BOOK REVIEW REPORTS
Year : 2019 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 282-283
Book Review Reports
Professor of Anesthesia, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Professor of Anesthesia, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|Date of Web Publication||26-Jun-2019|
|How to cite this article:|
Eldawlatly A. Book Review Reports. Saudi J Anaesth 2019;13:282-3
Book title : Perioperative care in the elderly (under publication)
Editor : Prof. Gabriella Bettelli
Publisher : Cambridge University Press 2018
Year : 2019
I enjoyed reading the book edited by Gabriella Bettelli who is known to me from several academic activities she used to be part of it. Professor Bettelli is considered a reliable editor with reliable source of information.
The book title is very clear and illustrative. The front page is well designed and reflects the book contents. I liked most the road map available on the front page which gives a brief on the organizational and clinical aspects of perioperative care of the eldelrly. The book contains an introduction and five sections. Section 1 includes 10 chapters written by eminent scripters in the field of geriatric anesthesia. Section 2 includes 5 chapters, section 3, 13 chapters, section 4, 15 chapters and section 5, 6 chapters.
Setting of the book is ideal in terms of its value to the anesthesia community. The book is timely written where there is increasing interest among anesthesiologists in the field of elderly anesthesia. I am aware that Bettelli main interest is in geriatric anesthesia and she is a leading authority in Italy and Europe in that field. The setting and organization of the book will drive the attention of readers to this important input in the field of anesthesiology.
Theme of the book will attract attention of clinical and academic anesthesiologists. The subject is challenging and needs more elaboration for the anesthesiologists to understand the basic physiological and clinical parameters of the elderly for better anesthetic management. Note the overall theme or message of the book.
Genre of the book starting from preoperative evaluation of the elderly passing through the anesthetic management and end up with closing the loop, made the book easy to follow. The book style follows the general rules of book writing with new terms on theories of aging, cognitive functions and the older surgical patient description. I liked most some new terms like “A 360 perspectives”. The style of the book is comparable to other books addressing anesthesia in different subspecialty.
Editor of the book Gabriella Bettelli is known to me. Her main interest in geriatric anesthesia. She chaired many societies and forums and geriatric anesthesia. She has many publications in the same field in reputable journals with high impact factor. I think in this book she succeeded to collect all information of the subject in this book and she managed to get many eminent authorities in the same field. The current book goes with her line of thinking on “Elderly Anesthesia”.
Plot summary of this book includes the different chapters which addressing all aspects of elderly anesthesia. There is clear description of comorbidities and multimorbidity. Multimorbidity looks a new term in field of anesthesia. Also, poly-medication chapter is well written and described all aspects of perioperative medication management. Functional reserve assessment evaluation is of paramount importance to the elderly which determine the outcome. Communication and patient consent chapter is important and clearly described the elderly problem with reference to cognitive functions. For preparation of surgery the chapter on “Prehabilitation” is a key note in this book to enhance functional reserve before surgery. Smoking cessation prior to surgery was well addressed in page 85. I like the chapter titled “Role of geriatric nurses…”. Nursing care for elderly is a key note to predict favorable outcome. The safety in operating rooms with special needs of the elderly is well described checklists in chapter 10. General and regional anesthesia for elderly well described along with perioperative fluid therapy, restrictive, standard, liberal and goal directed using Flo-Track SVV and PVI monitor. The book includes specific chapters on orthopedic, CVS, thoracic surgical procedures in elderly. There are so many and excellent illustrations on different algorithms and checklists for elderly anesthesia. Day surgery, office based and eye surgery in elderly is very common and require close observation and attention. That was well addressed in this book. Recovery of the elderly is an important part of this book besides postoperative pain management. The pain assessment algorithm in page 215 is important and of educational value. One important chapter which goes well with the current practice in elderly anesthesia is ERAS program which I like most to call it ERAA program (enhanced recovery after anesthesia). Postoperative cardiothoracic and renal complications are well described chapters. Hospital design for the elderly looks a new term and not many hospitals are designed to receive the elderly for better management. I think that chapter is a new addition in this book compared to other similar books.
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- I like this book and I strongly recommend publishing it
- I'll read more book for the same editor if available in the future
- I'll encourage my colleagues to read this book.
Book title : Text book of Neuroanesthesia and Neurocritical Care (Volume I) (published)
Editors : Hemanshu Prabhakar and Zulfiqar Ali
Publisher : Springer 2019
Year : 2019
I enjoyed reading the book edited by Hemanshu Prabhakar and Zulfiqar Ali on Neuroanesthesia and Neurocritical Care volume I. The book was launched on May 2019 by Springer Publisher. This volume focuses on Neuroanesthesia topics.
The book has 10 parts and 38 chapters on different topics in Neuroanesthesia.
Setting of the book is ideal in terms of its value to the anesthesia community. The book is timely written where there is increasing interest among anesthesiologists in the field of Neuroanesthesia and Neurocritical Care. The main interest of the editors is neurosciences and they have published many books on the same subject. The setting and organization of the book will drive the attention of readers to this important input in the field of anesthesiology.
Theme of the book will attract attention of clinical and academic anesthesiologists. The subject is challenging and needs more elaboration for the anesthesiologists to understand the basic physiological and clinical parameters of the patients undergoing Neuroanesthesia.
Genre of the book starting from fundamentals of Neuroanesthesia. Where three chapters address neuroanatomy, physiology, and pharmacology passing through the Neuromonitoring and then the anesthetic management. The style of the book is comparable to other books addressing anesthesia in different subspecialty.
Editors of the book are known to have interest in Neuroanesthesia. They have published many books on neurosciences and Neurocritical care. I think they succeeded to collect all information of the subject in this book and they managed to get many eminent authorities in the same field.
Plot summary of this book includes the different chapters which addressing all aspects of Neuroanesthesia. One chapter in this book I wrote on “Anesthesia for Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy”. Besides chapters which covered the core subjects in Neuroanesthesia, the book includes chapter on with special considerations in pregnancy, pediatric, and geriatric patients undergoing neurosurgical procedures. Also, an interesting chapter on anesthetic considerations on patients with hypertension and diabetes who are going for neurosurgery. Chapter X includes very interesting topics on, cognitive function and enhanced recovery, Robot surgery, Gene therapy, and intra-arterial drug delivery.
While writing this report Volume II of the book was released and published by Springer, May 2019 which is focused on Neurocritical care topics. I learned that is the tenth book of Professor Prabhakar in neurosciences field.
In My Opinion
- I like this book and I strongly recommend reading it to our trainees and fellows
- I'll read more books of the same editor if available in the future
- I'll encourage my colleagues to read this book