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

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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