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Current measures of the performance of computer-controlled infusion pumps (CCIPs) are poorly defined, of little use to the clinician using the CCIP, and pharmacostatistically incorrect. We propose four measures be used to quantitate the performance of CCIPs: median absolute performance error (MDAPE), median performance error (MDPE), divergence, and wobble.(More)
To examine the relationship between the electroencephalograph (EEG) and plasma opioid concentration, one would like to collapse the high-dimensional EEG signal into a univariate quantity. Such a simplification of the EEG is desirable because a univariate quantity can be modeled using standard nonlinear regression techniques, and because most of the(More)
This study examined the relationship among pseudo-steady-state (constant) serum thiopental concentrations, clinical anesthetic depth as assessed by several perioperative stimuli, and the electroencephalogram (EEG). Twenty-six ASA physical status 1 or 2 patients participated in the study. Two constant serum thiopental concentrations were maintained in each(More)
  • David Iaquinta, William Wehrbein, +19 authors Jacob Varvel
  • 2015
All articles written by Strategic Discussions for Nebraska except when noted. All photography by Adam Wagler except when noted. Strategic Discussions for Nebraska is a grant-funded research project located in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications. The project began July 1, 2007 and performs studies on topics of(More)
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