Journal article

Source-level Cortical Power Changes for Xenon and Nitrous Oxide-induced Reductions in Consciousness in Healthy Male Volunteers

Andria Pelentritou, Levin Kuhlmann, John Cormack, Will Woods, Suresh Muthukumaraswamy, David Liley

Anesthesiology | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Investigations of the electrophysiology of gaseous anesthetics xenon and nitrous oxide are limited revealing inconsistent frequency-dependent alterations in spectral power and functional connectivity. Here, the authors describe the effects of sedative, equivalent, stepwise levels of xenon and nitrous oxide administration on oscillatory source power using a crossover design to investigate shared and disparate mechanisms of gaseous xenon and nitrous oxide anesthesia. METHODS: Twenty-one healthy males underwent simultaneous magnetoencephalography and electroencephalography recordings. In separate sessions, sedative, equivalent subanesthetic doses of gaseous anesthetic agents nitrous..

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