Editor’s Picks: Highlights from the Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology

As the official journal of SNACC, the Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology has a long history of publishing original and review articles relevant to the SNACC membership. Dr. Martin Smith is the Editor-in-Chief. Subscribe to the JNA e-Table of Contents here and follow JNA on Twitter (@JNeurosurgAnes).

By Alana Flexman, MD, FRCPC
SNACC Representative to the JNA Editorial Board

Dr. Flexman
Alana Flexman, MD, FRCPC

We are pleased to share several updates from the Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology with the SNACC membership!

  • Online access: Since January 2020, all SNACC memberships have included online access to the Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology (print subscriptions are still available at additional cost if requested). This new feature will provide easy and rapid access to valuable JNA content for all our members.
  • SNACC 2020 Abstracts: The abstracts from the virtual Annual Meeting will be published in the October 2020 issue of JNA
  • Featured JNA Content: Editor-in-Chief Dr. Martin Smith has highlighted several articles in the next issue of JNA, and watch for these articles in the October issue of JNA:
  1. Two thought-provoking editorials:
    Théard MA, Flexman AM and Smith M. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology: A Look to the Future. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol 2020; 32(4)
    This editorial focuses on diversity and inclusion within the Journal’s editorial board and reviewer pool, and outlines areas for improvement.

    Shreshra G and Lamsal R. Neurocritical Care in Resource Limited Settings. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol 2020; 32(4)
    This editorial provides a look into the considerations and challenges in providing neurocritical care in resource limited settings.

  2. Mathieu F, Khellaf A, Ku J, Donnelly J, Thelin E, Zeiler F. Full Continuous Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Monitoring in Adult Traumatic Brain Injury: A Systematic Review. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol 2020; 32(4)
    In this comprehensive systematic review on NIRS-based oximetry in traumatic brain injury (TBI), the authors found an association between NIRS-detected cerebral hypoxia during acute TBI and poor functional outcome. These results highlight the need for more prospective research prior to routine adoption.

  3. Qadri AH, Sproule A, Girling L, West M, Cappellani R, Chowdhury, T. Effect of Daytime Versus Night-Time on Outcome in Patients Undergoing Emergent Neurosurgical Procedures.  J Neurosurg Anesthesiol 2020; 32(4)
    In this single center retrospective study, patients who underwent surgery during the daytime and nighttime had similar neurological outcomes. The authors concluded that their findings cannot exclude an association due to the sample size and potential confounding, recommending further prospective research.

  4. Grüne F, Mik EG, Dieters E. Effective cerebral perfusion pressure: does the estimation method make a difference? J Neurosurg Anesthesiol 2020; 32(4)
    The authors validated different estimations methods for effective cerebral perfusion pressure, zero-flow pressure and resistance area product, and found these alternate calculation methods to be comparable to the reference method.

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