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R.D. Sanders, A. Gaskell, J. Sleigh

British Journal of Anaesthesia, Vol. 121, Issue 1, p191–193
Published online: April 23, 2018
 

 In this issue of the British Journal of Anaesthesia, Linassi and colleagues1 have extensively reviewed and conducted a meta-analysis of the literature on the isolated forearm technique (IFT). We have great interest in this topic but avoided meta-analysis in our earlier work because of concerns over the heterogeneity in anaesthesia techniques that perhaps do not reflect routine practice.2 Nonetheless, amongst other interesting observations, provocative messages are provided that frontal EEG monitoring (referred to as anaesthesia brain monitoring, ABM) and i.v.