Essentials of Neuroanesthesia and Neurointensive Care

A Volume in Essentials of Anesthesia and Critical Care


  • Arun Gupta, MD, Macintosh Professor of Anesthesiology, Consultant in Neurointensive Care, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK
  • Adrian Gelb, MD, ChB, FRCP(C), Professor, Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA

The information you really need! This title in the Essentials of Anesthesia and Critical Care series presents core clinical neuroanesthesia and neurointesive care knowledge in a practical, user-friendly format. A manageable size and affordable price makes this an ideal purchase for every clinician who would like an economical yet dependable resource in this specialty.
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Anesthesiologists, Critical Care Physicians, CRNAs, Residents


Book information

  • Published: August 2008
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-4653-0

Table of Contents


1. Structure and Function

2. Cerebral Circulation


3. Cerebral Blood Flow and its Control

4. Intracranial Pressure

5. Cerebral Metabolism

6. Cerebral Ischemia

7. Neuroprotection


8. Intravenous Induction Agents

9. Inhalation Agents

10. Opioids and Adjuvants

11. Anticonvulsant


12. Preoperative Evaluation

13. Basic Concepts of Neuroimaging

14. Surgical approaches and positioning

15. Craniotomy for Supratentorial Space Occupying Lesions

16. Craniotomy for Vascular Lesions

17. Craniotomy for Posterior Fossa Lesions

18. Anesthesia for Epilepsy Surgery

19. Awake Craniotomy

20. Stereotactic Surgery

21. Pituitary Surgery

22. Anesthesia for Head Injury

23. Anesthesia for Spinal Surgery

24. Airway Management

25. Carotid Endarterectomy

26. Anesthesia for Neuroradiology

27. Anesthesia & Sedation for Imaging outside OR

28. Anesthesia for Pediatric Neurosurgery

29. Anesthesia for Pediatric Neurotrauma

30. Recovery/PACU


31. Spinal Cord Trauma

32. Head Injury: Initial Resuscitation and Transfer

33. Head Injury: ICU Management

34. Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

35. Fluid Management

36. Electrolyte Disorders

37. Status Epilepticus

38. Brain Stem Death


39. ICP

40. Jugular Bulb Oxygenation

41. Tissue oxygenation

42. Microdialysis

43. Evoked Potentials

44. EEG and Cerebral Function Monitoring

45 Measurement of CBF including TransCranial Doppler


46. Neuromuscular Disorders

47. Neuroanesthesia in Pregnancy

CASE SCENARIOS with Discussion