Víctor M. Whizar-Lugo

Institutos Nacionales de Salud, México

Dr. Víctor M. Whizar-Lugo graduated from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Hospital General de México, and a residency in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, México City. He also completed a fellowship in the Anesthesia Department, Pain Clinic, University of California, Los Angeles, USA. Currently, Dr. Whizar-Lugo works as an anesthesiologist at Lotus Med Group. He is also a researcher at the National Institutes of Health. He has many publications on anesthesia, pain, internal medicine, and critical care to his credit. He has edited four books and given countless conferences at congresses and meetings around the world. He has been a member of various editorial committees in anesthesiology journals, past chief editor of the journal Anestesia en México, and is currently the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Anesthesia and Critical Care: Open Access. He is the founding director and current president of Anestesiología y Medicina del Dolor (www.anestesiologia-dolor.org), a free medical education program.

Víctor M. Whizar-Lugo

4books edited

7chapters authored

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Regional anesthesia has progressively evolved and currently occupies a predominant place in our daily practice. The development of skills for the safe practice of regional anesthesia requires in-depth knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and the pathology of each patient candidate to receive some type of regional block, as well as special and prolonged training beyond residence, particularly in this era of the COVID-19 pandemic, during which the training of thousands of anesthesiology residents has been impaired. Undoubtedly, the benefits of regional anesthesia techniques are enormous, as are their complications. Countless guidelines for regional anesthesia have been described based on the classic anatomical recommendations, the search for paresthesias, neurostimulation, and medical images. The introduction of ultrasound guidance and the rational use of local anesthetics and their adjuvants have favorably revolutionized regional anesthesia, making it safer and more effective. This book addresses several contemporary topics in regional anesthesia in a variety of interesting clinical settings with practical importance.

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