ABOUT THIS BOOK
◾ Focused on the build-up of a safe and effective practice for mortality reduction
◾ Covers a wide range of topics related to medical specialties such as surgery, cardiology, anesthesiology, and intensive care
◾ Includes helpful “How to” sections and key points related to specific devices, surgical procedures, or drug administering
This book describes the techniques, strategies, and drugs that have been demonstrated by well-documented randomized trials to influence survival in the perioperative setting. It takes into consideration all types of adult surgery and will be relevant to the evaluation of any patient undergoing an operative procedure. Each chapter focuses on a specific procedure, device, or drug. The scope is accordingly wide, with coverage of topics as diverse as chlorhexidine oral rinse, clonidine therapy, insulin infusion, intra-aortic balloon pump support, leukodepletion, neuraxial anesthesia, and noninvasive respiratory support, to name but a few. In addition, the risks and benefits of using a web-based consensus process (as in this book) to identify effective means of reducing perioperative mortality are discussed. The clear text is supported by "how to do" sections and "key points" boxes that provide easily accessible practical information.
Written by acknowledged international experts, Reducing Mortality in the Perioperative Period will be of interest for a wide variety of specialists, including surgeons, cardiologists, anesthesiologists, and intensivists.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Cardiac surgery - Chlorhexidine oral rinse - Intra-aortic ballon pump - Mortality reduction - Selective decontamination of the digestive tract
Related subjects » Anesthesiology - Cardiology & Angiology - Critical Care & Emergency Medicine - Pharmacology & Toxicology - Surgery
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Foreword.- Preface.- 1 The risks and benefits of the consensus process.- 2 The process of consensus building.- 3 Noninvasive Ventilation to reduce perioperative mortality.- 4 Role of inhalational anesthetic agents in reducing perioperative mortality.- 5 Can Neuraxial Anesthesia Reduce Perioperative Mortality.- 6 Role of perioperative hemodynamic optimization in reducing perioperative mortality.- 7 Levosimendan to reduce perioperative mortality.- 8 Could Clonidine Contribute to a Reduction in Perioperative Mortality.- 9 Perioperative ß-blocker therapy to improve survival.- 10 Perioperative supplemental oxygen to reduce perioperative mortality.- 11 Leukocyte depletion of transfused blood to reduce perioperative mortality.- 12 Chlorhexidine Oral Rinse to reduce perioperative mortality.- 13 Reducing perioperative mortality with Intra Aortic Balloon Counterpulsation (IABP).- 14 Selective Decontamination of the Digestive Tract.- 15 Role of insulin in reducing mortality in the perioperative period.- 16 Aprotinin: pharmacological benefits and safety concerns.- 17 Consensus Conference on perioperative mortality: an update.- Subject Index.