Overview

  • Mechanism of Injury
    • Anesthetic administration reduces cerebral metabolism in a dose-dependent fashion([FOOTNOTE=Alkire MT. Quantitative EEG correlations with brain glucose metabolic rate during anesthesia in volunteers. Anesthesiology. 1998;89(2):323-333.],[ANCHOR=View Abstract],[LINK=/content/covidien/websites/medtronic/com/en/covidien/support/clinical-evidence.html?id=184631])
  • Associated Outcome
    • Low average volatile anesthetic dose is an independent predictor of postoperative delirium in cardiothoracic surgical patients40
  • Related Intervention
Intervention % of all interventions([FOOTNOTE=Deschamps A, Lambert J, Couture P, et al. Reversal of decreases in cerebral saturation in high-risk cardiac surgery. Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia. 2013;27(6):1260-1266.],[ANCHOR=View Abstract],[LINK=/content/covidien/websites/medtronic/com/en/covidien/support/clinical-evidence.html?id=805152])
Reduce cerebral oxygen consumption 3