Thoracic Anesthesia by Atilio BarbeitoThoracic Anesthesia by Atilio Barbeito

Thoracic Anesthesia

byAtilio Barbeito, Andrew Shaw, Katherine Grichnik

Paperback | June 14, 2012

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What every resident and practicing anesthesiologist needs to know about thoracic anesthesia—in one concise handbook

Thoracic Anesthesia is the definitive introduction for anesthesiologists in training and the must-have reference for anesthesiologists who do not practice thoracic anesthesia exclusively. Here, you’ll find a current, detailed review of the basic, need-to-know concepts of thoracic anesthesia, along with clear, practical suggestions for handling commonly encountered scenarios. Written by top specialists in the field, the book is filled with high-yield insights into such pivotal topics as respiratory physiology, pulmonary pharmacology, imaging, one-lung ventilation, and postoperative care.


  • The ultimate thoracic anesthesia primer, designed for residents and experienced anesthesiologists/nurse anesthetists who must meet the growing demand for skilled practitioners in the thoracic operating room
  • Comprehensive, yet concise presentation and compact format make the text a perfect at-a-glance reference in the OR
  • Acknowledged experts in each topic area review key concepts that clarify a given condition—and summarize the best management strategies for delivering safe and effective perioperative care to thoracic surgical patients
  • Focus on the major principles of thoracic anesthesia covers chest physiology, mechanisms of pain, biology of chest malignancies, and lung separation techniques
  • Chapter on practice improvement and patient safety highlights the delivery of modern, high-quality perioperative thoracic care through a multi-disciplinary, team approach
  • Top-to-bottom coverage of the latest thoracic anesthesia techniques and procedures: Preoperative risk stratification, Closed thorax procedures, Lung resections for cancer and benign chest tumors, Extrapleural pneumonectomy, Pericardial window procedures, Esophageal cancer operations, Bronchopleural fistula, Lung transplantation, Thoracic trauma management
  • Special chapter on anesthesia for pediatric thoracic surgery presents the most current clinical perspectives that help you achieve positive outcomes even in the most challenging pediatric cases
  • Section on postoperative management of thoracic surgical patients thoroughly reviews routine postoperative care as well as how to handle respiratory, renal, and cardiovascular complications, and both acute and chronic post thoracotomy pain
Atilio Barbeito, MD Assistant Professor Department of Anesthesiology Duke University Medical Center Durham, North Carolina Katherine P. Grichnik, MD, MS Professor of Anesthesiology Associate Dean, Continuing Medical Education Duke University Medical Center Durham, North Carolina Andrew Shaw, MD, FR...
Title:Thoracic AnesthesiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9.3 × 5.8 × 1.1 inPublished:June 14, 2012Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071625666

ISBN - 13:9780071625661

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 History and Scope of Anesthesia for Thoracic Surgery
Chapter 2 Practice Improvement and Patient Safety in Thoracic Anesthesia: A Human Factors Perspective
Chapter 3 Physiology of One-Lung Ventilation
Chapter 4 Perioperative Management of the Patient with Pulmonary Hypertension
Chapter 5 Lung Separation Techniques
Chapter 6 Mechanisms of Pain in Thoracic Surgery
Chapter 7 The Biology of Lung and Esophageal Cancer
Chapter 8 Anatomy, Imaging and Practical Management of Selected Thoracic Surgical Procedures
Chapter 9 Preoperative Risk Stratification of the Thoracic Surgical Patient
Chapter 10 Bronchoscopy, Mediastinoscopy, and Chamberlain Procedure
Chapter 11 Therapeutic Bronchoscopy, Airway Stents, and Other Closed Thorax Procedures
Chapter 12 Mediastinal Masses: Implications for Anesthesiologists
Chapter 13 Lung Resections for Cancer and Benign Chest Tumors
Chapter 14 Extrapleural Pneumonectomy
Chapter 15 Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
Chapter 16 Pericardial Window Procedures
Chapter 17 Esophageal Cancer Operations
Chapter 18 Bronchopleural Fistula: Anesthetic Management
Chapter 19 Anesthesia for Lung Transplantation
Chapter 20 Thoracic Trauma Management
Chapter 21 Anesthesia for Pediatric Thoracic Surgery
Chapter 22 Routine Postoperative Care of the Thoracic Surgical Patient
Chapter 23 Respiratory, Renal, and Cardiovascular Postoperative Complications
Chapter 24 Acute and Chronic Post-Thoracotomy Pain