Physics for Anesthesiologists

From Daily Life to the Operating Room

Authors: Pisano, Antonio

  • 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
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About this book

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.

About the authors

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!

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Perfect Coffee and Oxygen Cylinders: The Ideal Gas Law

    Pisano, Antonio

    Pages 3-11

  • Boats, Balloons, and Air Bubbles: Archimedes’ Principle

    Pisano, Antonio

    Pages 13-17

  • Air Bubbles in the Blood Sample: Better or Worse Oxygenation? Dalton’s Law and Fick’s Law

    Pisano, Antonio

    Pages 19-26

  • Cold, Sparkling Drinks, and Blood Gas Analysis: Henry’s Law

    Pisano, Antonio

    Pages 27-31

  • Bubbles, Tracheal Tube Cuffs, and Reservoir Bags: Surface Tension and Laplace’s Law

    Pisano, Antonio

    Pages 33-43

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-57330-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-57329-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Physics for Anesthesiologists
Book Subtitle
From Daily Life to the Operating Room
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-57330-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-57330-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-57329-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 171
Number of Illustrations and Tables
49 illustrations in colour
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