Perspectives of Autonomic nervous system perioperative monitoring â€“focus on selected tools.
Keywords:perioperative monitoring, autonomic nerve system
AbstractAutonomic nervous systemâ€™s role as a â€œlife-sustainingâ€ system is well known. However, the anatomically and functionally complexity of ANS, makes difficult its monitoring in perioperative setting. Various methods have been proposed for measuring its activity. The current review focuses on selected tools-Â electrodermal activity, pupilometry, heart rate variability, surgical skin index andÂ salivatory-a amylase- and their application in the field of anesthesia, intensive care and emergency medicine.
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