Reducing Mortality in the Perioperative Period

  • Giovanni Landoni
  • Laura Ruggeri
  • Alberto Zangrillo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Massimiliano Greco, Pier Carlo Bergonzi, Luca Cabrini
    Pages 9-15
  3. Paolo Feltracco, Daniela Pasero, Laura Ruggeri
    Pages 17-24
  4. Caetano Nigro Neto, Alexandre Slullitel, John G. T. Augoustides
    Pages 31-35
  5. Massimiliano Greco, Gianluca Paternoster, Daniela Mamo
    Pages 49-55
  6. Massimiliano Conte, Roberto Martino, Enrico M. Camporesi
    Pages 57-65
  7. Hesham R. Omar, Devanand Mangar, Enrico M. Camporesi
    Pages 67-75
  8. Antonio Pisano, Antonella Capasso
    Pages 77-83
  9. Antonio Pisano, Antonella Capasso
    Pages 93-99
  10. John G. T. Augoustides, Aris Sophocles, George Silvay
    Pages 101-105
  11. Luciano Silvestri, Hendrick K. F. van Saene
    Pages 107-114
  12. Łukasz J. Krzych, Maciej T. Wybraniec
    Pages 115-123
  13. Andrea Székely, Daniel J. Lex, Béla Merkely
    Pages 125-130
  14. Marta Mucchetti, Giovanni Landoni
    Pages 131-136
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 137-139

About this book


This book describes the techniques, strategies, and drugs that have been demonstrated by well-documented randomized trials to influence survival in the perioperative setting. It takes into consideration all types of adult surgery and will be relevant to the evaluation of any patient undergoing an operative procedure. Each chapter focuses on a specific procedure, device, or drug. The scope is accordingly wide, with coverage of topics as diverse as chlorhexidine oral rinse, clonidine therapy, insulin infusion, intra-aortic balloon pump support, leukodepletion, neuraxial anesthesia, and noninvasive respiratory support, to name but a few. In addition, the risks and benefits of using a web-based consensus process (as in this book) to identify effective means of reducing perioperative mortality are discussed. The clear text is supported by "how to do" sections and "key points" boxes that provide easily accessible practical information.

Written by acknowledged international experts, Reducing Mortality in the Perioperative Period will be of interest for a wide variety of specialists, including surgeons, cardiologists, anesthesiologists, and intensivists.


Cardiac surgery Chlorhexidine oral rinse Intra-aortic ballon pump Mortality reduction Selective decontamination of the digestive tract

Editors and affiliations

  • Giovanni Landoni
    • 1
  • Laura Ruggeri
    • 2
  • Alberto Zangrillo
    • 3
  1. 1.Anesthesia and Intensive CareHospital San RaffaeleMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Anesthesia and Intensive careSan Raffaele HospitalMilanoItaly
  3. 3.Anesthesia and Intensive CareHospital San RaffaeleMilanoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-02185-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-02186-7
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