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Analgesia, Anaesthesia and Pregnancy
A Practical Guide

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  • Date Published: June 2019
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108710527

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  • Now in its fourth edition, Analgesia, Anaesthesia and Pregnancy is a concise guide to obstetric anaesthesia and analgesia. This essential text reviews every topic and clinical challenge faced during delivery and focuses on pre-empting problems and maximising quality of care. It also covers acute emergencies related to pregnancy. This new edition features eleven new chapters that cover the significant updates in the field over the last few years. Presented in a clearly structured format, this practical guide will be an invaluable source of key information for any anaesthetist encountering obstetric patients, whether they are a practised consultant or still in training. Obstetricians, neonatologists, midwives, nurses, and anaesthetic assistants in obstetric analgesia and anaesthesia who wish to extend or update their knowledge will also benefit from reading this book.

    • Provides broad coverage of obstetric anaesthesia in an easy to follow, quick reference style format
    • Useful for both exam preparation and day-to-day practice
    • Features significant updates in obstetric anaesthesia over recent years, meaning this new edition is timely
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    Product details

    • Edition: 4th Edition
    • Date Published: June 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108710527
    • length: 546 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.94kg
    • contains: 20 b/w illus. 50 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Assisted fertility
    2. Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome
    3. Anaesthesia before confirmation of pregnancy
    4. Ectopic pregnancy
    5. Evacuation of retained products of conception
    6. Termination of pregnancy
    7. Cervical suture (cerclage)
    8. Incidental surgery in the pregnant patient
    9. Intrauterine surgery
    10. Anatomy of the spine and peripheral nerves
    11. Physiology of pregnancy
    12. Antenatal care
    13. Aortocaval compression
    14. Gastric function and feeding in labour
    15. Drugs and pregnancy
    16. Placental transfer of drug
    17. Prescription and administration of drugs by midwives
    18. Local anaesthetics
    19. Normal labour
    20. Intrapartum fetal monitoring
    21. Pain of labour
    22. Non-pharmacological analgesia
    23. Inhalational analgesic drugs
    24. Systemic analgesic drugs
    25. Intravenous patient-controlled analgesia for labour
    26. Epidural analgesia for labour
    27. Epidural test doses
    28. Spinal analgesia
    29. Combined spinal-epidural analgesia and anaesthesia
    30. Spinal and epidural opioids
    31. Pre-operative assessment
    32. Operative vaginal delivery (instrumental delivery)
    33. Caesarean section
    34. Spinal anaesthesia for caesarean section
    35. Epidural anaesthesia for caesarean section
    36. General anaesthesia for caesarean section
    37. Cricoid pressure
    38. Failed and difficult intubation
    39. Awake intubation
    40. Removal of retained placenta and perineal suturing
    41. Postoperative analgesia
    42. Enhanced recovery
    43. Bloody tap
    44. Dural puncture
    45. Postdural puncture headache
    46. Epidural blood patch
    47. Extensive regional block
    48. Inadequate regional analgesia in labour
    49. Breakthrough pain during caesarean section
    50. Backache
    51. Chronic pain post-caesarean section
    52. Horner's syndrome and cranial nerve palsy
    53. Peripheral nerve lesions following regional anaesthesia
    54. Spinal cord lesions following regional anaesthesia
    55. Arachnoiditis
    56. Cauda equina syndrome
    57. Opioid-induced pruritus
    58. Shivering
    59. Aspiration of gastric contents
    60. Awareness
    61. Air embolism
    62. Malignant hyperthermia
    63. Induction and augmentation of labour
    64. Oxytocic and tocolytic drugs
    65. Premature labour, delivery and rupture of membranes
    66. Malpresentations and malpositions
    67. External cephalic version
    68. Multiple pregnancy
    69. Vaginal birth after caesarean section
    70. Under-age pregnancy and advanced maternal age
    71. Abnormal placentation
    72. Placental abruption
    73. Cord prolapse
    74. Fetal distress
    75. Shoulder dystocia
    76. Intrauterine death
    77. Uterine inversion
    78. Major obstetric haemorrhage
    79. Postpartum haemorrhage
    80. Collapse on labour ward
    81. Maternal cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    82. Amniotic fluid embolism
    83. Cholestasis of pregnancy (obstetric cholestasis)
    84. Acute fatty liver of pregnancy
    85. HELLP syndrome
    86. Hypertension, pre-eclampsia and eclampsia
    87. Magnesium sulphate
    88. Hyperemesis gravidarum
    89. Maternal mortality
    90. Allergic reactions
    91. Cardiovascular disease
    92. Arrhythmias
    93. Pulmonary oedema
    94. Cardiomyopathy
    95. Coarctation of the aorta
    96. Aortic dissection
    97. Valvular heart disease
    98. Congenital heart disease
    99. Pulmonary hypertension and Eisenmenger's syndrome
    100. Ischaemic heart disease
    101. Endocrine disease
    102. Diabetes mellitus
    103. Anaemia and polycythaemia
    104. Deep-vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
    105. Thrombophilia
    106. Coagulopathy
    107. Von Willebrand's disease and haemophilia
    108. Disseminated intravascular coagulation
    109. Thrombocytopenia
    110. Lymphoma and leukaemia
    111. Haemoglobinopathies
    112. Connective tissue disorders
    113. Rheumatoid arthritis
    114. Cervical spine disorders
    115. Kyphoscoliosis
    116. Low back pain in pregnancy
    117. The parturient with chronic pain
    118. Neurological disease
    119. Meningitis
    120. Acute post-infective peripheral neuropathy (Gui

  • Authors

    Róisín Monteiro, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals’ NHS Trust
    Róisín Monteiro is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals' NHS Trust.

    Marwa Salman, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
    Marwa Salman is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

    Surbhi Malhotra, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
    Surbhi Malhotra is Consultant Anaesthetist at Fiona Stanley Hospital, Perth Australia.

    Steve Yentis, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
    Steve Yentis is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and Honorary Reader at Imperial College London.

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