Spinal and Epidural Anesthesia by Cynthia WongSpinal and Epidural Anesthesia by Cynthia Wong

Spinal and Epidural Anesthesia

byCynthia Wong

Hardcover | January 8, 2007

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A complete hands-on guide to today's spinal and epidural anesthesia practice

A Doody's Core Title!

Keeping up with the growing application of spinal and epidural anesthesia calls for a highly practical text--one that gives you a solid footing in this increasingly dynamic specialty. Spinal and Epidural Anesthesia is just such a resource. Concise and authoritative, it puts you in touch with the latest developments in neuraxial anesthesia, encompassing physiology, pharmacology, techniques, indications, complications, and patient safety-related issues.

Spinal and Epidural Anesthesia begins with an instructive look at spinal cord and verterbral canal anatomy, as well as key techniques of neuraxial analgesia. It then goes on to cover the full spectrum of current neuraxial anesthesia procedures--everything from spinal anesthesia to integrated epidural-general anesthesia for major orthopedic, pediatric, and ambulatory surgery.


  • Comprehensive, completely up-to-date coverage of spinal and epidural anesthesia for all surgical subspecialties, supported by numerous tables, lists, and other summary features
  • Patient/medication safety sidebars in each chapter that highlight key points
  • An essential chapter on the pharmacology of drugs used for spinal/epidural analgesia/anesthesia
  • A chapter detailing the physiologic effects of neuraxial analgesia
  • An emphasis on the contraindications, side effects, and complications associated with neuraxial analgesia
  • Informative review of equipment for spinal, epidural, caudal, and combined spinal-epidural procedures
Cynthia Wong MD, Chief, Obstetrical Anesthesia; Director, Obstetrical Anesthesia Fellowship Program, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago IL Dr. Wong is among the top few OB anesthesiologists in the country. Dr. Wong has published count...
Title:Spinal and Epidural AnesthesiaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.2 × 7.6 × 0.85 inPublished:January 8, 2007Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:007143772X

ISBN - 13:9780071437721

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Table of Contents



1. Spinal and Epidural Anatomy, Philipp Lirk and Quinn Hogan

2.Technique of Neuraxial Anesthesia, Meltem Yilmaz and Cynthia A. Wong

3. Pharmacology of Drugs Used for Spinal/Epidural Anesthesia and Analgesia, Francis V. Salinas

4.Physiologic Effects of Neuraxial Anesthesia, Barbara M. Scavone, John Ratliff, and Cynthia A. Wong

5.Contraindications to Neuraxial Anesthesia, Nollag O'Roaurke, Rhadija Khan, and David L. Hepner

6.Complications and Side Effects of Central Neuraxial Techniques, Eric Cappiello and Lawrence C. Tsen

7.Central Neuraxial Blockade for Lower Extremity Major Orthopedic surgery, Robert Doty, Jr. and Radha Sukhani

8.Neuraxial Anesthesia for Cardiac, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery, Hak Yui Wong

9.Neuraxial Anesthesia for General Surgery, Nathaniel Diaz and Cynthia A. Wong

10.Neuraxial Anesthesia for Adult Genitourinary Procedures, Michele Sproviero

11. Spinal and Epidural Anesthesia for Ambulatory Surgery, Dominic Cottrell and Lynn Broadman

12.Spinal and Epidural Blockade for Gynecologic Surgery, Klaus Kjaer and Joon Kim

13.Neuraxial Analgesia for Labor, David J. Birnbach and Marcelle Hernandez

14.Neuraxial Blockade for Obstetric Surgery, John T. Sullivan

15. Neuraxial Anesthesia for Pediatric Surgery, Tetsu Uejima and Santhanam Suresh

16. Postoperative Neuraxial Analgesia, Honorio T. Benzon, Kenneth D. Candido, and Cynthia A. Wong

17. Neuraxial Techniques for Management and Prevention of Chronic Pain, Antoun M. Nader and Robert E. Molloy


Editorial Reviews

"...there are no books devoted solely to this area of anesthetic practice. This book fills the void....Overall, this is a useful summary of neuraxial anesthetic considerations, especially the role these techniques can play in a wide range of surgical procedures. It is the first book dedicated solely to neuraxial anesthesia, an area in which every practicing anesthesiologist needs to be proficient. All levels of practitioners can benefit from this book. 3 Stars."--Doody's Review Service