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Quickly expand your knowledge base and master your residency with Faust's Anesthesiology Review, the world's best-selling review book in anesthesiology. Combining comprehensive coverage with an easy-to-use format, this newly updated medical reference book is designed to efficiently equip you with the latest advances, procedures, guidelines, and protocols. It's the perfect refresher on every major aspect of anesthesia.Take advantage of concise coverage of a broad variety of timely topics in anesthesia.Focus your study time on the most important topics, including anesthetic management for cardiopulmonary bypass, off-pump coronary bypass, and automatic internal cardiac defibrillator procedures; arrhythmias; anesthesia for magnetic resonance imaging; occupational transmission of blood-borne pathogens; preoperative evaluation of the patient with cardiac disease; and much more. Search the entire contents online at Expert perfect resource, which offers concise content for everything needed for certification, recertification, or as a refresher training for anesthesiology, has now improved with a more comprehensive view on the most important topics in the specialty with over 60 new chapters.
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I. Operating Room 1 Medical Gas Supply 2 Electrical Supply 3 Microshock Hazards 4 Operating Room Fires 5 Operating Room Management II. Equipment 6 Vaporizers 7 Flowmeters and the Physics of Gas Flow 8 Carbon-Dioxide Absorption 9 Carbon-Dioxide Retention and Capnography 10 Tracheal Tubes 11 Complications of Tracheal Intubation 12 Disconnect Monitors 13 Closed-Circuit Anesthesia III. Monitoring 14 Pulse Oximetry 15 Pulmonary Artery Catheters 16 Direct Arterial Blood Pressure Monitoring 17 Noninvasive Blood Pressure Monitoring 18 Depth of Anesthesia 19 Monitoring Integrity of the Neuromuscular Junction 20 Evoked Potentials IV. Physiology 21 Oxygen Transport 22 Carbon-Dioxide Transport 23 Interpretation of Arterial Blood Gases 24 Blood Gas Temperature Correction 25 Central Regulation of Ventilation 26 Physiologic Effects of Hypercarbia and Hypocarbia 27 Surfactant and lung mechanics in health and disease 28 Factors Affecting Pulmonary Compliance and Airway Resistance 29 Factors Affecting Pulmonary Ventilation and Perfusion 30 Pulmonary Function Test Interpretation 31 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Restrictive Lung Disease 32 Measurement and Implications of the Q ?s/Q ?t 33 Cardiac Cycle: Control and Synchronicity 34 Physiologic Determinants of Cardiac Output 35 Myocardial Oxygen Supply and Demand 36 Tachyarrhythmias 37 Bradyarrhythmias 38 Oculocardiac Reflex 39 The Autonomic Nervous System 40 The Sympathetic Nervous System: Anatomy and Receptor Pharmacology 41 The Parasympathetic Nervous System: Anatomy and Receptor Pharmacology 42 Factors Affecting Cerebral Blood Flow 43 Effects of common anesthetic agents on electroencephalograms 44 Physiology of Neuromuscular Transmission 45 Renal Physiology 46 Renal Function Tests 47 Acid-Base Status 48 Electrolyte Abnormalities: Potassium, Sodium, Calcium and Magnesium 49 Hepatic Physiology and Preoperative Evaluation 50 Mechanisms of Hepatic Drug Metabolism and Excretion V. Anatomy 51 Anatomy of the Larynx 52 Coronary Circulation and the Myocardial Conduction System 53 Transesophageal Echocardiography: Anatomic Considerations 54 Transesophageal Echocardiography: Intraoperative Uses 55 Anatomy of the Cerebral Circulation 56 Anatomy of the Posterior Fossa 57 Spinal Cord Anatomy and Blood Supply 58 Brachial Plexus Anatomy 59 Central Venous Cannulation VI. Pharmacology 60 Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Anesthesia 61 Factors Affecting Anesthetic Gas Uptake 62 Minimum Alveolar Concentration 63 The Effect of Intracardiac Shunts on Inhalation Induction 64 Inhalation Anesthetic Agents 65 Nitrous Oxide 66 Cardiovascular Effects of the Inhalation Agents 67 Central Nervous System Effects of the Inhalation Agents 68 Renal Effects of the Inhalation Agents 69 Hepatic Effects of the Inhalation Agents 70 Effects of pKa, pH, and Protein Binding 71 Thiopental 72 Propofol 73 Etomidate 74 Ketamine 75 Opioid Pharmacology 75 Opioid Pharmacology 76 Cardiovascular Effects of Opioids 77 Opioid Side Effects: Muscle