Principles of Central Nervous System Monitoring in Humans

  • R.-D. Treede


Central nervous system (CNS) monitoring now plays an increasingly important role in anesthesiology. As illustrated in Table 1, this is due to two major questions that are of interest intra-operatively: (1) How does anesthesia affect the brain? and (2) How does surgery affect the brain? In addition to the effects of drugs and surgical lesions, those caused by temperature and ischemia are also assessed in CNS monitoring.


Single Photon Emission Compute Tomography Volume Conductor Apical Dendrite Action Potential Recording Current Sink 
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