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About this book
This second edition presents the first update on a consensus process during which all evidence from the literature with a survival benefit in the perioperative period was gathered, and in which 500 physicians from 61 countries worked to confirm the findings.
Perioperative morbidity and mortality currently represent a public health problem, as mortality alone is 1-4% in Western countries. Surprisingly, randomized evidence of survival benefit in the perioperative period is available for only 12 topics, while two drugs have been demonstrated to increase mortality. This book offers a complete description of each topic with updated evidence from the literature. Each chapter deals with a specific drug or technique and is structured into the following: background knowledge, main evidence from the literature, and a practical how-to section. Lastly, the book describes in detail the consensus process used, which served to reinforce the systematic review and which is currently being used and improved in other settings with growing success.
Written by respected international experts, Reducing Mortality in the Perioperative Period, 2nd ed. will be of interest to a wide variety of specialists, including anesthesiologists, intensivists, surgeons and cardiologists.
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title Reducing Mortality in the Perioperative Period
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46696-5
- Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-46695-8
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-83564-8
- eBook ISBN 978-3-319-46696-5
- Edition Number 2
- Number of Pages VI, 158
- Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
Intensive / Critical Care Medicine
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“Reducing Mortality in the Perioperative Period, Second Edition provides an easy to read, complete, up-to-date summary of interventions that influence perioperative mortality. This book can be recommended to every perioperative physician who needs a comprehensive, quick overview of current evidence-based interventions in perioperative medicine.” (Olga C. P. van der Woude and Jan M. Dieleman, Canadian Journal of Anesthesia/Journal canadien d'anesthésie, November, 2017)
“This is a concise and precise collection of interventions that are known to impact perioperative survival. It is in a class of its own. Of all the books that claim to provide information that can help readers become better clinicians, only this one meets the challenge. It's a must read for every anesthesiologist, internist, and surgeon regardless of their experience or training.” (Tariq M. Malik, Doody's Book Reviews, November, 2017)