Perioperative Medicine – Current Controversies

  • Karen Stuart-Smith

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. James Durrand, Rhiannon Hackett, David Yates, Gerard Danjoux
    Pages 15-47
  3. David J. Canty, Colin F. Royse
    Pages 69-86
  4. Andrea Bowyer, Colin F. Royse
    Pages 87-107
  5. William John Fawcett
    Pages 109-141
  6. Berta Soldevila, Anna M. Lucas, Roxana Zavala, Didac Mauricio
    Pages 165-192
  7. Gabriel Giménez-Pérez, Isabel Salinas, Manel Puig-Domingo, Dídac Mauricio
    Pages 193-209
  8. Paul Forrest
    Pages 211-224
  9. Philip C. Spinella, Heather F. Pidcoke, Andrew P. Cap
    Pages 225-243
  10. M. F. M. James, D. P. D. Chappell
    Pages 245-269
  11. Ruth-Aoibheann O’Leary, John G. McDonnell
    Pages 313-323
  12. David Canty, Kavi Haji, André Denault, Alistair Royse
    Pages 345-389
  13. David A. Edwards, Michael Kent, Linda Le-Wendling, Patrick J. Tighe
    Pages 391-420

About this book


This book addresses those aspects of anaesthetic practice in perioperative medicine which have a significant impact on both the immediate and the long-term outcome for the surgical patient. Perioperative Medicine is the natural evolution of anaesthesia from a main focus on the patient in the operating room to a responsibility for the care of the patient from the time that the decision to operate is made, through to discharge from hospital. The contributors, well-respected authors in their field, discuss the role of the perioperative medicine specialist in areas ranging from pre-operative assessment and physiological optimization via pre-habilitation, to intra-operative anaesthetic management, and post-operative care. Controversial topics discussed include fluid therapy, anaesthesia and cancer outcomes, pharmacological management of cardiac risk, and the evolution of acute to chronic pain. Developments in regional anaesthesia, quality of recovery scoring, and lung ultrasound, are described.

It is hoped that the chapters contained in this book will help to define the nascent specialty that is Perioperative Medicine, and encourage further debate, research, and expansion of this vital new frontier in anaesthetic care.


Anaesthesia Intensive Care Regional Anaesthesia Pain Medicine Surgical Patients

Editors and affiliations

  • Karen Stuart-Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Waimairi Anaesthesia LtdChristchurchNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-28819-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-28821-5
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