Focus on entropy and surgical stress index

  • M. Sorbello
  • S. Mangiameli
  • A. Gullo
Conference paper


According to the words of Dr Bigelow, one of the most important goals achieved by Dr Morton’s discovery of anaesthesia was, as is obvious from the point of view of a surgeon, that pain was abolished from surgery. This is quite true when anaesthesia is in the skilled hands of an able anaesthetist; the same cannot be said of the idea that science has control of pain.


Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia State Entropy Autonomic Response Bispectral Index Sevoflurane Anaesthesia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Sorbello
    • 1
  • S. Mangiameli
    • 2
  • A. Gullo
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive CareCatania University HospitalCataniaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Postgraduate School of Anaesthesia and Intensive CareCatania University HospitalCataniaItaly

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