhail's Clinical Anesthesiology Flashcards

Morgan and Mikhail's Anesthesiology Flashcards contain 320 cards that offer a fast, efficient review of high-yield anesthesiology topics.
  • 320 two-sided cards help you review every key topic in clinical anesthesiology
  • Great for exam review or as a clinical refresher
  • Includes case studies, Q&A, and must-know facts
  • Backed by the authority of Morgan & Mikhail's Clinical Anesthesiology

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Anesthesia Student Survival Guide: A Case-Based Approach

Anesthesia Student Survival Guide: A Case-Based Approach is an indispensable introduction to the specialty. This concise, easy-to-read, affordable handbook is ideal for medical students, nursing students, and others during the anesthesia rotation. Written in a structured prose format and supplemented with many diagrams, tables, and algorithms, this pocket-sized guide contains essential material covered on the USMLE II-III and other licensing exams. The editors, who are academic faculty at Harvard Medical School, summarize the essential content with 32 informative and compelling case studies designed to help students apply new concepts to real situations. Pharmacology, basic skills, common procedures and anesthesia subspecialties are covered, too, with just the right amount of detail for an introductory text. The unique book also offers a section containing career advice and insider tips on how to receive good evaluations from supervising physicians. With its combination of astute clinical instruction, basic science explanation, and practical tips from physicians that have been there before, this handbook is your one-stop guide to a successful anesthesia rotation. 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Textbook of Regional Anesthesia

This authoritative and comprehensive reference by an international team of distinguished experts, explores all aspects of the field—from the basic science of regional anesthesia to its implementation in clinical practice. Up-to-date information is organized into a consistent, quick-access format that is highlighted by over 300 outstanding illustrations. No other book has as much information on setting up an Acute Pain Service, outcomes and evidence based medicine, as well as coverage on advanced interventional techniques.

Atlas of Functional Anatomy for Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine: Human Structure, Ultrastructure and 3D Reconstruction Images

This is the first atlas to depict in high-resolution images the fine structure of the spinal canal, the nervous plexuses, and the peripheral nerves in relation to clinical practice. The Atlas of Functional Anatomy for Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine contains more than 1500 images of unsurpassed quality, most of which have never been published, including scanning electron microscopy images of neuronal ultrastructures, macroscopic sectional anatomy, and three-dimensional images reconstructed from patient imaging studies. Each chapter begins with a short introduction on the covered subject but then allows the images to embody the rest of the work; detailed text accompanies figures to guide readers through anatomy, providing evidence-based, clinically relevant information. Beyond clinically relevant anatomy, the book features regional anesthesia equipment (needles, catheters, surgical gloves) and overview of some cutting edge research instruments (e.g. scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy).

Pain Medicine - An Interdisciplinary Case-Based Approach

Pain Medicine approaches the management of common chronic pain conditions using a unique interdisciplinary approach focusing on multiple facets of patients' clinical presentations. The comprehensive discussions in each chapter are centered on a vignette that mimics a fairly typical case presentation. In addition to detailed classical descriptions of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, prognosis, and confounding psychosocial factors of each disease entity, the text provides various interdisciplinary management approaches. The case-based approach illustrates key clinical points and demonstrates how practitioners from a variety of disciplines can work together to deliver optimal patient care. The ACGME criteria for fellowship training in Pain Medicine calls for an interdisciplinary approach, with required training and exposure to the fields of Anesthesiology, Neurology, Psychiatry, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. As this trend is occurring in private pain clinics and practices as well as in academic institutions, there is a need for a volume which integrates the approaches of the various disciplines into a coherent whole to guide clinicians and trainees in the interdisciplinary management of pain. With each chapter authored by respected experts in the key specialties involved with pain management, Pain Medicine is a highly applicable clinical reference for practitioners, an excellent anchor text for fellows and residents in training, and a thorough review for initial board certification as well as maintenance of certification exams.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Anesthesia for the High-Risk Patient 2nd ed.

The second edition of this successful text discusses the complete range of high risk situations likely to be encountered in anesthetic practice, providing practical advice on pre-, intra- and post-operative management for both elective and emergency surgery. The introductory section gives background information on risks and complications, enabling the reader to accurately and quickly assess patients. Emphasis is placed on cardiovascular risk, cardiac disease and cardiac management, but all key risks are assessed. The second section covers specific surgical scenarios such as managing the critically ill patient, the elderly patient and those with cardiac co-morbidities. Written in a concise, practical style by an international team of experienced practitioners, this is a user-friendly guide to the perioperative management of all high risk patients, and is an invaluable resource for all anesthetists, intensivists and hopsitalists.

