Prevention of intraoperative awareness.

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Summary of "Prevention of intraoperative awareness."

To the Editor: Avidan and colleagues (Aug. 18 issue)(1) reported that monitoring with the use of the bispectral index (BIS), as compared with the use of the end-tidal anesthetic-agent concentration (ETAC), does not reduce awareness during anesthesia (the BIS or Anesthetic Gas to Reduce Explicit Recall [BAG-RECALL] trial; number, NCT00682825). However, they did not discuss the B-Aware trial, a large trial involving almost 2500 patients, in which BIS monitoring reduced the risk of awareness in at-risk adults undergoing general anesthesia.(2) In the study by Avidan et al., general anesthesia was based on inhaled agents, whereas in the B-Aware trial, . . .


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Name: The New England journal of medicine
ISSN: 1533-4406
Pages: 2032-5


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