Toward a unified monitoring system during anesthesia

Andrew L. Pearlman, Gabriel M. Gurman

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A conceptual framework is proposed for the selection of monitored parameters during anesthesia, and a new device for monitoring the parameters in a unified manner is briefly presented. A 'basic set' of 6 parameters is proposed to cover the needs of most routine anesthesia: Blood Pressure, ECG/Heart Rate. Temperature, FiO2, FetCO2, and, Cortical Activity (by EEG spectral analysis). Additional parameters are added in accordance with specified factors such as patient status and complexity of the surgical procedure. An initial version of a new monitor. 'Cerebro Trac', designed for neurosurgery and cardiovascular surgery, is briefly presented, along with planned future capabilities and directions for it use.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-27
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Mar 1985
Externally publishedYes


  • Cerebro Trac
  • alveolar ventilation
  • anaesthesia
  • hypoxia
  • pulmonary emboli
  • spectral analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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