Echocardiography

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Echocardiography Albert C. Perrino Jr. Wanda M. Popescu Nikolaos J. Skubas Key Points Understanding the principles of ultrasound and echo cardiographic instrumentation is essential in optimizing image quality. Performing a…

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Anesthesia for Otolaryngologic Surgery

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Anesthesia for Otolaryngologic Surgery Lynne R. Ferrari Charles Nargozian Key Points The restricted spaces in the airway require an understanding and cooperative relationship between surgeon and anesthesiologist, and the use…

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Anesthesia and Obesity

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Anesthesia and Obesity Brenda A. Bucklin Ana Fernandez-Bustamante Key Points Neck circumference is the single best predictor of problematic intubation in morbidly obese patients. A larger neck circumference is associated…

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Anesthesia for Ophthalmologic Surgery

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Anesthesia for Ophthalmologic Surgery Kathryn E. Mcgoldrick Steven I. Gayer Key Points Although apprehension is predictable in potentially blind patients awaiting surgery, this problem is often exacerbated in the elderly,…

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Endocrine Function

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Endocrine Function Jeffrey J. Schwartz Shamsuddin Akhtar Stanley H. Rosenbaum Key Points The major risk of anesthesia in the poorly controlled thyrotoxic patient is thyroid storm, which must be aggressively…

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Peripheral Nerve Blockade

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Peripheral Nerve Blockade Ban C.H. Tsui Richard W. Rosenquist Key Points Peripheral nerve blocks provide effective anesthesia and analgesia in a site-specific manner with the potential for long-lasting effects. Accurate…

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Obstetrical Anesthesia

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Obstetrical Anesthesia Ferne R. Braveman Barbara M. Scavone Marcelle E. Blessing Cynthia A. Wong Key Points As oxygen consumption increases during pregnancy, the maternal cardiovascular system adapts to meet the…

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Anesthesia for Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeries

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Anesthesia for Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeries Girish P. Joshi Anthony Cunningham Key Points Minimally invasive surgery reduces surgical stress and postoperative pain as well as reduces overall morbidity, thus resulting…

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Anesthesia for Thoracic Surgery

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Anesthesia for Thoracic Surgery James B. Eisenkraft Edmond Cohen Steven M. Neustein Key Points It is important to determine prior to the onset of anesthesia and surgery whether the patient…

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