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Postoperative Care in Thoracic Surgery

A Comprehensive Guide

  • Mert Şentürk
  • Mukadder Orhan Sungur
  • Focuses solely on postoperative care in patients who undergo thoracic surgery

  • Offers a multidisciplinary perspective

  • Written by the most authoritative experts on the topics that they address


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Lukas Kreienbühl, Tiziano Cassina, Marc Licker
    Pages 13-27
  3. Marcelo Gama de Abreu, Thomas Kiss, Lluis Gallart, Jaume Canet
    Pages 43-59
  4. Zerrin Sungur, Mert Şentürk
    Pages 117-128
  5. Tamás Végh
    Pages 129-143
  6. Lorenzo Ball, Maddalena Dameri, Paolo Pelosi
    Pages 183-197
  7. Edda M. Tschernko, Clemens Aigner
    Pages 199-206
  8. Perihan Ergin Özcan, Evren Şentürk
    Pages 207-217
  9. Wilhelm Haverkamp, Thomas Hachenberg
    Pages 219-227
  10. Mukadder Orhan Sungur, Mert Şentürk
    Pages 243-257
  11. Grégoire Blaudszun, Frédéric Triponez, Pierre-Olivier Bridevaux, Marc Joseph Licker
    Pages 259-274
  12. Kemalettin Koltka
    Pages 275-284

About this book


This book offers a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of optimal postoperative care in patients who have undergone thoracic surgery and discusses challenging issues that are of interest not only in the context of thoracic surgery but also more generally within the fields of anesthesia, intensive care, and pain medicine. The coverage ranges, for example, from use of non-invasive ventilation, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and new monitoring devices to fluid management, pain control, and treatment of arrhythmias. A key feature of the book is the exceptionally attractive list of authors, who represent the most authoritative experts on the topics that they address. The approach is appropriately multidisciplinary, acknowledging that in many centers thoracic anesthetists are responsible for care during the postoperative period. This book is exceptional in being devoted solely to postoperative care in thoracic surgery, even though the difficulties involved in thoracic operations sometimes exceed those of cardiac surgery, especially in the postoperative period.


Extracorporeal lung support Intraoperative mechanical ventilation Non-invasive ventilation Post-thoracotomy analgesia Postoperative pulmonary complications

Editors and affiliations

  • Mert Şentürk
    • 1
  • Mukadder Orhan Sungur
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive CareIstanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of MedicineIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive CareIstanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of MedicineIstanbulTurkey

About the editors

Dr. Mert Sentürk received his medical degree from Istanbul Medical Faculty, Istanbul University and started his training in Anesthesiology in the Department of Anesthesiology in the same school. He spent 10 months of his training in the Department of Anesthesiology of the Medical Faculty of Ludwig-Maximillian University in Munich, Germany; he graduated in 1995 and started to work as a staff member in the same department. During this period he spent 2 months in the Thoraxklinik Heidelberg-Rohrbach and 2 months in the Department of Anesthesiology of the Medical Faculty of Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg, Germany. He is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Istanbul Medical Faculty, Istanbul University.

Dr. Şentürk has published 34 peer-reviewed articles in national and international journals, co-authored three book chapters, and given numerous invited lectures at national and international level. Besides thoracic anesthesia, he is interested in anesthesia in peripheral vascular surgery and regional anesthesia. He is also active in fellow and resident education and takes part as a lecturer in educational programs of the Turkish Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care.

Bibliographic information

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“This book discusses the various aspects of managing thoracic surgery patients ranging from immediate PACU care to the unique complications and challenges that thoracic patients pose. … This book seems most suitable for a residency and fellowship audience. … an ideal resource for thoracic surgery nurse practitioners and medical students as well. … This is a good overview and instruction for managing all manner of postsurgical thoracic patients.” (Carmen Tugulan, Doody’s Book Reviews, June, 2017)