FOUR STARS from Doody's Star Ratings™
As the number of patients requiring venous access continues to grow rapidly, catheter placement procedures have become an integral part of every radiology department. This practical book presents a comprehensive overview of virtually every topic pertaining to central catheters, describing everything you need to provide optimal patient care. Throughout, leading experts offer helpful hints on dealing with commonly occurring problems.
The book is filled with key information on topics such as venous anatomy, indications, catheter designs, and the newest technology in the field. It covers the entire process: from choosing the ideal catheter and proper placement to treating complications and post-surgical follow-up.
Benefit from these special features:
- More than 250 detailed illustrations show every step of central catheter placement
- How-to-do-it format enhances understanding of the procedures
- Authors discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the different catheters
Here is the essential review of venous access that all interventional and general radiologists, nephrologists, and vascular surgeons need to become proficient in radiological catheter placement. For residents, it is an ideal introduction to the field and board preparation guide.'Well-written and relevant literature is given at the end of each chapter. The illustrations are good and many drawings describe the techniques necessary to obtain success. . .an excellent introduction to this new field of interventional radiology. . .recommended for all interventional radiologists taking care of central lines. It is also recommended for any center that may consider going into this business.'' --Acta Radiologica''Well-illustrated, well-written with dozens of highlighted helpful hints. . .a truly comprehensive overview of venous catheter placement techniques and issues. . .sure to become a well-read, dog-eared reference for anyone involved in venous catheter procedures.'' --American Journal of RoentgenologyThe 'bible' of venous catheters:...covers every aspect...expert or beginner can benefit from this book...an invaluable resource for anyone involved in central venous access...the book I've been looking for! --Doody's NotesThis book is well organized, well written, and to the point. It successfully fulfils the editors intent of providing a prctical manual. The quality of printing, paper, figures, tables, and illustrations is excellent. This book imparts a philosophy that is based on attention to detail.--Radiology, July 24