This end of the year summary reviews anesthesia related manuscripts that have been published in the Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing in 2019. Anesthesia is currently defined as being composed of unconsciousness, immobility, and autonomic nervous system (ANS) control (Br J Anaesth;122:e127–e135135, Egan 2019). Pain is a postoperative issue, because by definition unconsciousness implies pain cannot be experienced. We first review work related to these aspect of the profession: unconsciousness (EEG, target control), immobility (muscle relaxants), and ANS control. Regaining consciousness has to be accompanied by pain control, and it is important to ensure that the patient regains baseline cognitive function. Anesthesia machine equipment, drug administration, and airway related topics make up the rest of published manuscripts.
- Anesthesia machine
- Cognitive function
- Unconsciousness, immobility, and autonomic nervous system control
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health Informatics
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine