Principles of anesthesia

Tod B. Sloan, Antoun Koht

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The anesthesiologist is a key member of the neurophysiological monitoring team. In addition to providing management to insure patient safety and comfort, the anesthesiologist participates in patient positioning, physiological management, and the conduct of an anesthetic using agents compatible with monitoring of the neural structures at risk. The anesthesiologist is also key to assisting in a search for the etiology of factors leading to changes in the monitoring. These include technical, physiological, pharmacological, positional, and surgical issues. In addition, when monitoring changes signal possible increased neural risk, the anesthesiologist may participate in management strategies to help mitigate injury, such as minimizing oxygen consumption, enhancing collateral blood flow, and increasing oxygen supply.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNeurophysiology in Neurosurgery
Subtitle of host publicationA Modern Approach
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9780128150009
ISBN (Print)9780128150016
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Anesthesia
  • amnesia
  • antinociception
  • halogenated anesthetics
  • immobility
  • neuromuscular blockade
  • nitrous oxide
  • opioids
  • propofol
  • unconsciousness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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