intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring

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intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring

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IONM

The moment-to-moment evaluation of brain or spinal cord activity during operations on or near those organs. It is used to identify and minimize the effects of hypoxia or ischemia on nerves. Technologies used in IONM include brainstem auditory evoked potentials, electromyography, muscle motor evoked potentials, and somatosensory evoked potentials. Synonym: surgical neurophysiology
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With the addition of SafePassage, NuVasive Clinical Services solidifies its leadership position as the largest provider of outsourced IONM services with more than 550 neurophysiologists and oversight physicians in the US, allowing for the delivery of services to over 1,000 customers and 3,000 surgeons.
However, the use of IONM in thyroid surgery is not standard practice and cost-effectiveness is still an important issue.
IONM, which is a combination of surgical medicine and neuroscience, is one of the fastest-growing areas in the US.
In a 2012 retrospective analysis of 720 consecutive surgical decompression surgeries performed without the use of IONM, Traynelis and colleagues reported no new postoperative neurological deficits.
IONM has a crucial role in lowering post-operative neurologic complications by helping surgeons in early identification of emerging injury to the central and peripheral nervous systems during complex brain, spine, orthopaedic, vascular, cardiovascular and ENT surgeries where there is heightened risk for neurologic deficit.
Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring IONM is an innovative technology to monitor nerve function integrity in the surgeries of nerves, spinal cord and part of brains.
US-based outsourced intraoperative neuromonitoring, perfusion, and surgical services provider SpecialtyCare has acquired IONM provider Sentient, the company said.
27 October 2016 - US-based outsourced intraoperative neuromonitoring, perfusion, and surgical services provider SpecialtyCare has acquired IONM provider Sentient, the company said.