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Comment & Response
June 25, 2019

Electroencephalography-Guided Anesthetic Administration and Postoperative Delirium

Author Affiliations
  • 1Anaestesiafdelingen, Næstved Sygehus, Næstved, Denmark
  • 2Department of Anesthesia, St Hedwig Hospital, Berlin, Germany
  • 3Department of Anesthesiology and Operative Intensive Care Medicine, Charité–Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
JAMA. 2019;321(24):2469-2470. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.5145

To the Editor Dr Wildes and colleagues1 analyzed whether intraoperative electroencephalography (EEG) guidance may reduce the rate of postoperative delirium. No reduction in the incidence of postoperative delirium was observed, which is in contradiction to a meta-analysis of randomized trials2 and guideline recommendations.3,4