Bispecteral index facilitates postoperative recovery of elderly patients undergoing abdominal surgery

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Amir Asadi Fakhr 1 , * , Iraj Salehi 2 , Hamid Mozafari 1

1 Instructor Department of Aneshthesiology, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor Departtment of Anesthesiology, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.

How to Cite: Asadi Fakhr A, Salehi I, Mozafari H. Bispecteral index facilitates postoperative recovery of elderly patients undergoing abdominal surgery, Hormozgan Med J. 2013 ; 17(3):e88130.

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Hormozgan Medical Journal: 17 (3); e88130
Published Online: October 02, 2012
Article Type: Research Article
Received: December 01, 2011
Accepted: October 02, 2012

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Abstract

Introduction: Elderly is considered from 60-65 years old, and 35% of all surgeries related
to this age group. Surgical complications in these patients have a high incidence and to
reduce these complications Bispectral (BIS) monitoring during the anesthesia can be used.
This study was designed to investigate whether BIS monitoring improves clinical anesthetic
delivery, recovery profiles in elderly patients undergoing abdominal surgery with general
anesthesia compared to standard clinical practice.
Methods: In a clinical trial, 68 elderly patients (over the age of 60) having American
Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status of I or III who were scheduled for
elective abdominal surgery. Patients were randomly allocated to two groups that receiving
general anesthesia with BIS monitoring as cases and without using of BIS monitoring as
controls. To compare two groups, Kaplan-Meier test was used.
Results: The time to orientation was faster in the BIS group compared to the control group.
There were significant differences in the postoperative orientation time between the two
groups. (P<0.001)
Conclusion: Our findings indicate that, recovery time and discharge from recovery in BIS
group was significantly faster than control group.

Keywords

Anesthesia – Surgery – Elderly

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