The Global Textbook of

The chapters entitled Neurosurgical Anesthesia, Management of the Pre-Eclamptic Patient, Cervical Plexus Block, Fiberoptic Intubation, and Venous Air Embolism are copyright the original authors and GASNet. They may be reproduced and distributed provided that they are distributed in their entirety and that all author and editorial credits remain intact.

All other chapters are their respective authors.

Abbreviated Table of Contents

Phrase Book

The Electronic Phrase Book"

Sidney Helperin, MD
UCLA School of Medicine

Acid-Base Physiology

Fundamentals of Acid-Base Balance

Alan W. Grogono, MD
Tulane University School of Medicine

Airway Management

Fiberoptic Guided Endotracheal Intubation

Keith J Ruskin, MD
Yale University School of Medicine

Richard Sommer, MD
New York University School of Medicine

Medical Conditions with Airway Implications

D. John Doyle, MD, PhD, FRCPC
The Toronto Hospital

Anesthetic Complications

Perioperative Nausea and Vomiting

Robert A Langer, MD

Cardiac Anesthesia

Transesophageal Echocardiography Tutorial

Terence Rafferty, MD
A comprehensive introduction to transesophageal echocardiography. Includes drawings, photographs, and moving images. Under construction

Coexisting Diseases


Anesthetic Management of the Latex-Allergic Patient

Gary Kantor, Mike Smith, Santosh Kalhan
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio.

Morbid Obesity

Robert A. Langer, MD

Sleep Apnea

Robert A. Langer, MD

Critical Care

Pulmonary Artery Catheterization in the Patient with Left Bundle-Branch Block

Osborne Williams, MD
New York University Medical Center


The Arterial Tourniquet

Peter J. Duffy MD, FRCPC
Ottawa General Hospital
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Fluid Management

Anesthetic Challenges and Considerations Presented by the Jehovah's Witness Patient

Anna L. Harris, M.D. and Thomas P. Engel, M.D.
Department of Anesthesiology
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Loma Linda, California

Perioperative Fluid Management in Infants and Children

Iris Kuhn, MD
J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt / Main, Germany

Malignant Hyperthermia

These manuals are provided by the Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States (MHAUS), and are also published as printed brochures. They contain important, up-to-date information about anesthesia protocols for MH-susceptible patients and the pathophysiology and treatment of MH.


Clinical Update 1995 - Managing Malignant Hyperthemia

Dantrolene Sodium - The Specific Treatment for Malignant Hyperthermia

Managing MH - Drugs and Equipment

Preventing Malignant Hyperthermia - An Anesthesia Protocol

Neurosurgical Anesthesia

Cerebral Blood Flow

Graeme Hart, MD
University of Queensland

Manual of Neurosurgical Anesthesia

Cleveland Waterman, MD.
Revised, edited, and marked for hypertext by
Keith J Ruskin, MD and Robert Langer, MD.

Venous Air Embolism

Keith J Ruskin, MD
Yale University School of Medicine

Obstetric Anesthesia

Spinal Anaesthesia for Caesarean Section

John Oyston MB BS, FFARCS
Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital

Anesthetic Management of the Pre-Eclamptic Patient

Robert Langer, MD.
New York University School of Medicine

Keith J Ruskin, MD
Yale University School of Medicine

Management of the Pregnant Patient with a Seizure Disorder

Vincenzo Lanza, MD
Ospedale Buccheri la Ferla Fatebenefratelli
Palermo, Sicily, Italy

Pain Management

The TALARIA Hypermedia Clinical Practice Guidelines for Cancer Pain

University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

Please note that this manual is a prototype, and is currently under revision.

Regional Anesthesia

Cervical Block for Carotid Endarterectomy

Mark Gold, MD
New York University Medical Center

Techniques of Orbital Regional Anaesthesia

R.C. Hamilton, MB, BCH, FRCPC
Reprinted with permission of the British Journal of Anaesthesia.
Marked for hypertext by Dan Simonson.


Beginners' Guide to Statistics

T. Allan Palmer, MD
University of Queensland

Trauma Anesthesia

ABCs of Trauma Resuscitation

T. Allan Palmer, MD
University of Queensland

Fat Embolism: Diagnosis and Treatment

Kirsten Odegard, MD
New York University Medical Center

Last modified: