EEG-controlled "overdosage" of anesthetics in a patient with a history of intra-anesthetic awareness

Phyllis K. Brundidge, Michael E. Leavell, René Tempelhoff

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Abstract

In spite of the ever-growing pharmacologic arsenal available for induction and maintenance of anesthesia, to our knowledge no treatment regimen exists that will provide full protection against intraoperative awareness. To date, no single monitoring technique is able to detect awareness or predict recall. Although the frequency of these complications is rare, the occurrence of any such event can be very distressful for the patient. Based on our clinical experience with a patient with a history of recall and a marked resistance to benzodiazepines, we present electroencephalogram-based anesthetic management as a technique to address this difficult problem.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)496-499
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of clinical anesthesia
Volume6
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

Keywords

  • Anesthesia-awareness, depth, recall
  • drug overdosage
  • electroencephalography

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