Journal of Pain Management and Therapy

Review Article - Journal of Pain Management and Therapy (2018) Volume 2, Issue 1

EEG-derived indexes for monitoring the depth of anesthesia.

Monitoring the depth of anesthesia is an integral part of the modern anesthesiological practice. Historically, the classic signs for monitoring the depth of anesthesia, such as haemodynamics, patient’s movements, sweating and pupil size are gradually losing weight and yielding to EEGbased techniques, the most popular in practice being the BIS-monitor, the evoked potentials and the EEG- entropy. This review aims to describe the characteristics of these techniques and the basis for their application in practice. The use of EEG-based aneshthesia monitoring techniques in intensive structures is considered, as well as the use of EEG-entropy in childhood.

Author(s): Ralitsa Marinova, Guergana Petrova

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