Clinical Course Score (CCS): A New Clinical Score to Evaluate Efficacy of Neurotrauma Treatment in Traumatic Brain Injury and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Conclusions: The CCS can be useful in evaluating different therapeutic approaches during neurotrauma therapy. This new score might improve assessment of beneficial effects of therapeutic procedures. (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - January 1, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Clinical Investigations Source Type: research

Sedation for Electroencephalography With Dexmedetomidine or Chloral Hydrate: A Comparative Study on the Qualitative and Quantitative Electroencephalogram Pattern
Conclusions: The differences of DEX and CH in EEG power did not change the EEG qualitative interpretation, which was similar with the 2 drugs. Other studies comparing natural sleep and sleep induced by these drugs are needed to clarify the clinical relevance of the observed EEG quantitative differences. (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - January 1, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Clinical Investigations Source Type: research

Effects of Anesthetics on Brain Circuit Formation: Erratum
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - December 5, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

Neurosurgery Tricks of the Trade: Spine and Peripheral Nerves
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - December 5, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Departments: Book Review Source Type: research

Temporomandibular Joint Dislocation During Tracheal Intubation in a Patient With Sjogren Syndrome
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - December 5, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Departments: Correspondence Source Type: research

Posterior Fossa Surgery in Sitting Position in Patient With Severe Mitral Regurgitation
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - December 5, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Departments: Correspondence Source Type: research

Bilateral Transversus Abdominus Plane (TAP) Blocks and Their Role in Facilitating Extubation in a Patient With Intracranial Hypertension
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - December 5, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Departments: Correspondence Source Type: research

Airtraq and Pediatric Cervical Spine Surgery
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - December 5, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Departments: Correspondence Source Type: research

Placement of Lumbar Subarachnoid Drain in the Sitting Position: A Technical Difficulty
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - December 5, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Departments: Correspondence Source Type: research

EEG as a Surrogate to Brain Imaging for Diagnosing Stroke in Morbidly Obese Patients
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - December 5, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Departments: Correspondence Source Type: research

Central Cord Syndrome: A Rare Neurological Complication Following Hypotension During General Anesthesia in an Elderly Patient
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - December 5, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Departments: Correspondence Source Type: research

Apnea During Awake Epilepsy Surgery: An Unusual Cause for a Rare Complication
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - December 5, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Departments: Correspondence Source Type: research

Intractable Nausea and Vomiting Following Balloon Occlusion of Carotico-Cavernous Fistula
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - December 5, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Departments: Correspondence Source Type: research

Abnormal Bispectral Index Values Associated With the Presence of Periodic Lateralized Epileptiform Discharges
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - December 5, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Departments: Correspondence Source Type: research

Subarachnoid Block in an Undiagnosed Isolated Traumatic Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - December 5, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Departments: Correspondence Source Type: research

Utilization of a Mobile Videoconferencing Tool (FaceTime) for Real-time Evaluation of Critically Ill Neurosurgical Patients
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - December 5, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Departments: Correspondence Source Type: research

Intra-arterial Etomidate for Provocative Testing in Embolization Procedure for Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - December 5, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Departments: Correspondence Source Type: research

Therapeutic Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest During Craniotomy
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - December 5, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Departments: Correspondence Source Type: research

Endobronchial Intubation After Correction of Swan Neck Deformity of the Cervical Spine
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - December 5, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Departments: Correspondence Source Type: research

Targeted Cervical Epidural Blood Patch for the Management of Refractory Headache in a Patient With Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - December 5, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Departments: Correspondence Source Type: research

Journal Club
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - December 5, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Departments: Journal Club Source Type: research

Intravenously Administered Indocyanine Green May Cause Falsely High Near-Infrared Cerebral Oximetry Readings
Background:Near-infrared spectroscopy assesses cerebral tissue oxygen saturation (Scto2) based on the absorption spectra of oxygenated and deoxygenated hemoglobin. It has been reported that IV-administered dyes including methylene blue, indigo carmine, and indocyanine green (ICG) may cause falsely low-pulse oximetry readings (Spo2). Although methylene blue and indigo carmine may also decrease Scto2, the effect of ICG has not been documented. Methods:Simultaneous changes in the heart rate, arterial blood pressure, Scto2, and Spo2 were measured after IV administration of ICG (12.5 mg diluted in 5.0 mL 0.9% NaCl) in 15 patien...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - December 5, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Clinical Report Source Type: research

