Vasoactive modulators during and after craniotomy: relation to postoperative hypertension.

  title={Vasoactive modulators during and after craniotomy: relation to postoperative hypertension.},
  author={Karsten Skovgaard Olsen and Carsten Boe Pedersen and J\orn Bo Madsen and Lisbet Isenberg Ravn and S\oren Schifter},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgical anesthesiology},
  volume={14 3},
Hypertension after craniotomy is frequent. To establish an association between vasoactive modulators and postoperative hypertension, we followed the arterial blood pressure and plasma concentrations of selected substances in patients undergoing craniotomy. Twelve consecutive patients scheduled for operation of a supratentorial brain tumor were anesthetized with thiopental, fentanyl, isoflurane, and pancuronium. None of the patients had a history of arterial hypertension or were hypertensive… CONTINUE READING


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