Essentials of Neurosurgical Anesthesia & Critical Care

Strategies for Prevention, Early Detection, and Successful Management of Perioperative Complications

  • Ansgar M. Brambrink
  • Jeffrey R. Kirsch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Basics of Neuroanesthesia Care

  3. Preoperative Concerns of the Neuroanesthesiologist

  4. Fundamentals of Adult Neurosurgery and Neuroanesthesia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Andrea M. Dower, Pirjo Manninen
      Pages 137-144
    3. Kenneth C. Liu, Murat Oztaskin, Kim J. Burchiel
      Pages 145-150
    4. Alexander Zlotnik, Monica S. Vavilala, Irene Rozet
      Pages 151-157
  5. Critical Situations During Anesthesia for Brain Surgery in Adults

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Leslie C. Jameson, Paul D. Mongan, Daniel J. Janik, Tod B. Sloan
      Pages 167-174
    3. Lawrence Lai, Audrée A. Bendo
      Pages 185-195
    4. Martin Schott, Dieter Suhr, Jan-Peter A. H. Jantzen
      Pages 213-222
    5. Walter van den Bergh, Olaf L. Cremer
      Pages 223-233
    6. Jeremy D. Fields, Kenneth C. Liu, Ansgar M. Brambrink
      Pages 235-246
    7. Chanannait Paisansathan, Verna L. Baughman
      Pages 255-263
  6. Critical Situations During Anesthesia for Spinal Surgery in Adults

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265
    2. Masahiko Kawaguchi
      Pages 283-287
    3. Matthew T. V. Chan, Patricia K. Y. Kan
      Pages 289-298
    4. Andrew H. Milby, Casey H. Halpern, James M. Schuster
      Pages 299-305
  7. Critical Situations During Anesthesia for Other Procedures Directly Affecting the Central Nervous System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-317
    2. Carrie C. Bowman, James G. Hilliard
      Pages 331-340
    3. Ursula Schulz, Peter Rothwell
      Pages 341-351
  8. Specific Perioperative Concerns in Adult Neuroanesthesia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 353-353
    2. Liping Zhang, Min Li, Chris C. Lee
      Pages 355-362
    3. Kirstin M. Erickson, Daniel J. Cole
      Pages 363-370
    4. Akiva Leibowitz, Evgeni Brotfain, Yoram Shapira
      Pages 371-384
    5. Jeffrey Yoder, Chris C. Lee
      Pages 391-395
    6. Michael Bernhard, Jürgen Knapp, Bernd W. Böttiger
      Pages 397-408

About this book


This handbook is aimed at first-line health care providers involved in the perioperative care of adult and pediatric neurosurgical patients. It is unique in its systematic focus on how to deal with common and important clinical challenges encountered in day-to-day practice in the OR, the PACU, and the ICU and is designed as a problem-solving tool for all members of the perioperative medicine team: trainees and faculty in anesthesiology, neurosurgery, and critical care; nurses; nurse anesthetists; and physician’s assistants.


• Encompasses clinical continuum from neurosurgical pre-op to critical care – plus anesthesia in neuroradiology

• Adult and pediatric care

• Structured algorithmic approach supports clinical decision-making

• Succinct presentation of clinically relevant basic science

• End-of-chapter summaries, with suggestions for further reading

• Collaborative approach and multidisciplinary nature of perioperative medicine emphasized

• Extensive summary tables

• Portable and formatted for quick retrieval of information

• Ideal for use in the OR, the PACU, and the ICU


Anesthesiology Complications Critical Care ICU Neuroanesthesia Neurocritical Care Neurosurgery Neurosurgical Anesthesia

Editors and affiliations

  • Ansgar M. Brambrink
    • 1
  • Jeffrey R. Kirsch
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology, and Perioperative MedicineProfessorPortlandUSA
  2. 2.Department of Anesthesiology, and Perioperative MedicineProfessor and ChairPortlandUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-09561-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-09562-2
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