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.
Part I. Anesthesia and Pain 1. Perioperative coagulation management and point-of-care monitoring in anesthesia 2. Complications associated with Neuraxial Blockade 3. Cardiac patients and noncardiac surgery: pathophysiological basis for clinical management 4. Postoperative pain management 5. The new oral anticoagulants and anesthesia 6. Perioperative management for patients with a solid organ transplants 7. Neuromuscolar diseases 8. Non-invasive ventilation in the perioperative period Part II. Intensive Care 9. Diagnosis and management of sepsis and septic shock: an evidence-based review 10. Septic shock and hemodynamic management 11. The Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: diagnosis and management 12. Airway management in pediatric patients 13. Traumatic brain injury 14. Antifungal treatments in critically ill patients