Decision Making in Anesthesiology: An Algorithmic Approach

Editors: Lois L Bready, Susan H Noorily, Rosemary Hickey

Salient Features

  • This textbook has been fully updated and expanded to provide anesthesiology practitioners and anesthesiologists in training with answers for nearly 250 anesthetic management problems
  • For each chapter, a step-by-step decision-making algorithm is included along with explanatory text and supplemental tables
  • All the chapters are thoroughly revised, and the editors have completely reconceptualized the entire edition, deleting many chapters, reorganizing the content into 25 sections, and adding topics to reflect the state-of-the-art in contemporary anesthesiology practice
  • General principles in anesthesia care are discussed along with detailed examinations of preoperative problems, an in-depth look at anesthesia in surgical specialty areas and postoperative management, perioperative management, and administrative issues
  • Each chapter is authored by faculty members from leading US medical schools.

Table of Contents

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Chapter 1: General Anesthesia
Chapter 2: Regional Anesthesia
Chapter 3: Tracheal Intubation
Chapter 4: Anesthesia Breathing Systems
Chapter 5: Monitoring in Anesthesia
Chapter 6: Capnography
Chapter 7: Pulse Oximetry
Chapter 8: Oxygenation
Chapter 9: Neuromuscular Blocking Agents
Chapter 10: Laparoscopic Surgery
Chapter 11: Anesthetic Considerations for Robot-assisted Surgery
Chapter 12: Transitions of Care
Chapter 13: Preoperative Laboratory Testing
Chapter 14: Preoperative Airway Assessment
Chapter 15: Difficult Airway: Recognized
Chapter 16: Full Stomach Patient
Chapter 17: Premedication of Adults
Chapter 18: Premedication of Children
Chapter 19: Perioperative Anticoagulation
Chapter 20: Malignant Hyperthermia: Prophylaxis
Chapter 21: Perioperative Wheezing
Chapter 22: Asthma
Chapter 23: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Chapter 24: Cigarette Smoking
Chapter 25: Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Chapter 26: Known or Suspected Tuberculosis
Chapter 27: Restrictive Lung Disease
Chapter 28: Pulmonary Hypertension
Chapter 29: Anterior Mediastinal Mass
Chapter 30: Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation for Noncardiac Surgery
Chapter 31: Perioperative Hypertension
Chapter 32: Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices
Chapter 33: Coronary Artery Disease
Chapter 34: Diastolic Dysfunction
Chapter 35: Heart Transplant Recipient Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery
Chapter 36: Anesthetic Management for Patients on Ventricular Assist Devices
Chapter 37: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Chapter 38: Mitral Valve Prolapse
Chapter 39: Mitral Stenosis
Chapter 40: Mitral Regurgitation
Chapter 41: Aortic Stenosis
Chapter 42: Aortic Insufficiency
Chapter 43: Pericardial Tamponade
Chapter 44: Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
Chapter 45: Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Chapter 46: Anesthesia for Dental Surgery in the Mentally Handicapped Patient
Chapter 47: Muscular Dystrophy
Chapter 48: Myotonic Dystrophy (Dystrophia Myotonica)
Chapter 49: Myasthenia Gravis and Eaton-Lambert Syndrome
Chapter 50: Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome
Chapter 51: Neurofibromatosis
Chapter 52: Paraplegia/Quadriplegia
Chapter 53: Multiple Sclerosis
Chapter 54: Parkinson's Disease
Chapter 55: Diabetes Mellitus
Chapter 56: Obesity
Chapter 57: Hyperthyroidism
Chapter 58: Hypothyroidism
Chapter 59: Pheochromocytoma
Chapter 60: Carcinoid Syndrome
Chapter 61: Adrenocortical Insufficiency
Chapter 62: Hyperparathyroidism
Chapter 63: Acromegaly
Chapter 64: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Chapter 65: Hepatic Dysfunction
Chapter 66: Hypercoagulability and Anticoagulation
Chapter 67: Anemias
Chapter 68: Hemoglobinopathies
Chapter 69: Coagulopathies
Chapter 70: Polycythemia Vera
Chapter 71: Porphyria
