general anaesthetics


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general anaesthetics

Drugs used to induce and maintain GENERAL ANAESTHESIA. Examples are thiopentone (Thiopental) for induction; etomidate (Hypnomidate) for induction; nitrous oxide, halothane, isoflurane, desflurane and sevoflurane for maintenance; propofol for induction and maintenance; and ketamine (Ketalar) for production of a trance-like dissociative anaesthesia for minor surgical procedures.
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The Sunday Times reported that hospitals are running extra operations at evenings and weekends to deal with the 46,500 children admitted each year to have teeth removed under general anaesthetic after they are decayed by sugar.
There is a low risk associated with dental extractions under a general anaesthetic but there is a small risk the patient may die.
If we want to explain how general anaesthetics disrupt consciousness we must be able to follow an unbroken chain of causation from the smallest to the largest scale.
Fear of general anaesthetic is driving some to opt for spinal anaesthetics which numb only the pain on the part being operated on.
Brian West, who owns a shop in Stirchley, Birmingham, said his wife had undergone general anaesthetics before with no adverse reaction and did not suffer from any allergies.
Prof Hunt said: "We are reaching crisis point in terms of the number of children needing to go into the dental hospitals for full-blown general anaesthetics for extraction.
Giving elderly patients certain general anaesthetics could increase their risk of developing Alzheimer's disease as well as other memory and attention problems.
Dentist Halla Zaitoun said the primary aim of the new centre was to gradually reduce the number of children who have to have general anaesthetics, which carry serious risks.
All dental general anaesthetics have been carried out in hospitals since the Government banned surgeries from performing them in January 2002, following a spate of patient deaths.
We have very strict procedures for general anaesthetics.
Norway-born Pedersen, of Linlithgow, West Lothian, told the General Dental Council he had little experience of general anaesthetics.
We simply don't want general anaesthetics done anywhere except in hospitals.

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