Preanesthetic Assessment 3

  • Elizabeth A. M. Frost

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Stephen G. Solomon
    Pages 1-10
  3. James B. Mueller
    Pages 11-24
  4. James E. Tobin
    Pages 41-56
  5. David R. Sofair
    Pages 73-86
  6. Jon D. Samuels
    Pages 87-100
  7. Elizabeth A. M. Frost
    Pages 101-110
  8. James B. Mueller
    Pages 111-123
  9. Seth Landa
    Pages 124-136
  10. Lauren A. Plante
    Pages 137-150
  11. Kenneth J. Abrams
    Pages 190-204
  12. Michael R. Seidel
    Pages 205-216
  13. Nirmala Balan
    Pages 217-228
  14. Sharda Dave
    Pages 229-242
  15. Daran W. Haber
    Pages 243-257
  16. Mark J. Badach
    Pages 258-276
  17. Steven S. Schwalbe
    Pages 277-288
  18. Scott Ira Winikoff
    Pages 289-296
  19. Ya-Tseng William Lu, Lloy E. Anderson
    Pages 297-310
  20. Jill Fong
    Pages 311-325
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 326-377

About this book


One of the easiest things an anesthesiologist can do is to administer an anesthetic, and therein lies one of the major dangers of anesthesia. Like in flying and diving, if the rules are followed, mishaps should be very rare. The Art of Anesthesiology so often depends on anticipation of the unexpected, knowing the patient and doing something intelligent when the Science does not give a clear cut answer to a problem. The risks to our patients can, therefore, be markedly reduced, if we have a good grasp of the difficulties and dilemmas that they are prone to, before they are anesthetized. Herein lies the great value of preanesthetic assessment. Preanesthetic Assessment has now reached its third volume in the space of five years. Twenty-four new areas are covered with more than enough detailed information to satisfy the careful practitioner and the Board Examiner. Dr. Elizabeth Frost is to be congratulated on presenting a breadth of material that contains something useful and informative for everyone in training or practice. Subjects vary from the demands of the athlete to those of the Jehovah 's Witness, congenital disorders to pediatric and obstetrical quandaries. Other problem areas include drug abuse, endocrinology, the patient undergoing neuroradiology and a mixed bag of diseases that provide the unprepared anesthesiologist with problems.


adrenal disease airway obstruction asthmatic patient cocaine abuser congenital heart disease coronary artery bypass surgery drowning/near-drowning patient ex-premature infant multiple sclerosis noncardiac surgery nonobstetric surgery patient undergoing neuroradiologic procedures preanesthetic assessment pyloric stenosis systemic lupus erythematosus

Editors and affiliations

  • Elizabeth A. M. Frost
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology, Montefiore Medical CenterAlbert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva UniversityBronxUSA

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