Clinical Anesthesiology

Lessons Learned from Morbidity and Mortality Conferences

  • Jonathan L. Benumof

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Respiration-Related Cases

  3. Circulation-Related Cases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Bahareh Khatibi
      Pages 149-152
    3. Geoffrey Langham
      Pages 153-159
    4. Bahareh Khatibi
      Pages 175-178
    5. Ankur P. Patel
      Pages 179-186
    6. Zakir Rangwala
      Pages 187-191
    7. Zakir Rangwala
      Pages 201-207
    8. Lawrence Weinstein
      Pages 209-219
    9. Timothy M. Maus
      Pages 221-225
  4. Obstetrics-Related Cases

  5. Pediatric-Related Cases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 339-339
    2. Karim T. Rafaat
      Pages 351-359
  6. Special Diseases, Conditions, Situations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 361-361
    2. Michael Bronson
      Pages 363-367
    3. Leon Chang
      Pages 369-379

About this book


The book presents more than 60 real-life cases which together memorably and succinctly convey the depth and breadth of clinical anesthesiology.    Each chapter includes a case summary, questions, lessons learned, and selected references.  Tables and distinctive visual synopses of key teaching points enhance many chapters. 

The cases have been selected by Dr. Benumof from the Morbidity and Mortality (M & M) conferences of the Department of Anesthesiology, University of California, San Diego, which he has moderated the last several years, and residents and junior faculty have crafted them into the chapters of this book.  Structured in a novel way, the UCSD Anesthesiology M&Ms maximize teaching and learning, and these cases bring that experience right to the reader’s finger tips. 

  • Case coverage of respiration- and circulation-related problems, obstetrics,  neurology, pain and regional anesthesia, pediatrics, outpatient surgery, and special topics
  •  Resource for anesthesiology and critical care medicine trainees
  •  Review tool for board certification or recertification
  •  Fun reading – valuable lessons!


Anesthesiology Cases Clinical anesthesiology Clinical decision making Clinical judgment Problem-oriented

Editors and affiliations

  • Jonathan L. Benumof
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnesthsiologyUniversity of California, San Diego School of MedicineSan DiegoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-8695-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-8696-1
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