The utility of using bispectral index monitoring as an early intraoperative indicator of initial poor graft function after orthotopic or split-graft liver transplantation

Dahaba, A. A.; Feng, Z. Y..; Zhu, S. M.; Bornemann, H. .; Rehak, P. H.; Metzler, H.
April 2009
Gut;Apr2009, Vol. 58 Issue 4, p605
Academic Journal
The article discusses the efficacy on the use of bispectral index (BIS) monitoring to monitor the degree of central nervous systems involvement in patients with chronic liver disease. It assesses the utility of BIS as an early interoperative indicator of living-donor or cadaveric graft function is assessed. It mentions the need for early identification of initial poor graft function (IPGF) and primary non-function (PNF), a serious type of IPGF to determine further therapeutic intervention.


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