Complications of Regional Anesthesia by Brendan Finucane

Complications of Regional Anesthesia

EditorBrendan Finucane

Paperback | June 26, 2009

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This updated and expanded 2nd Edition offers practical advice on the prevention and management of complications associated with regional anesthesia and nerve blocks. Besides comprehensive coverage of potential pitfalls for the practicing anesthesiologist, the book adds new material exploring outcomes of regional and general anesthesia. The book offers full chapters on specific anatomic sites, including spinal, epidural, ophthalmic, and brachial plexus anesthesia. Other chapters address specialties of practice: obstetrics, pediatrics, and cancer. The book includes clinical studies and closed case analyses, and practical advice on prevention of complications. A concluding section offers detailed, real-world oriented practice guidelines for Regional Anesthesia.

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Brendan T. Finucane, MB BCh BAO, FRCA, FRCPC is a Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of Alberta and Director of Anesthesia Services at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
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Title:Complications of Regional AnesthesiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 10.98 × 8.5 × 0 inPublished:June 26, 2009Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0387375597

ISBN - 13:9780387375595

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Table of Contents

An historical perspective on complications of regional anesthesia.- Regional anesthesia safety.- Outcome studies comparing regional and general anesthesia.- Complications of spinal anesthesia.- Complications of epidural anesthesia.- Complications of ophthalmic anesthesia.- Complications of brachial plexus anesthesia.- Complications of intercostals, paravertebral and interpleural blocks.- Peripheral nerve injury following regional anesthesia.- Complications of intravenous regional anesthesia.- Complications of pediatric regional anesthesia.- Complications of obstetric anesthesia.- Complications of catheter techniques.- Regional anesthesia complications related to acute pain therapy.- Regional anesthesia complications related to chronic pain and cancer therapy.- Major neurologic injury following regional anesthesia.- Regional anesthesia and infection.- Regional anesthesia in the presence of neurologic disease.- Evaluation of neurologic injury following regional anesthesia.- Local anesthetic toxicity.- Regional anesthesia in anesthetized patients.- Closed claims analyses of regional anesthesia complications.- Medicolegal aspects of regional anesthesia.- Case studies of regional anesthesia complications.- Prevention of regional anesthesia complications.- Practice guidelines in regional anesthesia.

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From the reviews of the second edition:"Finucane's book should join the required reading list for residents on a regional anesthesia rotation." (Alex Macario, JAMA, December 5, 2007)"The solid scientific foundation, along with analysis of the latest progress in the field of regional anesthesia and pain medicine, render this book an indispensable tool for practitioners of regional anesthesia at all levels." (Zdravka Zafirova, Doody's Review Service, 2007)