The book covers topics ranging from basic sciences (developmental changes in neuroanatomy and neurophysiology and effects of neuropharmacology) to special situations such as brain death, ethical issues and palliative care. It discusses various neurological surgical problems and their challenges along with common problems such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. A section on Pain covers all possible modalities for relieving pain in this patient population followed by the important issue of palliative care. The book addresses the issue of cognition decline, common in this group. The fact that basic sciences are included along with clinical sciences makes it a unique read for the audience.
Table of Contents
Neuroanatomy: Age-related changes. Neurophysiology: Age-related changes. Neuropharmacology: Age-related changes. Preanesthetic evaluation. Neurosurgery: Supratentorial tumors. Neurosurgery: Posterior fossa surgery. Neurosurgery: Cerebrovascular diseases. Neurosurgery: Neuroendocrine lesions. Neurosurgery: Spine surgery. Neurosurgery: Minimally invasive neurosurgery. Neurosurgery: Functional neurosurgery. Neuromonitoring. Positions in neurosurgery. Neurotrauma: Geriatric neurotrauma. Neurointensive care: Postoperative management. Neurointensive care: Sedation and analgesia in the ICU. Neurointensive care: Postoperative cognitive dysfunction. Special considerations: Electroconvulsive therapy. Special considerations: Alzheimer’s disease. Special considerations: Parkinson’s disease. Fluids and electrolyte management. Palliative care in geriatric patients with neurological diseases. Brain death and ethical issues: Death by neurological criteria
Hemanshu Prabhakar: is a Professor in the Department of Neuroanesthesiology and Critical Care at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India. He received his training in Neuroanesthesia in the same institute. Recently, he completed his PhD, and now has the honor of being the first PhD (Neuroanesthesia) in the country. He is the recipient of the AIIMS Excellence award for notable contribution in academics. He has more than 200 publications to his credit. He is a reviewer for various national and international journals. He is also a review author for the Cochrane Collaboration and has special interest in evidence based practice of neuroanesthesia. He is a member of various neuroanesthesia societies and past Secretary of the Indian Society of Neuroanesthesia and Critical Care. He is an invited faculty for numerous conferences and is on the Editorial Board of the Indian Journal of Palliative care and is the executive editor of the Journal of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care. He has contributed chapters to many books. He is the editor of the books ‘Complications in Neuroanesthesia’ and ‘Essentials of Neuroanesthesia’ published by Elsevier Inc. USA. He is also the editor of the book ‘Manual of Neuroanesthesia’ published by CRC Press, Taylor and Francis.