Rigidity and Biliary Colic 78 Nondepolarizing Neuromuscular-blocking Agents 79 Nonrelaxant Side Effects of Neuromuscular-blocking Agents 80 Succinylcholine Side Effects 81 Prolongation of Succinylcholine Effect 82 Anticholinesterases and the Reversal of Neuromuscular-blocking Agents 83 Anticholinesterase and Anticholinergic Poisoning 84 The Pharmacology of Atropine, Scopolamine, and Glycopyrrolate 85 Benzodiazepines 86 Dexmedetomidine 87 Inotropes 88 Vasopressors 89 Sodium Nitroprusside 90 Nitroglycerin 91 Beta-adrenergic Receptor-blocking Agents 92 Calcium Channel Blockers 93 Angiotensin Receptor-blocking Agents 94 Bronchodilators 95 Sodium Bicarbonate 96 Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors 97 Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs 98 Antiemetic Agents 99 Diuretics VII. Colloids and Blood Products 100 Albumin, Hetastarch, and Pentastarch 101 Type, Screen, and Crossmatch of Red Blood Cells 102 Red Blood Cell and Platelet Transfusion 103 Massive Transfusion 104 Hemolytic Transfusion Reactions 105 Nonhemolytic Transfusion Reactions VIII. Preoperative and Postoperative Issues 106 Preoperative Evaluation of the Patient with Cardiac Disease for Noncardiac Operations 107 Tobacco Use in Surgical Patients 108 Obstructive Sleep Apnea 109 Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting 110 Anesthesia for Drug Abusers 111 Acute and Chronic Alcoholism and Anesthesia 112 Latex Allergy 113 The Evaluation and Management of Prolonged Emergence from Anesthesia 114 Delirium in the Postanesthesia Care Unit IX. Specialty Anesthesia A. Regional 115 Local Anesthetic Agents: Mechanism of Action 116 Local Anesthetic Agents: Pharmacology 117 Toxicity of Local Anesthetic Agents 118 Preservatives in Local Anesthetic Solutions 119 Cocaine Pharmacology 120 Multimodal Analgesia 121 Needle Blocks of the Eye 122 Spinal Anesthesia 123 Epidural Anesthesia 124 Combined Spinal-Epidural Blockade 125 Neuraxial Anesthesia and Anticoagulation 126 Paravertebral Blocks 127 Upper Extremity Blocks 128 Lower Extremity Blocks: Psoas Compartment 129 Lower Extremity Blocks: Femoral, Sciatic, Popliteal 130 Nerve Block at the Ankle B. Neuroanesthesia 131 Cerebral Protection 132 Increased Intracranial Pressure 133 Functional Neurosurgery 134 Management of Cerebral Aneurysms 135 Anesthesia for Hypophysectomy 136 Anesthesia for the Sitting Position 137 Physiology and Treatment of Venous Air Embolism 138 Anesthesia for Patients with Epilepsy 139 Anesthesia for Carotid Endarterectomy 140 Management of Acute Spinal Cord Injury C. Cardiac 141 Detection and Treatment of Perioperative Acute Coronary Syndromes 142 Heart Failure: Classification, Compensation, and Treatment 143 Management of End-stage Cardiomyopathy: Transplant vs. Device 144 Coronary Stents 144 Coronary Stents 145 Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting and Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass 146 Cardiopulmonary Bypass 147 Evaluation of the Coagulation System 147 Evaluation of the Coagulation System 148 Anticoagulation and Reversal for Cardiopulmonary Bypass 149 Aortic Stenosis 150 Mitral Regurgitation 151 Pacemakers 152 Automatic Internal Cardiac Defibrilators 153 Intraaortic Balloon Pump D. Thoracic 154 Intraoperative Wheezing: Etiology and Treatment 155 Anesthesia for Laryngeal Surgery 156 Anesthesia for Bronchoscopy 157 Double-Lumen Tracheal Tubes 158 One-Lung Ventilation and Methods of Improving Oxygenation 159 Bronchopleural Fistula 160 High-Frequency Ventilation: Physics, Physiology, and Clinical Application E. General/Urologic/ENT 161 Thermoregulation and Perioperative Hypothermia 162 The Anesthesiologist's Role in the Prevention of Surgical Site Infections 163 Anesthesia in the Patient with Extreme Obesity 164 Anesthetic Considerations for Weight-Loss Surgery 165 Anesthesia for Laproscopic Surgery 166 Anesthetic Management of the Patient Undergoing Transurethral Resection of the Prostrate 167 Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy F. Anesthesia for in Unique Situation or for Specific Patient Populations 168 Monitored Anesthesia Care 169 Issues in Ambulatory Anesthesia 170 Anesthesia for Patients Undergoing MRI Studies 171 Anesthesia for Patients Undergoing Electroconvulsive Therapy 172 Anesthesia for Patients with Myasthenia Gravis or Myasthenic Syndrome 173 Anesthesia for Patients with Diabetes Mellitus 174 Anesthetia for Patients with Thyrotoxicosis and Thyroid Storm 175 Anesthesia for Patients with Carcinoid Tumors 175 Anesthesia for Patients with Carcinoid Tumors 176 Anesthesia for the Patient Undergoing Liver Transplantation 177 Anesthesia for Patients with Hepatocellular Disease 178 Autonomic Dysreflexia 179 Providing Anesthesia in Austere Environments G. Obstetrics 180 Maternal Physiologic Changes in Pregnancy 181 Fetal Monitoring 182 Analgesia for Labor 183 Preterm labor : Tocolytics and Anesthetic management 184 Hypertensive Disorders During Pregnancy and Related Syndromes 185 Anesthesia for the Patient with Preeclampsia 186 Anesthesia for Cesarean Section 187 High Maternal Oxygen Concentration: Effects on the Fetus 188 Maternal Diabetes: Neonatal Effects 189 Peripartum Hemorrhage 190 Anesthesia for Tubal Ligation H. Pediatrics 191 Neonatal Cardiovascular Physiology 192 Differences Between the Infant and Adult Airway 193 Pediatric Breathing Circuits 194 Fluid Management in Infants 195 Neuromuscle-blocking Agents in Infants 196 Regional Anesthesia and Pain Relief in Children 197 Anesthetic Risks Associated with Prematurity 198 Neonatal Resuscitation 199 Meconium Aspiration and Meconium Aspiration Syndrome 200 Congenital Pediatric Airway Problems 201 Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia 202 Congenital Heart Disease: Congestive Heart Failure 203 Other Neonatal Emergencies: Tracheo-Esophageal Fistula, Omphalocele 204 Pyloric Stenosis 205 Croup versus Epiglottis 206 Sickle-cell anemia: anesthetic implications 207 Anesthesia for Patients with Trisomy 21 208 Pediatric Neuromuscular Disorders 209 Anesthesia for Patients with Myotonic Dystrophy X. Pain Medicine 210 Preemptive Analgesia and Postoperative Pain: The Transition from an Acute to a Chronic State 211 Patient-Controlled Analgesia 212 Neuraxial Opioids 213 Complex Regional Pain Syndrome 214 Postoperative Headache 215 Treatment of Cancer-Related Pain 216 Postherpetic Neuralgia 217 Epidural Steroid Injection for Low Back Pain 218 Stellate Ganglion Block 219 Lumbar Sympathetic Blockade 220 Celiac Plexus Block 221 Spinal Cord Stimulation XI. Critical Care Medicine 222 Advanced Cardiac Life Support 223 Positive Pressure Mechanical Ventilation 224 Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy 225 Nutrition Support in the Hospitalized Patient 226 Perioperative Glucose Control 227 Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome 228 Pulmonary Hypertension 229 Management of Stroke 230 Carbon-monoxide Poisoning 231 Acute Renal Failure 232 Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome and Sepsis 233 Anesthesia for burn-injured patients 233 Anesthesia for burn-injured patients 234 Perioperative Steroids XII. Risk Management 235 Medical Ethics 236 Medicolegal Principles: Informed Consent 237 Medicolegal Principles: Medical Negligence 238 The ASA Closed Claims Project 239 The ASA Closed Claims Project 240 Patient Safety and Quality Management 241 Management of the Difficult Airway 242 Perioperative Pulmonary Aspiration 243 Eye and Dental Complications 244 Positioning Patient Positioning: Common Pitfalls, Neuropathies, and Other Problems 245 Patient Positioning: Common Pitfalls, Neuropathies, and Other Problems 246 Malignant Hyperthermia 247 Anaphylactic and Anaphylactoid Reactions XIII. Practice Management 248 Licensure, Credentialing, and Privileging 249 Board Certification, Recertification, and Lifelong Learning 249 Board Certification, Recertification, and Lifelong Learning 250 Professional Liability Insurance 251 Medicolegal Principles: Anesthesia Record 252 Anesthesia Information Management Systems 253 Medical Coding and Payment Systems Medical Coding and Payment Systems 254 Professional Citizenship and Medical Advocacy Professional Citizenship and Medical Advocacy 255 Pay for Performance and Value-based Purchasing 256 Chemical Dependency in Anesthesia Personnel


"If you are looking for a book that provides a nice series of compact (1-2 pages) clinical synopses, consider Faust's Anesthesiology Review, 3rd Edition. Highly recommended!" - Hints for Mastering the ABA Anesthesiology Oral Board Examination, by D. John Doyle, MD, PhD, FRCPC

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