From basic science to various anesthesia techniques to complications, the meticulously updated, fifth edition of Chestnut's Obstetric Anesthesia: Principles and Practice, covers all you need to know about obstetric anesthesia. An editorial team of leading authorities presents the latest on anesthesia techniques for labor and delivery and medical disorders that occur during pregnancy. New chapters and rewritten versions of key chapters cover topics such as psychiatric disorders in the pregnant patient, neurologic disorders, and critical care of obstetric patients.With online access to the full text, it is an invaluable, comprehensive reference textbook for specialists in obstetric anesthesiology and obstetricians, as well as anesthesiology and obstetric residents. This book also serves as a clear, user-friendly guide for both anesthesiologists and obstetricians who are in clinical practice.
"...a comprehensive and contemporary, modern reference text." Reviewed by British Journal of Anaesthesia, May 2015
"Chestnut and his 79 expert contributors have once again released a current guide to obstetric anesthesia that proves useful to both junior learners and subspecialty providers." Reviewed by Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, Apr 2015
Emphasizes the treatment of the fetus and the mother as separate patients with distinct needs to ensure the application of modern principles of care.
Delivers contributions from many leaders in the fields of obstetric anesthesia and maternal-fetal medicine from all over the world.
Offers abundant figures, tables, and boxes that illustrate the step-by-step management of a full range of clinical scenarios.
Presents key point summaries in each chapter for quick, convenient reference.
Stay current on the latest advancements and developments with sweeping updates and new chapters on topics such as patient safety and team approach, transthoracic echocardiography and noninvasive measurement of cardiac output in obstetric patients, psychiatric disorders during pregnancy, neurologic injuries, and more.
Prevent and plan for potential complications associated with the advancing age of pregnant women. An extensive, state-of-the art discussion of "critical care of obstetric patients" equips you to address any special considerations for this increasing segment.
Know exactly how to proceed. An abundance of tables and boxes illustrate the step-by-step management of a full range of clinical scenarios.
Choose the best drugs available while adhering to the most recent guidelines for obstetric anesthesia.
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Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Number of pages: 1328
Weight: 2880 g
Dimensions: 281 x 222 x 43 mm
Edition: 5th Revised edition
"It is a book that might be useful to anaesthetic consultants with an interest in obstetric anaesthesia, perhaps when faced with one of those rare and complex clinical problems that sometimes crop up unexpectedly. Certainly, higher trainees with an interest in the sub-speciality would find immense value in its detailed and thorough coverage. It would also function well as an oracle of knowledge for people of any background searching for answers in this field." Reviewed by British Journal of Anaesthesia, May 2015
"It has been five years since the last edition of Obstetric Anesthesia Principles and Practice was released. In the interim, there has been significant change in obstetric anesthesia practice, with an emphasis on ultrasound for regional anesthesia, noninvasive technologies for hemodynamic monitoring, and new labour analgesia modalities for delivery. These innovations are successfully incorporated into the fifth edition of the textbook which consists of 55 chapters descriptively organized into ten parts." Reviewed by Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, Apr 2015