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Anesthetic Management of the Obese Surgical Patient

ISBN-10: 1107603331

ISBN-13: 9781107603332

Edition: 2012

Authors: Jay B. Brodsky, Hendrikus J. M. Lemmens

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Description:

The global obesity epidemic is growing in severity, affecting people of every age and costing healthcare providers millions of dollars every year. Every day, anesthesiologists are presented with obese and morbidly obese patients undergoing every type of surgical procedure; the management of these patients differs significantly from that of normal weight patients undergoing the same procedure. Anesthetic Management of the Obese Surgical Patient discusses these specific management issues within each surgical specialty area. Initial chapters describe pre-operative assessment and pharmacology; these are followed by detailed chapters on the anesthetic management of a wide variety of surgical procedures, from joint replacement to open heart surgery. Essential reading for anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists worldwide, Anesthetic Management of the Obese Surgical Patient and its companion work by the same authors, Morbid Obesity: Peri-operative Management, enable both trainees and practised professionals to manage this complex patient group effectively.
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Book details

List price: $76.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/8/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 146
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.30" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Hendrikus J. M. Lemmens is Professor of Anesthesia, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA.

Preface
General considerations
Introduction to obesity
Pre-operative considerations
Intra-operative management
Pharmacologic considerations
Post-operative management
Anesthesia for specific procedures
Anesthesia, obesity and abdominal and pelvic operations
Anesthesia, obesity and cardiovascular surgery
Anesthesia, obesity and thoracic surgery
Anesthesia, obesity and neurosurgery
Anesthesia, obesity and orthopedic surgery
Anesthesia, obesity and oral, head and neck surgery (OHNS)
Anesthesia, obesity and plastic and reconstructive surgery
Anesthesia, obesity and ophthalmic surgery
Anesthesia, obesity and obstetrics
Anesthesia, obesity and ambulatory surgery
Anesthesia, obesity and out-of-OR procedures
Index