Anesthesiology and Critical Care Morning Report,
Edition 1 Beyond the Pearls
By Paul N Frank, MD and Raj Dasgupta, MD, FACP, FCCP, FAASM

Publication Date: 18 Jul 2023
Anesthesiology and Critical Care Morning Report: Beyond the Pearls is a case-based reference that covers the key material included on the USMLE and end-of-rotation exams, with pearls for the Step 1, Step 2, and Step 3 exams. Focusing on the practical information you need to know, it teaches how to analyze a clinical vignette in the style of a morning report conference, sharpening your clinical decision-making skills and helping you formulate an evidence-based approach to realistic patient scenarios. 

Key Features

  • Each case has been carefully chosen and covers scenarios and questions frequently encountered on USMLE exams, shelf exams, and clinical practice, integrating both basic science and clinical pearls. 

  • “Beyond the Pearls¿ tips and secrets (all evidence-based with references) provide deep coverage of core material. 

  • “Morning Report¿/¿Grand Rounds¿ format begins with the chief complaints to the labs, relevant images, and includes a "pearl" at the end of the case. Questions are placed throughout the case to mimic practical decision making both in the hospital and on the board exam.  

  • Includes step-by-step procedural guides for common anesthesia and critical care procedures and coverage of transthoracic and transesophageal echo procedures. 

  • Written and edited by experienced teachers and clinicians; each case has been reviewed by board certified attending/practicing physicians. 

  • An eBook version is included with purchase. The eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures and references, with the ability to search, customize your content, make notes and highlights, and have content read aloud. 

About the author
By Paul N Frank, MD, Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, UC Davis, Sacramento, California; Raj Dasgupta, MD, FACP, FCCP, FAASM, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of California, Riverside School of Medicine and Associate Program Director of Internal Medicine Residency, Huntington Health, Pasadena, California, USA
Table of Contents
SECTION 1 Regional
1 A 62-Year-Old Man Scheduled for Right Shoulder Replacement for Osteoarthritis
2 A 75-Year-Old Woman With Rheumatoid Arthritis and Limited Neck Range of Motion
3 A 92-Year-Old Man With History of Aortic Stenosis
4 A 40-Year-Old Female With a Past Medical History of Well-Controlled Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
SECTION 2 Pediatrics
5 A 5-Year-Old Boy Undergoing Repair of a Hydrocele
6 A 4-Year-Old Girl With Obstructive Sleep Apnea
7 An 8-Year-Old Boy With a History of Asthma
8 A 9-Week-Old Boy Born at 32 Weeks’ Gestation Presenting With Inguinal Hernia
SECTION 3 Obstetrics
9 A 26-Year-Old Primigravid Woman at 39 Weeks’ and 4 Days’ Gestation Presenting With 6 Hours of Cramping Abdominal Pain
10 A 36-Year-Old Primigravida at 36 + 0 Weeks’ Gestation Complaining With Severe Abdominal Pain
11 A 38-Year-Old Woman, G5P4004, at 37 Weeks and 3 Days of Gestation With Contractions Every 5 Minutes
SECTION 4 General
12 A 32-Year-Old Woman Undergoing Laparoscopic Ovarian Cystectomy
13 A 21-Year-Old Man With a Gunshot Wound Through the Right Lower Quadrant of his Abdomen
14 A 50-Year-Old Man With a History of Morbid Obesity
15 A 28-Year-Old Man With a History of Sickle Cell Disease and Cholelithiasis
16 A 32-Year-Old Male With no Significant Medical History After being Rescued from a Burning Building
17 A 60-Year-Old Man With Cirrhosis due to Chronic Hepatitis B Infection
SECTION 5 Cardiothoracic
18 A 45-Year-Old Female With Worsening Dyspnea on Exertion
19 A 71-Year-Old Male With Exertional Angina
20 A 69-Year-Old Man Presenting With Stabbing Substernal Chest Pain Radiating to the Back
21 A 73-Year-Old Male With Past Medical History of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Right Lung
22 A 30-Year-Old Woman Scheduled for Sternotomy for Resection of an Anterior Mediastinal Mass
SECTION 6 Neurology
23 A 50-Year-Old Man Scheduled for Resection of a Pineal Gland Tumor
24 A 34-Year-Old Woman Hit by a Car About to Undergo Emergency Cervical Decompression and Fusion
25 A 54-Year-Old Man With a History of Chronic Back Pain and Five Prior Spine Operations
26 A 27-Year-Old Man at the Emergency Department Following a Car Accident at Highway Speed
SECTION 7 Otolaryngology
27 A 63-Year-Old Female With a Large Goiter
28 A 78-Year-Old Female With Recurrent Respiratory Papillomas (RRPs)
29 A 65-Year-Old Man Diagnosed With Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
SECTION 8 Vascular
30 A 70-Year-Old Man With a History of Hypertension, Coronary Artery Disease With Mildly Reduced Left Ventricular Function, and a 100 Packyear Smoking History
31 A 68-Year-Old Woman With Worsening Renal Function and Impending End-Stage Renal Disease
32 A 75-Year-Old Woman With a History of Left-Sided Carotid Endarterectomy 2 Years Ago and Hypertension
SECTION 9 Urology
33 A 75-Year-Old Man With Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
34 An 86-Year-Old Female With History of von Willebrand Disease Type I
SECTION 10 Non-Operating Room Anesthesia (NORA)
35 A 71-Year-Old Man With 30 Pounds of Unintentional Weight Loss and Abdominal Discomfort
36 A 51-Year-Old Man With Major Depressive Disorder
SECTION 11 Critical Care
37 A 57-Year-Old Woman With Altered Mental Status
38 A 66-Year-Old Man Presenting With Palpitations and Shortness of Breath
39 A 53-Year-Old Man With Two Weeks of Progressive Abdominal Pain
40 A 71-Year-Old Female With Dyspnea on Exertion
41 A 61-Year-Old Male With Shortness of Breath
42 A 32-Year-Old Man Presenting With Shortness of Breath
43 A 62-Year-Old Male With Altered Mental Status in the Intensive Care Unit
44 A 34-Year-Old Female With Blood Tinged Sputum
45 A 48-Year-Old Male With Dyspnea on Exertion, Weakness, and Fatigue
46 A 28-Year-Old Woman With Fever, Palpitations, Nausea, and Confusion
47 A 64-Year-Old Female With Altered Mental Status
Book details
ISBN: 9780323847766
Page Count: 528
Retail Price : £34.99
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