Neuromonitoring in paediatric anaesthesia
Andrew Davidson, Justin Skowno
Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2019
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: There has been a steady advance in neuromonitoring during anaesthesia. Inevitably much of the research is first done in adults and later in children. This review will focus on the recent paediatric publications (2017-2019) in two areas of neuromonitoring - measuring anaesthesia effect and cerebral perfusion and oxygenation. RECENT FINDINGS: For EEG-derived depth monitors, the main recent advances have been in better understanding their performance in infants. For the first time, large multichannel EEG studies on infants have focused on understanding the basic principles of how anaesthesia impacts on the EEG of the developing brain in a way different to the older brain. Noc..View full abstract
This work was supported by the Departments of Anaesthesia at Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne and The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney.