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Pharmacology and Physiology in Anesthetic Practice [Hardcover]

Robert K. Stoelting MD , Simon C. Hillier MBChB FRCA

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Oct. 3 2005 0781754690 978-0781754699 4

Dr. Stoelting's best-selling and highly acclaimed text,Pharmacology and Physiology in Anesthetic Practice, is now in its thoroughly updated Fourth Edition. In 60 concise, clearly written chapters, this book provides comprehensive, current, clinically oriented, authoritative information on all aspects of pharmacology and physiology that are relevant to perioperative patient management. This edition includes all new drugs and new findings on actions and interactions of established drugs.

More than 400 diagrams and more than 100 tables complement the text. This edition's new two-color page design will help readers spot key information. A separate drug index is included for quick reference.

Subscribe toLippincott's Interactive Anesthesia Libraryand get online access to the fully searchable content of eight critically acclaimed references in anesthesiology, critical care, and pain management.


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3.0 out of 5 stars Inaccurate, out-dated information Nov. 12 2011
By Mickey - Published on Amazon.com
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I would give it 1-star had the Physiology section not been as good as it is. However, the Pharmacology section is extremely out-dated. In fact, most citations come from the late 1980s, early 90s. For a book published in 2005, that is unacceptable.... especially in a content area that evolves so quickly. I find it hard to believe that this information was even up-to-date in 2005.

I find myself starting to read a chapter, such as the antibiotics chapter, and stopping after just one page due to the inaccurate information they are presenting. For learning pharmacology, anesthesia or non anesthesia-related, I would stick to other, more accurate books: Goodman & Gilman's, Miller's Anesthesia.

In terms of Physiology, this book does an excellent job. However, this book intends to cover both topics. Unfortunately, it only gets half the job done.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Mandatory Resource, but only Half Useful Oct. 24 2013
By σωφροσύνη - Published on Amazon.com
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For anyone attempt an anaesthetic primary examination, Stoelting is a mandatory resource for pharmacology.

It is an unfortunate reality that all pharmacology texts disagree with one another in subtle and not-so-subtle ways. At least in Australia, Stoelting is taken to be the examination reference. It also thus plays the role of a de facto syllabus: material in Stoelting is much more likely to be examined, and material not covered in Stoelting less so.

For this reason, it is indispensible for exam candidates and I would strongly advocate having your own copy. In the end, it is a worthwhile investment given the amount of flesh you already have on the line.

However, I offer two significant points of caution:

(a) DO NOT buy the "mini" Stoelting (Handbook of Pharmacology and Physiology in Anesthetic Practice). It does not have the detailed information required for the exam. I started with the "mini" Handbook but, thankfully, realised that it was not up to par and bought the full text in time to prepare.

(b) IGNORE the physiology section of the text. It is useless. I think of Stoelting exclusively as a pharmacology text, and seek better resources for physiology (Brandis' excellent private publication "The Physiology Viva"... do an Internet search for it; Principles of Physiology for the Anaesthetist, Second edition; and Ganong's Review of Medical Physiology, 24th Edition (LANGE Basic Science))

I've only given Stoelting 3 stars, in spite of its being indispensible, because it isn't always logical in its layout. It is also 5-10 years behind current practice and tends to over-emphasise what was state of the art in 1995. However, that is probably a flaw intrinsic to all textbooks. I would also have liked it to be more clinical / practical in its approach.

I definitely recommend you buy it, though. And best of luck.
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Reference July 26 2011
By m@Rty b - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great resource for anesthesia providers. I recommend it whether it's a required text or just something you might want to have in your library.
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best references yet! March 8 2011
By MDL - Published on Amazon.com
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Stoelting is one of the best authors in the field. After reading many anesthesia textbooks, this is one book you don't want to leave out of your library. The references in this book are numerous for future reading.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Professor Anesthesia at Metropolitan Hospital Feb. 27 2013
By Carlos Barrientos Anderwald - Published on Amazon.com
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A thing is one of de main books in anesthesiology
I'm sure that, exist other important and easy main books in anesthesiology

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