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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 801-805

Comparison of bispectral index values and depth of sedation during deep sedation using sevoflurane anesthesia in healthy children versus children with cerebral palsy

Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey

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Dr. G Kip
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Gazi University, 06510 Ankara
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DOI: 10.4103/njcp.njcp_553_18

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Background: Patients with cerebral palsy (CP) are at significant risk by means of periodontal disease and tooth decay. Pharmacological techniques that require intensive care such as sedation and general anesthesia are generally used for dental treatment of this patient group. Aim: The purpose of this retrospective study was to compare bispectral index (BIS) values and depth of sedation recorded during deep sedation protocols performed for healthy children and children with CP in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Gazi University. Materials and Methods: The measurements of BIS and hemodynamic variables recorded during treatment of 26 healthy children and 26 children with CP between 3 and 10 years of age who were treated under sevoflurane and 50% N2O–50% O2 mixture deep sedation method were investigated retrospectively. Results: The mean BIS values in the CP group was statistically lower at all the time points when compared with the control group (P < 0.001). While there was no statistically significant difference between groups in terms of duration of treatment (P = 0.657), the median recovery time in the CP group was significantly longer than that recorded in the control group (P < 0.001). Significant correlation was found between modified Ramsay Sedation Scale (mRSS) scores and BIS levels at 5th, 10th, and 20th min in the control group (P < 0.001). Similar correlation was found in the CP group at 15th and 20th min. Conclusion: We concluded that it is necessary to consider the dosage and effect mechanisms of drugs used in children with CP to prevent overuse of anesthetics and emergence of anesthesia-related complications.

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