Narcotrend monitoring allows faster emergence and a reduction of drug consumption in propofol-remifentanil anesthesia.

@article{Kreuer2003NarcotrendMA,
  title={Narcotrend monitoring allows faster emergence and a reduction of drug consumption in propofol-remifentanil anesthesia.},
  author={Sascha Kreuer and Andreas E Biedler and Reinhard Larsen and Simone Altmann and Wolfram Wilhelm},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={99 1},
  pages={34-41}
}
BACKGROUND The Narcotrend is a new electroencephalographic monitor designed to measure depth of anesthesia, based on a six-letter classification from A (awake) to F (increasing burst suppression) including 14 substages. This study was designed to investigate the impact of Narcotrend monitoring on recovery times and propofol consumption in comparison to Bispectral Index (BIS) monitoring or standard anesthetic practice. METHODS With institutional review board approval and written informed… CONTINUE READING

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