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Anaesthesia in a Deaf and Mute: Use of Bispectral Index Monitor (Case Report)

Author(s): Dr.Merah Nkihu | Dr. Okeke Chinwe | Dr. Olatosi John O | Dr. Kushimo Olusola | Dr. Menkiti Ifeyinwa

Journal: Indian Anaesthetists' Forum
ISSN 0973-0311

Volume: 7;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2006;
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Keywords: general anaesthesia | Bispectral Index | Deaf | Mute | Recovery

Anaesthesia for the deaf-mute could be a taxing experience for the anaesthetist due to ineffective communication. The Bispectral index (BIS) monitor has been validated to measure the hypnotic component of anaesthesia. We report the use of the BIS monitor in the anaesthetic management of a deaf-mute undergoing general anaesthesia for myomectomy.
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