This book provides basic information on neuroanesthesia, comprehensively discussing the brain and spine anatomy, physiology and relevant pharmacology. It also explores various co-existing medical conditions in neurosurgical patients and their medical management relevant to anesthesia, with each problem presented in a standard format. Written by experts in the field and including illustrations, flowcharts and images, each chapter begins with a brief clinical scenario and include the latest evidence-based information. This book is a valuable guide for all anesthetists, not only dedicated neuroanesthetists.
Dr. Hemanshu Prabhakar is a Professor at the Department of Neuroanesthesiology and Critical Care at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India. He received his training in neuroanesthesia and completed his PhD in the same institute. He is the first Indian to be awarded the degree of PhD in the country. He is a recipient of the AIIMS Excellence Award for his notable contribution to academia and has published over 200 papers in peer-reviewed national and international journals. Dr. Prabhakar is a reviewer for various national and international journals, and is also a review author for the Cochrane Collaboration. He has a special interest in evidence-based practice of neuroanesthesia. Dr. Prabhakar is a member of various national and international neuroanesthesia societies and is past secretary of the Indian Society of Neuroanesthesia and Critical Care. He is an invited scholar for various national and international conferences. He 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 is the first Indian to publish international books in the speciality of neuroanesthesia.
Dr. Vasudha Singhal (MD) graduated from the King George's Medical University, Lucknow (U.P.) and underwent neuroanesthesia and neurocritical care training in the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. She is currently working as a Senior Consultant in the Department of Neuroanesthesiology and Critical Care in Medanta, the Medicity, Gurgaon, one of the leading neurosciences centre in the country. She has published various papers in respected national and international journals, and is the leading author of a number of book chapters. She received the coveted Dr A.N. Jha and Dr K.P. Chansoriya medal for the best oral presentation at the ISA (Indian Society of Anaesthesiology) national conference in 2005. She has delivered lectures at various national conferences, and is actively involved in neuroanesthesia and neurocritical care training across the country. Dr. Singhal is an executive committee member of the Indian Society of Neuroanaesthesia & Critical Care (ISNACC), and is a reviewer for the Indian Journal of Anesthesia (IJA) as well as the Journal of Neuroanesthesiology & Critical Care (JNACC).
Dr. Nidhi Gupta is an Associate Professor and Consultant at the Department of Neuroanesthesia at the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, India. She completed her D.M Neuroanesthesiology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. She was awarded the honorary adjunct title of `Associate Professor' by The Apollo Hospitals Educational and Research Foundation for her contribution to academia and research. She is also the recipient of "Best Paper" award at the Indian Society of Neuroanesthesia and Critical Care (ISNACC) Conference in 2013. She has numerous publications in peer-reviewed national and international journals and book chapters related to neuroanesthesia to her name. Dr. Nidhi is also a reviewer for the Indian Journal of Anaesthesia and Journal of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care. She is a permanent member of ISNACC and an invited scholar for various national conferences.