Complications in Anesthesiology

Complications in Anesthesiology

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Now in its Third Edition, this comprehensive, problem-based textbook discusses the full range of complications in anesthesiology. Major sections cover intraoperative and postoperative complications affecting each organ system-respiratory, cardiovascular, neurologic, ophthalmologic, renal, hematologic and hemostatic, gastrointestinal, endocrine, obstetric, immunologic and infectious, and disorders of temperature regulation. Coverage includes problems that are rarely mentioned in older textbooks, such as ischemic optic neuropathy and postoperative cognitive dysfunction. Chapters address complications associated with specific equipment and techniques, with adverse drug interactions, and with herbal remedies and over-the-counter medications. Also included are chapters on medicolegal issues and risks to the anesthesiologist.KEY POINTS ARTERIAL CATHETERS Low incidence of complications Zero reference to the brain if in a head-elevated position . ... Femoral arterial punctures proximal to the inguinal ligament may bleed into the retroperitoneum CENTRAL VENOUS CATHETERS The jugular route is ... Ultrasonography-guided jugular vein cannulation is safer and more successful than the traditional landmark technique.

Title:Complications in Anesthesiology
Author:Emilio B. Lobato, Nikolaus Gravenstein, Robert R. Kirby
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - 2008


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