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Table 1 Comparison of speech intelligibility 6 years after PET, between patients studied with and without anesthesia. No significant differences were observed

From: Feasibility of 15O-water PET studies of auditory system activation during general anesthesia in children

Age group Anesthesia during PET Percent understanding
Of mono-syllables Of numbers HSM sentence test
In silence In 10 dB
Adults No 54 ± 36 80 ± 33 70 ± 32 43 ± 38
Children Yes 75 ± 11 98 ± 4 82 ± 20 37 ± 30
  1. HSM Hochmair-Schulz-Moser, dB decibel