© 2012

Perioperative Addiction

Clinical Management of the Addicted Patient

  • Ethan O. Bryson
  • Elizabeth A. M. Frost

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Elizabeth A. M. Frost
      Pages 3-33
    3. Chad Epps, Elizabeth Laura Wright
      Pages 35-50
    4. Clifford Gevirtz, Ethan O. Bryson, Elizabeth A. M. Frost
      Pages 51-69
  3. Specific Drugs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Michael Lewis, Fouad Souki
      Pages 73-93
    3. Alan D. Kaye, Julia L. Weinkauf
      Pages 95-109
    4. Samuel DeMaria Jr.
      Pages 111-128
    5. Andrew Schwartz, David Knez
      Pages 129-142
    6. Elizabeth A. M. Frost
      Pages 143-161
    7. Ethan O. Bryson, Elizabeth A. M. Frost
      Pages 163-177
    8. Elizabeth A. M. Frost, Ethan O. Bryson
      Pages 179-188
  4. Specific Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Amy S. Aloysi, Ethan O. Bryson
      Pages 213-223
    3. Corey Scher, Ethan O. Bryson, Elizabeth A. M. Frost
      Pages 225-238
    4. Sherry Cummings, R. Lyle Cooper
      Pages 239-251
    5. Dirk Wales, Ethan O. Bryson
      Pages 253-262

About this book


Perioperative Addiction addresses an issue that every anesthesiologist will encounter many times during the course of his or her career:  the patient who arrives for operative care under the influence of legal or illegal drugs.  The editors and contributors provide expert guidance on how to identify and manage the addicted patient, approaching the subject from the vantage points of the specific drug and of special patient populations.



·         Guidance for spotting and managing addicted patients

·         All common and important drugs of addiction, from opioids, cocaine, club drugs, and alcohol, to tobacco, marijuana, nitrous oxide, inhalants, and propofol

·         Special populations, including pregnant women, pain patients, adolescents, older patients, and healthcare professionals

·         Fascinating overview of the long history of addiction

·         Genetic basis of addiction, and the range of pharmacological treatments for addiction



Addicted physician Anesthesia Clinical management Drug abuse Drug addiction Drug addiction in medicine Impaired physician Patient Perioperative Pharmacology Substance use

Editors and affiliations

  • Ethan O. Bryson
    • 1
  • Elizabeth A. M. Frost
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology, Mount Sinai School of MedicineAssociate ProfessorNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Anesthesiology, Mount Sinai School of MedicineProfessorNew YorkUSA

About the editors

Ethan O. Bryson, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY, USA

Elizabeth A.M. Frost, MBChB, DRCOG
Department of Anesthesiology
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY, USA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Perioperative Addiction
  • Book Subtitle Clinical Management of the Addicted Patient
  • Editors Ethan O. Bryson
    Elizabeth A. M. Frost
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4614-0169-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4899-9950-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4614-0170-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 290
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Anesthesiology
    Internal Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


From the reviews:

“This is really a combination of two books, one about the perioperative management of patients with addiction, and one about substance abuse among physicians, particularly anesthesia providers. … The chapter on the history of addiction in medical personnel is fantastic and richly illustrated. … This is a unique contribution to the literature. It will be of value to anyone with an interest in the topic, including program directors and specialists in addiction medicine.” (Michael F. O’Connor, Doody’s Book Reviews, June, 2012)

“Overall, this is a praiseworthy textbook that provides a thorough overview of perioperative addiction.  The diverse information provided can serve as an authoritative reference on this subject.  In addition, the organization of information into preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative phases can function as a valuable bedside guide on how best to care for this challenging patient population.” (Geoff Alexander Bellingham, Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, Vol. 59, 2012)