Case Studies in Perioperative Medicine

Edited by Anas Zyada and David Walker

ISBN: 9781787356917

Publication: January 31, 2020

What is this?

Case Studies in Perioperative Medicine is an online educational resource established by leading practitioners at UCL’s Centre for Perioperative Medicine. It explores clinically relevant issues, offers authoritative guidance and provides a wide variety of learning opportunities for both students and practising clinicians in perioperative medicine, by experts and practitioners from all over the world.

Case Studies in Perioperative Medicine will be presented on our innovative, open access BOOC (Books as Open Online Content) platform. Readers can filter material by three themes, ‘Contemplating Surgery’, ‘Undergoing Surgery’ and ‘Recovering from Surgery’. New content will be added over time making this an evolving and dynamic publication. This educational resource will contribute to maintaining and enhancing readers’ knowledge, skills and attitudes across many areas of their practice in perioperative medicine.

Each succinct, peer-reviewed, clinical case study is written in a comprehensible and engaging style and focuses on a single question, prefaced with a brief case history, providing a clinical context to the question being answered. Included within the case studies will be an opportunity for readers to interact with links, images, infographics and short videos, to improve knowledge retention and reader understanding.



Anas Zyada is an anaesthetic specialist trainee in the Central London School of Anaesthesia. As the Education fellow at University College London Hospital, his special non-clinical interest lies in both undergraduate and postgraduate education and training, especially pertaining to perioperative medicine.

David Walker FRCP FRCA FFICM trained in medicine, anaesthesia and critical care in Wessex, Oxford, London and Toronto. After completing a period of research at UCL he was appointed Consultant and now divides his time between anaesthesia and intensive care. He is director of the UCL Masters Programme in Perioperative Medicine and Clinical Lead for the Post-Anaesthetic Care Unit. David has most recently co-developed a Perioperative Physician model of care and is about to undertake a clinical trial to assess its impact. David plays an active part in medical education and is an associate editor of The British Journal of Hospital Medicine.

Accidental Awareness under General Anaesthesia

Peter Odor

Advance Care Planning

Douglas Blackwood

Airway Management in Critical Care

Shamir Karmali

Direct Oral Anticoagulants

Michael Shaw

Frailty in the Surgical Patient

Koin Lon Shum

Centralised Datasets

Nicholas Owen

Learning from Deaths

Zoe Brumell

Management of Patient with Potential for Massive Blood Loss

Rachel Baumber


Karthikeyan Selvaraju and Andrew Bates

Risk Assessment for Elective Non-Cardiac Surgery

Danny J.N. Wong

Sleep in Critical Care

Muska Khpal

Format: Open Access HTML

ISBN: 9781787356917

Publication: January 31, 2020

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