Esophageal contractility monitoring for anesthetic depth assessment

Richard C. Watt, Stuart R. Hameroff, Neihl O. Suwarno, Eugene S. Maslana, Kenneth C. Mylrea, Paul J. Scipione

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Abstract

In 1984, it was reported that measurements of lower esophageal contractility (LEC) appeared to correlate with general anesthetic depth. In this study the authors evaluated the utility of LEC as a guide to the management of anesthetic depth using the Lectron 302. The device displays the esophageal contractility index (ECI), which reflects the frequency of spontaneous LECs and the amplitude of provoked LECs. Studies were made of surgical patients who received LEC monitoring in addition to routinely monitored parameters to establish a normal range of ECI. This information was then used to dose patients according to ECI criteria. The use ECI criteria resulted in adequate anesthesia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages1763-1764
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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    Watt, R. C., Hameroff, S. R., Suwarno, N. O., Maslana, E. S., Mylrea, K. C., & Scipione, P. J. (1988). Esophageal contractility monitoring for anesthetic depth assessment. 1763-1764. Paper presented at Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, New Orleans, LA, USA, .