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Interpretations of responses using the isolated forearm technique in general anaesthesia: a debate.

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The isolated forearm technique (IFT) enables an otherwise paralysed patient to communicate awareness to the anaesthetist. We present a debate that focuses on how best to interpret IFT responses. On one side, Pandit argues that there is a range of response types from none through to movement initiated by the patient to alert the researcher. He also presents a de novo numerical scale by which IFT responses could be classed. Each response type reflects the underlying mental state (degree of unco...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1093/bja/aev106

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neurosciences
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
British Journal of Anaesthesia Journal website
Volume:
115
Issue:
suppl 1
Pages:
i32-i45
Publication date:
2015-07-05
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EISSN:
1471-6771
ISSN:
0007-0912
URN:
uuid:34d402aa-0441-43a3-9ac0-dc60cd7b3a59
Source identifiers:
534015
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pubs:534015

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