Journal article

AEP-monitor/2 derived, composite auditory evoked potential index (AAI-1.6) and bispectral index as predictors of sevoflurane concentration in children

Craig M Ironfield, Andrew J Davidson

PEDIATRIC ANESTHESIA | BLACKWELL PUBLISHING | Published : 2007

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Level of anesthesia may be predicted with the auditory evoked potential or with passive processed electroencephalogram (EEG) parameters. Some previous reports suggest the passive EEG does not reliably predict level of anesthesia in infants. The AAI-1.6 is a relatively new index derived from the AEP/2 monitor. It combines auditory evoked potentials and passive EEG parameters into a single index. This study aimed to assess the AAI-1.6 as a predictor of level of anesthesia in infants and children. METHODS: Four infants aged less than 1 year, and five older children aged between 2 and 11 years were enrolled. They all had uniform sevoflurane anesthesia for cardiac catheterization. The..

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