segunda-feira, 29 de dezembro de 2008

Peripheral Nerve Blocks: A Color Atlas

Peripheral Nerve Blocks: A Color Atlas

Editor: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)
Autor: Chelly, Jacques E.
Edição: 3ª
Ano: 2008
ISBN-10: 0781768764
ISBN-13: 9780781768764
Páginas: 496
Ilustrações: 374

Thoroughly updated for its third edition, this best-selling full-color atlas is a step-by-step guide to performing more than 60 peripheral nerve blocks, including those used in children.
For each nerve block, the book provides detailed information about indications, patient positioning, needle size, drug selection, volume for infusion rate, anatomic landmarks, approach, and technique and offers tips for maximizing effectiveness and minimizing complications. Full-color clinical photographs and line art demonstrate anatomic landmarks, patient positioning, and techniques. This edition offers new material on ultrasound guidance and continuous catheter techniques.

sexta-feira, 26 de dezembro de 2008

Practical Ultrasound In Anesthesia For Critical Care and Pain Management

Practical Ultrasound In Anesthesia For Critical Care and Pain Management

Book Properties:
Title: Practical Ultrasound In Anesthesia For Critical Care and Pain Management
Author: Philip M. Hopkins, Andrew R. Bodenham, Scott T. Reeves
Publisher: Informa HealthCare
Pages: 240
Year: 2008
ISBN: 0824728866
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Book Description:
Practical Ultrasound in Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Management is a stand alone comprehensive reference that covers every aspect of ultrasound for the practicing anesthesiologist. Beginning with a background on the physics of equipment and practical applications, this text walks the specialist through subjects like needle visualization, teaching, training, accreditation, and getting the best out of your ultrasound equipment.

With high resolution ultrasound photographs Practical Ultrasound in Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Management covers topics that explore:
# vascular access
# nerve blockades
# echocardiography
# transesophageal echocardiography - evaluation of the valves
# basic echo doppler
# transesophageal doppler
# trans-cranial doppler
# the respiratory system

segunda-feira, 15 de dezembro de 2008

The Anaesthesia Science Viva Book

The Anaesthesia Science Viva Book Written by the author of the best-selling Short Answer Questions in Anaesthesia, 2nd Edition, this new book is the definitive guide to this part of the FRCA exam and is also the perfect companion volume to The Clinical Anaesthesia Viva Book by Mills et al., another best-selling GMM title.

Autor: Simon Bricker

Paperback: 348 pages

Editora: Greenwich Medical Media (17 Jun 2004)

Monitoring Level of Consciousness during Aneasthesia and Sedation

Monitoring Level of Consciousness during Aneasthesia and Sedation
A Clinicians Guide to the Bispectral Index
Scott D. Kelly, M.D.
Aspect Media Systems

domingo, 9 de novembro de 2008

The Chronic Pain Management Sourcebook

The Chronic Pain Management Sourcebook
Autor: David Drum
Editora: McGraw-Hill
Edição: 1ª
Ano: 1999

There are few things as debilitating to the body and soul as chronic pain. "The physical and emotional suffering that accompanies chronic pain tries the body and the mind, and tests the limits of the spirit and the self," writes David Drumm. "You may feel helpless and alone, crying out for relief in the night." This book is an empowering tool for taking action to help yourself, managing your attitude as well as your pain, and discovering how you can live life as fully and joyously as your condition allows. The book discusses the treatment of chronic pain, including how it is different from acute pain, the physiology and causes of pain, and how your mental outlook and emotions can make your pain either better or worse. It covers how exercise, nutrition, stress-reduction, medications, and social/spiritual support can help. Case studies of the experiences of people living with chronic pain add a human element. Plenty of tips, guidelines, and exercises for dealing with pain make this book immediately useful. If you (or a loved one) experience chronic pain, whatever its cause, this book will certainly teach something new, helpful, and hopeful.

sexta-feira, 31 de outubro de 2008

The answer page

Uma excelente recomendação feita ao forum que foi adicionada à secção "ligações interessantes nos menus da direita.  É um site que se chama The answer page . É organizado pela Harvard Medical School Clinical Faculty. Podemos registar-nos e receber diariamente no e-mail uma pergunta relacionada com a anestesia juntamente com uma breve resposta com referências bibliográficas. Os temas são variados e cada assunto tratado de forma continuada ao longo de alguns dias.

