50 Studies Every Anesthesiologist Should Know

ISBN : 9780190237691

Anita Gupta; Michael E. Hochman; Elena N. Gutman
296 Pages
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Feb 2019
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  • The only book of its kind to present a collection of detailed, yet easy-to-digest influential studies in anesthesiology
  • Each chapter begins with a quotation that puts the findings in context
  • Each study is complimented by a clinical case which allows readers to apply research findings to real-world situations

50 Studies Every Anesthesiologist Should Know presents key studies that have shaped the practice of anesthesiology. Selected using a rigorous methodology, the studies cover topics ranging from pain medicine, critical care, cardiothoracic anesthesiology to general anesthesiology. For each study, a concise summary is presented with an emphasis on the results and limitations of the study, and its implications for practice. Brief information on other relevant studies is provided, and an illustrative clinical case concludes the review. This book is a must-read for health care professionals in anesthesiology and pain medicine, and anyone who wants to learn more about the data behind clinical practice in anesthesiology, pain medicine, critical care and its broad subspecialties.


Foreword from the Series Editor
Section 1: General Anesthesiology
1. Video vs. Direct Laryngoscopy: A Randomized Clinical Trial
2. Management of the Difficult Airway: A Closed Claims Analysis
3. Predictive Factors of Difficult and Impossible Mask Ventilation
4. Perioperative Normothermia and Incidence of Cardiac Events
5. Perioperative Normothermia, Incidence of Surgical-Wound Infection and Length of Hospitalization
6. Preventable Anesthesia Mishaps
7. Deliberate Increase of Oxygen Delivery in the Perioperative Period
8. Blood Sugar Control in Type Two Diabetes
Section 2: Cardiac Anesthesia
9. Congestive Heart Failure and Pulmonary Artery Catheterization
10. Rate Control Vs. Rhythm Control for Atrial Fibriallation
11. Early Use of the Pulmonary Artery Catheter and Outcomes in Patients with Shock and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial
12. Statins and Perioperative Cardiac Complications
13. A Survey of Transesophageal Echocardiography
14. Statins and Perioperative Cardiac Complications
15. Effects of Extended-Release Metoprolol Succinate in Patients Undergoing Non-Cardiac Surgery (POISE Trial): A Randomized Controlled Trial
Section 3: Neuroanesthesia
16. Adverse Cerebral Outcomes After Coronary Bypass Surgery
17. Long-term Cognitive Impairment after Critical Illness
18. Cerebral Perfusion Pressure
Section 4: Critical Care
19. An Intervention to Decrease Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections in the ICU
20. Early Goal-Directed Therapy in the Treatment of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock
21. Intensive Insulin Therapy and Pentastarch Resuscitation in Sepsis
22. Transfusion Requirements in Critical Care TRICC
23. Effects of Intravenous Fluid Restriction on Postoperative Complications
24. The Saline versus Albumin Fluid Evaluation (SAFE) Study
Section 5: Perioperative Medicine
25. Prevention of Intraoperative Awareness in High-Risk Surgical Patients
26. Perioperative Medication Errors and Adverse Drug Events
27. Surgical Safety Checklist
28. Prevention of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting
29. Postoperative Oxygen Desaturation: A Comparison of Regional Anesthesia vs. Continuous Administration of Opioids
30. Surgical Site Infections Following Ambulatory Surgery Procedures
31. Care Coordination
32. Pulmonary Aspiration: Clinical Significance in the Perioperative Period
33. Postoperative Pain Experience
Section 6: Pain Anesthesiology
34. An fMRI-Based Neurologic Signature of Physical Pain
35. Clinical Importance of Changes on a Numerical Pain Rating Scale
36. Post-injury Pain Hypersensitivity and NMDA Receptor Antagonists
37. Randomized Trial of Oral Morphine for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain
38. Epidural Glucocorticoid Injections for Spinal Stenosis
39. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Lumbar Spine in People Without Back Pain
40. Surgery vs. Rehab for Chronic Lower Back Pain
41. Preoperative Multimodal Analgesia for Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Section 7: Regional Anesthesiology
42. Neuraxial Anesthesia and Postoperative Mortality and Morbidity
43. Epidural Anesthesia and Analgesia in High-Risk Patients Undergoing Major Surgery
44. Nerve Stimulator and Multiple Injection Technique for Upper and Lower Limb Blockade
Section 8: Obstetric Anesthesiology
45. Neuraxial Analgesia Given Early in Labor
46. Postdural Puncture Headache in Obstetrics: A Meta-analysis
Section 9: Pediatric Anesthesiology
47. Parental Presence During Induction versus Sedative Premedication
48. Perioperative Pediatric Morbidity and Mortality
49. CRIES: A Neonatal Postoperative Pain Measurement Score
50. Emergence Agitation After Sevoflurane Versus Propofol in Pediatrics

About the author: 

Anita Gupta, MD is a Liechtenstein Institute Fellow at Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs Princeton University. 
Elena N. Gutman, MD is Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology at Yale School of Medicine. 
Michael E. Hochman, MD, MPH is Associate Professor, Medicine and Director, Gehr Family Center for Health Systems Science at the USC Keck School of Medicine.

"There currently is no other book available that allows readers to review the landmark studies as well as get an idea of their clinical applicability. The book is well written and useful for those who practice anesthesiology." - Doody's Notes

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