Dexmedetomidine infusion and somatosensory evoked potentials

Citation
M. Bloom et al., Dexmedetomidine infusion and somatosensory evoked potentials, J NEUROS AN, 13(4), 2001, pp. 320-322
Citations number
8
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Aneshtesia & Intensive Care
Journal title
JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGICAL ANESTHESIOLOGY
ISSN journal
0898-4921 → ACNP
Volume
13
Issue
4
Year of publication
2001
Pages
320 - 322
Database
ISI
SICI code
0898-4921(200110)13:4<320:DIASEP>2.0.ZU;2-1
Abstract
Intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring requires information on the effe cts of anesthetic drugs because these drugs can directly alter evoked poten tials, thus interfering with monitoring. We report on our evaluation of the effect of the recently introduced alpha (2)-adrenergic agonist, dexmedetom idine, on the somatosensory evoked potentials in two patients undergoing ce rvico-occipital fusion. Our results suggest that, although dexmedetomidine can affect the later cortical peaks of somatosensory evoked potentials (SSE Ps), consistent and reproducible potentials can be recorded.