Clinical Anesthesiology Guide
A first edition of the Obstetric Anesthesia Handbook published in 1992 was well-received. The author, Dr. Sanjay Datta, was director of Obstetric Anesthesia at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard University. In the preface to the second edition, Dr. Datta, states that the handbook “was written to serve those interested in gaining the basic concepts of treating pregnant patients”. This handbook, which features a well-organized overview of the clinical issues of obstetric anesthesia, has been popular as a source of ready information in the case room and as a valuable student reference for examination preparation. In the fourth edition in 2006, the original format was preserved, the contents were updated to reflect interval changes, and the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ (ASA) practice guidelines were appended. Dr. Datta remained as sole author. The Obstetric Anesthesia Handbook, Fifth Edition (2010) represents a renewal of this work. Drs. Segal and Kodali, two colleagues and form ...
The Obstetric Anesthesia Handbook, Fifth Edition (2010) represents a renewal of this work. Drs. Segal and Kodali, two colleagues and former students of Dr. Datta, have joined as co-authors. While the authors preserved the original format, this edition introduces updated references and tables for existing topics, as well as the addition of certain new chapters.