Bonica's Management of Pain - 3ª edição

Bonica's Management of Pain
Autores: John D. Loeser, Steven H. Butler , C. Richard Chapman , Dennis C. Turk
Editora: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Edição: 3ª
Ano: 2001
Tipo de ficheiro : HTML

Bonica's Management of Pain is the "gold standard" text in pain management. This is the first and only textbook to take a comprehensive and practical approach to all areas of pain management, including its psychological issues. From cancer and surgical pain to visceral pain, this book covers diseases, treatments, causes, and effects. The first of three parts covers the fundamental aspects of pain, its anatomy, physiological and psychological bases. The second part addresses the techniques that alleviate pain and, though the primary focus is on analgesic block, other methods are covered. Clinical impressions and observations of diseases and disorders with painful syndromes constitute the third part of the book.

quinta-feira, 30 de outubro de 2008

Epidural Analgesia in Acute Pain Management

Epidural Analgesia in Acute Pain Management

Autor: Carolyn Middleton

Editora: Wiley

Ano: 2006

Epidurals are increasingly popular and have become more versatile, with applications in adult surgery, trauma, obstetrics and paediatric practice. This book of best practice guidelines aims to help develop and improve patient care, stimulate learning and highlight ideas for nursing research. It can be used as a quick reference guide for clinical practice or as a framework for developing individual local epidural services and practice guidelines. outlines the specific responsibilities of the multidisciplinary healthcare team in relation to epidural practice reviews the issues of risk benefit analysis and informed consent provides an overview of the physiologypharmacokinetics of the commonest classes of drugs of acute pain, epidural catheter insertion procedure and the pharmacodynamics and describes the equipment required to ensure safe and effective delivery of epidural solution to patients An overview of the nature and frequency of the observations required for close monitoring of patients and a practical guide to the removal of the catheter are also provided. Clinical governance and competency-based training are also addressed, and a framework provided to fit the training into the Agenda for Change Knowledge and Skills framework.

terça-feira, 28 de outubro de 2008

The Goodman and Gilman Manual of Pharmacology and Therapeutics

The Goodman and Gilman Manual of Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Autores: Laurence Brunton, Donald Blumenthal, Iain Buxton, Keith Parker

Editora: McGraw-Hill Professional

Edição: 1ª

Ano: 2007

The Goodman & Gilman Manual of Pharmacology and Therapeutics offers the renowned content of Goodman & Gilman's Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, Eleventh Edition, condensed into an ultra-handy, streamlined reference.

More than just a pocket drug guide, this indispensable resource offers:

  • A carry-along source of essential fundamental information, with all the authority of Goodman & Gilman's Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, Eleventh Edition
  • The benefits of the world's leading pharmacology text in a convenient, portable format
  • Comprehensive, yet streamlined and clinically relevant coverage of the pharmacological basis of therapeutics
  • High-yield overview of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and the foundations of pharmacology
  • Expert insights into the properties, mechanisms, and uses of all the major drug classes
  • Considerations of vital patient-specific issues

Curso sepsis e infecções graves

Manual completo de sepsis - Janeiro de 2005

1. Sépsis: conceitos e fisiopatologia


2.  Sépsis grave / Choque séptico: monitorização e suporte hemodinâmico


Disfunções de órgãos na sépsis


  1. Disfunção respiratória - ALI/ARDS                                 
  2. Disfunção renal
  3. Disfunção hematológica e coagulopatia
  4. Disfunção digestiva, hepática e metabólica


  1. Os microrganismos e os focos de infecção
  2. Regras gerais de antibioterapia


Infecções graves


  1. Pneumonia adquirida na comunidade
  2. Infecção intra-abdominal
  3. Infecção do SNC                   
  4. ITU
  5. Pneumonia nosocomial


Os hospedeiros “atípicos”


  1. HIV / SIDA
  2. Transplantado
  3. Neutropénico


  1. Os microrganismos atípicos


  1. Sepsis relacionada com próteses/cateteres
  2. Profilaxia da infecção do local cirúrgico


  1. Sépsis sem focalização


  1. As recomendações da Surviving Sepsis Campaign

segunda-feira, 27 de outubro de 2008

How to Survive in Anaesthesia: A Guide for Trainees

How to Survive in Anaesthesia: A Guide for Trainees
Autores: Neville Robinson, George Hall
Editora: BMJ Books
Edição: 3ª
Ano : 2006