Chapter 72: Cold Autoimmune Disease
Chapter 73: Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia
Chapter 74: Chronic Kidney Disease
Chapter 75: Anesthesia for Dialysis-dependent Patient
Chapter 76: Geriatric Patient
Chapter 77: Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Chapter 78: Marfan Syndrome
Chapter 79: Mucopolysaccharidoses
Chapter 80: Epidermolysis Bullosa
Chapter 81: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Chapter 82: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Chapter 83: Scleroderma
Chapter 84: Ankylosing Spondylitis
Chapter 85: Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Chapter 86: Achondroplasia
Chapter 87: Cancer Patient
Chapter 88: Eating Disorders
Chapter 89: Thermal Injury
Chapter 90: Jehovah's Witness Patient
Chapter 91: Latex Allergy
Chapter 92: Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring
Chapter 93: Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Chapter 94: Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Chapter 95: Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass
Chapter 96: Acute Heart Failure in Cardiac Surgery
Chapter 97: Mitral Valve Replacement
Chapter 98: Aortic Valve Surgery
Chapter 99: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
Chapter 100: Repair of Congenital Heart Disease: Bypass
Chapter 101: Repair of Congenital Heart Disease: Non-bypass
Chapter 102: One-lung Anesthesia
Chapter 103: Thoracoscopy and Video- assisted Thoracic Surgery
Chapter 104: Mediastinoscopy
Chapter 105: Tracheal Stenosis
Chapter 106: Endovascular Procedures
Chapter 107: Aortic Arch Aneurysms
Chapter 108: Descending and Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Chapter 109: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Chapter 110: Lower Extremity Bypass Procedures
Chapter 111: Esophagogastrectomy
Chapter 112: Liver Resection
Chapter 113: Surgery in the Sitting Position
Chapter 114: Intracranial Hypertension
Chapter 115: Traumatic Brain Injury
Chapter 116: Acute Spinal Cord Injury
Chapter 117: Airway Management in Cervical Fracture
Chapter 118: Anesthesia for Transsphenoidal Hypophysectomy
Chapter 119: Carotid Endarterectomy
Chapter 120: Intracerebral Aneurysm and Arteriovenous Malformation
Chapter 121: Anesthesia for Awake Craniotomy
Chapter 122: Anesthesia for Epilepsy Surgery
Chapter 123: Neuroendovascular Treatment of Intracranial Aneurysms and Arteriovenous Malformations
Chapter 124: Anesthesia for Premature Infants
Chapter 125: Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
Chapter 126: Omphalocele and Gastroschisis
Chapter 127: Tracheoesophageal Fistula
Chapter 128: Necrotizing Enterocolitis
Chapter 129: Former Preterm Infants Undergoing Minor Surgery
Chapter 130: Pyloric Stenosis
Chapter 131: Pediatric Fluid Therapy in the Perioperative Period
Chapter 132: Pediatric Regional Anesthesia
Chapter 133: Analgesia for Labor and Delivery
Chapter 134: Anesthesia Management of Preterm Labor
Chapter 135: Difficult Airway in Pregnancy
Chapter 136: Obstetric Hemorrhage
Chapter 137: Preeclampsia and Eclampsia
Chapter 138: Cesarean Delivery
Chapter 139: Pregnancy in Diabetic Patient
Chapter 140: Pregnancy in Cardiac Patient
Chapter 141: Maternal Substance Use Disorder
Chapter 142: Nonobstetric Surgery in Pregnancy
Chapter 143: Maternal Infections and Anesthesia
Chapter 144: Amniotic Fluid Embolism
Chapter 145: Morbidly Obese Parturient
Chapter 146: Anesthesia for the Patient with Multiple Gestation
Chapter 147: Fetal Monitoring
Chapter 148: Postpartum Tubal Ligation
Chapter 149: Neonatal Resuscitation
Chapter 150: Ex-utero Intrapartum Treatment Procedure
Chapter 151: Cardiopulmonary Arrest in Pregnancy: Special Considerations
Chapter 152: Bariatric Surgery
Chapter 153: Surgery of the Acute Abdomen
Chapter 154: Nephrectomy
Chapter 155: Transurethral Resection of the Prostate
Chapter 156: Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy
Chapter 157: Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy
Chapter 158: Organ Donation: After Brain Death and after Circulatory Death
