Liver Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

  • Gebhard Wagener

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Physiology, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology of Liver Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Teresa Anita Mulaikal, Jean C. Emond
      Pages 3-19
    3. Lauren Tal Grinspan, Elizabeth C. Verna
      Pages 21-39
    4. Andrew Slack, Brian J. Hogan, Julia Wendon
      Pages 41-62
    5. Nina T. Yoh, Gebhard Wagener
      Pages 63-68
    6. Simon W. Lam
      Pages 69-78
    7. Vanessa Cowan
      Pages 79-85
  3. Anesthesiology for Liver Transplantation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. John R. Klinck, Ernesto A. Pretto
      Pages 89-99
    3. Gabriela A. Berlakovich, Gerd R. Silberhumer
      Pages 101-107
    4. Ingo Klein, Johanna Wagner, Claus U. Niemann
      Pages 109-119
    5. Holden Groves, Juan V. del Rio Martin
      Pages 121-133
    6. Claus G. Krenn, Marko Nicolic
      Pages 135-147
    7. David Hovord, Ruairi Moulding, Paul Picton
      Pages 155-161
    8. Anand D. Padmakumar, Mark C. Bellamy
      Pages 163-171
    9. Bubu A. Banini, Arun J. Sanyal
      Pages 173-193
    10. Simone F. Kleiss, Ton Lisman, Robert J. Porte
      Pages 195-206
    11. Abdulrhman S. Elnaggar, James V. Guarrera
      Pages 207-220

About this book


Providing anesthesiology for liver surgery and especially liver transplantation is highly complex and requires profound expertise in the physiology and pathophysiology of liver disease. This new edition incorporates the latest information in the field and remains the only available book on the topic. It  focuses on the practical aspect of liver anesthesiology and critical care, while providing a comprehensive and in depth summary of the knowledge in this field. Most liver transplant centers now have dedicated teams providing anesthesia care during liver transplantations. In the last years there has been a substantial increase in knowledge and improvement in techniques in anesthesiology and critical care of patients undergoing liver surgery and transplant patients.

Liver Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, 2nd Edition includes new chapters on chronic liver failure and hepatic cirrhosis, preoperative risk assessment, evidence in liver anesthesiology, the splanchnic and systemic circulation in liver disease and a special focus on analgesia for liver resection including regional techniques. Written for anesthesiologists and critical care physicians caring for patients undergoing liver surgery and transplantation, this book proves to be an essential companion and review book as the number of liver surgeries with higher complexity continue to increase.


liver transplantation transplantation anesthesiology critical care medicine intensive care medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Gebhard Wagener
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyColumbia University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-64297-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-64298-7
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