This text presents the basic and clinical foundations of anesthesiology. It is easy to read and is comprehensive without being lengthy. Readers can test their knowledge with the "Clinical Review" questions at the end of chapters and will appreciate the abundance of color illustrations, clinical images, and practical tables. Chapters are highly organized and make liberal use of bulleted text where appropriate. Everything needed in a single source is here, from clinically important basic science to the full range of anesthetic practice: pain management and regional anesthesia, including ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks; specialty anesthesia; preoperative evaluation and intraoperative management; ambulatory and non-operating room anesthesia; and critical care. The book also includes topical chapters on the obese patient, infectious diseases, alternative medicine, substance abuse, cosmetic surgery, robotic surgery, the hazards of working in the operating room, and residency requirements and guidelines. von Sikka, Paul K. und Beaman, Shawn T. und Street, James A.