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Brain and Lung Crosstalk

  • Hemanshu Prabhakar
  • Charu Mahajan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Akanksha Singh, Ashok Kumar Jaryal
    Pages 1-39
  3. Ashok Kumar Jaryal, Akanksha Singh
    Pages 41-83
  4. Arianna Iachi, Chiara Robba, Paolo Pelosi
    Pages 85-103

About this book


The central nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal cord, has a high metabolic demand. The physiology of the brain is such that it is easily affected by alterations in other systems, which in turn can compromise cerebral blood flow and oxygenation. Together the brain and spinal cord control the automatic function of our body systems. While other systems of body controls individual functions, central nervous system at the same time does many different functions, especially, controlling the function of other systems. This interaction between the brain and other systems is important when it comes to understanding how injuries to the brain can, at times, produce complications in remote organs or systems of the body, such as the lungs.

This book explains the lesser-known crosstalks between acutely or chronically affected brain and lung, describing the pathophysiology of the lung following brain injury and discussing in detail the conflicts between the brain and lungs in relation to the tidal volumes, positive end-expiratory pressures, arterial carbon dioxide and oxygen levels, recruitment maneuvers and positioning, as well as potential therapeutic targets. 


Brain Lung Systemic Complication Neuronal Injury Trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • Hemanshu Prabhakar
    • 1
  • Charu Mahajan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Neuroanaesthesiology & Critical CareAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Neuroanaesthesiology & Critical CareAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia

About the editors

Dr. Hemanshu Prabhakar, MBBS, holds an MD from the IGMC Nagpur, and a PhD from All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He is currently a Professor at the Department of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. Dr. Prabhakar has research experience spanning over 20 years, and his extensive work in the field of neuroanesthesia and neurocritical care has been published in various national and international journals. He is also the author of a number of books.

Dr. Charu Mahajan, MBBS MDDM, is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care. She has over a decade of research experience and has received various awards. She has published numerous books and journal papers, and is also a reviewer for several prestigious journals. She is a member of various national and international scientific bodies.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Brain and Lung Crosstalk
  • Editors Hemanshu Prabhakar
    Charu Mahajan
  • Series Title Physiology in Clinical Neurosciences – Brain and Spinal Cord Crosstalks
  • Series Abbreviated Title physiol. in Neurosciences - Brain and Spinal cord Crosstalks
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-15-2344-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-15-2347-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-15-2345-8
  • Series ISSN 2524-8294
  • Series E-ISSN 2524-8308
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 103
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosciences
    Human Physiology
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