A Comparison of Equivolume, Equiosmolar Solutions of Hypertonic Saline and Mannitol for Brain Relaxation in Patients Undergoing Elective Intracranial Tumor Surgery: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Conclusions:Our results suggest that HTS provides better brain relaxation than mannitol during elective intracranial tumor surgery. (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - December 5, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Clinical Investigations Source Type: research

The Efficacy of P6 Acupressure With Sea-Band in Reducing Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting in Patients Undergoing Craniotomy: A Randomized, Double-blinded, Placebo-controlled Study
Conclusions:Unilateral P6 acupressure with Sea-Band applied at the end of surgery together with prophylactic ondansetron did not significantly reduce PONV or the need for rescue antiemetics in patients undergoing craniotomy. Our study confirmed that PONV is a common issue after craniotomy, especially after infratentorial surgery. (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - December 5, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Clinical Investigations Source Type: research

Comparison of the I-gel Laryngeal Mask Airway With the LMA-Supreme for Airway Management in Patients Undergoing Elective Lumbar Vertebral Surgery
In this study, we compared the clinical use of the 2 devices in adult patients undergoing elective lumbar vertebral surgery in the prone position. Materials and Methods:Two hundred and sixty-four consecutive patients scheduled for lumbar surgery in the prone position were randomized to receive either the I-gel or the SLMA for airway management. All I-gels and SLMAs were inserted in the supine position by experienced anesthesiologists using standard techniques. Time and number of attempts needed for insertion, quality of ventilation, airway peak pressure, airway seal pressure, fiberoptic view, and complications were compare...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - December 5, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Clinical Investigations Source Type: research

Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation is Associated With Pulmonary Complications, Increased Length of Stay, and Unfavorable Discharge Destination Among Patients With Subdural Hematoma
Background:Although subdural hematoma (SDH) is common in neurocritical practice, little is known about SDH patients requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation (PMV). We aimed to determine predictors of PMV and its relationship with outcome in patients with SDH. Methods:SDH patients admitted to Rush University neurointensive care unit from January 2009 to March 2012 were reviewed. Duration of intubation, pulmonary complications, demographics, treatment, discharge disposition, and length of stay (LOS) were reviewed. PMV was defined as duration of intubation>4 days. Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed to id...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - December 5, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Clinical Investigations Source Type: research

Clinical Course Score (CCS): A New Clinical Score to Evaluate Efficacy of Neurotrauma Treatment in Traumatic Brain Injury and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Conclusions:The CCS can be useful in evaluating different therapeutic approaches during neurotrauma therapy. This new score might improve assessment of beneficial effects of therapeutic procedures. (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - December 5, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Clinical Investigations Source Type: research

Sedation for Electroencephalography With Dexmedetomidine or Chloral Hydrate: A Comparative Study on the Qualitative and Quantitative Electroencephalogram Pattern
Conclusions:The differences of DEX and CH in EEG power did not change the EEG qualitative interpretation, which was similar with the 2 drugs. Other studies comparing natural sleep and sleep induced by these drugs are needed to clarify the clinical relevance of the observed EEG quantitative differences. (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - December 5, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Clinical Investigations Source Type: research

Comparative Study of Trigeminocardiac Reflex After Trigeminal Ganglion Compression During Total Intravenous Anesthesia
This study aimed to compare the study group (using sodium nitroprusside [SNP] as soon as the puncture began) with the control group (without using SNP as soon as the puncture began) to investigate cardiovascular parameters (systolic blood pressure [SBP], diastolic blood pressure [DBP], and heart rate [HR]) at 5 periods during total intravenous anesthesia. Methods:A total of 256 patients who underwent PTCG were enrolled and randomly assigned into the study group (n=137) (using SNP as soon as the puncture began) and the control group (n=119) (without using SNP as soon as puncture began); the relationship between the hemodyna...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - December 5, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Clinical Investigations Source Type: research

