Intraoperative Spinal Monitoring with Somatosensory and Transcranial Electrical Motor Evoked Potentials

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Publication Month/Year

February 21, 2012

Last Updated Month/Year

May 15, 2023

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Document Objectives

To evaluate whether spinal cord intraoperative monitoring (IOM) with somatosensory and transcranial electrical motor evoked potentials (EPs) predicts adverse surgical outcomes.

Inclusion Criteria

Female, Male, Adult, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Operating and recovery room, Outpatient

Intended Users

Nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant


Assessment and screening, Prevention

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D016343 - Monitoring, Intraoperative, D064795 - Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring


intraoperative monitoring, transcranial electrical

Source Citation

Evidence-based guideline update: Intraoperative spinal monitoring with somatosensory and transcranial electrical motor evoked potentials. Report of the Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society. M.R. Nuwer, R.G. Emerson, G. Galloway, A.D. Legatt, J. Lopez, R. Minahan, T. Yamada, D.S. Goodin, C. Armon, V. Chaudhry, G.S. Gronseth, C.L. Harden. Neurology Feb 2012, 78 (8) 585-589; DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e318247fa0e

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