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Bispectral analysis in medical-surgical ICU

  • JOSIP ŽUNIĆ1,2
  • MIRJANA LONČARIĆ-KATUŠIN1
  • MATIJA BELAVIĆ1

1Department of Anaesthesiology, Reanimatology and Intensive Care, General Hospital Karlovac, Karlovac, Croatia

2Karlovac University of Applied Sciences

DOI: 10.22514/SV101.062015.4 Vol.10,Issue S1,June 2015 pp.20-22

Published: 22 June 2015

*Corresponding Author(s): JOSIP ŽUNIĆ E-mail: jzvuka@gmail.com

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Abstract

The effectiveness of sedation in the ICU is routinely assessed by subjective monitor-ing of the patient’s clinical condition or by using the monitors. The aim of our study was to review the monitoring of sedation using bispectral analysis (BIS) in medical-surgical ICU. A retrospective analysis of patients who were treated in the ICU from 2008 to 2014 was made. The data of 104 pa-tients were analyzed. The average values of age are 54.38 (SD ±18,93; median 58). 39 (37,5%) of the patients died. The patients were referred to the ICU from medical (37), surgical departments (23) and trau-matology (44). The patients were treated in the ICU for 13.84 days (SD ±17.29; me-dian 8). The burst suppression pattern was noticed in 31 (29.8%) patients. Delirium occurred in 3 patients after the separa-tion from the ventilator. In heterogene-ous groups of patients, in which BIS was applied, it is not possible to make certain conclusions. The cost of the method unfor-tunately limits its wider usage. It is neces-sary to wait for the results of future studies which will set clear indications for the use of BIS in certain groups of patients.

Key words

bispectral index, critical care, monitoring, sedation

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JOSIP ŽUNIĆ,MIRJANA LONČARIĆ-KATUŠIN,MATIJA BELAVIĆ. Bispectral analysis in medical-surgical ICU. Signa Vitae. 2015. 10(S1);20-22.

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