A new study book authored by IPA authors: Applications of the Autonomic Nervous System in Clinical Practice

The content of the publication has been meticulously crafted by the esteemed authors Ladislav Kočan MD, FIPP, PhD. , Róbert Rapčan MD, FIPP, MBA, PhD. and Dušan Rybár MD,PhD. into two distinct sections. The first section offers a comprehensive overview of the anatomical and physiological aspects of the nervous system, while the second section  provides a detailed account of its individual anatomical sections, related diagnoses and diseases, and therapeutic interventions in clinical practice. The interventions are based on the current recommendations of evidence-based medicine (EBM), which are derived from clinical studies. A separate chapter is devoted to systems of interpretation and evaluation of scientific evidence, including types of clinical trials.

            The aim of this publication is to provide a comprehensive and objective exploration of the anatomical and physiological intricacies of the autonomic nervous system, offering insights into its clinical applications. Within these pages, we meticulously delineate various interventional therapeutic procedures tailored to specific diagnoses related to the autonomic nervous system, aligning each intervention with the anatomical framework of the autonomic system. The efficacy of these procedures is evaluated based on the level of evidence, as per the current recommendations of Evidence-Based Medicine.

            This publication is primarily crafted for fifth and sixth-year medical students and medical professionals specializing in anesthesiology, intensive care, and pain medicine. It serves as a valuable resource for gaining a deeper understanding of autonomic nervous system function and its clinical implications, facilitating informed decision-making in clinical practice.

            We congratulate the authors on this important publication, which represents a modern treatment of a highly topical issue with relevant benefits for the treatment of patients.

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