Handbook of Clinical Anaesthesia, Fourth Edition

Brian J. Pollard, Gareth Kitchen (Eds). CRC Press; 2017, 784 pages. Kindle edition: $125.70 CAD, hardcover: $306.2 CAD, paperback: $126.70 CAD. ISBN-10: 1498762891, ISBN-13: 978-1498762892
  • Is’haq Al AamriEmail author
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The Handbook of Clinical Anesthesia, Fourth Edition offers senior trainees and practicing anesthesiologists a concise review of current anesthesia practice. It was originally published in 1996, and the last edition appeared in 2011. It is a multi-authored textbook with contributions exclusively from the United Kingdom (UK).

The book is organized into three sections. The first section, Patient Conditions, consists of nine chapters dedicated to various organ systems. These chapters cover the respiratory, cardiovascular, central nervous, and endocrine systems; the genitourinary and gastrointestinal tracts; blood, bone, and joints; and connective tissue disorders. Each chapter reviews the relevant disease processes, including epidemiology, pathophysiology, disease burden, and ongoing clinical management, concluding with patient optimization for anesthesia and surgery.

The second section, Surgical Procedures, consists of 14 chapters covering abdominal, gynecologic, obstetric, thoracic,...


Conflicts of interest

None declared.

Editorial responsibility

This submission was handled by Dr. Hilary P. Grocott, Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Anesthesia.

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© Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.McGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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