DOI: 10.4103/bc.bc_66_23 ISSN: 2394-8108

Evaluation of markers of cerebral oxygenation and metabolism in patients undergoing clipping of cerebral aneurysm under total intravenous anesthesia versus inhalational anesthesia: A prospective randomized trial (COM-IVIN trial)

Ashitha Arumadi, Ajay Prasad Hrishi, Unnikrishnan Prathapadas, Manikandan Sethuraman, Easwer Hari Venket
  • General Economics, Econometrics and Finance


Anesthetic goals in patients undergoing clipping of cerebral aneurysm include maintenance of cerebral blood flow, oxygenation, and metabolism to avoid cerebral ischemia and maintenance of hemodynamic stability. We intend to study the influence of anesthetic agents on the outcome of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH).


This is a prospective, randomized, parallel, single-center pilot trial approved by the Institutional Ethics Committee and is prospectively registered with the Clinical Trial Registry of India. Patients with aneurysmal SAH (aSAH) admitted to our institution for surgical clipping, fulfilling the trial inclusion criteria, will be randomized in a 1:1 allocation ratio utilizing a computerized random allocation sequence to receive either total intravenous anesthesia (n = 25) or inhalational anesthesia (n = 25). Our primary objective is to study the effects of these anesthetic techniques on cerebral oxygenation and metabolism in patients with aSAH. Our secondary objective is to evaluate the impact of these anesthetic techniques on the incidence of delayed cerebral ischemia and long-term patient outcomes in patients with aSAH. The Modified Rankin Score and Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS) at discharge and 3 months following hospital discharge will be evaluated. An observer blinded to the study intervention will assess the outcome measures.


This study will provide more insight as to which is the ideal anesthetic agent that offers a better neurophysiological profile regarding intraoperative cerebral oxygenation and metabolism, thereby contributing to better postoperative outcomes in aSAH patients.

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