Evidence-based Anaesthesia and Intensive Care

Author: Ann Moller


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  • ISBN: 9780521690256
  • Author: Ann Moller
  • Publ Date: 2006-10-09
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  • Pages: 412
  • Imprint: HARPER BUSINESS **
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 69829

Table of Contents :

Preface; 1. Introducing evidence-based anaesthesia Ann Moller and Tom Pedersen; 2. How to define the questions Ann Moller; 3. Developing a search strategy, locating studies and electronic databases Tom Pedersen; 4. Retrieving the data John Carlisle; 5. Critical appraisal and the presentation of study details Helen Handoll; 6. Outcomes Ann Moller; 7. The meta-analysis of a systematic review Nathan Pace; 8. Bias in systematic reviews Harald Herkner; 9. The Cochrane Collaboration and the Cochrane Anaesthesia Review Group Tom Pedersen and Ann Moller; 10. Integrating clinical practice and evidence: how to learn and teach evidence-based medicine Steven Knight and Andrew Smith; 11. Involving patients and consumers in health care and decision-making processes: nothing about us without us Nete Villebro and Janet Wale; 12. Evidence-based medicine in the Third World Ruth Hutchinson; 13. Preoperative anaesthesia evaluation Maurizio Solca; 14. Regional anaesthesia versus general anaesthesia Mina Nishimori and Jane Ballantyne; 15. Fluid therapy Peter Choi and J. Mark Ansermino; 16. Antiemetics John Carlisle; 17. Anaesthesia for day case surgery Kevin Walker and Andrew Smith; 18. Obstetrical anaesthesia Stephen Halpern; 19. Anaesthesia for major abdominal and urological surgery Paul Myles and Kate Leslie; 20. Anaesthesia for paediatric surgery Neil Morton; 21. Anaesthesia for eye, ENT and dental surgery Mathew Zacharias and Robyn Chirnside; 22. Anaesthesia for neurosurgery Divya Chander and Adrian Gelb; 23. Cardiothoracic anaesthesia and critical care R. Peter Alston; 24. Postoperative pain therapy Timothy Canty and Jane Ballantyne; 25. Critical care medicine Harald Herkner and Christof Havel; 26. Emergency medicine: cardiac arrest management, severe burns, near-drowning and multiple trauma Stephen Priestly and M. Ragg.


A comprehensive 2006 volume on the theories and applications of evidence-based anaesthesia and critical care. Coming from the internationally renowned Cochrane Collaboration - the global force in evidence-based medicine - this promises to be an authoritative guide for anaesthetists. The Cochrane Anaesthesia Review Group is one of the largest in the collaboration and, as coordinators of the group, the editors of this book have gathered a formidable set of contributions from around the world. The first half of the book provides an introduction to evidence-based medicine and applies the principles to anaesthesia and critical care, including critical appraisal, meta-analysis, interpreting results and controlling bias. The second half shows how to practise this in preoperative evaluation, regional and general anaesthesia, postoperative pain therapy, critical care and acute medicine. Medical professionals working in anaesthesia and surrounding specialties worldwide will find this book immensely useful.


'The text is invariably well written and is extremely engaging in style. ... I believe that this book will be welcome to researchers and educators in anaesthesia; it represents an extremely thorough and compact drawing-together of the currently available evidence in our specialty and will be a very useful means of rapidly becoming conversant with the evidence base of issues of interest. Medicolegal practitioners will also find the book useful in supporting their assessment of the standard of care and causation.' ESA Newsletter

Author Biography:

Ann Moller is a specialiast in anaesthesiology and co-ordinating editor of the Cochrane Anaesthesia Review Group. Her specific areas of research interest are evidence-based medicine, surgery, anaesthesia and smoking intervention. Tom Pedersen is Director of the Head and Orto-Center, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen and co-ordinating editor of the Cochrane Anaesthesia Review Group. His specific areas of research interest are patient safety, quality assurance and evidence-based health economics.


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