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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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He said: "We strive to achieve this and try hard to not have children going under general anaesthetic at all."
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.
Molecular and neuronal substrates for general anaesthetics. Nat Rev Neurosci 2004; 5:709-720.
The clinic serves Cardiff and the Valleys and is the only dental clinic in the city to carry out general anaesthetics.
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.
I HAD no idea how risky general anaesthetics were until I saw your report on Watchdog: Healthcheck.
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.
However, children under five, who can not control the way they breathe through their noses, may still be offered general anaesthetics. The facility will also offer a diverse range of specialist dentistry including orthodontics for the treatment of children born with cleft lip and palate.
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.

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