Anesthesia and Perioperative Care for Aortic Surgery

This book is the first of its kind - a comprehensive reference for anesthesia and perioperative clinicians involved in aortic surgery. With a primary focus on anesthesia for various aortic surgical procedures, including endovascular aortic surgery, the title also provides expanded coverage of CNS monitoring and protection, intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography, renal and spinal cord protection during surgery, management of aortic trauma, and postoperative care. Written by top cardiac anesthesiologists, surgeons, and intensivists, this indispensable reference provides everything you need to know about the burgeoning field of aortic surgery in one handy volume.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

ECGs for Beginners

Mastery of ECG interpretation is achieved not only bypattern recognition, but equally importantly, by a clear,practical understanding of how electricity moves through the heartand how disruption of that movement manifests itself via ECGtracings. ECGs for Beginners, written by one of the world's mostrespected electrophysiologists with over 40 years experience oftraining clinicians, will provide cardiology and electrophysiologytrainees with an easy to follow, step-by-step guideto the topic, thus enabling them to both understand andinterpret ECG readings in order to to best manage theirpatients. Packed with over 250 high-quality ECG tracings, as well asmanagement algorithms and key points throughout, every chapteralso contains self-assessment questions, allowing the reader totest themselves on what they've just learnt. All kinds of arrhythmias will be covered, as well asmorphological abnormalities such as atrial andventricular problems. Importantly, normal ECG readings willbe presented alongside abnormal readings, to bestdemonstrate how and why abnormalities occur. ECGs for Beginners is an essential purchase for all cardiologyand electrophysiology trainees, as well as being a handyrefresher guide for the experienced physician.

Oxford Textbook of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia

The new Oxford Textbook of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia provides a comprehensive overview of and a thorough grounding in this challenging subspecialty. Both cardiac and thoracic anesthesia demand high levels of knowledge and skill, as minimally invasive surgical techniques demand a sounder understanding of the specialties and as more patients with co-morbidities present for surgery.

Part of the Oxford Textbooks in Anesthesia series, this volume covers the anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, post-operative complications, critical care, and all clinical aspects of cardiac and thoracic anesthesia. Practical aspects, such as team working, and designing and equipping cardiothoracic theatre and critical care, are also included. The expert and international author team uses their experience to ensure this textbook reflects current world-wide practice across the globe.

This volume is published with a concurrent online version, which features access to the full content of the textbook, contains links from the references to primary research journal articles, allows full text searches, and provides access to figures and tables that can be downloaded to PowerPoint RG.

Designed for consultants and trainees in cardiac and thoracic anesthesia, this is the definitive source of expert knowledge for anesthetists’ in this subspecialty.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Infectious Diseases in Critical Care

Critical care practitioners are often the initial providers of care to seriously ill patients with infections. This book provides clinicians practicing in the intensive care unit with a reference to help guide their care of infected patients. It brings together a group of international authors to address important topics related to infectious diseases for the critical care practitioner.

Harwood-Nuss' Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine, 6E

Harwood-Nuss' Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine presents a clinically focused and evidence-based summary of this specialty, giving you fast, dependable answers to the clinical questions that arise in your practice. Templated chapters guide you through the clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, evaluation, management, and disposition of a full range of complaints and conditions seen in the ED, with highlighted critical interventions and common pitfalls – all the information you need to provide each patient with optimal care.


Additional online-only content (including chapters, figures, and tables) and access to over 1500 self-assessment questions and answers online
A unique section on High-Risk Chief Complaints guides you through the most critical presentations in the ED, such as chest pain, abdominal pain, shortness of breath, and altered mental status, so you can ensure that these patients are stabilized and treated quickly and effectively.
A section on Clinical Disposition draws attention to important post-ED management concerns.
A concise, readable format allows quick access to the information you need.
Reorganized pediatric section
New Key Testing sections found in appropriate chapters

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Structured Oral Examination in Clinical Anaesthesia: Practice Examination Papers

This book comprises structured questions and answers that closely simulate the structured oral examination (SOE) format of The Royal College of Anaesthetists' final FRCA examination. The style of exam questions has changed over the years and this book matches the most recent changes in this updated exam. It will consist of ten sets (chapters) of complete SOE papers. Each SOE set (chapter) includes one long case, three short cases and four different applied basic science topics (anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and clinical measurement). As this book will be presented in the format of complete examination papers, it will enable candidates to assess their knowledge and skills. It will also assist trainers in setting up mock exams. With thorough revision of this book, trainees can confidently sit their exams.The authors have been organizing final FRCA viva courses for the past five years, running four exam preparation courses a year, attended by about 200 trainees each year. This book includes updated knowledge based on the syllabus and more recent questions asked in the FRCA examination. It is, therefore, essential study material for trainees and a great educational tool for trainers. This book will also help candidates all over the world to pass highly competitive postgraduate examinations in anesthesia. It is an invaluable educational resource for all anesthetists.

