Journal article

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..

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