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Use of EEG Patterns to Track Consciousness Levels When Under Propofol Anesthesia

8 May, 2013 | EEG

A study conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital used Electroencephalography (EEG) patterns to identify a patient’s consciousness level when under general propofol anesthesia. Highly structured EEG patterns enabled identifying when the patient was sedated, unconscious and regaining consciousness. This is the first time that specific patterns indicating the state of consciousness were identified. Currently the monitoring [...]