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In some circumstances, intraoperative awareness cannot be avoided because of other critically important medical goals.
Intraoperative awareness is a serious concern, as any anesthesiologist who cares about his or her patients would agree.
Dr Osterman's research on 16 patients who had suffered intraoperative awareness found that they had felt abandoned and terrified at the time, and experienced a sense of betrayal and helplessness that stayed with them long afterwards.
Dr Osterman's research on 16 patients who had suffered intraoperative awareness found they had felt abandoned and terrified at the time,and experienced a sense of betrayal and helplessness that stayed with them long afterwards.
Finally, all patients were visited in the post-anaesthesia care unit and on the first and third postoperative days and interviewed about intraoperative awareness by a standardised interview (18).
Legal issues and public awareness of intraoperative awareness, a state that occurs if the anesthetics don't fully take effect, is driving more anesthesiologists to use these monitors.
Brain function monitoring is not indicated for routine use among patients undergoing general anesthesia, either as a way of reducing intraoperative awareness or to monitor the depth of anesthesia, according to a practice advisory from the American Society of Anesthesiologists.
In a 1998 descriptive study of 45 nonobstetric patients reporting some form of intraoperative awareness after they'd been given a general anesthetic, 33 said they could understand and recall conversations.
The potency and rapid onset of action of remifentanil is very appropriate for these cases, decreasing the risk of intraoperative awareness and blunting the haemodynamic changes during surgery.
An abstract highlighting Aspect's post-market follow-up and experience with BIS monitoring and intraoperative awareness will also be presented at the ASA meeting.
BIS-related research presented at the meeting of more than 5,000 anesthesiologists covers a broad spectrum of topics including short and long term outcome benefits of BIS monitoring, intraoperative awareness and the role of fluctuations in BIS values in assessing pain both during and after surgery.

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