Senzime reports TetraGraph highlights from the American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting

NEWS: Uppsala October 15, 2021. Senzime is proud to announce that the TetraGraph system received great focus during the American Society of Anesthesiology’s Annual meeting in San Diego October 8-12, as presented in the highlights below. A study done with the TetraGraph was selected Editors’ choice in Anesthesiology and TetraGraph was featured in four different poster presentations at the meeting with two focusing on pediatric use, one using different muscle groups and one a prospective trial in restricted arm movement surgical settings.

The Annual meeting is an opportunity for the industry to meet with key opinion leaders to discuss the need and usability of our innovations and we are so happy that we were able to meet in person this year.

The Senzime team as well as the Mercury team demonstrated the TetraGraph in their respective booths, generating a great network of contacts with anesthesiologists to be followed by meetings in the near future.

As previously communicated the TetraGraph was featured on the front cover of the October 2021 edition of Anesthesiology, the Official Journal of the American Society of Anesthesiology distributed also at the meeting Link to journal here.

Each month the editors of Anesthesiology select one paper to be highlighted with a video abstract, for the month of October they selected the paper featuring TetraGraph; Ipsilateral and Simultaneous Comparison of Responses from Acceleromyography- and Electromyography-based Neuromuscular Monitors” by Nemes et al.
You can watch the video here.

The need for neuromuscular monitoring when blocking agents are administered was discusses in a wide range of settings and the TetraGraph system was mentioned and shown in most of them. Use this link if you wish to see pictures from the meeting.

  • Dr. Renew, What you see is what you get. Or is it? Updates on Objective monitoring
  • Dr. Lien et al, Quantitative Neuromuscular Monitoring: More Important and More Feasible Than You May Think
  • Dr Caldwell et al, Neuromuscular Blockade in the Ambulatory Setting: Safe Practices
  • Dr Kwaku Owusu-Bediako presented two posters using TetraGraph at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
    • Feasibility of pediatric neuromuscular monitoring in laparscopic (restricted arm movement) surgical settings
    • Quantitative train-of-four monitoring in peditric patients using electromyography
  • Dr Vivian Hernandez presented two posters using TetraGraph at Mayo Clinic, FL
    • Comparison of Adductur Pollicis and Flexor Hallucis Brevis Muscles (Thumb vs. Great Toe) as Sites for Neuromuscular Monitoring with Electromyography after Sugammadex Antagonism
    • Electromyographic and acceleromyographic monitoring in restricted arm movement surgical setting. A prospective, randomized trial

"After all our meetings and talks with a great number of anesthesiologists, it is encouraging to learn that quantitative monitoring is a top priority topic around the globe. So proud of the Senzime team in our continued efforts to Prevent the Preventable, says Pia Renaudin, CEO Senzime ", says Pia Renaudin, CEO Senzime.

EMG involves stimulation of a peripheral nerve and measurement of the response generated by the contraction of the innervated muscle. The difference compared to other techniques is that EMG measures an electrical event that occurs in the neuromuscular connection. As the measurement is not dependent on a physical movement (required by other technologies in the field such as AMG and KMG), EMG is a better indicator of pure neuromuscular function. Anesthesia experts worldwide believe that EMG is the new gold standard in NMT monitoring.

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