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Evoked potential and anesthesia

Pierpaolo Di Giminiani, Victoria L M H Brierley, Annalisa Scollo, Flaviana Gottardo, Emma M Malcolm, Sandra A Edwards, Matthew C Leach
Many piglets are exposed to potentially painful husbandry procedures within the first week of life, including tail docking and castration, without the provision of either anesthesia or analgesia. The assessment methods used to evaluate pain experienced by piglets are often affected by low specificity and practical limitations, prompting the investigation of alternative methodologies. The assessment of changes in facial expression following a painful event has been successfully applied to several species. The objective of this pilot study was to evaluate the utility of a Grimace Scale applied to neonatal pigs to evaluate pain evoked by tail docking and castration...
2016: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
LanJun Guo, Yan Li, Ruquan Han, Adrian W Gelb
BACKGROUND: Motor evoked potentials (MEPs) are commonly used during surgery for spinal cord tumor resection. However, it can be difficult to record reliable MEPs from the muscles of the lower extremities during surgery in patients with preoperative weakness due to spinal cord compression. In this study, motor function of patients' lower extremities and their association with intraoperative MEP recording were compared. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients undergoing thoracic spinal cord tumor resection were studied...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
Matthew Sykes, Natalie A Matheson, Philip W Brownjohn, Alexander D Tang, Jennifer Rodger, Jonathan B H Shemmell, John N J Reynolds
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is primarily used in humans to change the state of corticospinal excitability. To assess the efficacy of different rTMS stimulation protocols, motor evoked potentials (MEPs) are used as a readout due to their non-invasive nature. Stimulation of the motor cortex produces a response in a targeted muscle, and the amplitude of this twitch provides an indirect measure of the current state of the cortex. When applied to the motor cortex, rTMS can alter MEP amplitude, however, results are variable between participants and across studies...
2016: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
Stefan Rampp, Leonhard Rensch, Sebastian Simmermacher, Torsten Rahne, Christian Strauss, Julian Prell
OBJECTIVE Brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEPs) have been used for intraoperative monitoring of the auditory nerve for many years. However, BAEPs yield limited information about the expected postoperative hearing quality and speech perception. The auditory steady-state response (ASSR) enables objective audiograms to be obtained in patients under anesthesia. These ASSRs could be used for intraoperative estimation of hearing classes to improve the postoperative outcome and quality of life. Studies investigating the clinical use of ASSRs during total intravenous anesthesia are currently lacking...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
Laura M Muncie, Nathaniel R Ellens, Emeline Tolod-Kemp, Claudio A Feler, John S Winestone
OBJECTIVE This study is a retrospective case series involving C1-2 spinal cord stimulation in patients with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) under general endotracheal anesthesia. Currently, C1-2 paddle lead placement is an accepted practice, which provides effective cervical stimulation to ameliorate upper-extremity and sometimes lower-extremity symptoms experienced by patients with CRPS. However, this technique must be performed under general endotracheal anesthesia rather than in an awake or semiconscious state due to intraoperative safety concerns and patient comfort...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
Yuu Tanaka, Masahiko Kawaguchi, Yoshinori Noguchi, Kenji Yoshitani, Mikito Kawamata, Kenichi Masui, Takeo Nakayama, Yoshitugu Yamada
Motor evoked potential (MEP) monitoring has been used to prevent neurological complications such as paraplegia in patients who underwent thoracic or thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAA/TAAA) surgery. The object of this study was making a systematic review to survey the performance of MEP monitoring during TAA/TAAA open repair surgery. We searched electronic databases for relevant studies. We summarized the diagnostic data with summary sensitivity, summary specificity and forest plots of pooled sensitivity, and conducted sub-group analysis...
September 9, 2016: Journal of Anesthesia
Ho Koo, Min Sun Kim, Sang Who Han, Walter Paulus, Michael A Nitche, Yun-Hee Kim, Hyoung-Ihl Kim, Sung-Hwa Ko, Yong-Il Shin
PURPOSE: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is increasingly seen as a useful tool for noninvasive cortical neuromodulation. A number of studies in humans have shown that when tDCS is applied to the motor cortex it can modulate cortical excitability. It is especially interesting to note that when applied with sufficient duration and intensity, tDCS can enable long-lasting neuroplastic effects. However, the mechanism by which tDCS exerts its effects on the cortex is not fully understood...
