J Anesth 2019 10 30;33(5):572-578. Epub 2019 Jul 30.
Department of Anesthesiology, Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) General Hospital, No. 28 Fuxing Road, Beijing, 100853, China.
Purpose: The present study aimed to investigate the effects of different dosages of propofol, that induced different depths of anesthesia, on the local activity and connectivity of nuclei within the cortico-reticulo-thalamic loops, as well as the release of amino acids in those nuclei.
Methods: The nonlinear dynamics analysis of electroencephalogram, including approximate entropy (ApEn) and cross-ApEn (C-ApEn), was used to analyze the effects of different dosages of propofol on the local activity and connectivity of the important nuclei, including the primary somatosensory cortex (S1), ventroposteromedial thalamic nucleus (VPM), reticular thalamic nucleus (RTN), and oral part of the pontine reticular nucleus (PnO). The levels of glutamate (Glu), γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA), and glycine (Gly) in the S1, VPM, and RTN were detected using cerebral microdialysis. Read More