Chapter 159: Renal Transplantation
Chapter 160: Cardiac Transplantation
Chapter 161: Lung Transplantation
Chapter 162: Liver Failure and Orthotopic Liver Transplantation
Chapter 163: Pancreatic Transplantation
Chapter 164: Foreign Body Aspiration
Chapter 165: Acute Epiglottitis
Chapter 166: Head and Neck Abscess Evacuation
Chapter 167: Maxillary, Mandibular, and Temporomandibular Joint Surgery
Chapter 168: Cleft Lip and Palate
Chapter 169: Post-tonsillectomy Bleeding
Chapter 170: Vocal Cord Papillomas
Chapter 171: Upper Airway Obstruction
Chapter 172: Laser Surgery
Chapter 173: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Chapter 174: Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery
Chapter 175: Laryngoscopy
Chapter 176: Bronchoscopy
Chapter 177: Open-globe Injury
Chapter 178: Anesthetic Management of Cataract Extraction
Chapter 179: Retinal Detachment
Chapter 180: Anesthesia for Strabismus Surgery in Children
Chapter 181: Perioperative Corneal Abrasion
Chapter 182: Scoliosis
Chapter 183: Total Hip Replacement
Chapter 184: Knee Surgery
Chapter 185: Anesthesia for Shoulder Surgery
Chapter 186: Limb Salvage Osteotomy
Chapter 187: Spinal Decompressive Surgery
Chapter 188: Evaluation of the Trauma Patient
Chapter 189: Anesthesia for the Trauma Patient
Chapter 190: Massive Blood Transfusion
Chapter 191: Hypotension in the Acutely Traumatized Patient
Chapter 192: Hypoxemia in the Acutely Traumatized Patient
Chapter 193: Anesthesia for Electroconvulsive Therapy
Chapter 194: General Anesthesia in Dentistry
Chapter 195: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Chapter 196: Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Chapter 197: Anesthesia in the Endoscopy Suite
Chapter 198: Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt
Chapter 199: Office-based Anesthesia
Chapter 200: Acute Postoperative Analgesic Management
Chapter 201: Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting
Chapter 202: Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction
Chapter 203: Delayed Awakening or Delirium
Chapter 204: Perioperative Visual Loss
Chapter 205: Postoperative Hypotension
Chapter 206: Postoperative Hypertension
Chapter 207: Prolonged Postoperative Apnea
Chapter 208: Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation
Chapter 209: Neurologic Sequelae Following Regional Anesthesia
Chapter 210: Acute Kidney Injury
Chapter 211: Postdural Puncture Headache
Chapter 212: Postoperative Hepatic Dysfunction
Chapter 213: Dental Injuries Associated with General Anesthesia
Chapter 214: Management of a Needlestick
Chapter 215: Cardiac Arrest
Chapter 216: Bradycardia with a Pulse
Chapter 217: Tachycardia with a Pulse
Chapter 218: Difficult Airway: Cannot Intubate-Can Ventilate Scenario
Chapter 219: Difficult Airway: Cannot Intubate-Cannot Ventilate Scenario
Chapter 220: Anaphylaxis and Anaphylactoid Reactions
Chapter 221: Local Anesthetic Toxicity
Chapter 222: Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock
Chapter 223: Malignant Hyperthermia: Treatment of Acute Episode
Chapter 224: Hypovolemic Shock
Chapter 225: Cardiogenic Shock
Chapter 226: Neurogenic Shock: Acute Management
Chapter 227: Myocardial Ischemia Associated with Noncardiac Surgery
Chapter 228: Acute Hyperkalemia
Chapter 229: Thyroid Storm
Chapter 230: Intraoperative Hypoxemia
Chapter 231: Elevated Peak Inspiratory Pressure
Chapter 232: Intraoperative Acute Bronchospasm
Chapter 233: Low-pressure (Apnea) Alarm
Chapter 234: Decreased Inspired Oxygen Concentration Alarm
Chapter 235: Aspiration Syndromes
Chapter 236: Perioperative Seizures
Chapter 237: Informed Consent in Anesthesiology
Chapter 238: Advance Directives
Chapter 239: 'Do Not Resuscitate' Orders in the Operating Room
Chapter 240: Substance Use Disorder in Anesthesiology: Identification, Intervention, and Management
Chapter 241: Reentry for the Anesthesiologist with a History of Substance Abuse Disorder
Chapter 242: Operating Room Management
Chapter 243: Operating Room Protocols