Basic Clinical Anesthesia

  • Paul K. Sikka
  • Shawn T. Beaman
  • James A. Street

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. The Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paul K. Sikka
      Pages 3-6
    3. Ursula A. Galway
      Pages 7-15
    4. Paul K. Sikka
      Pages 17-22
    5. Samuel Irefin, Tatyana Kopyeva
      Pages 23-44
    6. Preet Mohinder Singh, Dipal Shah, Ashish Sinha
      Pages 45-68
    7. Benjamin Grable, Theresa A. Gelzinis
      Pages 69-88
    8. Patrick Hackett, Michael P. Mangione
      Pages 89-100
    9. Matthew A. Joy, Yashar Eshraghi, Maxim Novikov, Andrew Bauer
      Pages 101-115
  3. Anesthetic Pharmacology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Daniela Damian, Andrew Herlich
      Pages 119-122
    3. Lee Neubert, Ashish Sinha
      Pages 123-129
    4. Dustin J. Jackson, Patrick J. Forte
      Pages 131-138
    5. James C. Krakowski, Steven L. Orebaugh
      Pages 139-150
    6. Emily L. Sturgill, Neal F. Campbell
      Pages 151-158
    7. Wendy A. Haft, Richard McAffee
      Pages 159-163
    8. Stephen M. McHugh, David G. Metro
      Pages 165-168
    9. Daniel S. Cormican, Shawn T. Beaman
      Pages 169-173
    10. Ali R. Abdullah, Todd M. Oravitz
      Pages 175-184

About this book


This text presents the basic and clinical foundations of anesthesiology.   It is easy to read and is comprehensive without being lengthy.  Readers can test their knowledge with the “Clinical Review” questions at the end of chapters and will appreciate the abundance of color illustrations, clinical images, and practical tables.   Chapters are highly organized and make liberal use of bulleted text where appropriate.


Everything needed in a single source is here, from clinically important basic science to the full range of anesthetic practice:  pain management and regional anesthesia, including ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks; specialty anesthesia; preoperative evaluation and intraoperative management; ambulatory and non-operating room anesthesia; and critical care.  The book also includes topical chapters on the obese patient, infectious diseases, alternative medicine, substance abuse, cosmetic surgery, robotic surgery, the hazards of working in the operating room, and residency requirements and guidelines.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Paul K. Sikka
    • 1
  • Shawn T. Beaman
    • 2
  • James A. Street
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative MedicineEmerson Hospital (former faculty Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School)ConcordUSA
  2. 2.Associate Professor, Associate Residency Program Director, Director of Trauma Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology-Presbyterian HospitalUniversity of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePittsburghUSA
  3. 3.Chair, Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative MedicineEmerson Hospital; Associate Professor, Northeastern University, Boston, MA (former faculty Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School)ConcordUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-1736-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-1737-2
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