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Title Consciousness, awareness, and anesthesia / edited by George A. Mashour
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010


Description 1 online resource (x, 262 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Series Cambridge medicine
Cambridge medicine (Series)
Contents Relevance of sleep neurobiology for cognitive neuroscience and anesthesiology / Giancarlo Vanini, Helen A. Baghdoyan, and Ralph Lydic -- The neurobiology of consciousness / Christof Koch and Florian Mormann -- Memory formation during general anesthesia / Chantal Kerssens and Michael Alkire -- Dreaming during anesthesia / Kate Leslie -- Etiology and risk factors of intraoperative awareness / Mohammed Ghoneim -- Monitoring anesthetic depth / Gerhard Schneider -- Current controversies in intraoperative awareness I / Paul S. GarcĂ­a and Peter Sebel -- Current controversies in intraoperative awareness II / Benjamin J. Palanca, Adam Searleman, and Michael S. Avidan -- Awareness during general anesthesia in the pediatric population / Andrew J. Davidson and Rachel Hutchens -- Psychological consequences of intraoperative awareness / Claes Lennmarken and Gunilla Sydsjo -- Medicolegal consequences of intraoperative awareness / Karen B. Domino and Christopher D. Kent -- Complaints of awareness after sedation and regional anesthesia : the role of patient expectations / Roy K. Esaki -- Philosophical implications of awareness during general anesthesia / Eric LaRock
Summary "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 paralyzed 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 numerous advances in the field, many unresolved questions 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."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Anesthesia.
Anesthesia, General -- adverse effects
Awareness -- drug effects
Consciousness -- drug effects
Intraoperative Complications
MEDICAL -- Nursing -- Anesthesia.
MEDICAL -- Anesthesiology.
Form Electronic book
Author Mashour, George A. (George Alexander), 1969-
ISBN 9780511677199