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Essentials of Geriatric Neuroanesthesia

1st Edition

Edited by Hemanshu Prabhakar, Charu Mahajan, Indu Kapoor

CRC Press

314 pages | 25 Color Illus. | 30 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781138486119
pub: 2019-07-25
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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



1. Neuroanatomy: Age-related changes

Vasudha Singhal

2. Neurophysiology: Age related changes

Dinu Chandran, Smriti Badhwar, and Manpreet Kaur

3. Neuropharmacology: Age related changes

Katleen Wyatt Chester, Olivia Johnson Morgan, and Kruti Shah

4. Preanesthetic evaluation

Summit Bloria and Ankur Luthra

5. Neurosurgery: Supratentorial tumors

Monica S. Tandon, Kashmiri Doley, and Daljit Singh

6. Neurosurgery: Posterior fossa surgery in the elderly

Nidhi Gupta

7. Neurosurgery: Cerebrovascular diseases

Paolo Gritti, Luigi Andrea Lanterna, Francesco Ferri, Carlo Brembilla, and Ferdinando Luca Lorini

8. Neurosurgery: Neuroendocrine lesions

Kiran Jangra

9. Neurosurgery: Anesthesia for spine surgery in geriatric patients

M.V.S. Satya Prakash and M. Senthilnathan

10. Neurosurgery: Minimally invasive neurosurgery

Charu Mahajan, Indu Kapoor, and Hemanshu Prabhakar

11. Neurosurgery: Anesthesia for functional neurosurgery in geriatric patients

Suparna Bharadwaj, Christine Dy-Valdez, and Jason Chui

12. Neuromonitoring

Leslie C. Jameson and Claudia F. Clavijo

13. Positions in neurosurgery: Patient positioning for neurosurgery

Zilvinas Zakarevicius, Mikhail Gelfenbeyn, and Irene Rozet

14. Neurotrauma: Geriatric neurotrauma

Alan J. Kovar and Abhijit Lele

15. Neurointensive care: Postoperative management

Swagata Tripathy

16. Neurointensive care: Sedation and analgesia in the ICU

Marc Alain Babi

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17. Neurointensive care: Postoperative cognitive dysfunction

Anastasia Borozdina, Ega Qeva, and Federico Bilotta

18. Special considerations: Electroconvulsive therapy in the geriatric population

Dhritiman Chakrabarti and Deepti Srinivas

19. Special considerations: Alzheimer disease

Paul S. Garcia

20. Special considerations: Parkinson disease and anesthesia

Adriana Martin and Shobana Rajan

21. Fluids and electrolyte management: Intravenous fluid in geriatric patients

Indu Kapoor and Robert G. Hahn

22. Palliative care: Palliative care in geriatric patients with neurological diseases

Seema Mishra and Nishkarsh Gupta

23. Brain death and ethical issues: Death by neurological criteria

Brittany Bolduc and David M. Greer



About the Editors

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Anesthesiology
MEDICAL / Geriatrics