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Depth of anesthesia monitoring

Richard H Epstein, Joni M Maga, Michael E Mahla, Eric S Schwenk, Marc J Bloom
BACKGROUND: Processed electroencephalogram (EEG) monitors help assess the hypnotic state during general anesthesia or sedation. Maintaining the bispectral index (BIS) or state entropy (SE) between 40 and 60 has been recommended to mitigate anesthesia awareness. Nonetheless, SEs > 70 were frequently observed at end-tidal sevoflurane concentrations unlikely to allow awareness. We sought to determine the prevalence of elevated discordant measurements during BIS and SE monitoring. METHODS: Electronic data collected over 11 months at two academic hospitals were retrospectively reviewed...
March 9, 2018: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
Zhenhu Liang, Cheng Huang, Yongwang Li, Darren F Hight, Logan J Voss, Jamie W Sleigh, Xiaoli Li, Yang Bai

 Objective. Significant spectral characteristics of electroencephalogram (EEG) patterns exist in individual patients during re-establishing consciousness after general anesthesia. However, these EEG patterns cannot be quantitatively identified using commercially available depth of anesthesia (DoA) monitors. This study proposed an effective classification method and indices to classify these patterns among patients.
 Approach. Four types of emergence EEG patterns were identified based on EEG data set from 52patients undergoing sevoflurane general anesthesia from two hospitals...
March 7, 2018: Physiological Measurement
Martijn Boon, Christian Martini, Albert Dahan
Muscle relaxation is a routine part of anesthesia and has important advantages. However, the lingering effects of muscle relaxants in the postoperative period have historically been associated with postoperative adverse events. Neuromuscular reversal, together with neuromuscular monitoring, is a recognized strategy to reduce the rate of postoperative residual relaxation but has only marginally improved outcome in the past few decades. Sugammadex, a novel reversal agent with unique encapsulating properties, has changed the landscape of neuromuscular reversal and opened up new opportunities to improve patient care...
2018: F1000Research
Per-Arne Lönnqvist
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To put in perspective, the various challenges that faces pediatric anesthesiologists because of the recently lowered limits with regards to the viability of a fetus. Both medical and ethical considerations will be highlighted. RECENT FINDINGS: Issues related to: who should anesthetize these tiny babies; can we provide adequate and legal monitoring during the anesthetic; does these immature babies need hypnosis and amnesia and the moral/ethical implications associated with being involved with care of doubtful long-term outcome are reviewed...
February 22, 2018: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
Young Sung Kim, Dongik Chung, Seok Kyeong Oh, Young Ju Won, Il Ok Lee
BACKGROUND: EEG monitoring is useful for determining an adequate level of anesthesia. However it is sometimes interfered by various reasons. We describe a case in which we successfully confirmed the adequate depth of anesthesia by monitoring the patient state index (PSI), which was computed from the SedLine monitor data in Root (Masimo) during general anesthesia. Our case showed unusual elevations in entropy, but not in PSI. CASE PRESENTATION: A 34-year-old woman was scheduled for emergency surgery for a left tibial open fracture and a right femoral closed fracture, which were sustained during a traffic accident...
February 14, 2018: BMC Anesthesiology
Brandon M Wild, Renée Morris, Mihai Moldovan, Christian Krarup, Arun V Krishnan, Ria Arnold
Electrophysiology enables the objective assessment of peripheral nerve function in vivo. Traditional nerve conduction measures such as amplitude and latency detect chronic axon loss and demyelination, respectively. Axonal excitability techniques "by threshold tracking" expand upon these measures by providing information regarding the activity of ion channels, pumps and exchangers that relate to acute function and may precede degenerative events. As such, the use of axonal excitability in animal models of neurological disorders may provide a useful in vivo measure to assess novel therapeutic interventions...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Mohamed Said Nakhli, Mohamed Kahloul, Taieb Guizani, Chekib Zedini, Ajmi Chaouch, Walid Naija
The role of intraoperative intravenous lidocaine infusion has been previously evaluated for pain relief, inflammatory response, and post-operative recovery, particularly in abdominal surgery. The present study is a randomized double-blinded trial in which we evaluated whether IV lidocaine infusion reduces isoflurane requirement, intraoperative remifentanil consumption and time to post-operative recovery in non-laparoscopic renal surgery. Sixty patients scheduled to undergo elective non-laparoscopic renal surgery under general anesthesia were enrolled to receive either systemic lidocaine infusion (group L: bolus 1...
