ANESTHESIA

Evidence-Based Practice of Neuroanesthesia

Sep 5, 2019 by in ANESTHESIA Comments Off on Evidence-Based Practice of Neuroanesthesia

Abstract Evidence-based practice involves conscientious decision-making, which is based on the best available evidence as well as preferences and patient characteristics. Neuroanesthesiology is a rapidly growing superspecialty branch of medicine…

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Crystalloid and Colloid Fluids

Sep 5, 2019 by in ANESTHESIA Comments Off on Crystalloid and Colloid Fluids

Abstract Infusion fluids are essential components in the treatment of the patient undergoing neurosurgery. Conventional isotonic and nearly isotonic crystalloid and colloids fluids are used to maintain adequate hemodynamics and…

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Organ Donation

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Abstract Organ transplantation is now an accepted and widespread treatment of otherwise fatal organ failure. Living organ donation is the optimal pathway but with the least capacity to meet needs….

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Neurological Patients for Nonneurosurgeries

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Abstract Neurological diseases affect the functions of the central nervous system (CNS) and the neuromuscular system. Preexisting CNS diseases have important implications regarding the selection of anesthetic drugs, techniques, monitoring,…

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Fluids and Electrolyte Management

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Abstract Perioperative fluid management in neurosurgery is optimal with a strategic goal of therapy and a comprehension of the underlying pathophysiology. The aim of therapy is maintenance of normovolemia, and…

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Anesthesia for Electroconvulsive Therapy

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Abstract Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been shown to be an effective and safe nonpharmacological treatment modality for a variety of severe neuropsychiatric disorders. Today, it is in worldwide use in…

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Cerebral Venous Thrombosis

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Abstract Cerebral venous thrombosis occurs when a thrombus develops within the intracranial venous system. The overall incidence is estimated to be 0.3–0.5 per 100,000 person-years and can affect patients of…

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Pregnancy

Sep 5, 2019 by in ANESTHESIA Comments Off on Pregnancy

Abstract Pregnant patients present with significant physiological alterations that may pose challenges in their management during neurosurgery. While some disease processes predate pregnancy, such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and benign…

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