[General anaesthesia and vigilance with respect to personal assessment (author's transl)]

Anaesthesist. 1980 Jun;29(6):328-32.
[Article in German]


The examination of vigilance by using a test independent to age, intelligence and culture shows significant differences between HAL, NAL and EHA. Striking in this connection are aged persons anaesthetized by HAL and NLA, whose vigilance is at 2. and 6. hours after operation much more restricted than with EHA. So former examinations are provided. With respect to vigilance a revized indication for the use of general anesthesia can be given.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • English Abstract
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Attention / drug effects*
  • Electronarcosis*
  • Flicker Fusion / drug effects
  • Halothane / pharmacology*
  • Humans
  • Neuroleptanalgesia*
  • Personality*
  • Visual Perception / drug effects


  • Halothane