September 21, 2016: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
Sung-Hoon Kim, Seok-Joon Jin, Myong-Hwan Karm, Young-Jin Moon, Hye-Won Jeong, Jae-Won Kim, Seung-Il Ha, Joung-Uk Kim
Although the elicited responses of motor evoked potential (MEP) monitoring are very sensitive to suppression by anesthetic agents and muscle relaxants, the use of neuromuscular blockade (NMB) during MEP monitoring is still controversial because of serious safety concerns and diagnostic accuracy. Here, we evaluated the incidence of unacceptable movement and compared false-negative MEP results between no and partial NMB during cerebral aneurysm clipping surgery. We reviewed patient medical records for demographic data, anesthesia regimen, neurophysiology event logs, MEP results, and clinical outcomes...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Vittorio Pavoni, Lara Gianesello, Cristiana Martinelli, Andrew Horton, Alessandra Nella, Gabriele Gori, Martina Simonelli, Giuseppe De Scisciolo
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of sugammadex in reversing profound rocuronium-induced neuromuscular block at the laryngeal adductor muscles using motor-evoked potentials (mMEPs). DESIGN: A prospective observational study. SETTING: University surgical center. PATIENTS: Twenty patients with American Society of Anesthesiologists physical class I-II status who underwent propofol-remifentanil anesthesia for the surgery of the thyroid gland...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Dror Cohen, Oressia H Zalucki, Bruno van Swinderen, Naotsugu Tsuchiya
What characteristics of neural activity distinguish the awake and anesthetized brain? Drugs such as isoflurane abolish behavioral responsiveness in all animals, implying evolutionarily conserved mechanisms. However, it is unclear whether this conservation is reflected at the level of neural activity. Studies in humans have shown that anesthesia is characterized by spatially distinct spectral and coherence signatures that have also been implicated in the global impairment of cortical communication. We questioned whether anesthesia has similar effects on global and local neural processing in one of the smallest brains, that of the fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)...
July 2016: ENeuro
Yan Li, Lingzhong Meng, Yuming Peng, Hui Qiao, Lanjun Guo, Ruquan Han, Adrian W Gelb
BACKGROUND: We hypothesized that the addition of dexmedetomidine in a clinically relevant dose to propofol-remifentanil anesthesia regimen does not exert an adverse effect on motor-evoked potentials (MEP) and somatosensory-evoked potentials (SSEP) in adult patients undergoing thoracic spinal cord tumor resection. METHODS: Seventy-one adult patients were randomized into three groups. Propofol group (n = 25): propofol-remifentanil regimenand the dosage was adjusted to maintain the bispectral index (BIS) between 40 and 50...
August 2, 2016: BMC Anesthesiology
Jaspreet Kaur, Javier Flores Gutiérrez, Andrea Nistri
Although neuroprotection to contain the initial damage of spinal cord injury (SCI) is difficult, multicentre studies show that early neurosurgery under general anaesthesia confers positive benefits. An interesting hypothesis is that the general anaesthetic itself might largely contribute to neuroprotection, although in vivo clinical settings hamper studying this possibility directly. To further test neuroprotective effects of a widely used general anaesthetic, we studied if propofol could change the outcome of a rat isolated spinal cord SCI model involving excitotoxicity evoked by 1 h application of kainate with delayed consequences on neurons and locomotor network activity...
October 2016: European Journal of Neuroscience
Kyoko Oshita, Noboru Saeki, Takayasu Kubo, Hitoshi Abekura, Nobuhiro Tanaka, Masashi Kawamoto
PURPOSE: Intraoperative transcranial motor-evoked potential monitoring causes contraction of the masseter muscles, which may cause injuries to the oral cavity and damage to the orotracheal tube. We developed a mouthpiece made from vinyl-silicone impression material to prevent these injuries. The purpose of this study was to examine its efficacy and safety. METHODS: Twenty-two patients undergoing spinal surgery under transcranial motor-evoked potential monitoring were fitted with bespoke vinyl-silicone mouthpieces by dentists before surgery...
