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Title Anesthesia management for electroconvulsive therapy : practical techniques and physiological background / Shigeru Saito, editor
Published Japan : Springer, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 154 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents 1. Pre-Procedural Assessments and Considerations -- 2. Comprehensive Monitoring During Procedures under Reasonable Anesthetic Control -- 3. Selection of Anesthetics and Muscle Relaxants for Electroconvulsive Therapy -- 4. Airway and Respiratory Management during Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) -- 5. Circulatory Management, Especially Blood Pressure and Heart Rate -- 6. Post-Procedural Assessments and Considerations -- 7. Complication of Electroconvulsive Therapy
Summary In this book, recognized anesthesiology experts present the latest findings on anesthesia for electro-convulsive therapy (ECT). With the development of modified electroconvulsive therapy (m-ECT) and devices to provide brief-pulse stimulation, ECT is currently being re-evaluated as an important procedure in psychiatric disorder therapy and is increasingly being used worldwide to treat several psychiatric conditions. This trend is due to the social phenomenon of the growing number of patients for whom ECT is applicable. Since the new approach is more safe and effective than the original method without anesthesia, m-ECT is currently applied under general anesthesia in most advanced countries. This book provides an overview and practice of total anesthesia management in the perioperative period of ECT. It offers an indispensable resource not only for professional anesthesiologists but also healthcare professionals who use this therapy
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed April 19, 2016)
Subject Electroconvulsive therapy.
Form Electronic book
Author Saitō, Shigeru, 1961- editor
ISBN 9784431557173 (electronic bk.)
4431557172 (electronic bk.)
4431557164 (print)
9784431557166 (print)