ASA classification

Dripps clas·si·fi·ca·tion

(drips klas'i-fi-kā'shŭn)
System used by anesthesiologists to describe physical status of patient.
Synonym(s): ASA classification.

ASA class·i·fi·ca·tion

American Society of Anesthesiologists' identification system for a patient's medical status.

ASA classification,

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Variables evaluated included age, sex, race, BMI, American Society of ASA classification, medical comorbidities, tissue histology, tissue of origin, location of tumor, neoadjuvant therapy, procedure length, transfusions, and amputation performed.
The analysis of potential risk factors is summarized in Table 4 and reveals that malignant histology, ASA classification, procedure duration, intraoperative RBC transfusions, performance of an amputation, and race were all found to be associated with SSI.
7 Men 62% ASA classification <3 88% >3 12% Tumor location Hepatic flexure 40% Transverse colon 49% Splenic flexure 11% Pathologic stage I 38% II 35% III 27% Outcomes 5-year survival 61% Stage I 55% Stage II 83% Stage III 58% 5-year disease-free survival 88% Lymph node retrieval 23.
ASA classification and perioperative variables as predictors of postoperative outcome.
ASA classification was not recorded by the OPD anaesthetist in 81 (15.
The ASA classification system represents the anesthesiologist's assessment of the general health and well-being of the patient before surgery.
Patients' charts were reviewed, and data were collected in the following categories: age, procedure, ASA classification, presence or absence of IV access, medications given in the OR, medications given in the recovery room, complications, and times in the OR for induction, procedure, and total OR time.
There was no significant difference between the two groups with regards to ASA classification (Table 2).
A Fisher's exact analysis was utilized to evaluate the categorical variables of ASA classification and gender.
The ASA classification system provides a general indication of a patient's overall wellbeing.
While the ASA classification may be a good indicator of long-term mortality, it has not been shown to conclusively associate to postoperative function and mobility.
ASA classification is another means to classify the presence and severity of medical comorbidities.