Sunday, December 03, 2006



Suspected anaphylactic reactions related to anaesthesia

In 1990, the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland
(AAGBI) published its first report on suspected anaphylactic reactions
associated with anaesthesia. In 1995, a second edition was published jointly
with the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) in an
attempt to help members of both societies with advice about the
investigation and subsequent management of patients suspected of having
suffered an anaphylactic reaction associated with anaesthesia.
The third working party was established to give particular attention to the
results of recent reports such as that of the Resuscitation Council dated
1999, and on the value of investigations and their availability to anaesthetists
in Great Britain and Ireland.
The incidence of anaphylactic reactions and the associated
morbidity/mortality in the UK is still unclear. It is the view of the working
party that the incidence of suspected anaphylactic reactions during
anaesthesia is low but the number of cases may be increasing.
2.4 There remains uncertainty about which laboratory investigations should be
undertaken following a reaction as well as their interpretation and
significance. The role of the anaesthetist in the investigations has been a
cause for concern.

Booklet details:
Author:working group
Publisher:The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland
and British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Size:268 KB


Clinical Anesthesia Procedures of the Massachusetts General Hospital

Clinical Anesthesia Procedures of the Massachusetts General Hospital
Clinical Anaesthesia - Procedures

Relied on for 20 years by resident and practicing anesthesiologists and CRNAs, this best-selling pocket reference is now in its Sixth Edition. In easy-to-scan outline format, it provides current, comprehensive, concise, consistent, and clinically relevant guidelines for anesthesia procedures throughout the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative periods. Each chapter is written by a Massachusetts General Hospital resident with a faculty mentor, and the entire book has been reviewed, updated, and field-tested by the anesthesia staff. This edition includes new information on muscle relaxants, opioids, minimally invasive abdominal surgery, pediatrics, end-of-life issues, and latex allergies, plus a comprehensive, alphabetical drug appendix.

Book details:
Author:William E Hurford, Michael T Bailin, J. Kenneth Davison,
Kenneth L Haspel, Carl E Rosow
Publisher:Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.
Size:2,897 MB
Format: PDB


Perioperative Care in Cardiac Anesthesia and Surgery

Perioperative Care in Cardiac Anesthesia and Surgery

Perioperative care in cardiac anesthesia and surgery
This handbook describes the perioperative management of adult patients
who undergo cardiac surgery at our centre. Although it was written by numerous authors, each chapter was carefully edited to reflect the collective view of our health care team.

The purpose of this handbook is to provide a succinct, problem oriented source of practical information on cardiac surgical patients based on the clinical and research experience of
our fast track cardiac surgery program.

It was written for physicians, nurses and other allied health care personnel who are involved in the management of patients undergoing open-heart surgery.
Toronto General Hospital, Canada. Pocket-sized outline describing the perioperative management of adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery at Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at Toronto General Hospital and University of Toronto. For physicians and those involved in the management of patients undergoing open-heart surgery

Book details:
Spiral-bound: 274 pages
Author: Davy C. H., M.D. Cheng, Tirone E., M.D. David (Editor)
Publisher: Landes Bioscience
Format: PDF


Statistical Methods for Anaesthesia and Intensive Care

Statistical Methods for Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Statistical Methods for Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Statistics is traditionally perceived to be a difficult topic, however, it is essential for the trainee to develop a basic understanding of its fundamental principles.
This book is designed to help the reader systematically learn the basics, using real examples from anaesthetic and intensive care literature to illustrate the principles discussed and relate them to practice.

