Recovery of evoked potential amplitude after cerebral arterial air embolism in the rabbit: a comparison of the effect of cardiopulmonary bypass with normal circulation.

@article{Hindman1998RecoveryOE,
  title={Recovery of evoked potential amplitude after cerebral arterial air embolism in the rabbit: a comparison of the effect of cardiopulmonary bypass with normal circulation.},
  author={Bradley J Hindman and Franklin Dexter and Satoko Enomoto and Alberto R. Subieta and Theodore S. Smith and Johann L Cutkomp},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={88 3},
  pages={696-707}
}
BACKGROUND Cerebral arterial air embolism (CAAE) may cause neurologic injury during cardiac surgery. It is not known whether cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) increases or decreases brain injury from CAAE compared with the normal circulation. METHODS A model of CAAE was produced by injection of 50 microl/kg air into the internal carotid artery of methohexital-anesthetized New Zealand white rabbits. Somatosensory-evoked potential (SSEP) amplitude was measured serially as a marker of neurologic… CONTINUE READING