Yearbook of Anesthesiology 4 PDF
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The fourth volume of the Yearbook is in your hands with 25 chapters that contain all the relevant updates in the respective topics. The last three Yearbooks have had tremendous success with the need of reprints after the initial volumes were released. The previous copies have been distributed and bought all over India and the neighboring countries. For this volume, the editorial team has been changed. The present team goes on record to appreciate the efforts made by, first to conceptualize this idea of publishing a yearbook under the auspices of the Indian College of Anaesthesiologists, and then to make the book so very popular. The change that has been done in the present format is inclusion of expert opinion on certain landmark articles published during the last year, which are likely to change clinical practice. The topics include general anesthesia, pain and intensive care.
The editorial team has endeavored to include variety of topics that represent all aspects of anesthesia practice. While three chapters discuss the anesthesia management of patients presenting with burns, renal transplant and carotid endarterectomy, the chapter on iatrogenic hyponatremia deals with complications arising from use of irrigation fluids used during endoscopic, urologic and gynecologic surgery. Anesthesia in the MRI suite outlines the problems due to strong magnetic field and the MRI compatible equipment required for patient management. There is an interesting write-up on the status of nitrous oxide in the modern-day anesthesia practice and another chapter re-looks on the commonly practiced brachial plexus block. Current concepts of perioperative fluid therapy and management of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) have also been included.
With burgeoning aging population, the ever-increasing number of elderly patients are presenting for surgery, and most of them have cardiovascular comorbidity. Two chapters deal with the anesthetic implications of diastolic dysfunction and implanted cardiac devices. On the other extreme of age, one lung anesthesia in children has been dealt with in detail. Obesity is turning out to be a worldwide epidemic and a large number of these patients have obstructive sleep apnea which may be undiagnosed preoperatively. The diagnosis and anesthetic management of these patients have been discussed as also the management of patients presenting for liposuction, a very common esthetic procedure in the obese.
Maternal and child health is our national agenda and recent advances in the management of obstetric hemorrhage have been discussed in detail in one of the chapters. Fetal surgery gives an opportunity to treat congenital abnormalities in utero, which, if untreated, may lead to death or severe disability after birth. The chapter on fetal surgery outlines the conditions amenable to surgery and the anesthetic management of the same. Technology has entered our operation theaters in a big way and one must know the intricacies of ultrasound, point-of-care coagulation testing and the monitoring issues during complex spine surgery. The operation theater atmosphere can impact the personnel working there. With this in mind, a chapter on the environmental issues in the operating theaters is included. Care has also been taken to include topics related to management of pain and critical care; the two important areas of anesthesia practice. The chapter on opioids deals with newer opioids as well as the new methods of delivery of older opioids, and the chapter on implantable devices discusses the implantable pain therapy devices for management of chronic and cancer pain. Recent developments in the management of acute respiratory dispress syndrome (ARDS) and noncardiogenic pulmonary edema are also discussed.
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