Duration of sodium amytal effect: behavioral and EEG measures.

@article{Bouwer1993DurationOS,
  title={Duration of sodium amytal effect: behavioral and EEG measures.},
  author={M S Bouwer and M. Jones-Gotman and Jean Gotman},
  journal={Epilepsia},
  year={1993},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={61-8}
}
In performance of an intracarotid sodium amytal test duration of action is a critical factor since measurements obtained after cessation of action are invalid. Duration of action is often monitored by measuring handstrength contralateral to injection or by visual inspection of amytal-induced EEG slow waves ipsilateral to injection. We describe new objective methods of monitoring drug effect: quantified EEG and sensory discrimination. In a first study of patients with scalp electrodes, the two… CONTINUE READING

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