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General Anesthesia Research Developments
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Editors: Milo Hertzog and Zelig Kuhn
Book Description:
Anesthesia has traditionally meant the condition of having sensation (including the feeling of pain) blocked or temporarily taken away. This allows patients to undergo surgery and other procedures without the distress and pain they would otherwise experience. General anesthesia can depress ventilation, determining variations in pulmonary mechanics and alteration of gas exchange, often related to underlying anatomical and physiological status. The authors of this book describe the mechanisms responsible for the impairment of intraoperative respiratory function and discuss several aspects of mechanical ventilation that can be employed to improve patients' outcome. Furthermore, the administration of IV fluid is a part of carrying out a good anesthesia. This book examines whether perioperative fluid management could change the outcome for patients undergoing procedures involving anesthesia. The possible extra-cardiac indications of beta-blockers during the perioperative period is explored as well. Other chapters in this book examine the effect of high remifentanil doses in patients with brain tumors, the use of multivariable fuzzy logic and self-organizing fuzzy logic controller structure to control anesthesia, the different modalities of anesthesia techniques for gastrointestinal diagnostic procedures performed in children, and an analysis of the poly-alert system for cardiovascular changes during anaesthesia.


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Table of Contents:
Preface

Theories of Ligand Diffusion, General Anesthesia and Sleep;pp. 1-16
(Lemont B. Kier, Center for the Study of Biological Complexity, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA)

Xenon – The ‘Strange’ One;pp. 17-32
(Fahlenkamp A., Rossaint R., Coburn M., Department of Anesthesiology, University Hospital, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany)

Possible Indications of Beta-blockers in the Perioperative Period other than Prevention of Cardiac Ischemia;pp. 33-50
(Yuji Kadoi, Department of Anesthesiology, Gunma University, Graduate School of Medicine, Gunma, Japan)

Could Perioperative Fluid Management Change Outcomes?;pp. 51-79
(Silvia Gil Trujillo, Hospital General of Ciudad Real, Spain)

Mechanical Ventilation during General Anesthesia;pp. 81-95
(Marco Luchetti, Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, “A. Manzoni” Hospital, Lecco, Italy)

A Poly-alert System for Cardiovascular Changes during Anaesthesia;pp. 97-107
(Michael J. Harrison, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand)

Regional Anesthesia and Thromboembolic Prophylaxis in Patients Undergoing Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty;pp. 109-118
(Andrea Fanelli, Daniela Ghisi, Jacques E. Chelly, Guido Fanelli, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, and others)

Hemodynamic and Bispectral Index Responses to High Doses of Remifentanil in Patients with Brain Tumors Submitted to Neurosurgical Procedures;pp. 119-128
(Lénio Ribeiro, David A. Ferreira, Pedro Amorim, Francisco Lobo, Catarina Nunes, Luís Antunes, Porto Veterinary Hospital, Oporto, Portugal, and others)

The Simulation of Controlling of Anesthesia Using a Novel Multivariable Fuzzy Logic and Self-Organizing Fuzzy Logic Controller;pp. 129-142
(Jiann-Shing Shieh, Maysam F. Abbod, E. Dinesh Krishna, Yuan-Chao Chou, Shou-Zen Fan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan, and others)

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy in Children in an Ambulatory Setting: Comparison of Three Techniques;pp. 143-153
(Claude Abdallah, Raafat S. Hannallah, Brian McMillan, Layla San Martin, Benny Kerzner, Ramesh I. Patel, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA)

Index

   Series:
      Medicine and Biology Research Developments (Series Editor - Tsisana Shartava, M.D. - Tbilisi, Georgia)
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 7 x 10, 170 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-395-5
   Status: AV
  
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