Consciousness, Awareness, and Anesthesia is a multidisciplinary approach to both the scientific problem of consciousness and the clinical problem of awareness during general anesthesia.
Author: George A. Mashour
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Hypnosis, amnesia, and immobility are three major therapeutic endpoints of general anesthesia. In one to two cases out of a thousand, hypnosis and amnesia are not achieved – often leaving a patient immobile but capable of experiencing and remembering intraoperative events. Awareness during general anesthesia is one of the most dreaded complications of surgery and is feared by patients and clinicians alike. Despite many advances in the field, there are also a number of unresolved questions that persist. Some of the difficulties in the detection and prevention of awareness during anesthesia relate to the underlying complexities of the neuroscientific basis of consciousness. Consciousness, Awareness, and Anesthesia is a multidisciplinary approach to both the scientific problem of consciousness and the clinical problem of awareness during general anesthesia. An international cadre of authors with expertise in anesthesiology, neurobiology, and philosophy provides a cutting-edge perspective. No other book on the subject has drawn from such a breadth of scholarship.
* First comprehensive source on facts about consciousness while under anesthesia * Includes a detailed pharmacology of drugs * Details techniques for detection and prevention. * Author is leading expert in field * First comprehensive source ...
Author: Mohamed M. Ghoneim (M.D.)
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Medical
* First comprehensive source on facts about consciousness while under anesthesia * Includes a detailed pharmacology of drugs * Details techniques for detection and prevention. * Author is leading expert in field * First comprehensive source on facts about consciousness while under anesthesia * Offers techniques for detection, management, and prevention as well as a detailed analysis of causes * Dr. Ghoneim lends his expert voice and has gathered a group of internationally renowned contributors, all acknowledged authorities in their fields
Awareness is thus a judgement made by an outside observer , based on the
patient ' s behaviour , while ... centres which mediate consciousness , and thus
induce an awareness during anaesthesia where none would have been present .
Awareness and memory in 490 adult patients . No correlation existed between
anesthetized patients can be categorized into two the incidence of mental
aberrations and anesthetic areas ( 6 , 7 ) : consciousness awareness with explicit
Author: Lawrence J. Saidman
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Medical
Written from a practical point of view, Monitoring in Anesthesia provides anesthesiologists with the information needed to perform their job safely and effectively. This edition has been significantly expanded to include new chapters on myocardial ischemia, coagulation, the monitoring of body temperature, drug levels, automated information systems and alarms. The latest developments in equipment, applications and techniques are covered in detail to help practitioners keep up with the rapid changes in monitoring technology. - Jrnl of Medical Engineering & Technology, October 1994
Wheeler MA , et al . and young children during CT and MRI examinations ) Consciousness and biological evolution . Lindahl BI ... Cariani P. Conscious
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Lund NJ ( eds ) : Consciousness , Awareness , and Pain in General Anesthesia .
Butterworths , London , 1987 21 . Squire LR : Mechanisms of memory . Science ...
Consciousness Cogn 1994;3:166–195. . Suresh D. Nightmares ... Levels of consciousness in volunteers breathing sub-MAC concentrations of isoflurane. ... Conscious awareness during general anesthesia-what are we attempting to
Consciousness , awareness and pain in general anaesthesia . London :
Butterworths , 1987 : 89–98 . 98. Herregods L , Rolly G. The EMG , the EEG zero
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We are, however, making progress. This book presents original results as well as overviews of the current state of knowledge of the problem.
Author: Anthony Hudetz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Anesthetics produce a reversible state of unconsciousness accompanied by ante- grade amnesia. This remarkable phenomenon brings great relief to surgical patients and wonder to clinicians and scientists. To date, we do not fully understand the mechanisms by which anesthetics ablate conscious sensation and memory. We are, however, making progress. This book presents original results as well as overviews of the current state of knowledge of the problem. It is authored by investigators who know the ?eld well; their research at a number of levels has contributed substantially to our c- rent understanding of anesthetic modulation of memory and consciousness. Most of the contributors were presenters at two workshops organized by Dr. Pearce and Dr. Hudetz at the 40th Annual Winter Conference on Brain Research, held at Snowmass Village, Colorado, from January 27 through February 2, 2007. One workshop focused on anesthetic modulation of consciousness and another on an- thetic modulation of memory. Seven of the chapters are based on material presented at these symposia – appropriately updated with new relevant ?ndings. This infor- tion is supplemented by chapters on anesthesia and sleep, computational analysis of the state of anesthesia, and the clinical phenomenon of “anesthesia awareness,” a topic that has recently received much public attention. With these three additional contributions, the book thus includes 10 chapters.
