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In this chapter, the authors discuss numerous anesthetic considerations related to the care for the premature infant. A host of topics associated with prematurity are reviewed including bronchopulmonary dysplasia, pulmonary hypertension, apnea of prematurity, retinopathy of prematurity, cerebral palsy, neonatal hypoglycemia, hypothermia and acidosis, necrotizing enterocolitis and the performance of neonatal spinal anesthetics.
This chapter reviews the pathophysiology of cystic fibrosis and its effects on a host of organ systems. The author discusses the anesthetic implications of cystic fibrosis allowing the reader to formulate a safe perioperative plan for these patients.
This chapter reviews the basics of cardiac catherization principles and the hemodynamic calculations obtained. The calculation of pulmonary to systemic flow as well as pulmonary vascular resistance if demonstrated.
This chapter reviews the basics of anomalous pulmonary venous return. The author reviews the signs and symptoms as well as the anatomic definitions of the various forms of anomalous venous return. Anesthetic concerns of caring for patients with anomalous venous return are discussed.
This chapter provides a brief review of Spinal muscular atrophy and its three subtypes. The newly available treatment Nusinersen, (Spinraza) is discussed as are the anesthetic concerns related to this medically complex patient population.
This chapter provides a brief review of anesthetic considerations present in patients with suspected and diagnosed muscular dystrophy. The disease presentation, genetics and clinical manifestations are considered. The chapter provides detailed consideration regarding the preoperative work-up and anesthetic considerations for patients with muscular dystrophy.
This chapter provides a review of acute postoperative pain in children. The authors discusses mechanisms, classification and evaluation of acute pain. Opioid and non-opioid based treatment strategies encompassing a variety of medication treatment options.
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