Clinical Neuroscience

[Effects of Propofol and Thiopental on median nerve somatosensory evoked potentials and cerebral blood velocity]

MÉSZÁROS István1, KASÓ Gábor1, BÜKI András1, HUDVÁGNER Sándor1, PFUND Zoltán2, DÓCZI Tamás1, NAGY Ferenc2

MAY 20, 1997

Clinical Neuroscience - 1997;50(05-06)

[Effects of induction doses of thiopental and propofol on median nerve somatosensory evoked potentials and cerebral blood flow velocity were investigated in 50 patients suffering from degenerative lumbar spine diseases before operation and during anaesthesia. The propofol influences the cerebral electric activity and the blood flow velocity to a less extend than thiopental. Based on our results we prefer to employ propofol during neurosurgical procedures when using intraoperativ somatosensory evoked potentials and/or transcranial Doppler monitoring. ]

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  1. Pécsi Orvostudományi Egyetem, Idegsebészeti Klinika
  2. Pécsi Orvostudományi Egyetem, Neurológiai Klinika

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