Edited by a leading author in obstetric anesthesiology, this comprehensive reference addresses all the issues pertinent to the practice of obstetric anesthesia today. It not only provides the details of anesthesia for labor and delivery, but it also contains in-depth discussions of anesthetic and obstetric complications and medical disorders during pregnancy. With its patient-oriented approach, the book focuses on the treatment of the fetus and the mother as separate patients with distinct needs.
* Includes thoroughly revised chapters filled with the most current information and references in obstetric anesthesia. * Contains pertinent topics for today's practitioners such as new local anesthetics; difficult airway; epidural and intrathecal opioid analgesia during labor; combined spinal-epidural analgesia; antepartum fetal assessment, therapy, and surgery; fetal and neonatal neurologic injury; in vitro fertilization; vaginal birth after cesarean section; postpartum tubal sterilization; postcesarean analgesia; the occurrence of maternal fever; and medicolegal issues. * Edited meticulously by the current leading academic obstetric anesthesiologist. * Offers clinical recommendations and standards of care from the voice of expert contributors from over 35 major institutions in the U.S. and Canada for practical guidance from reliable sources. * Includes two-color format, chapter outlines, highlighted boxes, boldfaced terms, and key features so the reader can obtain the key information quickly, almost at-a-glance. * Patient-oriented, treating the fetus and mother as separate patients with distinct needs, ideal for the clinical setting. * Includes latest information on pain management. * Provides comprehensive coverage of anesthetic and obstetric complications, a crucial factor in practicing both anesthesiology and obstetrics. * Features section on pregnant patient with systemic disease so the practitioner knows how to handle both the healthy patient and the special cases where the patient has a systemic disease. * Discusses total patient care, from fetal/neonatal assessment to delivery and complications for a one-stop resource for practitioners.
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Reviews of the first edition: "David Chestnut has selected some of the most notable figures in..anaesthetic and obstetric practice...There are also excellent chapters dealing with the management of almost every disease one may encounter in the obstetric population." -International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia "This is a superb new text on obstetric anesthesia. It is a complete reference for both novice and experienced practitioners. The book meets all of its objectives...Clear and concise tables, illustrations and graphs...serve to amplify..relevant points in the chapter. The comprehensive content and excellent organization...qualify this text as an excellent reference for all practitioners in the field." -Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal "The text is an integrated composite of both anesthesia and obstetric knowledge arranged in a highly reasonable and readable format. The references are up-to-date and adroitly chosen...The clinical practitioner will find this text a friendly reference." -Anesthesia and Analgesia
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Book Description Mosby. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0323003834. Bookseller Inventory # JW4-PGN-DW3
Book Description Mosby, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0323003834