- Written by a clinician for clinicians
- Provides insights into the phenomena and the functioning of devices that anesthesiologists encounter on a daily basis
- Uses a “divulgatory” approach with numerous examples from daily life, making it an enjoyable read even for those who don’t usually like or understand physics
This book discusses, explains and provides detailed, up-to-date information on physics applied to clinical practice in anesthesiology, with the aid of simple examples from daily life. Almost everything that happens around us, including in the operating room and intensive care units, can be explained by physical laws. An awareness and understanding of relatively simple laws such as Bernoulli’s theorem, Hagen-Poiseuille equation and Pascal’s principle, to name just a few, offer anesthesiologists and intensivists fascinating insights into why they do what they do.
Each of the 16 chapters starts with an everyday phenomenon, explains it with a physical law, and then shows why that law is important in anesthesia practice. Numerous illustrations are included for extra clarity.
It is intended for anesthesiologists, intensivists, anesthesia teachers, anesthesia trainees, and medical students.
Antonio Pisano is staff anesthesiologist and intensivist at the Cardiac Anesthesia and Intensive Care Unit of the Monaldi High Specialty and University Hospital, A.O. “Dei Colli”, Naples, Italy. His many scientific contributions include, among others, papers published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, Critical Care Medicine, Anesthesia & Analgesia, and the American Heart Journal. He is author of several book chapters in the field of anesthesiology, critical care medicine, and non-invasive ventilation, including a chapter of the 7th edition of the renowned Kaplan’s Cardiac Anesthesia. He is also co-editor of the book “Reducing Mortality in Acute Kidney Injury” published by Springer in 2016. Currently, he is principal investigator in several multicenter randomized trials and he collaborates with various international journals as a reviewer. Of course, he is also a great physics enthusiast!