Essentials of Geriatric Neuroanesthesia PDF


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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.

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.

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