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The fourth edition of this highly successful textbook discusses the practical applications of the various methods of regional anaesthesia, including ultrasound, as well as giving an account of their theoretical aspects. The well-established author team use their experience to provide a practical and stimulating book which reflects everyday clinical activity, supplemented by high definition ultrasound images and schematic diagrams. The book also discusses regionalanaesthesia's place in current medical practice, particularly with regard to pain processes, ultrasound imaging, and patient outcomes. Regional anaesthesia is a rapidly expanding sub-speciality of anaesthesia: routine provision of long-lasting pain relief and the introduction of real-time ultrasound block has fuelled a demand for cadaver and ultrasound-based anatomy training courses. Thus, it is more important than ever to have a thorough grounding in this excitingsubspecialty.
Table of Contents
Part 1: General Principles 1. History and development of local anaesthesia, Tony Wildsmith 2. Anatomy and physiology of pain, Lesley Colvin 3. The potential benefits, Nick Scott 4. Neurological complications, Colin McCartney 5. Outcome issues, Susan Nimmo & Graeme McLeod 6. Peripheral nerve and local anaesthetic drugs, Cameron Weir & Gary Strichartz 7. Local anaesthetic kinetics, Jenny Porter & Geoff Tucker 8. Drug Toxicity and selection, Nigel Bedforth & Jonathan Hardman 9. Preoperative considerations, Matthew Checketts 10. Peripheral nerve location techniques, George Corner & Calum Grant 11. Principles of patient management, Barrie Fischer Part 2: Anatomy and Techniques 12. Anatomy and physiology of vertebral canal, Ian Parkin & Alastair Chambers 13. Spinal anaesthesia, Jonathan Whiteside & Tony Wildsmith 14. Epidural block, Graeme McLeod 15. Sacral epidural (caudal) block, Edward Doyle & Jon McCormack 16. Regional anaesthesia of the trunk, John McDonnell & Dominic Harmon 17. Upper limb blocks, David Coventry 18. Lower limb blocks, Colin McCartney 19. Head, neck and airway blocks, Neil Smart, Stephen Hickey & Alistair Nimmo 20. Ophthalmic regional anaesthesia, Hamish McLure 21. Regional anaesthesia in obstetrics, Catriona Connolly & John McClure 22. Regional anaesthesia in children, Steve Roberts 23. Pain and autonomic blocks, Mick Serpell & Andreas Goebel 24. Regional anaesthesia for day-care surgery, Stuart Grant 25. Regional anaesthesia in the elderly, Bernadette Veering