Processed electroencephalogram in depth of anesthesia monitoring.

  title={Processed electroencephalogram in depth of anesthesia monitoring.},
  author={Ben J. Palanca and George A. Mashour and Michael S Avidan},
  journal={Current opinion in anaesthesiology},
  volume={22 5},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW We critically review the principles underlying processed electroencephalogram (EEG) monitors and recent studies validating their use in monitoring anesthetic depth. RECENT FINDINGS Depth of anesthesia is a theoretical construct to conceptualize anesthetic effects on the central nervous system as discrete or continuous phases or states. Clinical signs for assessing anesthetic depth are currently being supplemented by brain monitors. Their use may help to prevent insufficient… CONTINUE READING

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