This book maintains its previously high standards by presenting basic information in a very readable manner...[it] should be recommended to those embarking on a career in anaesthesia. It would also prove useful to medical students and operating department practitioners.

domingo, 26 de outubro de 2008

Anaesthesia Science

Anaesthesia Science
Autores: Nigel R. Webster, Helen F. Galley
Editora: BMJ Books
Edição: 1ª
Ano: 2006

Anaesthesia Science presents the scientific foundations upon which the clinical practice of anaesthesia and care of the critically ill are based.
Written on the basis that basic science underlies the practice of anaesthesia
Contributors include some of the world’s most eminent anaesthesiologists
Provides coverage on less well appreciated aspects of the subject, such as the microcirculation, multi-organ failure, and the theory of pain
Thoroughly integrates the clinical practice of anaesthesia with basic sciences, providing all the information needed in one convenient source
Based on the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA) syllabus and aimed at trainee anaesthetists preparing for the FRCA, the European Diploma of Anaesthesiology and other equivalent examinations

sábado, 25 de outubro de 2008

Learn the brachial plexus in five minutes or less

Apresentação sobre uma maneira simples de memorizar o plexo braquial.
Passo a passo dá-nos intrucções para nos ajudar a desenhar o plexo braquial de memória.
Por Daniel Romm.

Opioids in Medicine: A comprehensive review on the mode of action and the use of analgesics in different clinical pain states

Opioids in Medicine: A comprehensive review on the mode of action and the use of analgesics in different clinical pain states
Autor: Enno Freye
Editora : Springer
Edição: 1ª
Ano: 2008
Use of opioids in pain medicine is a rapidly expanding speciality especially since pain pharmacotherapy as a continuum of care is an essential asset in pain medicine.
The book has been conceived to fill the void for a comprehensive review of the theoretical knowledge and scope of opioid pharmacotherapy in pain medicine. While the information provided is obtainable in other major text already in print, the present format style plus the illustrations will make easy reading and fast accessibility of information on opioids available. Information provided is based on clinical practice rather than pure experimental data giving the clinician something at hand, which is useful in daily practice. Wherever required, the mechanisms of action of pain pharmacotherapy are described in detail and references are provided to give the reader further sources for additional information.
As a special feature of the book, self-explanatory figures result in an immediate clarification of the mode of action of central analgesics, thus avoiding the usual long and fatigueing text in common standard pain books.
A table of contents rapidly leads the reader from general issues of pain to specific pain syndromes and their management, putting the emphasis on the practical does and dont´s, with special reference to lawful prescribing and preventing diversion of opioid use.

quinta-feira, 23 de outubro de 2008

Modern Anesthetics (Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology)

Modern Anesthetics (Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology)
Autores: Jürgen Schüttler, Helmut Schwilden
Editora: Springer
Edição: 2008-02-06

Some important constraints of anesthesia must be taken into consideration when the pharmacological properties of modern anesthetics are discussed. The most important of these could be that the target effect be achieved preferably within seconds, at most within a few minutes. Similarly, offset of drug action should be achieved within minutes rather hours. The target effects, such as unconsciousness, are potentially life-threatening, as are the side effects of modern anesthetics, such as respiratory and cardiovascular depression. Finally, the patient’s purposeful responses are not available to guide drug dosage, because, either the patient is unconscious, or more problematically, the patient is aware but unable to communicate pain because of neuromuscular blockade

Anatomy for Anaesthetists

Anatomy for Anaesthetists

Autores: Harold Ellis,&Stanley A. Feldman, William Harrop-Griffiths

Editora: Blackwell Publishing Limited

Edição: 2004-02-01

This book has been written to help candidates sitting their professional examination in anaesthesia in order that they may have at their disposal the detailed anatomical knowledge necessary for the day to day practice of anaesthesia. Unlike a textbook of anatomy, which must cover all parts of the body with equally exhaustive thoroughness, this book concentrates particularly on areas of special relevance to anaesthesia and points out features of practical importance to anaesthetic technique. The text is divided into nine sections; the respiratory pathway, the heart, the vertebral canal, the peripheral nerves; The Autonomic Nervous System; The Cranial Nerves; The Orbit and its contents; The Anatomy of Pain and Zones of Anaesthetic Interest.The eighth edition has fully expanded and updated text; and includes new and improved illustrations.

PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) Review: Pearls of Wisdom)

PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) Review: Pearls of Wisdom)
Autor: Guy H. Haskell
Editora: McGraw-Hill/Appleton & Lange
Edição: 3ª
Ano: 2007

Updated to meet the 2005 American Heart Association Guidelines, this rapid-fire question-and-answer book is required reading for anyone preparing for PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification or recertification.

Chronic pain 2 - pain management series

Chronic Pain 2
Autor: Gary Jay
Editora: Informa Healthcare
Edição: 2ª
Ano: 2007

1. Anatomy and Physiology of Pain: The Central and
Peripheral Nervous Systems 1
2. Molecular Mechanisms of Nociception 13
3. Peripheral Mechanisms of Chronic Non-Cancer Pain 25
4. Myofascial Pain Syndrome 37
5. Sympathetic Aspects of Soft-Tissue Pain 61
6. Medical Management of Myofascial Pain Syndrome 67
7. Trigger-Point Injections 79
8. Fibromyalgia: Clinical Aspects and Pathophysiology 87
9. Fibromyalgia: Clinical Evaluation and Medical Management 119
10. Soft-Tissue Pain Syndromes: Brain, Mind, and Body Connections 139
11. Neuropathic Pain 145
12. Tension-Type Headache 193
13. Medications 223
14. Narcotic Therapy for Patients with Chronic Non-Cancer Pain 235
15. Psychological Aspects of Chronic Non-Cancer Pain 257
16. Interventional Pain Medicine in the Treatment of Chronic
Non-Cancer Pain 275
17. Interdisciplinary Treatment of Chronic Non-Cancer Pain 285

quarta-feira, 22 de outubro de 2008

Statistics in Medicine

Statistics in Medicine
Autor: R. H. Riffenburgh 
Editora: Academic Press
Edição: 2ª
Ano: 2005

terça-feira, 21 de outubro de 2008

Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia guidelines for the management of postoperative nausea and vomiting

Guidelines para náuseas e vómitos pós-operatórios.


Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia guidelines for the management of postoperative nausea and vomiting.
Anesth Analg. 2007 Dec;105(6):1615-28, table of contents.
PMID: 18042859 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

segunda-feira, 20 de outubro de 2008

Core Topics in Airway Management

Core Topics in Airway Management

Autores:Core Topics in Airway Management

Editora: Greenwich Medical Media

Edição: 2005-02-07
Like other titles in the Core Topics series, this book provides an easy-to-read introduction to this important topic that will be of value to a wide spectrum of healthcare professionals including anaesthetists, intensivists, ODPs, theatre and recovery nurses. Concise but comprehensive chapters from experts in the field cover everything from basic anatomy, physiology and applied physics, through the various methods of maintaining the airway under anaesthesia (supraglottic devices, tracheal intubation, tubes/cuffs, endobronchial and double-lumen tubes) to the problem airway (obstruction by infection, tumour or a foreign body, ENT and maxillo-facial surgery, aspiration, obstetrics, trauma, cervical spine disease, intensive care, the 'lost' airway, extubation and recovery), the paediatric airway, disinfection and cleaning of equipment and finally morbidity, mortality and medico-legal issues. 'Real' clinical scenarios, with patient management questions and model answers, are included throughout the book to bring to life some of the key problems encountered in day-to-day practice.

Concise Anatomy for Anesthesia

Concise Anatomy for Anesthesia

Autor: Andreas G. Erdmann

Editora: Cambridge University Press;

Edição: 1ª (1 Out 2001)

A knowledge of anatomy has always played a vital role in medicine, and is especially important in the everyday practice of anaesthesia. Concise Anatomy for Anaesthesia presents the core anatomical knowledge required for the Primary and Final FRCA examinations in a simple and straightforward manner. Adopting the philosophy of the examination itself, where candidates are often required to reproduce simple line drawings to illustrate the depth of their knowledge, the many illustrations in the book are clear and designed to be easy to understand at a glance. The illustrations are accompanied by explanatory text throughout and for each anatomical region, sample examination questions are included which follow the format of those actually asked in the examinations. This book is essential reading for all anaesthesia Primary and Final candidates, as well as providing a valuable quick reference for busy anaesthetists at all levels of experience. Nurses, operating theatre practitioners and other healthcare professionals will also find this book useful in gaining a practical understanding of applied anatomy.

