With malpractice insurance premiums on the rise, and insurance rates for the practicing anesthesiologist at an all time high, it is important, now more than ever, to have a single source reference related to both anesthesia and analgesia and how they both relate to dermatologic surgery. This book provides comprehensive coverage on the therapeutic usage of anesthesia and analgesia during dermatologic surgical procedures, providing basic concepts, as well as step-by-step descriptions of the various techniques involved.
Written by an international group of contributors, Anesthesia and Analgesia in Dermatologic Surgery:
- is the first book of its kind to present both anesthesia and analgesia techniques in a single source volume
- covers the basic principles of regional and local anesthesia with respect to anatomy, local anesthetic agents, and techniques
- examines new eutectic mixtures that penetrate through the skin’s membrane, enabling doctors to use analgesia over anesthesia for a wide range of superficial surgical procedures, including the harvesting of split skin grafts, laser surgery, electrosurgery, epilation, and skin biopsy
- discusses the use of nerve blocks as safer alternatives to local anesthesia
- contains a full chapter dedicated to the pediatric patient, and the specific concerns when relating anesthesia to the pediatric patient
Table of Contents
Local anesthetics and anesthetic solutions (Classification, mode of action, and dosages). Vasoconstrictors (Chemistry, mode of action, and doses). Patient evaluation and choice of anesthetic. Topical Anesthesia. Local infiltration anesthesia. Regional anesthesia. Tumescent anesthesia. Local anesthesia for children. Iontophoresis for local anesthesia. Nitrous oxide-oxygen analgesia in dermatologic surgery. Moderate sedation in dermatologic surgery. Post operative control of pain. Complications
MARWALI HARAHAP is Professor of Dermatology at the University of North Sumatra School of Medicine, Medan, Indonesia, and he received his M.D. from the University of Indonesia, Jakarta. Dr. Harahap was a postgraduate fellow in dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco and in plastic surgery at the Tokyo Women’s Medical College, Tokyo, and formerly the Dean of the University of North Sumatra School of Medicine, Medan. Dr. Harahap is the member of many international societies, and has presented over 60 papers in international conferences, has written over 80 book chapters, and is the editor of nine books.
ADEL R. ABADIR is Adjunct Professor, New York University Hospital and Medical Center, and Teaching Associate, Department of Anesthesiology, Staten Island University Hospital, NY. Dr. Abadir received his M.B., Ch.B. Alexandria University Medical Center, Egypt, and his residency in Anesthesiology, New York University Medical Center. Dr. Abadir has presented at over 200 international conferences and has written over 100 peer-reviewed articles.