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This concise pocketbook provides accessible, clear guidelines on neuroanaesthesia and the management of head injuries. It includes information on the basic sciences relevant to the specialty; the general principles of neuroanaesthesia including preoperative assessment, management of the airway, positioning, temperature control, fluid administration, analgesia, and postoperative care. It also covers the management of surgical procedures such as craniotomy for vascular procedures, craniotomy for non-vascular procedures, spinal cord and spinal surgery, as well as neuroimaging and interventional neuroradiology procedures; paediatric neuroanaesthesia, and head injury including immediate care, surgery for evacuation of haematoma, neurosurgical critical care, and brain death. Problems and complications during anaesthesia will also be addressed. Written by experienced consultants and experts in their field this book contains information, management suggestions and protocols to enable trainee anaesthetists and non-specialist (general) anaesthetists work successfully in clinical situations armed with knowledge and advice to perform effectively. For FRCA candidates it provides a unique source of information which can be annotated for personal learning more

Product details

  • Part-work (fascículo) | 448 pages
  • 104 x 180 x 18mm | 240.4g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 22 black-and-white line drawings and 18 black-and-white halftones
  • 0199225834
  • 9780199225835
  • 395,637

Review quote

This handbook, one in the Oxford Specialist Handbooks series, covers almost the entire field of neuranesthesia ... is particularly easy to read and, because of its size, simple to carry in a pocket ... It provides hands-on information for those who only occasionally care for neurosurgical patients as well as those learning to. As the book is so readable, well-orgaized, and interesting, it readily meets the authors' objectives ... This is an excellent handbook, strongly consistent in its writing and organization. Doody's Notesshow more

Table of contents

1. Anatomy and physiology ; 2. Pharmacology ; 3. Monitoring and imaging ; 4. General principles of neuroanaesthesia ; 5. Positioning and surgical approaches ; 6. Intracranial surgery (non-vascular) ; 7. Cerebrovascular surgery ; 8. Cranial surgery ; 9. Spinal surgery ; 10. Neurodiagnostics and interventional procedures ; 11. Acute brain injury ; 12. Postoperative managementshow more