Anesthesia & Clinical Research

Anesthesia & Clinical Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-6148

Humberto S Machado

Humberto S Machado
Serviço de Anestesiologia, Centro Hospitalar do Porto,

  • Review Article
    Intraoperative Evoked Potentials: A Review of Clinical Impact and Limitations
    Author(s): Ana Sofia Marafona and Humberto S MachadoAna Sofia Marafona and Humberto S Machado

    Background: Nowadays, intraoperative evoked potentials are recommended in a variety of procedures but there is still a lack of standard protocols and consensus about warning criteria. Moreover, studies are now being made to fundament its risk-beneficial ratio through recordings’ predictive value for short and long term outcomes. Furthermore, wake up test limitations encouraged intraoperative evoked potentials research, a reliable monitoring technology. Objectives: This literature revision aims to acknowledge last decade intraoperative evoked potentials technological advances and fundament its clinical impact in multiple contexts. Methods: A literature review based on clinical series from 2007 to June 2017. Results: Combined intraoperative evoked potentials sensitivity and specificity of IONM.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-6148.1000805

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