The electroencephalographic effects of desflurane in humans.

  title={The electroencephalographic effects of desflurane in humans.},
  author={Ira J. Rampil and Susan Lockhart and Edmond I. Eger and Nobuhiko Yasuda and Richard B. Weiskopf and Michael K. Cahalan},
  volume={74 3},
The electroencephalographic (EEG) effects of a new inhaled anesthetic are of interest because of the potential of such agents to produce excitatory (convulsant) activity and because of the potential usefulness of the EEG as an indicator of anesthetic depth and cerebral activity. Accordingly, we examined the EEG in 12 healthy, young male volunteers during desflurane anesthesia. Each subject had a baseline recording and then steady-state exposure to 6, 9, and 12% (0.83, 1.24, and 1.66 MAC… CONTINUE READING