Comparison of Postoperative Volume Status and Hemodynamics Between Surgical Clipping and Endovascular Coiling in Patients After Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Background:Recent clinical data suggest that postoperative hemodynamic profile and fluid management may differ in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage patients depending on the treatment option: surgical clipping or endovascular coiling. Our aim was to determine the differences in hemodynamic parameters between the 2 modalities using an advanced transpulmonary thermodilution technique. Methods:We studied 73 consecutive aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage patients treated with either clipping or coiling. Transpulmonary thermodilution was established for monitoring cardiac index, global end-diastolic volume index (GEDI), and ex...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - December 5, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Clinical Investigations Source Type: research

Awakening Properties of Isoflurane, Sevoflurane, and Desflurane in Pediatric Patients After Craniotomy for Supratentorial Tumours
Conclusions:Desflurane and sevoflurane can be used to facilitate early emergence from anesthesia in neurosurgical pediatric patients. Emergence times are shorter with desflurane or sevoflurane than with isoflurane. The patients who received desflurane or sevoflurane have similar intraoperative and postoperative incidence of adverse effects compared with those who received isoflurane. Thus, desflurane and sevoflurane can be considered as suitable for emergence in pediatric neurosurgical anesthesia. (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - December 5, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Clinical Investigations Source Type: research

Abstracts From the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care, New Orleans, LA, October 10, 2014.
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - October 1, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Abstracts: PDF Only Source Type: research

Abstracts From the 18th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Neuroanesthesia and Critical Care, Okinawa, Japan April 18th-19th, 2014.
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - October 1, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Abstracts: PDF Only Source Type: research

Abstracts From the Neuroanaesthetic Society of Great Britain and Ireland Annual Scientific Meeting - Sheffield, May 8-9, 2014.
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - October 1, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Abstracts: PDF Only Source Type: research

The Facial Nerve
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - October 1, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Departments: Book Review Source Type: research

Manual of Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - October 1, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Departments: Book Review Source Type: research

Neurosurgery Tricks ofthe Trade: Cranial
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - October 1, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Departments: Book Review Source Type: research

Moyamoya Disease
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - October 1, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Departments: Book Review Source Type: research

Controversies in Neurosurgery 11
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - October 1, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Departments: Book Review Source Type: research

Continuous Electroencephalogram (cEEG): A Sensitive Bedside Diagnostic Tool in Intensive Care Unit When Computed Tomography is Inconclusive
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - October 1, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Departments: Correspondence Source Type: research

Latent Factor Deficiency in the Setting of an Acute Subdural Hematoma
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - October 1, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Departments: Correspondence Source Type: research

Use of Ketamine for Control of Refractory Seizures During the Intraoperative Period
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - October 1, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Departments: Correspondence Source Type: research

Anesthetic Management of an Orthopedic Patient With a Suspected Occult Spinal Cord Tumor: A Review of Spinal Cord Coning
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - October 1, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Departments: Correspondence Source Type: research

Anesthesia With Antiamoebic Effects: Can Anesthesia Choice Affect the Clinical Outcome of Granulomatous Amoebic Encephalitis due to Acanthamoeba spp.?
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - October 1, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Departments: Correspondence Source Type: research

Monitored Anesthesia Care With Dexmedetomidine for Chronic Subdural Hematoma Surgery
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - October 1, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Departments: Correspondence Source Type: research

About Bill Young: A Personal Note
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - October 1, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Departments: Correspondence Source Type: research

Reply to Comment by Albin on “Measuring Elevated Intracranial Pressure Through Noninvasive Methods: A Review of the Literature”
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - October 1, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Departments: Correspondence Source Type: research

Measuring the ICP in Neonates and Infants Noninvasively is Also Important
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - October 1, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Departments: Correspondence Source Type: research

Journal Club
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - October 1, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Departments: Journal Club Source Type: research