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The role and limitations of EEG-based depth of anaesthesia monitoring in theatres and intensive care

Z Hajat, N Ahmad, J Andrzejowski
Anaesthesia 2017, 72 Suppl 1: 38-47
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In this article we will look at some of the principles in processed EEG monitoring as applied to bispectral index (BIS). We outline why BIS should be regarded as a 'memory' monitor which in most circumstances reflects the depth of sedation or anaesthesia in particular patients. Its limitation in paralysed and non-paralysed patients must be understood in order for this monitor to be used safely. Finally, its emerging use in critical care will be explored.

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