Single Best Answer MCQs in Anaesthesia: V2

Single best answer multiple choice questions are considered invaluable in assessing a trainee's ability to apply knowledge to clinical practice. This book comprises six sets of practice papers, each set containing 30 single best answer questions in basic sciences applicable to the practice of anaesthesia, pain management and intensive care. The single best answer stem is presented as a clinical problem followed by a lead-in question and five possible options. The best possible answer to a given question is substantiated by detailed explanation drawn from recent review articles and textbooks in anaesthesia and basic sciences. At the end of the answer section to each question, a useful list of references are provided to aid further reading. These questions will enable candidates to assess how well they can apply their factual knowledge on basic sciences to their clinical practice. Alongside the authors' previously published book, "Single Best Answer MCQs in Anaesthesia: Volume 1 - Clinical Anaesthesia", this book supplements the essential study material for post-graduate examinations in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine. This book is also a valuable educational resource for all trainees and practicing anaesthetists.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Stoelting's Pharmacology and Physiology in Anesthetic Practice

Ensure safe and effective perioperative patient management with Stoelting's Pharmacology and Physiology in Anesthetic Practice. This best-selling clinical reference provides comprehensive, current, clinically oriented, authoritative information on all aspects of pharmacology and physiology that are relevant to anesthesiology, equipping you to make the most informed clinical decisions about the care of your patients.

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.
  • Prepare for certification and recertification exams with the most widely respected reference on anesthetic pharmacology and physiology.
  • Benefit from the authority of a “who’s who” in contemporary anesthesiology, under the masterful editorial leadership of Dr. Robert K. Stoelting’s chosen successors.
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

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Echocardiography (Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Cardiology)

Released in 2007 and the first handbook-sized practical training guide to provide easily accessible, detailed information on how to get good images, make key measurements and report findings, the first edition of Echocardiography rapidly become a bestselling echocardiography manual.
Now in its second edition, and reflecting the most recent international cardiology and echocariography society guidelines, the handbook has been extensively updated throughout and features new sections covering 3D echocardiography, intracardiac echocardiography, contrast echocardiography, speckle tracking echocardiography and emergency echocardiography. In full colour throughout, the text is illustrated with over 300 images and comes with a DVD resource of over 175 image loops. Also including reference ranges to help with reporting and accreditation exam preparation, Echocardiography remains the essential reference for trainees undergoing accreditation and a daily source of information for those who perform clinical echocardiography.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Textbook Of Medical Physiology

One of the most popular reference books in physiology, Textbook Of Medical Physiology: A South Asian Edition (Guyton & Hall) is designed in a manner that will meet the reference requirements of medical students, as well as the faculty. This book has been divided into 11 sections and in the beginning of each chapter the learning objectives are mentioned in a concise manner.

The first section deals with general physiology and covers aspects which revolve majorly around cells. The next section deals with muscle and nerve physiology. The third and the fourth sections deal with blood and constituents of blood, and cardiovascular physiology, respectively. The next section contains information about the physiology of respiration, while the sixth section covers gastrointestinal physiology. The seventh and eighth sections are devoted to explanation of concepts governing renal physiology and the endocrine system.

The ninth section of Textbook Of Medical Physiology: A South Asian Edition (Guyton & Hall) concerns itself with the physiology of reproduction. Concepts related to the central nervous system are covered in the tenth section of this book. The eleventh and final section deals with other miscellaneous topics which are not covered in rest of the ten sections. This first edition of this book was published by Elsevier in 2013, and it is available in paperback.

Acute Pain Management A Practical Guide, 4E

Comprehensive acute pain management no longer means only caring for patients with pain resulting from postoperative and trauma-related causes—it now includes managing patients with acute pain arising from a wide variety of conditions.
Acute Pain Management: A Practical Guide provides health professionals with simple and practical information to help them manage patients with acute pain safely and effectively. The book also helps them to identify and manage acute pain in more complex patients, for whom effective treatment can be challenging.
In this new edition, chapters have been revised and updated, often extensively, to reflect current knowledge and practice. This resource will undoubtedly be helpful to a variety of professionals in assessing and managing acute pain.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Clinical notes for the FRCA

New edition of a successful book of concise notes on clinical aspects of the examination for the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaethetists. It has been fully updated to reflect changes in the examination syllabus. This will be an ideal revision guide for trainee anaesthetists sitting the FRCA and similar examinations

Monday, March 2, 2015

Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine (Oxford Handbooks)

Fully revised and updated, the Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine is the definitive, best-selling guide for all of the common conditions that present to the emergency department. Whether you work in emergency medicine, or just want to be prepared, this book will be your essential guide.

Following the latest clinical guidelines and evidence, written and reviewed by experts, this handbook will ensure you are up-to-date and have the confidence to deal with all emergency presentations, practices, and procedures. Following the latest developments in the field, such as infection control, DNR orders, advanced directives and learning disability. The book also includes new sections specifically outlining patient advice and information, as well as new and revised vital information on paediatrics and psychiatry. For all junior doctors, specialist nurses, paramedics, clinical students, GPs and other allied health professionals, this rapid-reference handbook will become a vital companion for both study and practice.