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Neuroanesthesiology Update

Pasternak, Jeffrey J. MD; Lanier, William L. MD

Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology: April 2012 - Volume 24 - Issue 2 - p 85–112
doi: 10.1097/ANA.0b013e31824a8152
Review Article

With a focus on landmark investigations, common themes, and unique and innovative contributions to the literature, we provide a synopsis of the 2011 literature pertaining to general advances in neurosurgical procedures and perioperative care and anesthetic management of neurosurgical patients.

Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

Reprints: Jeffrey J. Pasternak, MD, Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Avenue SW, Rochester, MN 55905 (e-mail:

Received January 5, 2012

Accepted January 10, 2012

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.