Awareness Monitoring and Decision-Making for General Anaesthesia

  • D. A. Linkens
  • M. F. Abbod
  • J. K. Backory
Part of the Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing book series (STUDFUZZ, volume 83)


The measure went of anaesthetic depth during surgical anaesthesia has always been an inexact science where the experience of the anaesthetist is called upon to provide the control of drug administration. The anaesthetist has to maintain the patient at a suitable level of sedation by carefully controlling several anaesthetic drugs so that the surgical procedure can proceed without causing awareness in the patient. There have been many publications on the subject that have shed much light on the subject and which has as a result improved the control of anaesthetic depth.


Stimulus Level Anaesthetic Drug Systolic Arterial Pressure Anaesthetic Depth Patient Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. A. Linkens
    • 1
  • M. F. Abbod
    • 1
  • J. K. Backory
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Automatic Control and Systems EngineeringUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK

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