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Sedline masimo

David R Drover, Clifford Schmiesing, Anthea F Buchin, H Rick Ortega, Jonathan W Tanner, Joshua H Atkins, Alex Macario
BACKGROUND: Monitoring depth of anesthesia via the processed electroencephalogram (EEG) has been found useful in reducing the amount of anesthetic drugs, optimizing wake-up times, and, in some studies, reducing awareness. Our goal was to determine if titrating sevoflurane as the maintenance anesthetic to a depth of anesthesia monitor (SEDLine™, Masimo, CA) would shorten time to extubation in elderly patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery while on beta-adrenergic blockade. This patient population was selected because the usual cardiovascular signs of inadequate general anesthesia may be masked by beta-blocker therapy...
June 2011: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
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