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Chestnut's Obstetric Anesthesia: Principles and Practice, 6th Edition

Authors :
David H. Chestnut & Cynthia A Wong, MD & Lawrence C Tsen, MD & Warwick D Ngan Kee & Yaakov Beilin & Jill Mhyre & Brian T. Bateman & Naveen Nathan

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Comprehensive, user-friendly, and up to date, Chestnut's Obstetric Anesthesia: Principles and Practice, 6th Edition, provides the authoritative clinical information you need to provide optimal care to your patients. This substantially revis ...view more

Comprehensive, user-friendly, and up to date, Chestnut's Obstetric Anesthesia: Principles and Practice, 6th Edition, provides the authoritative clinical information you need to provide optimal care to your patients. This substantially revised edition keeps you current on everything from basic science to anesthesia techniques to complications, including coverage of new research that is paving the way for improved patient outcomes. An expert editorial team ensures that this edition remains a must-have resource for obstetric anesthesiologists and obstetricians, nurse anesthetists and anesthesiology assistants, and anesthesiology and obstetric residents and students.

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Comprehensive, user-friendly, and up to date, Chestnut's Obstetric Anesthesia: Principles and Practice, 6th Edition, provides the authoritative clinical information you need to provide optimal care to your patients. This substantially revised edition keeps you current on everything from basic science to anesthesia techniques to complications, including coverage of new research that is paving the way for improved patient outcomes. An expert editorial team ensures that this edition remains a must-have resource for obstetric anesthesiologists and obstetricians, nurse anesthetists and anesthesiology assistants, and anesthesiology and obstetric residents and students.


Key Features
  • Presents the latest information on anesthesia techniques for labor and delivery and medical disorders that occur during pregnancy, emphasizing the treatment of the fetus and the mother as separate patients with distinct needs.
  • Contains new chapters on shared decision-making in obstetric anesthesia and chronic pain during and after pregnancy.
  • Features extensive revisions from cover to cover, including consolidated information on maternal infection and postoperative analgesia.
  • Covers key topics such as neonatal assessment and resuscitation, pharmacology during pregnancy and lactation, use of nitrous oxide for labor analgesia, programmed intermittent epidural bolus (PIEB) technique, epidural analgesia-associated fever, the role of gastric ultrasonography to assess the risk of aspiration, sugammadex in obstetric anesthesia, the role of video laryngoscopy and new supraglottic airway devices, spinal dysraphism, and cardiac arrest in obstetric patients.
  • Incorporates the latest guidelines on congenital heart disease and the management of sepsis, as well as difficult airway guidelines that are specific to obstetric anesthesia practice.
  • Offers abundant figures, tables, and boxes that illustrate the step-by-step management of a full range of clinical scenarios.
  • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

Author Information
By David H. Chestnut, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nashville, Tennessee; Cynthia A Wong, MD, Professor and Chair Department of Anesthesia University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Iowa City, Iowa; Lawrence C Tsen, MD, Associate Professor of Anaesthesia Harvard Medical School; Director of Anesthesia, Center for Reproductive Medicine Associate Director, Center for Professionalism and Peer Support Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Brigham and Women’s Hospital Boston, Massachusetts; Warwick D Ngan Kee, BHB, MBChB, MD, FANZCA, FHKCA, FHKAM (Anaesthesiology), Chair, Department of Anesthesiology Sidra Medicine Professor of Anesthesiology Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar Doha, Qatar; Honorary Professor of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care The Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, China; Yaakov Beilin, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Director of Obstetric Anesthesiology and System Vice Chair for Quality Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine The Mount Sinai Hospital New York, New York; Jill Mhyre, MD, The Dola S. Thompson Professor and Chair Department of Anesthesiology University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Little Rock, Arkansas; Brian T. Bateman, MD, MSc, Associate Professor of Anaesthesia Harvard Medical School; Chief of Obstetric Anesthesia Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Brigham and Women’s Hospital Boston, Massachusetts and Naveen Nathan, MD*, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern Memorial Hospital Chicago, Illinois Graphics Editor