Navigation Links
Waking up during surgery: Low-cost prevention?
Date:4/2/2009

Michael Avidan, George Mashour and David Glick highlight the serious issue of awareness during anaesthesia in a recent review published by F1000 Medicine Reports.

Consciousness during general anaesthesia is an extremely distressing condition leading to post-operative psychological trauma and contributes towards patients' fear of surgery. Dr Avidan, a member of Faculty of 1000 Medicine and a leading authority on Anaesthesia and Pain Management, writes that intra-operative awareness with subsequent recall is surprisingly common, affecting around 1 in 500 surgical cases. These appear to be mostly preventable.

There are currently a number of candidate awareness monitors available to anaesthesiologists and theatre staff, but attention has focussed on the bispectral index (BIS) monitor, which is used widely in operating rooms and intensive care units around the world. However, it is not clear that the reduction in awareness reported with BIS monitors is attributable predominantly to the technology itself. Controversially, recent research suggests that previous cases of awareness with explicit recall might have been prevented by implementing a simple 'increased vigilance' protocol. Such a protocol would cost less and be less prone to machine malfunction.

Large, prospective randomized trials are currently underway to evaluate effective awareness monitoring technologies, with the aim of ultimately improving intra-operative patient care. Avidan says, "Cost effective interventions that increase vigilance should be implemented to decrease the likelihood of this complication."


'/>"/>

Contact: Kathleen Wets
kathleen@f1000.com
44-020-763-19960
Faculty of 1000: Biology and Medicine
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Waking Up And Getting Ready: New Green Guide Advocates Simple Living and Earth-Centered Spirituality
2. Super Prostate Product - More Beta-sitosterol, all-natural Best Prostate(TM) Formula for Enlarged Prostate and BPH - Increases Urine Flow, Reduces Waking and Improves Quality of Life
3. Study: Brain connections strengthen during waking hours, weaken during sleep
4. Sleep Disorders: Waking Up to Reality
5. New Focus Placed on Alternative Financing as Hospitals Seek Competitive Advantage During Challenging Economic Conditions
6. Toes With Nail Fungus Will Be Exposed During Upcoming Summer Sandal Months: Prepare Now
7. Pennsylvanias CHIP Program to Promote Awareness of Health Insurance Options During Cover The Uninsured Week
8. University of Washington scientists one step closer to stopping bone loss during spaceflight
9. HIPAA Amendments in Federal Stimulus Bill Explained During Critical Health Care Compliance Association Two-Part Web Conference
10. 1 in 4 Americans lacks timely access to optimal care during time-sensitive medical emergencies
11. Highmark Offers Resources to Help Pennsylvanians Without Health Insurance During Cover the Uninsured Week
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... 24, 2017 , ... Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS) is pleased to ... Road. The clinic is the group’s 7th location in San Antonio and 23rd in ... will provide care from the clinic, which opened March 22, 2017. , ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... In just two days, Aqua ... micro-veggies garden on Kickstarter . Surpassing the $100,000 milestone so quickly,10-times the ... consumers (and counting) already backing the campaign. , “We are very grateful ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... NY (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 , ... The ... and White Plains, N.Y., is pleased to announce Westchester resident Lauren C. Enea has ... law clerk for the firm, will concentrate her practice in elder law, Medicaid planning ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... , ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... first Certified Medical Reiki™ Master in Frederick, MD. Judy says, “I am passionate ... during what is often a very difficult and challenging time.” , A Certified ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... “The Communion of Saints: A ... God in congregations across the United States. “The Communion of Saints” is ... who has served congregations in seven states throughout his long career of devotion ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... , Mar. 24, 2017 Research ... Management in the U.S.: Consumer Strategies" report to their ... ... how adults approach and treat their physical pain, emphasizing consumer ... distinct groups: pain sufferers and adults who have selected illnesses/conditions ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... FinancialBuzz.com News Commentary  ... According to new data ... research, the legal cannabis market is projected to continue to ... signals from the current presidential administration. The report created by ... drivers of growth in this industry are the passage and ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... , March 24, 2017 A ReportsnReports.com ... has been growing rapidly as the global sales of Adcetris and ... growth in the antibody drug conjugates market is driven by large ... cancer and wider therapeutic window offered by ADCs. ... Browse 3 Tables and 94 Figures, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: