Handbook of Neuroanesthesia


Thoroughly updated, the 5th edition of the Handbook of Neuroanesthesia is an essential guide to perioperative management of neurosurgical patients.

Written in an outline format for quick reference, this handbook provides detailed information about the anesthetic management of neurosurgical and neuroradiologic procedures and the intensive care of neurosurgical patients as well as those who have sustained traumatic brain and spinal cord injury.


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Thoroughly updated, the 5th edition of the Handbook of Neuroanesthesia is an essential guide to perioperative management of neurosurgical patients.

Written in an outline format for quick reference, this handbook provides detailed information about the anesthetic management of neurosurgical and neuroradiologic procedures and the intensive care of neurosurgical patients as well as those who have sustained traumatic brain and spinal cord injury.

Each chapter also includes clinical cases, summaries, and chapter highlights, giving readers all the information needed to confidently put what they learned to use in real life neuroanesthesia and neurocritical care cases.

• Vital pre-operative, post-operative, intra-operative, and peri-operative techniques are extensively covered
• New chapter on information technology to guide readers to online medical resources and search modalities
• Website references listed in each chapter

Thoroughly updated for its Fourth Edition, this handbook is a complete, convenient, and practical guide to perioperative management of neurosurgical patients. In a quick-reference outline format, the book provides detailed instructions on anesthetic management during all neurosurgical and neuroradiologic procedures and on intensive care of neurosurgical patients and patients with head injury. This edition covers new developments in interventional neuroradiology, treatment of cerebral and spinal cord ischemia, awake craniotomy, and therapies for children with central nervous system diseases. New material is also included on acute treatment of stroke, brain death, and management of brain-dead patients during harvest of donated organs.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

 "This is an outstanding guide to most aspects of this subspecialty. It is easy to read (and carry!), and should be essential reading for every trainee (resident or SRNA) on the neuroanesthesia service. The new style and the many new chapters/authors make this edition a refreshing and worthwhile contribution. Dr. Newfield and Dr. Cottrell have edited an excellent book."

Doody's Revie
Martin H Dauber, MD(University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)


Weighted Numerical Score: 91 - 4 Stars!

From The Critics
Reviewer: Aisling Conran, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: This third edition is a review of the many aspects of the perioperative care of the neurosurgery patient in an effective, easy-to-read outline format.
Purpose: The goal of providing a current review of clinical neuroanesthesia is met by this concise, yet thorough handbook. This is a handy reference, particularly for students and anesthesia residents, to keep in a back pocket for a quick review for those ever changing schedules, add-ons, and on-call cases.
Audience: This handbook is geared for residents and students, although it can also serve as a good, brief review for the clinician who will be taking on more cases in this subspecialty area. In the chapter on neurophysiologic monitoring, several monitoring techniques which are surgeon selected are discussed. When the hospital gets a new surgeon, the anesthesiologist gets a new monitoring technique with potentially different anesthetic implications. A variety of contributors from prominent U.S. institutions and several international universities provide a broad perspective on current neuroanesthesia care.
Features: This handbook provides good coverage of the perioperative care of the neurosurgical patient. The easy-to-read outline format, brief reference tables throughout the chapters, effective subject index with helpful subheadings, and excellent black-and-white illustrations are a few of the best features of this text. Suggested readings at the end of chapters are adequate and consistent with the briefer nature of coverage found in handbooks.
Assessment: This is a great handbook for this increasingly complex subspecialty. The convenient, small size ensures that it will be used to meet the editors' objective to provide an "on-the-spot" reference. Up-to-date manuals are necessary due to the increasing research and changing management of these complex patients.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605479651
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 10/12/2012
  • Edition description: Fifth
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 938,930
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents


Physiology and Metabolism of the Brain and Spinal Cord
Ira S. Kass

Effects of Anesthesia on Cerebral and Spinal Cord Physiology
Rosemary Hickey

Neurophysiologic Monitoring
Sean Kincaid and Arthur M. Lam

Cerebral Protection and Resuscitation
Myrna Morales, Janet Pittman, and James E. Cottrell

Proper Management of Pain in the Neurosurgical Patient
Timothy R. Deer


Anesthetic Management of Head Trauma
Takefumi Sakabe and Audrée A. Bendo

Anesthesia for Supratentorial Tumors
Nicolas J. Bruder and Patrick A. Ravussin

Anesthesia for Posterior Fossa Surgery
Deborah J. Culley and Gregory Crosby

Anesthetic Management of Intracranial Aneurysms
Philippa Newfield and Audrée A. Bendo

Ischemic Cerebrovascular Disease
Ian A. Herrick, Miquel F. Arango, and Adrian W. Gelb

Neuroendocrine Tumors: Pathophysiology
David Schreibman and M. Jane Matjasko

Epilepsy, Epilepsy Surgery, Awake Craniotomy for Tumor Surgery, and Intraoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Pirjo Hellen Manninen and Jee Jian See

Spinal Cord: Injury and Procedures
Gary R. Stier, Joseph P. Giffin, Daniel J. Cole, Stephen Onesti, and Elie Fried

Pediatric Neuroanesthesia
Philippa Newfield, Lawrence H. Feld, and Rukaiya K.A. Hamid

Neurosurgery in the Pregnant Patient
David J. Wlody and Lela D. Weems

Anesthetic Management of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Interventional Neuroradiologic Procedures
Shailendra Joshi, Sundeep Mangla, and William L. Young

Diagnostic Neuroradiology
Deborah M. Whelan, Melissa A. Laxton, and Patricia H. Petrozza


Complications in the Postanesthesia Care Unit
Jean Charchaflieh and Samrat H. Worah

Respiratory Care of the Neurosurgical Patient
Irene Rozet and Karen B. Domino

Cardiovascular Therapy
Steven J. Allen and C. Lee Parmley

Fluid Management
Concezione Tommasino

Nutritional Support in the Critically Ill Patient
John Taylor and Linda L. Liu

Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, and Brain Death
Seth Manoach and Jean Charchaflieh

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