Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences




Background/aim: This study was planned by considering that the use of bispectral index (BIS) monitoring ensures sufficient depth of anesthesia and avoids anesthetic awareness and patient movement in the oocyte pick-up (OPU) procedure.Materials and methods: Ninety-eight patients undergoing OPU were randomly divided into 2 groups as the control group (n = 48) and BIS group (n = 50). After propofol and remifentanil induction, the control group was given additional propofol according to reaction response, while the BIS group was given propofol at BIS values of 60 and above with the aim that BIS values be 40?60. Total procedure time, recovery time, patient movement, additional propofol consumption, total number of oocytes, and awareness during anesthesia were recorded. Results: Demographic data were similar in the two groups (P > 0.05 for all). The recovery time in the BIS group was significantly shorter compared to the control group (P < 0.001) while additional propofol consumption was found to be significantly lower (P < 0.001). Baseline BIS values fell compared to all other times after induction significantly (P < 0.001). No patient had anesthesia awareness.Conclusion: During the OPU procedure BIS monitoring is considered to prevent anesthesia awareness, intraoperative movement, and complications caused by insufficient anesthetic use as it ensures optimal doses of anesthetic agents used and early recovery.


Oocyte pick-up, bispectral index, anesthesia awareness, intraoperative patient movement

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