Biochemistry for Anesthesiologists and Intensivists

Editors: Alemanno, Fernando (Ed.)

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  • Discusses the role of biochemistry in anesthesia and intensive care
  • Explains how biochemistry is applied in anesthesia and intensive care
  • Covers a wide range of topics
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This book discusses and explains the importance of biochemistry knowledge in understanding what happens to patients during anesthesia and/or to those being in intensive care. It covers a wide range of topics, such as Cerebral Edema, Shock, Blood-Brain Barrier, The Pulmonary surfactant, The Acid – Base equilibrium, Local anaesthetics, Perineural adjuvants, Normobaric Oxygen Therapy, Theories of Narcosis. Hyperventilation effects and consequences are also presented. For instance, by hyperventilating a patient with a PaCO2 significantly below 25 mmHg, we risk blocking pyruvic acid carboxylation and transforming it into oxalacetic acid, which in turn knocks out the Krebs cycle, possibly leading to a complication, i.e. to metabolic acidosis and not to compensation for respiratory alkalosis. It is also worth remembering that vitamins are actually molecules of pretty considerable potency and should not be simply intended as integrators. If we inject a patient under intensive care with vitamin C, this not only plays a capillary-protective role but facilitates the conversion of dopamine to noradrenaline. As far as vitamin B6 goes, not only is it the most natural of antiemetics but the coenzyme responsible for transforming glutamate as one of the most powerful excitatory mediators into GABA, one of the fiercest inhibitors. Anesthesiological and intensive care practice require a detailed biochemistry knowledge to avoid onset of complications and/or to deal with unexpected events promptly and appropriately.

The book is intended for anesthesiologists, intensivists, anesthesia teachers, anesthesia trainees and residents.

About the authors

Professor Alemanno, was Chief of the Department of Anesthesiology Intensive Care and Pain Therapy at the General Hospital of Bolzano. Prior to that he worked at the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care at Padua University and Treviso General Hospital. He still co-operates with the Institute of Anaesthesiology at Verona University and is Consultant at the Institute of Anesthesiology Resuscitation and Pain Therapy Istituti Ospedalieri Bresciani.

He is the originator of a new brachial plexus block technique, published in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. A speaker at national and international congresses, Prof. Alemanno published 40 papers on anesthesiology, intensive care and pain therapy and is the author of the monograph titled “Anesthesia of the Upper Limb,” published by Springer in 2014.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-26721-6
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-26720-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biochemistry for Anesthesiologists and Intensivists
Editors
  • Fernando Alemanno
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-26721-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-26721-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-26720-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 250
Number of Illustrations
43 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
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