Brachial plexus blockade for upper-extremity surgery has been shown to be an effective form of postoperative analgesia, resulting in reduced opioid requirements, length of stay in the postanesthetic
care unit, and time to discharge in the ambulatory surgery setting (1-3).
Body temperature was measured at 0 and 2 min postanesthetic
induction both cloacally, using a Cardell veterinary monitor, and also via implantable microchip, utilizing a universal scanner.
American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Postanesthetic
The postoperative recording may end with the discharge of the patient from the postanesthetic
care unit, the first analgesic administration after a regional anesthetic, or the passing of anywhere between 12 and 72 h after a defined "time zero.
More studies are needed to show that the device can comfortably stimulate a strong cough in patients with other pathologies, such as acquired brain injury or postanesthetic
, where guarding of the airways is deficient or the cough reflex diminished.
3) "Practice guidelines for Postanesthetic
Care: A Report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Postanesthetic
The incidence and etiology of postanesthetic
We chose the ultra-short inhalation anesthetic Sevoflurane to shorten the postanesthetic
recovery to within 2 min, and we discarded data acquired within the first hour.
In 2003, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Task Force on Postanesthetic
Care issued a set of practice guidelines that included recommendations for prophylaxis and treatment of PONV.
care is usually indicated until the effects of general or spinal anesthesia, including cerebral, cardiovascular, and pulmonary effects, have abated.
low-dose parenteral morphine or oral elixir of acetaminophen with added codeine) in the recognition that apnea is aggravated by narcotics and that a life-threatening loss of airway can be precipitated, especially in the postanesthetic
period or the period of postoperative edema of the airway.
These perceptual processes have been demonstrated by persistence into the postoperative period of the effects of presentations of language messages during general anesthesia in the presence of a nearly uniform postanesthetic