Journal article

The electroencephalograph during anesthesia and emergence in infants and children

Andrew J Davidson, Steven M Sale, Connie Wong, Stephen Mckeever, Suzette Sheppard, Zeke Chan, Chris Williams

PEDIATRIC ANESTHESIA | BLACKWELL PUBLISHING | Published : 2008

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The characteristics of the electroencephalogram (EEG) during anesthesia in children are poorly described. An understanding of the EEG during anesthesia may help explain and predict the performance of EEG-derived depth of anesthesia monitors in children. This study aims to describe the association between age and some basic characteristics of the EEG during nonstandardized anesthesia in children and infants. METHODS: Sixty-four children aged 9 days to 12 years were enrolled in this observational physiological study. Anesthesia was given at the discretion of the anesthetist. EEG was recorded from after induction to emergence using a BRM2 brain monitor ''BrainZ Instruments, Auckland..

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