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Textbook of Neuroanesthesia and Neurocritical Care

Volume I - Neuroanesthesia

  • Hemanshu Prabhakar
  • Zulfiqar Ali
  • A comprehensive book covering all aspects of anesthetic management in neurosurgical patients

  • Highlights the latest evidence-based approaches

  • Algorithms and flowcharts have been provided for quick decision-making support

  • Figures and schematic diagrams have been provided wherever relevant


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Fundamentals of Neuroanesthesia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ravi K. Grandhi, Alaa Abd-Elsayed
      Pages 3-16
    3. Thomas M. Price, Catriona J. Kelly, Katie E. S. Megaw
      Pages 17-31
    4. Sabine Kreilinger, Eljim P. Tesoro
      Pages 33-39
  3. Neuromonitoring

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Hironobu Hayashi, Masahiko Kawaguchi
      Pages 43-61
    3. Dhritiman Chakrabarti, Deepti Srinivas
      Pages 63-73
  4. Anesthesia for Neurosurgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Fenghua Li, Reza Gorji
      Pages 77-93
    3. Barkha Bindu, Charu Mahajan
      Pages 95-113
    4. Nicolas Bruder, Salah Boussen, Lionel Velly
      Pages 115-130
    5. Shiwani Jain, Manish Kumar Marda
      Pages 131-144
    6. Tullio Cafiero
      Pages 145-157
    7. Sujoy Banik, Lashmi Venkatraghavan
      Pages 159-170
    8. Zulfiqar Ali, Hemanshu Prabhakar
      Pages 171-176
    9. Abdelazeem Ali El-Dawlatly
      Pages 177-187
    10. Andres Zorrilla-Vaca, Michael C. Grant, Marek A. Mirski
      Pages 189-200
    11. Rachel Kutteruf
      Pages 201-223
    12. Onat Akyol, Cesar Reis, Haley Reis, John Zhang, Shen Cheng, Richard L. Applegate II
      Pages 225-231

About this book


This two-volume book offers a comprehensive guide to anesthetic management and critical care management in neurosurgical and neurological patients. This first volume focuses on neuroanesthesia.

The book begins with basic information on neuroanesthesia, extensively discussing the anatomy of the brain and spine, physiology and relevant pharmacology. Special considerations for pregnant, pediatric and geriatric patients are covered in separate chapters. Each neurosurgical condition is discussed in a standard format relevant for neurosurgical patients, and each chapter, prepared by experts in the field, includes ample illustrations and flowcharts. Information is also provided on the latest evidence-based approaches, robotic surgery and gene therapy.

The book offers a valuable resource for all residents, fellows and trainees in the fields of neuroanesthesia and anesthesia; it will also benefit practitioners and consultants.   


Neuroanatomy Neurophysiology Neuropharmacology Neuromonitoring Anesthesia for neurosurgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Hemanshu Prabhakar
    • 1
  • Zulfiqar Ali
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical CareAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Division of Neuroanesthesiology, Department of AnesthesiologySher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences SouraSrinagarIndia

About the editors

Dr. Hemanshu Prabhakar is a Professor at the Department of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India. He received his training in neuroanesthesia and completed his PhD at the same institute. He is a recipient of the AIIMS Excellence award for notable contributions in academics and has more than 200 publications in peer-reviewed national and international journals to his credit.

Dr. Prabhakar serves as a reviewer for various national and international journals. He is also a review author for the Cochrane Collaboration and has a special interest in evidence-based practice in neuroanesthesia. Dr. Prabhakar is a member of several national and international neuroanesthesia societies and is past secretary of the Indian Society of Neuroanesthesia and Critical Care. He serves on the editorial board of the Indian Journal of Palliative Care and is the executive editor of the Journal of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care.

Dr. Zulfiqar Ali is an Associate Professor at the Division of Neuroanesthesiology and Neurocritical Care, Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, India. He received his training in neuroanesthesia at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru. His areas of interest include neurocritical care and chronic pain management. He has many publications in peer-reviewed national and international journals to his credit.

Dr. Ali is a member of various national and international neuroanesthesia societies and is a past executive committee member of the Indian Society of Neuroanesthesia and Critical Care. He serves as an associate editor of the Indian Journal of Anesthesia and co-editor of Northern Journal of ISA. In addition, he is a reviewer for several national and international journals.  

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