- Each chapter is thoroughly revised and brought up-to-date
- Patient safety and prevention emphasized
- Expanded color illustrations
- Review of clinically relevant pathophysiology
Reflecting the rapid growth of pain medicine and of ultrasound as a tool, this Third Edition is more comprehensive and inclusive than previous editions and features additional pages, tables, diagrams, and color illustrations. In addition to the discipline of Anesthesiology, other specialists, who use local and regional anesthesia techniques, (surgeons, ophthalmologists, emergency medicine physicians and dentists), have also contributed to this edition of the book. Complications of Regional Anesthesia, with its newly added subtitle, Principles of Safe Practice in Local and Regional Anesthesia, stresses the relatively new emphasis and importance on safety and prevention and broadens the discussion to include the practice and administration of not just regional but also local anesthesia.
Each chapter has been thoroughly revised, brought up-to-date, and features full color images. Individual chapters cover complications associated with specific nerve blocks; IV and catheter methods; obstetric regional anesthesia; pediatric regional anesthesia; ophthalmic regional anesthesia; and treatment of acute and chronic pain.
Brendan Finucane, MB, BCh, BAO, FRCA, FRCPC is Professor Emeritus at the University of Alberta. His research has focused on the cellular mechanisms that generate neuropathic pain following injury or disease. He is a recipient of the Gaston Labat Award (2003) which is given to a physician who has made exceptional contributions to research, education, and clinical practice in the field of regional anesthesia, and in 2005 he received the Gold Medal Award from the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society for his contribution to anesthesia. He is also past-president of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia (1998). He has published two books with Springer: two editions of Principles of Airway Management (Finucane, Tsui, & Santora, 4th ed. (2011); Finucane & Santora, 3rd ed. (2003)) and Finucane, ed., Complications of Regional Anesthesia, 2nd ed. (2007).
Ban Tsui, BSc(Pharm), Dip Eng, B Sci (Math), B Pharm, MD, MSc, FRCPC is Professor and Vice Chair (Clinical Research) at the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research; Clinical Scholar, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Alberta; and Director, Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Service, Stollery Children’s Hospital and the University of Albert Hospital. He is author of Atlas of Ultrasound- and Nerve Stimulation-Guided Regional Anesthesia (Springer, 2008) and currently is working on his second book with Springer, Tsui & Suresh, Pediatric Regional Anesthesia: An Atlas of U/S- and Nerve Stimulation-Guided Techniques