Deployment of Functional Optical Brain Monitor [fNIR] in Clinical Anesthesia
The purpose of this study is to determine whether or not a new brain function monitor can distinguish between anesthetized and awake patients. The device implemented utilizes functional near-infrared (fNIR) technology to detect anesthesia depth as well as reaction to stimuli during surgical procedure.
After obtaining consent the device is placed across the forehead of the patient. A baseline signal is obtained prior to induction. The fNIR signal is continuously recorded throughout the procedure. Key events as well as administration of drug are recorded in order to observe changes in the signal trend. Neither the device nor the light emitted is hazardous to the patient - no risks or discomforts are involved.
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Device: fNIR light emitting and sensing device
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
|Official Title:||Deployment of Functional Optical Brain Monitor [fNIR] in Clinical Anesthesia|
- This is a proof of concept study, primary outcome measure includes observation and calculation of causal relationships of oxygenated and de-oxygenated hemoglobin during administration of anesthetic.
|Study Start Date:||December 2006|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|Hahnemann University Hospital|
|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19102|
|Study Chair:||Jay Horrow, MD||Drexel University College of Medicine|