Keeping up with the growing application of spinal and epidural anesthesia calls for a highly practical text-one that gives you a solid footing in this increasingly dynamic specialty. Spinal and Epidural Anesthesia is just such a resource. Concise and authoritative, it puts you in touch with the latest developments in neuraxial anesthesia, encompassing physiology, pharmacology, techniques, indications, complications, and patient safety-related issues. 'Spinal and Epidural Anesthesia' begins with an instructive look at spinal cord and verterbral canal anatomy, as well as key techniques of neuraxial analgesia. It then goes on to cover the full spectrum of current neuraxial anesthesia procedures-everything from spinal anesthesia to integrated epidural-general anesthesia for major orthopedic, pediatric, and ambulatory surgery.