Nihon Kohden has commercially launched the Neuromaster MEE-2000A, a highly individualized intraoperative monitoring system that allows clinicians to respond to the neurophysiological needs of any patient. Available as a laptop or desktop, the technology allows healthcare professionals to set patient-specific protocols and tailor monitoring parameters to ensure the highest level of flexibility and responsiveness in any operating room.
Neurophysiological monitoring is an essential technology for any surgery that could result in damage to the nervous system. Neuromonitoring is often used in spine, neurology, vascular orthopedic, and otolaryngologic surgeries, among others.
“Operating rooms are fast-paced and stressful environments that also require meticulous precision and attention to ensure optimal patient outcomes,” says Dr. Wilson P. Constantine, chief executive officer, Nihon Kohden America, in a release. “In developing the Neuromaster MEE-2000A, we focused on providing a solution that helps clinicians overcome the hurdles they face every day and ensures they have the right tools to accommodate the needs of individual patients every time.”
The Neuromaster MEE-2000A offers several modules for electrophysiology, such as electroencephalography, electromyography, and a variety of evoked potentials that can be configured according to surgical indication and patient need. At the core of the technology is a unique transcranial stimulator, the TcMEPro Matrix Stim, which allows healthcare professionals to set patient-specific protocols within seconds by tailoring parameters such as duration, interstimulus interval (ISI), and train length. In addition, the laptop system is small and light, allowing for enhanced portability.
The Neuromaster MEE-2000A builds upon Nihon Kohden’s Neuromaster MEE-1000A device, which has been integrated into operating room workflows at hospitals across the United States.