Although this effect remained insignificant due to the wide range between patients, it is tempting to speculate that this effect mirrors the results seen in large studies that showed a reduction of intraoperative awareness
by the use of BIS-monitoring (23,24).
The task force advised the use of on multiple modalities to minimize the incidence of intraoperative awareness
In addition, none of the patients reported intraoperative awareness
Certain statements in this release are forward-looking and may involve risks and uncertainties, including statements with respect to the Company's expected results of operations for future periods, the impact of the October 2004 Sentinel Event Alert, the impact of the ASA's guidance concerning intraoperative awareness
and the role of brain function monitoring, our ability to maintain profitability, the worldwide market acceptance of the Company's products and the Company's ability to maintain market momentum.
The practice advisory acknowledges the reported incidence of intraoperative awareness
of one to two cases per thousand patients receiving general anesthesia.
For example, the practice advisory on intraoperative awareness
may not be approved by the ASA House of Delegates, the Company may not achieve widespread market acceptance of its BIS monitoring technology among members of the ASA who review the final practice advisory statement, and even if approved, there may be no positive effects on the Company's business.
Furthermore, the survey data note that 63 percent of consultants and 69 percent of ASA members agree that brain function monitors are valuable and should be used in patients with conditions that may place them at risk for intraoperative awareness
Publication of the B-Aware study in the prestigious journal The Lancet provides additional scientific evidence to the anesthesia community that BIS monitoring can help reduce the risk of intraoperative awareness
with recall in surgical patients," said Paul Manberg, PhD, vice president of clinical, regulatory and quality assurance for Aspect.
Aspect Medical Systems (NASDAQ: ASPM) today announced that results from a Swedish study documenting a 77 percent reduction in the incidence of intraoperative awareness
with recall when BIS(TM) monitoring was used was published in the January issue of Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica.
Aspect Medical Systems (NASDAQ: ASPM) today announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared a new indication for use for BIS(TM) monitoring related to reducing the risk of intraoperative awareness
with recall in adult patients undergoing general anesthesia and sedation.
NASDAQ: ASPM) today announced that results from two intraoperative awareness
clinical trials presented this week at the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
NASDAQ: ASPM) today announced that new results from four intraoperative awareness
and mortality clinical studies are available on the Anesthesiology web site and will be presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) meeting in San Francisco, October 11-15, 2003.