The Oxford Textbook of Neuroscience and Anaesthesiology is the first book of its kind to comprehensively address the care of neurosurgical and neurological patients, the study of ...
The Oxford Textbook of Neuroscience and Anaesthesiology
is the first book of its kind to comprehensively address the care of neurosurgical and neurological patients, the study of neuroscience in anaesthesiology, and neurologic outcomes of non-neurosurgical interventions, which make up the ‘three pillars’ of neuroanesthesiology. The first section of the book covers the neuroscientific foundations of anaesthesiology, including the neural mechanisms of general anaesthetics, cerebral physiology, the neurobiology of pain, and more. The second section represents the traditional pillar related to the care of patients with neurologic disease in the operating room or intensive care unit, with a focus on clinical neuroanaesthesia. These chapters systematically treat the perioperative considerations of both brain and spine surgery, and provide introductions to neurocritical care and paediatric neuroanaesthesia. Finally, the last section examines some connections of neurology and anaesthesiology, discussing how conditions such as dementia, stroke, or epilepsy interface with the perioperative period. The book brings together specialists from around the world, whose comprehensive expertise is distilled into 28 concise but informative chapters that describe the cutting edge of neuroscience and neuroanaesthesia.Less