Depth of anaesthesia: measuring or guessing?

Landers, Richard and Wen, Peng and Pather, Selvan (2010) Depth of anaesthesia: measuring or guessing? In: IEEE/NANOMED 2010: Promoting Good Health with Nanotechnology, 5-9 Dec 2010, Hong Kong, China.

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This paper is a comprehensive literature review on the Depth of Anaesthesia (DoA) monitoring problem. We first investigate the current clinical practice, then briefly introduce the DoA monitors, finally we analyse and discuss the reliability and accuracy of current DoA assessment practice. In this study we find that most of the responses suppressed by anaestheic agents are not of the central nervous system (CNS) but are responses from the peripheral nervous systems (PNS). The responses generated for drug combinations across the therapeutic ranges show considerable variations in drug concentrations that constitute adequate anaesthesia for a particular stimulus. We propose to capture the decision process of anaesthetist using neural networks as neural networks are good at finding patterns in non linear, non stationary signals.

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Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. (c) 2010 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other users, including reprinting/ republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted components of this work in other works
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2011 05:28
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2014 06:55
Uncontrolled Keywords: anaesthesia; peripheral nervous systems; central nervous system; drug concentrations
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0903 Biomedical Engineering > 090304 Medical Devices
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1109 Neurosciences > 110903 Central Nervous System
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110301 Anaesthesiology
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920118 Surgical Methods and Procedures
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1109/NANOMED.2010.5749809

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