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Section I. Chapter 1. Evidence-Based Practice Parameters -The American Society of Anesthesiologists Approach, David G. Nickinovich, PhD, Richard T. Connis, PhD, Robert A. Caplan, MD, and James F. Arens, MD Section II. Chapter 2. Does Routine Testing Affect Outcome? L. Reuven Pasternak, MD, MPH, MBA Chapter 3. Is a preoperative screening clinic cost effective? Sheila R. Barnett, MD Chapter 4. Who Should Have A Preoperative 12-Lead Electrocardiogram? Barbara S. Gold, MD Chapter 5. Should Preoperative Hemoglobin Always Be Obtained? Bradly J. Narr, MD Chapter 7. What are the Risk Factors for Perioperative Stroke? Alexander Papangelou, MD and Marek Mirski, MD, PhD Chapter 8. Should we delay surgery in the patient with recent cocaine use? Nabil Elkassabany, MD Chapter 9. Should All Anti-Hypertensive Agents Be Continued before Surgery? John G. T. Augoustides MD, FASE Chapter 10. Is there an optimal timing for smoke cessation? James Y. Findlay, MB, ChB, FRCA Chapter 11. Should patients with asthma be given preoperative medications including steroids? George Pyrgos, M.D., Robert H. Brown, MD, MPH Chapter 12. Which patient should have a preoperative cardiac evaluation (stress test)? Amy L. Miller, MD, PhD, Joshua A. Beckman, MD, MS Chapter 13. Should patients with stable coronary artery disease undergo prophylactic revascularization prior to non-cardiac surgery? Santiago Garcia, MD and Edward O. McFalls, MD, PhD Chapter 15. How should we prepare the patient with a pacemaker/ICD? Mark Rozner, MD Chapter 16. When Should Pulmonary Function Tests Be Performed Preoperatively? Anthony N. Passannante MD, Peter Rock MD, MBA Section III. Chapter 17. Does the Airway Examination Predict Difficult Intubation? Satyajeet Ghatge, MD, Carin A. Hagberg, MD Chapter 18. Should Regional or General Anesthesia Be Used for Cases in which the Patient Has an Anticipated Difficult Airway? Seth Akst, MD, MBA and Lynette Mark, MD Chapter 19. Is there a best approach to induction of anesthesia in emergent situations? Richard P. Dutton, MD, MBA Chapter 20. Do Inhalational agents have beneficial or harmful effects? Stefan G. De Hert, MD, PhD Chapter 23. Does anesthetic choice effect surgical and recovery times? Anil Gupta, MD, FRCA, PhD Chapter 24. What are the benefits of different ventilatory techniques? Maurizio Cereda, MD Chapter 25. Is There an Optimal Perioperative Hemoglobin? Jeffrey L. Carson, MD and Barbara Armas, MD Chapter 26. When are platelet/plasma transfusions indicated? Gregory A. Nuttall, MD Chapter 27. What drugs decrease postoperative bleeding? Veena Guru MD, and Stephen E. Fremes MD Chapter 29. When Should Perioperative Glucocorticoid Replacement Be Administered? Diane E. Head, MD, Aaron Joffe, DO, and Douglas B. Coursin, MD Chapter 30. Does the Choice of Fluid Matter in Major Surgery? Anthony M. Roche, MB, ChB, FRCA, Mmed, Catherine M.N. O'Malley MB, BSc, FFARCSI, Elliott Bennett-Guerrero MD Chapter 31. What works in a patient with acute respiratory distress syndrome? Michael G. Fitzsimons, MD, William E. Hurford, MD Chapter 32. What Actions can be used to Prevent Peripheral Nerve Injury? Sanjay M. Bhananker, MBBS, MD, DA, FRCA, Karen B. Domino, MD, MPH Chapter 34. What is the Best Means of Preventing Perioperative Renal Injury? Vivek Moitra, MD, Alan Gaffney, MB BCh, Hugh Playford, MBBS, FANZCA, FFICANZCA, Robert N. Sladen, MBChB, MRCP(UK), FRCP(C), FCCM Chapter 35. Are alpha-2 agonists effective in reducing perioperative cardiac complications in non-cardiac surgery? Douglas C. Shook, MD, John E. Ellis, MD Chapter 36. Which are the best techniques for reducing the incidence of postoperative deep vein thrombosis? Charles Marc Samama, MD, PhD, FCCP Chapter 37. What is the optimal perioperative management for latex allergy? Robert S. Holzman, MD, FAAP Chapter 38. Are there special techniques in obese patients? David M. Eckmann, MD, PhD