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An important aspect of this definition is that it features the concepts of awareness
and consciousness in the first two conditions . This is also observable with other
such attempts at clarifying the nature of general anesthesia . According to J. F. ...
Covers topics in philosophy, psychology, and scientific methods. Vols. 31- include "A Bibliography of philosophy," 1933-
Domino K . Closed malpractice claims for awareness during anesthesia . ASA
Newsletter 1996 ; 60 ( 6 ) : 14 . Heneghan C . Clinical and medicolegal aspects of consciousness awareness during anesthesia . Int Anesth Clin 1993 ; 31 : 1 .
Author: Garfield B. Russell
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Medical
Dr. Garfield Russell has constructed an excellent overview of this new field of clinical practice for anesthesiologists. This book represents a new body of knowledge, based on the experience of a department which has established a fully-fledged clinical service-the Alternate-Site Anesthesia Service-to expand experience and training in this important novel type of anesthetic practice. From the Foreword by Dr. Julien F. Biebuyck * -Examines new developments in telemedicine, telesurgery, and teleanesthesia * - Discusses the expanding role of sedation techniques * - Explores fiscal responsibility of new anesthesia developments
For a discussion of the use of EEG and of evoked potentials during anesthesia,
see: Schneider G. Monitoring anesthetic depth. In: Mashour GA (Ed.), Consciousness, Awareness, and Anesthesia. New York: Cambridge University
Press, 2010, ...
Author: Kenneth L. Casey
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Conceptual models of how pain is created influence medical practice, neuroscientific research, and philosophical ideas about pain and other neurological functions. Given the broad scope of pain experiences, realistic models of pain neurobiology must consider the correlation between pain and tissue damage and how it is strongly affected by neurological disease, emotionally compelling circumstances, and by complex cognitive processes. Recent discoveries have made it clear that both sensory and affective systems are strongly modulated by activity in other sensory pathways and by affective and cognitive processes originating in the brain. As a result, pain should then be conceived as emerging from the conjoint activity of both sensory and affective neural systems, each becoming a target for pain treatment. Historically, pain has been conceived as emerging either from an undefined pattern of neural activity or from anatomically and physiologically unique structures in the nervous system. Observations made during the early and mid- 20th century showed that pain and pain-like behaviors normally require not only sensory detectors of noxious events (called nociceptors) but also brain affective (hedonic) mechanisms that generate emotional experience and expression. In Chasing Pain, pain specialists and neuroscientists will find a thoughtful discussion of the neuroscientific and clinical evidence that has led to contemporary concepts of pain neurobiology and how pain might emerge from neuronal activity. Written in a concise and annotated format, Doctor Kenneth Casey reveals that while contemporary research has greatly enriched our model of pain neurobiology, several important and therapeutically challenging clinical conditions remain poorly understood.
( e ) Evoked potentials from somatosensory , auditory , and visual modalities
have been studied during anesthesia . Cortical evoked ... Conscious awareness
during general anaesthesia - what are we attempting to monitor ? British Journal
Author: Timothy M. Craft
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
(North American ed.) Topics arranged in an A-Z format/incl. blood coagulation/head injury/humidification/pacemakers/etc.
Awareness during an operation can occur from the delivery of inadequate
concentration of anesthetic agents , which can be the ... four different types of
devices are being tested to detect consciousness or pain in individuals under anesthesia .
Author: Royal Society of Medicine (Great Britain)Publish On: 1920
The “ awareness of the centres reaches certain levels and according to the levels
cut off so do the phenomena met with vary . If , as I maintain , we are able to alter
the level of consciousness or awareness ” by anesthetics , we bring about ...
Author: Royal Society of Medicine (Great Britain)
Comprises the proceedings of the various sections of the society, each with separate t.p. and pagination
Author: IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. ConferencePublish On: 1997
Return to conscious awareness ( " inadequate ” anesthesia ) determined by
requesting the patient to squeeze the anesthetist's hand every 30 seconds . After
a successful response was recorded , the patient was administered a second ...
Author: IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference
Interaction of intravenous anesthetics with neuronal potassium currents in
relation to clinical concentration ... Progress in Anesthetic Mechanism 1995 ; 3 :
5058 , 1995 . 10 . ... In : Consciousness , awareness and pain in general anaesthesia .
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Author: William McCaughey
This book is a one-volume text covering the basic knowledge required by the anaesthesia trainee. Focusing on the pharmacology and physiology relevant to anaesthesia, this book is an indispensable aid to trainee anaesthetists who until now have had to buy separate textbooks of pharmacology and physiology.
ANESTHESIA Anesthesia ( an = negative + Gr . aisthesis = sensation ) is the
condition in which there is no feeling or sensation in the body as a whole . This
means that there is a total loss of consciousness ; there is no awareness .