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Anesthetic Management of the Obese Surgical Patient

Anesthetic Management of the Obese Surgical Patient

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  • Date Published: January 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107603332

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  • The global obesity epidemic is growing in severity, affecting people of every age and costing healthcare providers millions of dollars every year. Every day, anesthesiologists are presented with obese and morbidly obese patients undergoing every type of surgical procedure; the management of these patients differs significantly from that of normal weight patients undergoing the same procedure. Anesthetic Management of the Obese Surgical Patient discusses these specific management issues within each surgical specialty area. Initial chapters describe pre-operative assessment and pharmacology; these are followed by detailed chapters on the anesthetic management of a wide variety of surgical procedures, from joint replacement to open heart surgery. Essential reading for anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists worldwide, Anesthetic Management of the Obese Surgical Patient and its companion work by the same authors, Morbid Obesity: Peri-operative Management, enable both trainees and practised professionals to manage this complex patient group effectively.

    • Gives all anesthesia care providers a background on the essential issues to consider when managing extremely obese patients
    • Anesthetic management is organized according to surgical specialty allowing readers to easily access the most relevant content for their role
    • Complements Morbid Obesity: Peri-operative Management but with a specific focus on the anesthetic considerations in a wide range of surgical procedures
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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107603332
    • length: 146 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.33kg
    • contains: 50 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. General Considerations:
    1. Introduction to obesity
    2. Preoperative considerations
    3. Intraoperative management
    4. Pharmacologic considerations
    5. Postoperative management
    Part II. Anesthesia for Specific Procedures:
    6. Abdominal and pelvic operations
    7. Cardiovascular surgery
    8. Thoracic surgery
    9. Neurosurgery
    10. Orthopedic surgery
    11. Oral, head and neck surgery (OHNS)
    12. Plastic and reconstructive surgery
    13. Ophthalmic surgery
    14. Obstetrics
    15. Outpatient surgery
    16. Out-of-OR procedures

  • Authors

    Jay B. Brodsky, Stanford University Medical Centre
    Jay B. Brodsky is Professor of Anesthesia, Vice-Chair (Clinical), Stanford University School of Medicine, and Medical Director, Perioperative Services, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA, USA.

    Hendrikus J. M. Lemmens, Stanford University Medical Centre
    Hendrikus J. M. Lemmens is Professor of Anesthesia, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA.

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