Chapter 40. What is the Best Strategy to Prevent PONV? Ashraf S Habib, MBBCh, MSc, FRCA, Tong J Gan, MBBS, FRCA, FFACS(I) Chapter 41. How can we prevent postoperative cognitive dysfunction? Terri G. Monk, MD, MS, Catherine C. Price, PhD Chapter 43. Can We Prevent Recall During Anesthesia? T. Andrew Bowdle MD, PhD Chapter 44. What is the best technique in the patient with an open globe and full stomach? Kathryn E. McGoldrick, MD Chapter 46. What criteria should be used for discharge after outpatient surgery? Vinod Chinnappa MBBS, MD, FCARCSI, Frances Chung. FRCPC Chapter 47. What Must I Consider in Order to Safely Anesthetize Someone in the Office Setting? Laurence M. Hausman, MD, Meg A. Rosenblatt, MD Chapter 48. Should propofol be given by non-anesthesia providers? Beverly K. Philip, MD, McCallum R. Hoyt, MD, MBA Chapter 49. Is there an optimal management strategy? Neal H. Cohen, MD, MPH, MS Section IV. Chapter 50. Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs, Antiplatelet Medications and Spinal Axis Anesthesia, Lynn M. Broadman, MD, Edmund H. Jooste, MBChB Chapter 51. The Best Approaches to Prophylaxis Against DVT Formation When Using a Combination of Neuraxial Anesthesia and One of the Heparins, Lynn M. Broadman, MD Chapter 52. Is regional anesthesia appropriate for outpatient surgery? Michael F. Mulroy, MD and Wyndam Strodtbeck, MD Chapter 53. Is Regional Anesthesia Superior to General Anesthesia for Hip Surgery? Michael K. Urban, MD, PhD Chapter 54. Does Intraoperative Regional Anesthesia Decrease Perioperative Blood Loss? Jeffrey M. Richman, MD, James F. Weller, MD, Christopher L. Wu, MD Chapter 55. What is the optimal management of the post-lumbar puncture headache? David L. Wlody, MD Chapter 56. Should ultrasound guidance be used for peripheral neural blockade? Michael Aziz, MD Section V. Chapter 57. Does a pulmonary artery catheter influence outcome in noncardiac surgery? Glenn S. Murphy, MD and Jeffery S. Vender, MD Chapter 58. What is the best method of diagnosing perioperative myocardial infarction? Martin J. London, MD Chapter 59. Does Neurological Electrophysiologic Monitoring Effect Outcome? Michael L. McGarvey MD, Steven R. Messe, MD Section VI. Chapter 60. Is regional superior to general anesthesia for infrainguinal revascularization? R.Yan McRae, MD, Grace L. Chien, MD Chapter 61. Evidence Based Practice for Fast Track Cardiac Anesthesia - Is it Safe? Daniel Bainbridge MD, FRCPC, Davy Cheng MD, MSc, FRCPC, FCAHS Chapter 62. Is There a Best Technique to Decrease Blood Loss and Transfusion after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting? John G. T. Augoustides, MD, FASE Chapter 63. Should thoracic epidural/spinal analgesia be used for CABG? Mark A. Chaney, MD Section VII. Chapter 65. What works for brain protection? Izumi Harukuni, MD, Stephen T. Robinson, MD Section VIII. Chapter 66. Anesthesia for Cesarean Delivery - Regional or General? Yaakov Beilin, MD Chapter 68. Does labor analgesia affect labor outcome? Scott Segal, MD Section IX. Chapter 70. How young is the youngest infant for outpatient surgery? Lucinda L. Everett, MD Chapter 71. Should a child with a respiratory tract infection undergo elective surgery? Christopher T. McKee, DO, Lynne G. Maxwell, MD, R. Blaine Easley, MD Section X. Chapter 72. Optimal Postoperative Analgesia, Michael A. Ashburn, MD, MPH, Jane C Ballantyne MD FRCA Chapter 73. Is preemptive analgesia clinically effective? Allan Gottschalk, M.D., Ph.D., E. Andrew Ochroch, MD


"Clearly written and provides a structured approach to clinical decision making...Provides clear recommendations, which are informed by evidence and experience...Caregivers can learn a lot from Fleisher's text." - American Society of Anesthesiologists, review of the previous edition.

"A landmark for anesthesiology." - Anesthesiology, review of the previous edition.

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