intraoperative awareness


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intraoperative awareness

A complication of anesthesia in which insufficient anesthetic is administered and the patient feels pain or has other unpleasant perceptions of events that occur in the operating room.
Synonym: awareness with recall
See also: awareness
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The aim is obviously to stop intraoperative awareness from happening altogether and a number of different methods have been invented to help achieve this goal.
The aim is obviously to stop intraoperative awareness from happening altogether, and a number of different methods have been invented to help achieve this goal.
Intraoperative awareness during general anesthesia for cesarean delivery.
With regard to the quality of the anaesthesia, we found no differences between the groups using our questionnaire; notably, there were no episodes of intraoperative awareness with either of the techniques.
Even BIS values below 45 in the BIS group have been reported for all large studies investigating intraoperative awareness (23-25).
ASA's Task Force on Intraoperative Awareness began its work on the practice advisory in August 2004 in an effort to provide more information to clinicians.
The results showed that the use of bispectral index in assessing depth of anaesthesia reduced the risk of intraoperative awareness by 82% (p<0.
Among the advantages of its use are anesthetic titration based on brain activity by which the incidence of intraoperative awareness (IA) and anesthetic consumption are reduced; this leads to quick recovery.
Volume 24 in the Advances in Anaesthesia series as usual covers a diversity of topics including nonobstetric surgery during pregnancy, present and future anticoagulants, off-pump coronary artery surgery, robotic heart surgery, fatigue in anaesthesia, intraoperative awareness, awake intracranial procedures, diversity and disparities in healthcare, anaesthesia in sites outside the operating theatre and off-label use of dexmedetomidine.
For this reason, it has been suggested that the use of tramadol could increase the risk of intraoperative awareness (5,6).

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