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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Punita Tripathi, Frederick Sieber
      Pages 3-13
    3. Jason D. Walls, Mitchell L. Weinstein, Joshua H. Atkins
      Pages 15-24
    4. Ross Martini, Andrea Orfanakis
      Pages 25-30
  3. Preoperative Concerns of the Neuroanesthesiologist

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Justin D. Ramos, Jeffrey R. Kirsch
      Pages 51-55
    3. Chanhung Z. Lee, Pekka Talke, Nerissa U. Ko
      Pages 63-66
    4. Jonathan Z. Pan, Lingzhong Meng
      Pages 67-75
    5. Alejandro E. Delfino, Javiera Benavides Tala, Hernán R. Muñoz
      Pages 83-88
    6. Margaret K. Menzel Ellis, Ansgar M. Brambrink
      Pages 91-104
    7. Katie J. Schenning, Miles Berger
      Pages 105-107
    8. Sydney E. Rose, Kimberly Mauer
      Pages 109-113
  4. Fundamentals of Adult Neurosurgery/Neuroanesthesia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Melissa Brockerville, Pirjo Manninen
      Pages 137-142
    3. Jennifer D. Sokolowski, Tony R. Wang, Kenneth C. Liu
      Pages 143-146
    4. Katherine O. Heller, Monica S. Vavilala, Irene Rozet
      Pages 147-151
    5. Debra A. Reeves, Haley Sands
      Pages 157-159
  5. Critical Situations During Anesthesia for Brain Surgery in Adults

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Leslie C. Jameson, Paul D. Mongan, Daniel J. Janik, Tod B. Sloan
      Pages 163-167
    3. Elizabeth Dryland, Audrée A. Bendo
      Pages 175-182
    4. Martin Schott, Dieter Suhr, Jan-Peter A. H. Jantzen
      Pages 193-199
    5. Walter M. van den Bergh, Anthony R. Absalom, Olaf L. Cremer
      Pages 201-206
    6. Panagiotis Mastorakos, Daniel M. S. Raper, Kenneth C. Liu
      Pages 207-214
    7. Chanannait Paisansathan, Verna L. Baughman
      Pages 221-226
  6. Critical Situations During Anesthesia for Spinal Surgery in Adults

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Hironobu Hayashi, Masahiko Kawaguchi
      Pages 239-241
    3. Matthew T. V. Chan, Patricia K. Y. Kan
      Pages 243-249
    4. Andrew H. Milby, Casey H. Halpern, James M. Schuster
      Pages 251-254
  7. Critical Situations During Anesthesia for Other Procedures in Adult Neurosurgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Carrie Bowman-Dalley, James G. Hilliard
      Pages 271-277

About this book


This comprehensive, evidence-based book is intended to serve as a reference for medical practitioners involved in the perioperative care of neurosurgical patients. Fundamental aspects of neuroanesthesiology and neurocritical care are thoroughly examined across 101 chapters, outlining key elements that are crucial to a care provider’s knowledge of the practice. These elements include specific diagnostic procedures and treatment options, concepts and applicable details of the available neurosurgical interventions and techniques, and mechanisms necessary to provide top of the line care for patients. Each chapter features definitive and distinct areas of this multi-specialty discipline, and is designed to guide the reader from problem to solution in situations that can arise in the clinical setting.

Essentials of Neurosurgical Anesthesia & Critical Care, 2nd edition is a problem-oriented approach textbook that will aid a wide variety of readers in handling day-to-day issues and developments relevant to the perioperative care of neurosurgical patients.  



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Editors and affiliations

  • Ansgar M. Brambrink
    • 1
  • Jeffrey R. Kirsch
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyColumbia University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiologyOregon Health & Science UniversityPortlandUSA

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