domingo, 19 de outubro de 2008

The ECG Manual: An Evidence-Based Approach

The ECG Manual: An Evidence-Based Approach
Autor: Marc Gertsch
Editora: Springer
Edição: 1ª
Ano: 2009

For every physician that interprets ECGs, there is great need to understand a vast amount of information regarding the technique. That the basics of the technique have changed little over the last 100 years means that there is a huge amount of subtle detail that must be learnt to enable its effective use as a diagnostic test. The ECG technique is critical for deciding upon further diagnostic procedures and therapeutic interventions (notably coronary angiography, PTCA, stenting, coronary artery bypass grafting, pacemaker insertion, ablation, electroconversion etc). Without attaining the skills to practice the ECG procedure and knowledge of its diagnostic value - skills often overlooked during medical training - physicians will be unlikely to use it to the benefit of their patients.

sexta-feira, 17 de outubro de 2008

Pocket Guide Pain Management

Pocket Guide Pain Management
Editores: Claudia Spies, Benno Rehberg, Stephan A. Schug, Gunnar Jaehnichen, Sarah Harper
Editora: Springer
Edição: 1ª
Ano: 2008

The increasing call for quality management and improvement can only be met by the introduction of standard operating procedures (SOPs) which ensure continuity and consistent quality in patient care. The purpose of the book is to review the practice of pain therapy in a very concise form. Based on the longstanding experience of the authors and editors, specific, proven guidelines have been developed on how to proceed in a variety of clinical situations. All relevant procedures are described in a short and clear manner so that the user will know specifically what to do in certain clinical circumstances.

Numerous studies have shown that the implementation of SOPs in the various participating departments can optimize processes and lead to shorter hospital stays. In this way, standards can become a significant factor in boosting efficiency and reducing costs.

quarta-feira, 15 de outubro de 2008

Essential guide to generic skills

Essential guide to generic skills
Autores: Paul Cramp, Kirsty Forrest
Editora: BMJ Books
Edição: 1ª
Ano: 2006

This is a vital text to help you with the competency assessment in the UK Foundation Programme giving practical advice in an easy to follow format.

It advises new doctors on note-keeping, time management/organisation, communicating with colleagues, the structure of the NHS, and how to deal with the ethical and legal issues they face when on-call. 

Also looks at emotional intelligence, learning styles or how different personality types can work together more effectively. 



Autores: David E. Longnecker, David L. Brown, Mark F. Newman, Warren M. Zapol

McGraw-Hill Professional
Edição: 1ª (Dez 14, 2007)

The new benchmark in anesthesiology

Written and edited by an internationally known team of experts, Anesthesiology gives you a 360-degree view of the field, covering all of the anesthetic considerations, preparations, and procedures for the surgical patient, the pain patient, or the critical care patient. You'll find a unique balance between clinical information, practical clinical procedures, and the molecular and basic scientific underpinnings of anesthesiology practice.

Anesthesiology delivers a multi-perspective, wide-ranging view of anesthetic drugs, procedures, co-morbid diseases, and need-to-know postoperative pain management strategies. This essential guide not only focuses on general anesthesia, but also is the first to feature a detailed look at the subspecialty of regional anesthesia.

segunda-feira, 13 de outubro de 2008

Medical Statistics at a Glance

Medical Statistics at a Glance
Autores: Aviva Petrie, Caroline Sabin
Editora: Wiley-Blackwell~
Edição: 2ª
Ano: 2005

Excelente livro introdutório de estatística. Recomendo vivamente.

domingo, 12 de outubro de 2008

Palpation and Assessment Skills

Palpation and Assessment Skills
Autores: Leon Chaitow, Graeme Chambers, Viola M. Frymann
Editora: Churchill Livingstone
Edição: 2ª  
Ano: 2003

This useful guide to palpation for musculoskeletal diagnosis and assessment describes and illustrates the skills needed to increase sophistication of palpatory assessment skills and practice.

Não tem os vídeos do CD acompanhante. Técnicas alternativas de exame físico.

Evidence-Based Resource in Anaesthesia and Analgesia

Evidence-Based Resource in Anaesthesia and Analgesia
Autor: Martin Tramèr
Editora: BMJ Books
Edição: 2ª
Ano: 2003

This work discusses the methodology and available evidence from systematic reviews on the current best practice in anaesthesia and analgesia. The first edition is built upon in this thoroughly revised and updated text. Contributions are from acknowledged world authorities on systematic review in the specialty. The free access website continues to provide added detail on the literature.


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