All patients were extubated at the end of surgery, admitted to the post-anaesthesia care unit and then transferred to the ward when their Aldrete score
reached >9 (11).
was assessed in recovery room every 10 mins, till a score of 10 was achieved.
Patients were observed for at least 30 min in the postanesthesia care unit, and once the Modified Aldrete Score
was 9 or higher they were transferred to the wards.
At the end of endoscopy, patients were transferred to the recovery room, and recovery was evaluated by Aldrete score
The patient, who was kept in the recovery room for 2 hours, was transferred to the neurosurgery clinic with an Aldrete score
of 10 upon not observing any complication.
Patients were kept in PACU until they attained an Aldrete score
of 9 or more.
The Aldrete score
was determined on admission, and patients with Aldrete score
10 in the first 10 minutes were stratified.
The time from the cessation of anaesthetic gases until a modified Aldrete score
(MAS) > 9 was reached was recorded as the recovery time.
Table 1 presents the components of the Aldrete score
. Recovery time was calculated as the time until the Aldrete score
reached 9 or more after coming to PACU.
The patient was extubated without any problems with the Aldrete score
of 10 and transferred to our intensive care unit (ICU) for routine observation after RALP.
Early recovery as assessed by modified Aldrete score
was compared in both the groups.
A modified aldrete score
system was used to evaluate recovery while Pain/Discomfort scale to assess the quality of emergence from anesthesia.