BACKGROUND Motor evoked potentials can be affected by propofol anaesthesia. We studied how increasing target concentrations of propofol altered transcranial motor evoked potentials (tcMEP) during scoliosis surgery. METHODS Fifteen patients undergoing surgery for scoliosis were anaesthetized with remifentanil and propofol without nitrous oxide or… (More)
BACKGROUND Minimizing total respiratory heat loss is an important goal during mechanical ventilation. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether changes in tracheal temperature (a clinical parameter that is easy to measure) are reliable indices of total respiratory heat loss in mechanically ventilated patients. METHOD Total respiratory heat loss… (More)
The psychomotor test "Track Tracer" is usually assessed by measuring the number of errors and the time needed for its completion. The link existing between the number of errors and the time of completion permitted the authors to propose a scoring system representing a reliable evaluation of psychomotor function recovery.