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Perioperative Medicine in Pediatric Anesthesia

  • Marinella Astuto
  • Pablo M Ingelmo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Gabriele Baldini
    Pages 1-8
  3. Perioperative Care Before Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Giovanni Mangia, Caterina Patti, Paola Presutti
      Pages 11-20
    3. Luciano Bortone, Luca La Colla, Marinella Astuto
      Pages 21-37
    4. Marinella Astuto, Gianpaolo Serafini, Simonetta Baroncini, Fabio Borrometi, Luciano Bortone, Cristina Ceschin et al.
      Pages 39-52
  4. Perioperative Care During Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Simonetta Tesoro, Laura Marchesini
      Pages 55-74
    3. Maria Sammartino, Fabio Sbaraglia, Francesco Antonio Idone
      Pages 75-86
    4. Robert Baird, Pablo M. Ingelmo
      Pages 131-136
    5. Jean-Francois Courval
      Pages 137-144
  5. Perioperative Care in Special Situations and Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Alan Barnett, Thomas Engelhardt
      Pages 147-158
    3. Fabrizio Racca, Chiara Robba
      Pages 159-174
    4. Veyckemans Francis, Scholtes Jean-Louis
      Pages 175-186
    5. Gianluca Bertolizio, Karen Brown
      Pages 187-211
    6. Leonardo Bussolin
      Pages 213-228
    7. Navi Virk, B. Senbruna, Jerrold Lerman
      Pages 229-258

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive overview of current practices in pediatric perioperative care.

Current knowledge on vascular and nonvascular access, regional anesthesia, and noninvasive cardiovascular and respiratory monitoring is described. The prevention and treatment of postoperative pain and unsettled behavior after surgery, as well as the long-term consequences of anesthesia and surgery are discussed. Prevention of chronic postsurgical pain and the brain damage that may be associated with anesthesia and surgery are also considered.

The opening section is dedicated to patient care prior to surgery and includes preoperative assessment and preparation. Care in the intraoperative period is then described, including the appropriate care when performing surgery in different locations and in various specialties, such as orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, thoracic surgery, and abdominal and urological surgery. The subsequent section addresses perioperative care in children with special conditions, such as difficult airway, metabolic or neuromuscular diseases, or cancer. The remainder of the book is devoted to a range of further important topics and postoperative care.&nbs



Chronic postsurgical pain Noninvasive cardiovascular monitoring Noninvasive respiratory monitoring Pediatric anesthesia Perioperative care Postoperative pain Preoperative care

Editors and affiliations

  • Marinella Astuto
    • 1
  • Pablo M Ingelmo
    • 2
  1. 1.UCO di Anestesia e RianimazioneAO-U Policlinico di CataniaCataniaItaly
  2. 2.MUHC Montreal Children’s Hosp, McGill UnDepartment of AnesthesiaMontrealCanada

About the editors

Marinella Astuto is Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Director of the School of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, School of Medicine, Catania, Italy. She has conducted research in anesthesiology since 1980 and has collaborated with various national and international centers. Dr. Astuto is current President of the Italian Society for Neonatal and Pediatric Anesthesia and Intensive Care (SARNePI) and is a member of different study groups of the Italian Society for Anesthesia, Analgesics, and Intensive Care (SIAARTI).

She has edited two previous Springer books, Basics: Anesthesia Intensive Care and Pain in Neonates and Children (2009) and Pediatric Anesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain: Standardization in Clinical Practice (2013) and in total has more than 150 publications to her name, including numerous original articles and book chapters.

Pablo Mauricio Ingelmo is Assistant Professor at the McGill University, Director of Continuous Medical Education of the Department of Anesthesia and Director of the Chronic Pain Service at Montreal Children's Hospital, Canada. Dr. Ingelmo completed his medical degree at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and at the Universita degli Study di Milano. He specialized in anesthesia, Intensive Care, and Pain treatment at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and Milano-Bicocca University in Italy. He was assistant professor of Anesthesia at the University of Buenos Aires and at the Milano-Bicocca University. Italy. McGill

University. He was director of the acute pain program at  the National Pediatric Hospital Dr. Pedro E Garrahan. Buenos Aires. Argentina and Director of Pediatric anesthesia and Pain treatment Service. San Gerardo Hospital. Monza. Italy. Dr. Ingelmo is a member of the Italian Society for Neonatal and Pediatric Anesthesia and Intensive Care (SARNePI) study group on preoperative evaluation and of the SARNePI executive board. He is the author of many journal articles and of six book in pediatric anesthesia.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Perioperative Medicine in Pediatric Anesthesia
  • Editors Marinella Astuto
    Pablo M Ingelmo
  • Series Title Anesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain in Neonates and Children
  • Series Abbreviated Title Anesthesia,Intensive Care,Pain
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-21959-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-21960-8
  • Series ISSN 2281-1788
  • Series E-ISSN 2281-1796
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 471
  • Number of Illustrations 9 b/w illustrations, 115 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Anesthesiology
    Intensive / Critical Care Medicine
    Pediatric Surgery
    Pain Medicine
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“It should be considered ‘one stop shopping’ for information on the perioperative management of pediatric surgical patients. Each chapter is short and succinct but provides the essential information in handbook style. ... An additional highlight of this book is the comprehensive index, which is very well organized and allows the reader to easily locate the subject of interest. Throughout the book, information is presented in a manner appropriate for both trainee and seasoned clinician.” (Lynne R. Ferrari, Anesthesia & Analgesia, Vol. 123 (4), October, 2016)

“The writing is clear and easy to understand. The book can readily be used and understood by students, faculty, residents, and fellows. The book is divided into three major sections that correspond to the traditional divisions of surgical care: preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative.” (Robert M. Arensman, Doody’s Book Reviews, June, 2016)