Electrophysiologic Correlates of Infant Spinal Anesthesia
Over the past 20 years, concerns have arisen that general anesthesia (GA) exposure in infants may lead to neurocognitive deficits later in life. Infant spinal anesthesia (SA) allows the child to remain awake during surgery, avoiding the need for GA. In
most cases, babies do not even receive sedative medications because they fall asleep on their own. We utilize non-invasive, continuous electroencephalography (EEG) to study this phenomenon. The initial findings of this study were presented at the
International Anesthesia Research Society in 2019, where it won the prize for best abstract.
Ongoing studies will investigate how the EEG changes with different drug combinations, ages, and other modalities of regional anesthesia..
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