During week one, the trainee will acquire foundational knowledge of cerebral anatomy and physiology. The trainee will:
- Describe the basic anatomy of the brain, including blood supply, venous drainage, and cerebrospinal fluid production and flow.
- Appreciate the concept of intracerebral pressure and cerebral perfusion pressure.
- Understand autoregulation and contributing variables including CMRO2/CBF coupling. Appreciate the connection to cerebral ischemia and protection.
- Understand the anesthetic effects on cerebral blood flow and CMRO2.
- Fellows’ and Residents’ Audio Corner – SNACC (Introduction to Neuroanesthesiology, August 2020)
- Quiz 1: Neuroanesthesia
- ICP Monitoring Expert Audio Corner
- External Ventricular Drain (EVD) Training Module
- Quiz 49: Monitoring the Brain
- Cerebral Perfusion Pressure: On a Not-dead Horse: CPP Deserves More Respect (PMID 22045157)
- CSF Drainage: The Insertion and Management of External Ventricular Drains: An Evidence-Based Consensus Statement : A Statement for Healthcare Professionals from the Neurocritical Care Society (PMID 26738503)
- Intracranial Pressure: Guidelines for the Acute Treatment of Cerebral Edema in Neurocritical Care Patients (PMID 32227294)
Cerebral Physiology: influencing CBF, CMRO2
- Quiz 13: Cerebral Physiology
Cerebral Physiology: cerebral ischemia and management/protection
- Quiz 30: Glucose and the Brain
- Quiz 12: Therapeutic Hypothermia
CNS anatomy: blood supply, blood brain barrier
- Quiz 42: Understanding Motor Pathways in the Central Nervous System
- Article: Blood Brain Barrier: Perioperative complications of blood brain barrier disruption under general anesthesia: a retrospective review (PMID 18157025)
CNS-related Fluid Management
- Cerebral Perfusion Pressure articles
- CSF Drainage articles
- Intracranial Pressure articles
- Cerebral Blood Flow articles
- Cerebral Metabolism articles
- Cerebral Ischemia articles
- Cerebral Protection/Neuroprotection articles
- Blood Brain Barrier articles