Anesthesiology and intraoperative electrophysiological monitoring

Tod B. Sloan, Alan David Kaye

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The role of the anesthesiologist during procedures where intraoperative electrophysiological monitoring (IOM) is being performed involves anesthetic titration, attaining physiological homeostasis, and medical management of the patient. Further, the anesthesiologist participates in mitigating neural injury when the monitoring indicates that the nervous system may be at risk for injury. More specifically, the choice of anesthetic agents directly impacts the ability to reliably record IOM responses, and the physiological management (e.g., blood pressure) impacts on the reserve of the nervous system to tolerate procedural trespass. When altered responses indicate the health of the nervous system may be compromised, the insights of the anesthesiologist and the ability to improve the physiological reserve are keys to reducing neurological risk. This chapter is written to discuss these aspects to improve integration of the anesthesiologist into the IOM monitoring team effort.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPrinciples of Neurophysiological Assessment, Mapping, and Monitoring
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781461489429
ISBN (Print)1461489415, 9781461489412
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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