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Monitors, Physiologic, Neurology, Evoked Potential, Intraoperative

Definition : Physiologic monitors designed for continuous measurement and display of information related to the evoked potentials (typically motor and/or somatosensory, MEP and SSEP, respectively) that are intended to assess the adequacy of the neurological activity of the nerves, brain, and spinal cord during surgery. Neurophysiologic monitors typically consist of a main computerized electronic unit that processes and displays the information; detachable external electrodes (e.g., cups) appropriate to acquire the specific neuro-electrical signals from the brain or spinal cord in response to stimulation; and integral or autonomous stimulators appropriate to provide the required MEP or SSEP stimuli. Intraoperative neurologic monitors are used to assess patients during surgical procedures (e.g., cranial, spinal, vascular) and/or perioperatively.

Entry Terms : "Intraoperative Evoked Potential Monitors" , "Neurology Physiologic Evoked Potential Intraoperative Monitors"

UMDC code : 34442

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Natus Medical Inc

Company Type: Parent

Natus is a leading provider of healthcare products used for the screening, detection, treatment, monitoring and tracking of common medical ailments in newborn care, hearing impairment, neurological dysfunction, epilepsy, sleep disorders, and balance and mobility disorders.

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