Pattern of Brain Chatter ‘Clue to Anaesthesia Response’
Taking readings of brain activity before patients go for surgery could help doctors give a more accurate dose of anaesthetic, researchers suggest.
At present, a patient’s body weight is the main factor in deciding the dose. But a University of Cambridge study indicated people with high levels of brain connectivity or “chatter” needed a larger dose to put them under. And this could help doctors work out exactly the amount of anaesthetic a patient requires to become unconscious… Read More>>