This book will provide all the basic details of neuroanaesthesia and how management of different neurosurgical cases may differ. Simple issues such as neurological examination of patient, understanding CT-scan and MRI scans along with anaesthetic management are discussed in simple language, making this book a ready-reckoner. The title provides an insight into all possible aspects of anesthetic management of neurosurgical and commonly encountered neurologic patients. The book also includes chapters related to allied specialities such as critical care, neurology and neuroradiology, making it a complete package.
Basic principles of Neuroanaesthesia. Examining the neurosurgical patient. Monitoring the neurosurgical patient. Anaesthesia for neurosurgical patient. Positioning the neurosurgical patient. Fluid management of neurosurgical patient. Case-specific management. Pre- operative complications in neurosurgical patients. Basics of neuroradiology. Basics of neurointensive care. Special considerations. Appendix: Scales and Scores.
I highly recommend this textbook for practicing anesthetists who encounter the opportunity to anesthetize for neurosurgical procedures. The language is easy to understand, the information is generally well organized and easy to follow, and the diagrams add value to the text.
Margot Rumball, FANZCA Jamie W. Sleigh, MD Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine Waikato Hospital Hamilton, New Zealand, International Anesthesia Research Society