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Practical Trends in Anesthesia and Intensive Care 2018

  • Davide Chiumello
  • Addresses hotly debated topics regarding both anesthesia and critical care

  • Updated to reflect the latest advances

  • For each topic, provides not only the state of the art, but also experts’ perspectives


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Anesthesia and Pain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Edoardo De Robertis, Gennaro Scibelli, Lucia Maio
      Pages 21-41
    3. Franco Cavaliere, Carlo Cavaliere
      Pages 57-70
    4. Davide Chiumello, Paolo Spanu
      Pages 71-85
    5. Laura Petrò, Alessandra Ponti, Elena Roselli, Manlio Prosperi, Andrea De Gasperi
      Pages 87-102
    6. Fabrizio Racca, Brunella Gily
      Pages 103-113
    7. Jacopo Tramarin, Andrea Cortegiani, Cesare Gregoretti
      Pages 115-133
  3. Intensive Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Fabio Guarracino, Giulia Brizzi, Rubia Baldassarri
      Pages 179-187
    3. Davide Chiumello, Antonella Marino, Antonio Cammaroto
      Pages 189-204
    4. Giovanna Chidini, Monsellato Stefania
      Pages 205-218
    5. Luciana Mascia, Simone Cappio Borlino, Mario Mezzapesa, Anna Teresa Mazzeo
      Pages 219-236
    6. Marco Dei Poli, Giacomo Trevisan, Luca Di Girolamo, Gianluca Spinelli
      Pages 237-248

About this book


This book offers an essential guide to managing the most-debated hot topics of practical interest in anesthesia and intensive care. It reviews the state of the art in issues concerning both intensive care medicine and anesthesia, such as perioperative coagulation management, neuroaxial blockade and complications, postoperative pain management, pediatric airway management, septic shock and hemodynamic management, diagnosis and management of acute respiratory distress syndrome, and antifungal treatments for critically ill patients.

Written by leading experts and including updated references, it provides a comprehensive, easy-to-follow update on anesthesia and intensive care. The book clearly explains complex topics, offering practicing clinicians valuable insights into the latest recommendations and evidence in the field while, at the same time, making it a vital resource for students new to the fields of anesthesia and intensive care.​


Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Septic Shock Pediatric airway management Traumatic brain injury Perioperative management

Editors and affiliations

  • Davide Chiumello
    • 1
  1. 1.Intensive TherapyUniversity of Milan, San Paolo HospitalMilanItaly

About the editors

Professor Davide Chiumello, MD, is Chief of the Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at ASST Santi Paolo e Carlo Hospital, Milan, Italy. Prof. Chiumello’s research has largely focused on understanding the pathological and clinical aspects of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), with a particular focus on respiratory physiology, esophageal pressure, lung recruitment, lung imaging, ventilator-induced lung injury, prone position, controlled and assisted mechanical ventilation, and non-invasive ventilation. He was the Editor-in-Chief of Minerva Anestesiologica (the official journal of the Società Italiana di Analgesia, Anestesia e Terapia Intensiva) until 2015. He currently serves on the editorial board of Critical Care Medicine (the official journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine). He is also a reviewer for a number of international journals and Editor of the E learning committee on Respiratory Failure for the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. Prof. Chiumello is also the author of more than 140 scientific articles and several chapters in medical textbooks.

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


“Senior trainees in critical care and anesthesiology as well as practicing providers in these fields are an appropriate audience. … This is an effective update written by recognized authorities. Presentations can be recommended to experienced providers seeking to optimize perioperative critical care technique.” (David J. Dries, Doody's Book Reviews, May 24, 2019)