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Clinical Anesthesiology II

Lessons from Morbidity and Mortality Conferences

  • Jonathan L. Benumof
  • Gerard R. Manecke

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Cases Resulting in Perioperative Death

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kevin D. Marcus, Jonathan L. Benumof
      Pages 3-17
    3. Christopher Nguyen, Jonathan L. Benumof
      Pages 41-54
    4. Deborah L. Fretwell, Luis M. Rivera
      Pages 55-71
  3. Cases Resulting in Perioperative Near Death or Very Serious Complications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Asheen Rama, Jonathan L. Benumof, Alyssa Brzenski
      Pages 113-137
    3. James Phillips, Seth Herway, Alyssa Brzenski
      Pages 139-145
    4. Kimberly A. Pollock, Jonathan L. Benumof
      Pages 147-166
    5. Sonya M. Seshadri, Karim T. Rafaat, Alyssa Brzenski
      Pages 167-191
    6. Daniel J. Sisti, Karim T. Rafaat
      Pages 193-209
    7. Christopher Nguyen, Karim T. Rafaat, Jonathan L. Benumof
      Pages 211-228
  4. Cases Resulting in Perioperative Serious Complications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Bjorn Benjamin Jensen, Seth Herway
      Pages 253-265

About this book


Written by experts in the anesthesiology field, this unique resource explores the various issues and complications that arise during the administration of anesthesiology in various clinical settings. To convey the depth and breadth of these potential obstacles, 26 real-life cases are explored and examined throughout the book. Each chapter includes a case summary, discussion questions, and selected references - all of which are supplemented by high quality illustrations and images that provide distinctive visual synopses of key teaching points. Clinical Anesthesiology II: Lessons from Morbidity and Mortality Conferences is an indispensable guide that functions as both a pragmatic reference and compelling read for practitioners and critical care medicine trainees.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jonathan L. Benumof
    • 1
  • Gerard R. Manecke
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of California, UCSD Medical Center, UCSD School of MedicineSan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of California, UCSD Medical Center, UCSD School of MedicineSan DiegoUSA

About the editors

Jonathan L. Benumof, MD

Professor of Anesthesiology

UCSD Medical Center 

UCSD School of Medicine

University of California

San Diego, CA


Gerard R. Manecke, MD

Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology

UCSD Medical Center

University of California

San Diego, CA


Editors: Gerard R. Manecke, MD, Clinical Professor and Chair Jonathan L. Benumof, MD, Professor Associate Editors: Kimberly Robbins, MD, Resident Rekha Chandrebose, MD, Resident Karim Rafaat, MD, Resident Thomas Archer, MD, Resident Daniel Lee, MD, PhD, Resident Benjamin Beal, MD, Resident Seth Herway, MD, Chief Resident All of the Department of Anesthesiology, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA USA DR. MANECKE is a cardiothoracic anesthesiologist and since 2008 has served as chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at UCSD. He is credited with helping to elevate the department to be a global leader in basic and clinical research, education and training, and patient care. It now has one of the best funded research programs in the United States as well as one of the most sought after residency training programs. He continues to be active clinically, teach, and conduct research in clinical cardiovascular physiology and is a busy international speaker. DR. BENUMOF is a world-renowned expert on pulmonary physiology, anesthesia for thoracic surgery, airway management, and obstructive sleep apnea. In recognition of his teaching, he has received numerous awards, most recently the 2010 Teaching Recognition Award Recipient for Achievement in Education from the International Anesthesia Research Society. Dr. Benumof has been an Invited speaker at more than 300 national and international meetings. In addition to being an honorary fellow of the Faculty of Anaesthetists of Australia, he was elected lifetime honorary member of the Society for Airway Management.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Clinical Anesthesiology II
  • Book Subtitle Lessons from Morbidity and Mortality Conferences
  • Editors Jonathan L. Benumof
    Gerard R. Manecke
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-12363-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-12365-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 511
  • Number of Illustrations 41 b/w illustrations, 166 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Anesthesiology
    Intensive / Critical Care Medicine
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