December 2018: Libyan Journal of Medicine
Xian Zhao, Yuhong Li, Hai-Ying Kong, Lin Zhang, Xiao-Hong Wen
RATIONALE: Survey data show approximately 10% patients with lung cancer may present concomitant coronary heart disease. Simultaneous surgery is a challenge for anesthetist. We review our experience in the anesthesia with 5 patients who required simultaneous off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCABG) and pulmonary resection for lung cancer. PATIENT CONCERNS: Between 2014 and 2016, 5 patients with ASA (American Society of Anesthesiologists) grade II or III, underwent combined OPCABG and lung resection in the first Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Thomas W L Scheeren, Merel H Kuizenga, Holger Maurer, Michel M R F Struys, Matthias Heringlake
Maintaining brain function and integrity is a pivotal part of anesthesiological practice. The present overview aims to describe the current role of the 2 most frequently used monitoring methods for evaluation brain function in the perioperative period, ie, electroencephalography (EEG) and brain oxygenation monitoring. Available evidence suggests that EEG-derived parameters give additional information about depth of anesthesia for optimizing anesthetic titration. The effects on reduction of drug consumption or recovery time are heterogeneous, but most studies show a reduction of recovery times if anesthesia is titrated along processed EEG...
January 23, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Pei-Pei Liu, Chi Wu, Jun-Zheng Wu, Ma-Zhong Zhang, Ji-Jian Zheng, Yang Shen, Pan He, Ying Sun
BACKGROUND: Predicting recovery of consciousness is one of the most essential functions of anesthesia depth monitors in anesthesia practice. Perfusion index and bispectral index are 2 indicators of the anesthesia depth monitoring with different working principles. The progression of the anesthesia emergence stages reflected by those monitors has not been well understood, especially in pediatric patients. The goals of this study were to compare the prediction probabilities of perfusion index and bispectral index in predicting awakening and in differentiating the different levels of arousal during emergence after sevoflurane anesthesia in children undergoing open inguinal hernia repairs...
January 17, 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
Yasuhiro Aida, Kouichi Misaki, Tomoya Kamide, Masanao Mohri, Naoyuki Uchiyama, Mitsutoshi Nakada
BACKGROUND: Few studies have demonstrated detailed physical risk factors of hemorrhagic complications (HC) associated with the Angio-Seal closure device. This retrospective study aimed to identify the risk factors of HC due to Angio-Seal use. METHODS: Data from 143 cases that underwent neurointerventional procedures that involved puncturing the femoral artery and that used an Angio-Seal to close the puncture site were reviewed. We divided these cases into HC and no HC groups and retrospectively compared age, sex, past medical and preference history, body mass index (BMI), femoral artery depth, dual antiplatelet therapy use, activated clotting time, general anesthesia use, sheath size, right femoral artery puncture, and treatment time...
January 8, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Han-Sheng Liang, Yi Feng
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of transcutaneous acupoint electrical stimulation (TAES) on hemodynamic fluctuation caused by loosing tourniquet in the elderly patients undergoing knee joint replacement. METHODS: A total of 60 ASA (America Society Anesthesiologist) I or II elderly patients for elective knee joint replacement surgery were randomly divided into control group (30 cases) and TAES group (30 cases). Patients of both groups were treated by intravenous anesthesia, and monitored with bispectral index (BIS, between 45-60) for anesthesia depth, stroke volume variation (SVV) for fluid management, mean arterial pressure (MAP) and cardiac index (CI) for hemodynamic fluctuation evaluation, and with analgesia nociception index (ANI, between 50-70) for remifentanil dosage adjustment...
December 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
Nádia Maria da Conceição Duarte, Ana Maria Menezes Caetano, Silvio da Silva Caldas Neto, Getúlio Rodrigues de Oliveira Filho, Gustavo de Oliveira Arouca, Josemberg Marins Campos
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The weight parameters for use of sugammadex in morbidly obese patients still need to be defined. METHODS: A prospective clinical trial was conducted with sixty participants with body mass index≥40kg·m-2 during bariatric surgery, randomized into three groups: ideal weight (IW), 20% corrected body weight (CW20) and 40% corrected body weight (CW40). All patients received total intravenous anesthesia. Rocuronium was administered at dose of 0...
