Open Access Editorial Article ID: GJA-3-122

    Brain Stimulation and General Anesthesia

    Carvalho Carmona*, Maria Jose

    The use of brain stimulation either without drugs at all or with ones that are currently obsolete for the promotion of general anesthesia [1]. Furthermore, different intensities and time durations of stimulation were reported, making it difficult to compare between studies.

    In the past few decades, there has been an intensive development in the techniques of neurostimulation [2], including the use for chronic pain management [3]. Although it has not been assessed for general anesthesia anymore, current data on brain stimulation suggests that low intensity electric currents may have mechanisms that could be useful as an add-on therapy in anesthesia; this supports ethical and well-designed experimental and clinical studies focusing on their anesthetic and analgesic effects.


    Published on: Mar 24, 2016 Pages: 6-6

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-3476.000022
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