October 2016: Journal of Anesthesia
I Rouillon, M Parodi, F Denoyelle, N Loundon
The diagnosis of hearing loss, especially in the context of newborn hearing screening, is mostly based on auditory brainstem response (ABR). According to the official CCAM nomenclature, ABR consists of recording early auditory evoked potentials to detect thresholds, study conduction times and measure amplitudes (corresponding to codes CDQP006 when performed without general anesthesia, and CDQP014 when performed with general anesthesia). ABR must be rigorously performed and interpreted, always in combination with a complete ENT examination and behavioral audiometry as soon as possible...
December 2016: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
Nihan Çarçak, Ergin Dileköz, Rezzan Gülhan, Rüştü Onur, Filiz Yılmaz Onat, Yıldırım Sara
PURPOSE: Genetic absence epilepsy rats from Strasbourg (GAERS), a well-validated genetic rat model for typical absence epilepsy, are known to manifest a resistance to secondary generalization of abnormal focal electrical activity evoked by kindling. The mechanism of this resistance is still unclear. In order to understand the possible mechanism of kindling resistance, we investigated for the first time, the differences of short-term synaptic plasticity by using a paired-pulse paradigm as an indicator of GABAergic activity in CA1 region of hippocampus in GAERS and non-epileptic Wistar rats in-vivo...
October 2016: Epilepsy Research
Jason Charng, Zheng He, Bang Bui, Algis Vingrys, Magnus Ivarsson, Rebecca Fish, Rachel Gurrell, Christine Nguyen
The full-field electroretinogram (ERG) and visual evoked potential (VEP) are useful tools to assess retinal and visual pathway integrity in both laboratory and clinical settings. Currently, preclinical ERG and VEP measurements are performed with anesthesia to ensure stable electrode placements. However, the very presence of anesthesia has been shown to contaminate normal physiological responses. To overcome these anesthesia confounds, we develop a novel platform to assay ERG and VEP in conscious rats. Electrodes are surgically implanted sub-conjunctivally on the eye to assay the ERG and epidurally over the visual cortex to measure the VEP...
2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Ashley Gunter, Keith J Ruskin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring (IONM) has been rapidly adopted as a standard monitoring technique for a growing number of surgical procedures. This article offers a basic review of IONM and discusses some of its latest applications and anesthetic techniques that optimize monitoring conditions. RECENT FINDINGS: IONM has been demonstrated to alert the surgical team to potential injury and can also be used to detect impending positioning injuries...
October 2016: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
Wen Xu, Patrick Gerety, Tomas Aleman, Jordan Swanson, Jesse Taylor
The detection of elevated intracranial pressure (ICP) is of paramount importance in the diagnosis and management of a number of neurologic pathologies. The current gold standard is the use of intraventricular or intraparenchymal catheters; however, this is invasive, expensive, and requires anesthesia. On the other hand, diagnosing intracranial hypertension based on clinical symptoms such as headaches, vomiting, and visual changes lacks sensitivity. As such, there exists a need for a noninvasive yet accurate and reliable method for detecting elevated ICP...
August 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
Wen-Jie DU, Jiu-Lin DU, Tian Yu
Despite the wide application of general anesthetic drugs in clinic, it is still unclear how these drugs induce the state of general anesthesia. Larval zebrafish has emerged as an ideal model for dissecting the mechanism of neural systems due to the conserved and simple brain structure. In the present study, we established an anesthesia model from behavioral to electrophysiological levels using larval zebrafish for the first time. Bath application of etomidate, as a kind of intravenous anesthetic drugs, suppressed the spontaneous locomotion of zebrafish in a concentration-dependent manner...
June 25, 2016: Sheng Li Xue Bao: [Acta Physiologica Sinica]
Peter J Pascoe
OBJECTIVE To determine the onset, duration, and extent of regional nerve blocks performed by administration of lidocaine or lidocaine-bupivacaine into the infraorbital canal in dogs. ANIMALS 6 healthy hound-type dogs. PROCEDURES Under general anesthesia, stimulating needles were inserted into the gingiva dorsolateral to both maxillary canine (MC) teeth and the maxillary fourth premolar (MPM4) and second molar (MM2) teeth on the treatment side. A reflex-evoked muscle potential (REMP) was recorded from the digastricus muscle after noxious electrical stimulation at each site...
July 2016: American Journal of Veterinary Research
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