General anesthesia for monitoring

Tod B. Sloan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

5 Scopus citations


The anesthetic agents used to produce general anesthesia and the physiological management have an impact on the ability of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring to be conducted. Clearly the most challenging circumstances are when monitoring techniques are sensitive to the agents used. This section will discuss the general principles behind the effects of anesthetic agents and the known effects on electrophysiological monitoring. The specific choice of anesthetic agents will depend on the effects of the agents, the monitoring techniques used, and the anesthetic goals desired.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMonitoring the Nervous System for Anesthesiologists and Other Health Care Professionals
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781461403081
ISBN (Print)1461403073, 9781461403074
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Anesthesia management
  • Anesthetic effects
  • Electroencephalogram
  • Evoked potentials
  • Halogenated inhalational agents
  • Intraoperative electrophysiological monitoring
  • Intravenous agents
  • Physiological considerations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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