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Anesthesia and Perioperative Care of the High-Risk Patient
  • 3rd edition
  • Edited by Ian McConachie, Western University, London, Ontario
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Online publication date: September 2014
  • Print publication year: 2014
  • Online ISBN: 9781139629362
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Book description

The fully updated third edition of this popular handbook provides a concise summary of perioperative management of high-risk surgical patients. Written by an international group of senior clinicians, chapters retain the practical nature of previous editions, with concise text in a bulleted format offering rapid access to key facts and advice. Several new chapters cover topics including: anesthetic mortality; cardiopulmonary exercise testing; perioperative optimization; obstructive sleep apnea and obesity hypoventilation syndrome; smoking, alcohol and recreational drug abuse; intraoperative ventilatory management; the role of simulation in managing the high-risk patient; anesthesia, surgery and palliative care; anesthesia and cancer surgery; neurotrauma and other high-risk neuro cases; anesthesia for end-stage renal and liver disease; and transplant patients. Essential reading for trainee anesthesiologists managing seriously ill patients during surgery or studying for postgraduate examinations, this is also a valuable refresher for anesthesiologists and intensivists looking for an update on the latest evidence-based care.


Review of previous edition:‘McConachie et al. meet their goals of providing practical pearls on the care of high-risk surgical patients … a cost-effective, helpful addition to any student's, trainee's or practitioner's library.'

Source: Anesthesiology

Review of previous edition:‘A common sense approach to contentious areas of perioperative care … its ordered no nonsense style provides a clear overview to consolidate knowledge.'

Source: Anaesthesia

Review of previous edition:‘… this book could be placed on every desk in the hospital and would be a valuable resource in the hands of the junior as well as the more experienced anesthetist.'

Source: Critical Care

'The authors and editor deserve praise for this updated edition that provides informed and balanced information reflecting modern day perioperative medicine. It is almost impossible to find fault with such a thorough yet straight-talking book … easy to digest, it promises to be a very welcome resource to departments and individuals alike.'

Source: British Journal of Anaesthesia

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