Book details:
Author: Paul S. Myles Tony Gin
Publisher: Butterworth-HeinemannPublication
Pages: 152
Size:.,99 MB


Anaesthesia at the District Hospital (2nd Edition)

Anaesthesia at the District Hospital
Anaesthesia at the District Hospital

A practical manual designed to help medical officers in small hospitals acquire competence in the use of essential techniques for inducing anaesthesia.
Procedures for both elective surgery and emergency care of the critically ill are considered. This second edition has been substantially revised to reflect changes in clinical practice, equipment and drugs, since the publication of the first edition.
The manual opens with a description of the fundamental principles and techniques underlying the practice of anaesthesia.
Guidelines cover the immediate and continuing care of the critically ill, unconscious, or anaesthetized patient and the principles of fluid and electrolyte therapy. Against this background, chapters explain the methods, equipment and drugs used to induce general and regional anaesthesia.
Particular attention is given to the use of draw-over anaesthesia as the technique of first choice for general anaesthesia in small hospitals.
Other chapters discuss the special needs of paediatric and obstetric anaesthesia and outline a number of medical conditions important for the anaesthetist.

Book details:
Author: M.B. Dobson
Publisher: World Health OrganizationPublication
Pages: 153


Core Topics in Perioperative Medicine

Core Topics in Perioperative Medicine
Core topics in perioperative medicine

Undergraduate medical education is continuously changing to meet the requirements for the training of future medical practitioners.
Over the last few years the concept of perioperative medicine has evolved, encompassing the preoperative assessment and optimisation of patients, the intraoperative and postoperative management of these patients and importantly the diagnosis and treatment of the critically ill patient. The relevance of this to undergraduate medical students is obvious.
Core Topics in Perioperative Medicine provides concise, informative chapters on many aspects of perioperative medicine, allowing medical students to bridge the gap between final year clinical attachments in this specialty, and first year house officer jobs.
It aims to guide the reader through the perioperative period via short, up-to-date chapters, each giving a comprehensive account of the subject and its relevance to perioperative medicine

Book details:
Jonathan Hudsmith BM FRCA,Dan Wheeler MA BM BCh MRCP FRCA

Publisher:Cambridge University Press.


Anesthesia booklets from drager

The history of anesthesia at Dräger (vol. 1)
<The history of anesthesia at drager>

It all started 150 years ago: in 1846 it first became possible for patients to have their teeth extracted under anaesthesia. This original „ether intoxication“ was the beginning of anaesthesia technology, a development which has continued to the present day – to our modern anaesthesiaworkstations.
This book gives a comprehensive account of the history of anesthesia at Dräger. The first volume takes the reader from the invention of the cylinder regulator at the end of the last century through to the mid-Sixties, when Halothane was discovered as the new anesthetic agent

Book details:
Publisher:Drägerwerk AG Anaesthesia Product Group
Size:2,112 MB


Pediatric Anesthesia by drager

pediatric anesthesia

An anesthetic workstation to be used for pediatric anesthesia has to meet numerous requirements and must take into consideration the special physiological aspects of
the various age groups of children, from premature babies to school children.

Children are not simply to be considered “little adults”.
They differ from adults anatomically, physiologically, psychologically, and biochemically.
These differences are especially marked whencomparing premature infants and neonates to adults, andthey only begin to recede around a child’s tenth year.

This booklet aims to provide information to all those anesthetists who do not treat infants or small children on a daily basis.
The topics dealt with include ventilation, anesthesia machines, monitoring, accessories, low-flow-anesthesia, special physiological features and anesthetics.

Book details:
Author:Dr. K. Rupp,Dr. J. Holzki,Dr. T. Fischer,Dr. C. Keller
Publisher:Drنger Medizintechnik GmbH.


Low-flow anesthesia with Dräger machines
low flow anesthesia with drager machines

Low flow anaesthesia is defined to be an inhalation
anaesthetic technique via a rebreathing system in which
the rebreathing
fraction at least amounts to 50 %,
i.e. 50 % of the exhaled gas volume is led back to the patient after carbon
dioxide absorption in the next inspiration. Using modern
anaesthetic machines this will be gained at a fresh gas flow rate between 2 to 1 L/min.
This book raises and answers all the questions
which are relevant to the low-flow-method.
It provides the anesthetist with the basic information
he requires both to introduce the method into routine practice and to know what indications need to be watched with care

Book details:
Author:Prof. Dr. med. Jan A. Baum
Publisher:Drنger Medical AG & Co. KGaA.
Size:1,526 MB