inadequate anesthesia


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inadequate anesthesia

Anesthesia in which the patient is not comfortably sedated or relieved of pain. Common findings are spontaneous eye opening, grimacing, swallowing, or sweating. Vital signs may reveal unexpected hypertension or tachycardia.
See also: anesthesia
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Moreover, hypovolemia, hypoxia, hypercapnia, or inadequate analgesia rather than inadequate anesthesia may lead to such manifestations.
Our studies presented here and published in the Lancet in 2005 and PLoS Medicine in 2007 provide strong evidence that the lethal injection protocol provides a substantial risk of inadequate anesthesia both due to failures of process, as well as problems in the protocol design itself.
11-14) A compilation of studies by Malamed demonstrated inadequate anesthesia with the Gow-Gates nerve block technique 0 to 8% of the time, compared with inadequate anesthesia (5 to 29%) with the inferior alveolar nerve block.
In addition to improved recovery, clinical studies also have shown that the BIS correlates with the level of sedation and consciousness in people receiving general anesthesia and assists in the detection of awareness -- the unintentional regaining of consciousness during surgery that results from inadequate anesthesia.