Journal article

Measuring anesthesia in children using the EEG

AJ Davidson

PEDIATRIC ANESTHESIA | BLACKWELL PUBLISHING | Published : 2006

Abstract

Advances in electroencephalogram (EEG) processing have produced new interest in measuring anesthesia using the EEG. There are a number of EEG-based anesthesia 'depth' monitors now available and their use in pediatric anesthesia is increasing. Although these monitors have been extensively studied in adults, there are relatively few studies examining their validity or use in children. To some extent we must rely on adult data. However, extrapolation of data from adults to children requires an in depth understanding of the physiology behind the data. The first question is what is being measured. What is anesthesia? A model of anesthesia has several components with arousal as a core component. A..

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