Neuroanesthesia and Cerebrospinal Protection

  • Hiroyuki Uchino
  • Kazuo Ushijima
  • Yukio Ikeda

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. General Consideration: Neuroanatomy for Neuroanesthesia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. General Consideration: Neurophysiology for Neuroanesthesia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Toru Yamashita, Kazunori Miyazaki, Koji Abe
      Pages 25-29
    3. Yasuhiro Nishiyama, Ken-ichiro Katsura
      Pages 31-38
    4. Hiroyuki Uchino, Miyuki Chijiiwa, Yukihiko Ogihara, Eskil Elmer
      Pages 39-51
    5. Morika Suzuki, Hiroki Kato, Naomi Hachiya
      Pages 63-70
  4. General Consideration: Neuropharmacology for Neuroanesthesia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Yasunori Mishima, Kazuo Ushijima
      Pages 83-92
    3. Satoki Inoue, Masahiko Kawaguchi
      Pages 93-101
    4. Takayuki Yoshida, Yoshinori Kamiya, Tatsuro Kohno
      Pages 103-112
    5. Yuki Sugiyama, Mikito Kawamata
      Pages 113-118
    6. Michihiro Murozono
      Pages 119-126
    7. Rui Kato, Toshikazu Hashimoto, Yuji Morimoto
      Pages 127-137
  5. General Consideration: Monitoring in Neuroanesthesia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Yukio Ikeda, Hiroyuki Uchino, Ryoichi Miyashita
      Pages 153-161

About this book


This book is a knowledge-based text that covers the anatomy, neurophysiology, and neuropharmacology needed to carry out the necessary management and cerebrospinal protection during neuroanesthesia. Especially to make the subject of neuroanesthesia more approachable, we introduce surgical measures utilized in neurosurgery, cardiovascular surgery, neuromodulation, and related procedures.

The main purpose of neuroanesthesia/neurocritical care is to deliver cerebrospinal protection in neurosurgical and cardiovascular surgeries. How should we select the best anesthetic management to prevent neurological complications for patients who, for instance, undergo different types of surgery for subarachnoid hemorrhage, stroke, head trauma, carotid endarterectomy, or cardiovascular surgery under cardiopulmonary bypass? These pathological conditions include the risk of transient cerebrospinal ischemia, and if our management is not precise, it may induce serious neurological sequelae. Although there is an urgent need to establish the treatment and elucidate the molecular mechanisms of cerebrospinal injury, many components are intertwined, making this a challenge we have not completely solved yet.

This volume makes the management of neuroanesthesia more accessible not only for primary residents but also for specialists, providing a valuable resource on the current perspectives of neuroanesthesia.


Intraoperative care Neuroanesthesia ischemia neuropharmacology neurophysiology neuroprotection

Editors and affiliations

  • Hiroyuki Uchino
    • 1
  • Kazuo Ushijima
    • 2
  • Yukio Ikeda
    • 3
  1. 1.Tokyo Medical UniversityTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Kurume UniversityFukuokaJapan
  3. 3.Tokyo Medical University Hachioji Medical CenterTokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-54489-0
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-54490-6
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