Basics of Anesthesia – 7th edition

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July 10, 2017

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The Basics of Anesthesia continues its tradition of providing updated and concise information for the entire community of anesthesia learners. In this seventh edition, editors Ronald D. Miller and Manuel C. Pardo, Jr., have added four new chapters and rigorously updated all content to reflect evolving developments in the specialty. The editors are pleased to welcome the contribution of more than 30 new authors, mostly from the United States, but also from Japan, Australia, Canada, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. This edition marks the transition to a new lead editor, Manuel C. Pardo, Jr., Professor of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care and Director of the Anesthesia Residency Program at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Pardo has worked alongside retiring lead editor, Dr. Miller, to identify emerging trends and chronicle advances in anesthesia care. In this edition the editors have eliminated the History chapter and added four new chapters: Chapter 12, “Anesthetic Neurotoxicity”; Chapter 49, “Palliative Care”; Chapter 50, “Sleep Medicine and Anesthesia”; and Chapter 51, “New Models of Anesthesia Care: Perioperative Medicine, the Perioperative Surgical Home, and Population Health.” The editors elected to provide more in-depth coverage to the prior edition’s chapter on “Trauma, Bioterrorism, and Natural Disasters,” which has been split into two chapters: Chapter 42, “Anesthesia for Trauma,” and Chapter 43, “Human-Induced and Natural Disasters.” Multiple chapters have been restructured to promote clarity and organization of the material. In addition, we have continued to make extensive use of color fgures, illustrations, and tables to present concepts in a focused manner. Each chapter has “Questions of the Day,” which are designed to promote reflection on the chapter content. Many questions focus on understanding relevant basic concepts as well as analyzing challenging
clinical situations.

We are extremely thankful to the authors of the current and previous editions of Basics of Anesthesia for their
commitment to the excellence of the book. The editors also gratefully acknowledge the expertise of editorial analyst Tula Gourdin, who managed the communication with the authors, editors, and publisher and ensured that no detail was overlooked throughout the entire publication process. We also wish to acknowledge our publisher, Elsevier, and the dedication of their staff, including executive content strategists William R. Schmitt and Dolores Meloni, senior content development specialist Ann Ruzycka Anderson, and senior project manager Sharon Corell.