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New High-Risk Patient Care Text sees major contributions from Dept faculty

Monday, September 8, 2014

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Contributors from Our Faculty: Dr. Antoniou, Dr. Bainbridge, Dr. Brookes, Dr. Bruni, Dr. Cave, Dr. ChengDr. Clarke, Dr. A. Dhir, Dr. S. Dhir, Dr. Harle, Dr. Railton, Dr. Schulz 

Anesthesia and Perioperative Care of the High-Risk Patient, 3rd Edition. Edited by McConachie I.

  • Bainbridge D, Cheng D. Perioperative mortality and cardiac arrest [Chapter 2]. 17-29.

  • Railton C. Perioperative cardiovascular medication management [Chapter 5]. 65-75.

  • McConachie I. Perioperative optimization [Chapter 6]. 76-89. 

  • Cave A. Anemia, blood transfusion and coagulopathy [Chapter 8]. 110-127.

  • Banasch M, McConachie I. Diabetes [Chapter 9]. 128-136.

  • Singh PM, Ludwig N, McConachie I, Sinha AC. The obese or thin patient [Chapter 10]. 137-153.

  • Pariser M, Clarke C. Analgesia for the high-risk patient [Chapter 14]. 191-213.

  • Brookes J, Dhir S. Regional anesthesia for the high-risk patient [Chapter 15]. 214-230.

  • Vergel de Dios J, McConachie I. Postoperative deterioration [Chapter 16]. 231-244.

  • Chin M, Antoniou A. The role of simulation in managing the high-risk patient [Chapter 18]. 264-274.

  • Schulz V, Smyth C, Jarvis G. Anesthesia, surgery and palliative care [Chapter 19]. 275-286.

  • McConachie I. The high-risk or critically ill patient in the OR [Chapter 20]. 287-310.

  • McFarling M, Bruni I. Vascular surgery [Chapter 23]. 346-364.

  • Morrison S, Harle C. Anesthesia for end stage renal and liver disease [Chapter 27]. 422-443.

  • Dhir A, Suphathamwit A. Transplant patients [Chapter 28]. 444-461. 


 The following is a short description of the book provided by Cambridge University Press (2014):

“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."
  • Written and edited by senior clinicians with considerable experience of managing high-risk patients, providing authoritative guidance and an intentional approach

  • Easy-to-read format aids quick and accurate treatment of high-risk patients

  • Extensively updated throughout with several new chapters, this new edition provides a concise refresher of the latest evidence-based care while retaining the popular format of previous editions

Congratulations Dr. McConachie and to all contributors on their accomplishment!