EEG monitoring for anesthetic depth assessment

Stuart R. Hameroff, Richard C. Watt, Tim Jolly

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Abstract

The authors discuss classical signs and assessment of anesthetic depth as well as EEG applications. Assessment of anesthetic depth still rests on clinically relevant signs in use for more than a century. These signs, variable among different anesthetics and in the presence of other drugs, correlate imperfectly with anesthetic depth. Despite these limitations, there often are no other means to assess anesthetic depth. The vagaries of correlation between clinical signs and anesthetic depth, as well as the lack of further developments in monitoring anesthetic depth, stem partially from incomplete understanding of the brain activities most closely linked to perception, awareness and consciousness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages1851-1852
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1988
EventProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: Nov 4 1988Nov 7 1988

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OtherProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
CityNew Orleans, LA, USA
Period11/4/8811/7/88

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  • Engineering(all)

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    Hameroff, S. R., Watt, R. C., & Jolly, T. (1988). EEG monitoring for anesthetic depth assessment. 1851-1852. Paper presented at Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, New Orleans, LA, USA, .