Aging: Volatile agents & EEG changes

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EEG changes with volatile anesthetics

Use of EEG in preventing Post-Operative Delirium

A question-based tutorial on EEG findings under general anesthesia can be found here:

A very complete series of lectures on EEG and anesthesia can be found here:


Fritz BA, Kalarickal PL, Maybrier HR, et al. 2016. Intraoperative Electroencephalogram Suppression Predicts Postoperative Delirium. Anesth Analg. 2016 Jan;122(1):234-42. 

Hagihira S. 2015. Changes in the electroencephalogram during anesthesia and their physiological basis.  British Journal of Anaesthesia i27-i31,

Scholz AF, Oldroyd C, McCarthy K, et al. epub 2015. Systematic review and meta-analysis of risk factors for postoperative delirium among older patients undergoing gastrointestinal surgery. Br J Surg. 2016 Jan;103(2):e21-8. 

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    [PubMed: 26418126]

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    Br J Surg;2016 Jan;103(2):e21-8

    [PubMed: 26676760]

    BMC Anesthesiol;2015 Apr 28;15():61

    [PubMed: 25928189]


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