Synopses & Reviews
This atlas offers a collection of EEG spectral analyses and their corresponding conventional recordings under anesthesiological procedures. The EEGs presented here were recorded on general surgical and gynecological patients during the last few years. Premedication, induction and maintenance of anesthesia, recovery, the immediate postoperative period, and intensive care are covered. Techniques for operating, the necessary equipment and artefacts relevant to the routine clinical use of EEG are briefly outlined. Typical examples of characteristic EEGs are presented at the beginnings of each chapter, followed by illustrations of deviations from the norm showing the great variety of anesthesiologically induced changes of cerebral function. The atlas comprises a complete survey in itself, but it can also be seen as a supplement to the book The Electroencephalogram in Anesthesia (by I. Pichlmayr, U. Lips, and H. Künkel, Springer 1983), in which detailed lists of references are quoted that are omitted here.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction.- EEG Under Anesthetic Medication and Perioperative Influences.- EEG as a Method of Monitoring Anesthesia.- Final Remarks.