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AAGBI Core Topics in Anaesthesia 2015

William Harrop-Griffiths, Richard Griffiths, Felicity Plaat

ISBN: 978-1-118-78086-2 June 2015 Wiley-Blackwell 160 Pages


Based on the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland's (AAGBI) continuing education lecture series, this clinically-oriented book covers the latest developments in research and the clinical application of anesthesia and pain control.

  • Reviews latest developments in research and practice
  • Clinically-oriented but rooted in basic science
  • Concise and informative articles on key topics
  • Road-tested through CPD roadshows
  • Designed specifically for continuing medical education

List of Contributors, vii

Foreword, ix

1 Abnormalities of Coagulation and Obstetric Anaesthesia, 1
Hilary Swales

2 Acute Coronary Syndromes and Anaesthesia, 15
Yasir Parviz, Rachel Orme, Oliver Watson and Tim Chico

3 Acute Pain Management of Opioid-Tolerant Patients, 28
Mark Jackson

4 Echocardiography and Anaesthesia, 39
Jonathan H. Rosser and Nicholas J. Morgan-Hughes

5 Medico-Legal Aspects of Regional Anaesthesia, 54
William T. Frame

6 Peri-Operative Use of Beta-Blockers: Yes or No?, 65
Nanda Gopal Mandal

7 Transfusion Requirements and the Older Person, 80
Alexa Mannings and Iain Moppett

8 Organ Donation and the Anaesthetist, 91
Dale Gardiner, Neal Beckett, Paul Townsley and Helen Fenner

9 Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction: Fact or Fiction?, 114
Irwin Foo

10 Pre-Operative Anaemia: Should We Worry?, 127
Robert Kong