Practice Advisory for Intraoperative Awareness and Brain Function Monitoring

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PRACTICE advisories are systematically developed re- ports that are intended to assist decision making in areas of patient care. Advisories provide a synthesis and anal- ysis of expert opinion, clinical feasibility data, open forum commentary, and consensus surveys. Advisories are not intended as standards, guidelines, or absolute requirements. They may be adopted, modified, or re- jected according to clinical needs and constraints. The use of practice advisories cannot guarantee any specific outcome. Practice advisories summarize the state of the literature and report opinions derived from a synthesis of task force members, expert consultants, open forums, and public commentary. Practice adviso- ries are not supported by scientific literature to the same degree as are standards or guidelines because sufficient numbers of adequately controlled studies are lacking. Practice advisories are subject to periodic revision as warranted by the evolution of medical knowledge, tech- nology, and practice

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