Peri-operative Anesthesiological Monitoring of Auditory-Evoked Potentials

  • C. Thornton
  • P. Creagh-Barry
  • D. E. F. Newton


This paper discusses the series of steps which have been taken to evaluate auditory evoked potentials (AEP) as a measure of depth of anesthesia. A brief description of the origins of the AEP and the reasons for its choice are given. The following two sections describe the experimental evaluation, where a hypothesis was formulated and statistical tests carried out, and clinical evaluation of the technique during surgery and anesthesia. Finally, progress is reviewed and future work discussed.


Nitrous Oxide Auditory Evoke Potential Anesthetic Concentration Surgical Stimulation Clinical Monitor 
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  • C. Thornton
  • P. Creagh-Barry
  • D. E. F. Newton

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