By Professor Dr. Ina Pichlmayr, Privat-Dozent Dr. Ulrich Lips, Professor Dr. Helmut Künkel (auth.)
Neurological, neurovegetative, and psychic adjustments following surgical procedure or in tensive care point out adjustments in cerebral functionality. while those adjustments are analyzed precisely, they're stumbled on to be under no circumstances infrequent; even as, they current a large spectrum of medical manifestations. whereas optimum circulatory tracking - together with non-stop EEG recording in the course of anes thesia or in depth care - is at the present time considered as regimen, the matter of objec tive and non-stop tracking of cerebral functionality lower than a number of types of anesthesia, surgical procedure, and extensive care has no longer been solved. enormous advancements in medical neurophysiology, commonly via visible and spectral analytic reviews of the EEG, convey func tional neurophysiological alterations to be such as, or the reason for, scientific, neurological, and psychic alterations. The query of present curiosity, for this reason, is whether or not anesthesiological EEG tracking is ready, either theo retically and essentially, to discover and properly interpret cerebral altera tions following perioperative measures such that those changes should be handled or refrained from therefore. in the end, the fundamental questions are to what quantity can anesthesiological measures be guided by way of the EEG trend and controlled successfully, and will EEG research be major either for the person sufferer and within the basic interpretation of the impact of anes thesiological systems? Questions of the relevance and practicability of anesthesiological EEG tracking are handled during this ebook. This examine is predicated on an research of greater than 1500 EEGs of sufferers who underwent anesthesia in the course of surgery.