Textbook of Anaesthesia for Postgraduates

TK Agasti

The 49 chapters cover every aspect of anesthesia and, broadly speaking, the book is divided into two parts, with the first half on basic science aspects and pharmacology and the second half on clinical topics. The first part covers the pharmacology of all anesthetics and related drugs, anesthesia equipment, the physiology of the cardiovascular system and respiratory system, water and electrolyte balance, and acid-base balance. The second part of the book has chapters on airway management, anesthesia monitors, and a discussion of regional anesthesia, both peripheral and central, before moving into anesthesia for different organ systems like cardiac anesthesia, obstetric anesthesia, pediatric anesthesia, ENT anesthesia, etc. Nothing is left out, as the book includes discussions of anesthesia for laparoscopic surgery, remote location anesthesia, and ambulatory anesthesia. Chapters have plenty of tables and "Fact File" boxes to highlight important points and plenty of pictures to supplement the text. The book is comprehensive in its breadth but at times lacks depth.There are no references for readers who wish to explore a topic more thoroughly. Even though the book focuses on postgraduate examinations, there are no questions and answers at the end of chapters for readers to test their knowledge or review salient points of a topic. Providing these features in a future edition as a supplement to the book either in print format or online would be a welcome step.

Table of Contents

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Chapter 1: Anaesthetic Machine
Chapter 2: Anatomy and Physiology of Respiratory System
Chapter 3: Pulmonary Physiology Related to Anaesthesia
Chapter 4: Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide
Chapter 5: Cardiovascular System (Anatomy and Physiology)
Chapter 6: Electrocardiogram
Chapter 7: Neuromuscular Physiology Related to Muscle Relaxants
Chapter 8: Acid-Base Balance
Chapter 9: Water Balance
Chapter 10: Electrolyte Balance
Chapter 11: Autonomic Nervous System and its Pharmacology
Chapter 12: Preoperative Evaluation and Preparation
Chapter 13: Local Anaesthetic Agents
Chapter 14: Intravenous Anaesthetics
Chapter 15: Inhalational Anaesthetic Agents
Chapter 16: Muscle Relaxants and their Antagonists
Chapter 17: Pharmacology of Perioperative Arrhythmia
Chapter 18: Hypertension: Pharmacology and Anaesthesia
Chapter 19: Heart Failure and its Pharmacology
Chapter 20: Management of Airway
Chapter 21: Mechanical Ventilation
Chapter 22: Intraoperative Monitoring
Chapter 23: Peripheral Nerve Block
Chapter 24: Spinal, Epidural and Caudal Anaesthesia or Central Neuroaxial Block
Chapter 25: Paediatric Anaesthesia
Chapter 26: Perioperative Arrhythmia and its Management
Chapter 27: Ischaemic Heart Diseases and Anaesthesia
Chapter 28: Valvular Heart Diseases and Anaesthesia
Chapter 29: Congenital Heart Diseases and Anaesthesia
Chapter 30: Cardiomyopathies and Anaesthesia
Chapter 31: Pulmonary Diseases and Anaesthesia
Chapter 32: Liver Diseases and Anaesthesia
Chapter 33: Thyroid Diseases and Anaesthesia
Chapter 34: Psychiatric Diseases—Pharmacology and Anaesthesia
Chapter 35: Obstetrics Analgesia and Anaesthesia
Chapter 36: Anaesthesia in Laparoscopic Surgery
Chapter 37: Laser Surgery and Anaesthesia
Chapter 38: Anaesthesia for ENT Surgery
Chapter 39: Anaesthesia for Geriatric Patients
Chapter 40: Obesity and Anaesthesia
Chapter 41: Ophthalmic Anaesthesia
Chapter 42: Kidney and Anaesthesia
Chapter 43: Orthopaedic Anaesthesia
Chapter 44: Anaesthesia for Surgeries of the Genitourinary Tract
Chapter 45: Day Case Anaesthesia
Chapter 46: Anaesthesia at Remote Location and for Radiodiagnosis or Radiotherapy
Chapter 47: Neuromuscular and Muscular Diseases and Anaesthesia
Chapter 48: Malignant Hyperthermia
Chapter 49: Neurosurgery and Anaesthesia