Basics of ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia.- Blocks in upper limbs.- Blocks for lower limbs.- Truncal blocks.- Neuraxial blocks.- Pediatric Regional Anaesthesia.- Recent advances.- Safety and ergonomics and education.
This is a highly informative and carefully presented book for trainees and postgraduate students of anaesthesiology as well as practicing clinicians. This book aims to help them in selecting and implementing the most suitable regional block in each clinical scenario and successfully use the techniques of ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia (USRA) in their practice. This book covers basics of ultrasound imaging, anatomical aspects and techniques of all nerve blocks that are commonly used in clinical practice in a lucid and illustrated presentation.
Regional anaesthesia can be a safe alternative to general anaesthesia. When combined with general anaesthesia, it can provide excellent postoperative analgesia too. With the advent of ultrasound, the scope, safety and reliability of regional anaesthesia have expanded manifold. However, there is a lack of formal clinical training in regional anaesthesia in most of the anaesthesia postgraduate curricula and this book intends to bridge this gap.
The book serves as a useful resource to the anaesthetist; trainee or practitioner who wants to master the nerve blocks.
Dr Arunangshu Chakraborty (MBBS, MD) graduated from Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College Kolkata, obtained postgraduate qualification in anaesthesiology from Moti Lal Nehru Medical College, Allahabad and pursued clinical fellowship at National University Hospital, Singapore. He is a consultant anaesthesiologist at Tata Medical Center, Kolkata, India, which is a tertiary level oncology center. His areas of interest include regional anaesthesia, onco-anaesthesia and medical ultrasound. He has several peer-reviewed international publications and delivered many oral presentations in national and international level meetings. He has edited and authored a textbook of regional anaesthesia. He is an executive committee member of the Academy of Regional Anaesthesia, India and reviewer of many international peer-reviewed medical journals.