Neurologic surgery

Allison D. Spinelli, Robyn Landy

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Neurosurgical anesthesia requires the understanding that there is an intricate balance between the effects of anesthetic drugs and the physiology of the central nervous system, such as cerebral blood flow (CBF), cerebral metabolic rate for oxygen consumption (CMRO2), and intracranial pressure (ICP). The type of anesthetic used greatly influences the above factors and can be vital in the management and outcome for a patient with a central nervous system disease. It is vital that the anesthesiologist has detailed knowledge of the pharmacology of the anesthetic he or she chooses when caring for a patient with CNS pathology [9].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEssentials of Pharmacology for Anesthesia, Pain Medicine, and Critical Care
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781461489481, 9781461489474
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Spinelli, A. D., & Landy, R. (2015). Neurologic surgery. In Essentials of Pharmacology for Anesthesia, Pain Medicine, and Critical Care (pp. 707-717). Springer New York.