- Focuses solely on postoperative care in patients who undergo thoracic surgery
- Offers a multidisciplinary perspective
- Written by the most authoritative experts on the topics that they address
This book offers a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of optimal postoperative care in patients who have undergone thoracic surgery and discusses challenging issues that are of interest not only in the context of thoracic surgery but also more generally within thefields of anesthesia, intensive care, and pain medicine. The coverage ranges, for example, from use of non-invasive ventilation, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and new monitoring devices to fluid management, pain control, and treatment of arrhythmias. A keyfeature of the book is the exceptionally attractive list of authors, who represent the most authoritative experts on the topics that they address. The approach is appropriately multidisciplinary, acknowledging that in many centers thoracic anesthetists are responsible forcare during the postoperative period. This book is exceptional in being devoted solely to postoperative care in thoracic surgery, even though the difficulties involved in thoracic operations sometimes exceed those of cardiac surgery, especially in the postoperativeperiod.
Dr. Mert Sentürk received his medical degree from Istanbul Medical Faculty, Istanbul University and started his training in Anesthesiology in the Department of Anesthesiology in the same school. He spent 10 months of his training in the Department of Anesthesiology of the Medical Faculty of Ludwig-Maximillian University in Munich, Germany; he graduated in 1995 and started to work as a staff member in the same department. During this period he spent 2 months in the Thoraxklinik Heidelberg-Rohrbach and 2 months in the Department of Anesthesiology of the Medical Faculty of Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg, Germany. He is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Istanbul Medical Faculty, Istanbul University.
Dr. Sentürk has published 34 peer-reviewed articles in national and international journals, co-authored three book chapters, and given numerous invited lectures at national and international level. Besides thoracic anesthesia, he is interested in anesthesia in peripheralvascular surgery and regional anesthesia. He is also active in fellow and resident education and takes part as a lecturer in educational programs of the Turkish Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care.