January 5, 2018: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Kathryn L Perrin, Jesper B Nielsen, Anders F Thomsen, Mads F Bertelsen
The objective of this study was to evaluate the use of alfaxalone in a small passerine species. A dose-response trial was conducted whereby 10, 30, and 50 mg/kg alfaxalone was administered subcutaneously (SC) to 10 Bengalese finches ( Lonchura domestica) in a randomized complete crossover study design. Subsequently, a similar protocol was used to compare 30 mg/kg alfaxalone alone or combined with either 0.7 mg/kg midazolam or 1 mg/kg butorphanol SC. Induction and recovery times were recorded and depth of anesthesia monitored at 5-min intervals throughout each procedure...
December 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Jasmina Ahmetovic-Djug, Sefik Hasukic, Haris Djug, Begzada Hasukic, Alan Jahic
Objectives: Each surgical patient is preoperatively, intraoperatively and postoperatively exposed to stress. The aim of this study was to determine the existence of preoperative anxiety, and to determine its impact on hemodynamic parameters (blood pressure, heart rate) in patients and dose of anesthetics during induction of anesthesia. Methods: A prospective clinical study conducted at the Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation and Surgery Clinic of University Clinical Center Tuzla (UCC) in the period May 2012...
October 2017: Medical Archives
Nils Dennhardt, Stefanie Arndt, Christiane Beck, Dietmar Boethig, Sebastian Heiderich, Barbara Schultz, Frank Weber, Robert Sümpelmann
BACKGROUND: In older children, different electroencephalogram-based algorithms for measuring depth of anesthesia displayed a similar performance as in adults, but in infants they have not displayed the same reliability so far. According to the individual developmental state, the Narcotrend distinguishes "differentiated" electroencephalograms, which can be classified using the full Narcotrend Index scale, from "undifferentiated" electroencephalograms, which are classified using a scale with fewer stages...
December 23, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
Pierre Bourdillon, Bertrand Devaux, Anne-Sophie Job-Chapron, Jean Isnard
We propose expert recommendations on the use of SEEG-guided radiofrequency thermocoagulation (RF-TC) based on an exhaustive literature review. This technique consists in performing a RF-TC lesion using a SEEG depth electrode at the end of the recording. It is indicated when conventional surgical resection of the ictal onset zone is not possible. SEEG guided RF-TC can also be considered as a diagnostic tool since an improvement, even limited, has a high positive predictive value concerning the good outcome after surgery...
December 19, 2017: Neurophysiologie Clinique, Clinical Neurophysiology
Sheetal Dalal, Vikas Chaudhari
An 11-year-old male child with fractures in both bones in his left forearm presented for open reduction and internal fixation. The pre-anesthetic check-up and investigations did not reveal any pre-existing underlying cardio-respiratory disease. The patient had an uneventful peri-operative period during the operation and was comfortable without any anxiety or restlessness. After an uneventful induction and intubation as per routine protocol, the patient received 600 mg of amoxicillin+clavunate intravenously as an antibiotic...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
Xiaochun Zheng, Liling Wan, Fei Gao, Jianghu Chen, Wenshao Tu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical effect of ear point embedding on plasma and effect site concentrations of propofol-remifentanil in elderly patients who underwent abdominal external hernia surgery at the time of consciousness and pain disappearing by target-controlled infusion (TCI) and bispectral index (BIS). METHODS: Fifty patients who underwent elective abdominal hernia surgery were randomly assigned into an observation group and a control group, 25 cases in each one...
August 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Aaron Kwang Yang Lee, Aaron Yik Hang Kong, Chee Fai Kong
OBJECTIVE: This pilot study aimed to evaluate the performance of target-controlled infusion (TCI) of propofol using the Schnider pharmacokinetic model in patients undergoing cardiac surgery requiring cardiopulmonary bypass. DESIGN: This was a prospective pharmacokinetic study. SETTING: A tertiary care hospital. PARTICIPANTS: This study is comprised of 10 patients, aged between 46 and 81, who underwent elective cardiac surgery requiring the use of cardiopulmonary bypass...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
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