preanesthesia

preanesthesia

(prē″ăn-ĕs-thē′zē-ă)
A light anesthesia produced by a medication given before anesthesia.

preanesthesia

preliminary anesthesia; sedation, light anesthesia or narcosis induced by medication as a preliminary to administration of a general anesthetic.
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Results: The plasma RANTES concentrations decreased significantly at 2-24 h after beginning CPB, with concurrent reduction of postoperative lymphocyte counts, as compared with the preanesthesia level (P < 0.
The use of different intranasal doses of diazepam, midazolam, and xylazine provides a dose-dependent sedation that may be applicable clinically for standing chemical restraint or preanesthesia.
All the patients underwent thorough preanesthesia checkup that included detailed history, general and systemic physical examination, and investigations as per the pro forma and were randomly allocated to one of the following two groups.
To demonstrate the efficacy of the conventional indices (SpE, PE, AE, DFA, and SFS) and the proposed ones (SpG, BSpG), all indices were applied to the EEG signal obtained during a period of approximately 130 min that included the preanesthesia stage, the anesthesia stage, including the LOC, and the recovery stage including the ROC.
A number of mortality predictors have been developed throughout the years for the coronary patient undergoing non-coronary surgery that are constantly used for preanesthesia evaluations such as the Goldman index, the revised Lee cardiac index, Detsky score or modified Goldman, and the Boersma, among others.
iii) policies and procedures that outline the preanesthesia evaluation, induction, intra-operative maintenance, and emergence from anesthesia.
In the American system, preanesthesia clinics exist mostly in academic medical centers.
American Society of Anesthesiologists 2002 Practice advisory for preanesthesia evaluation: A report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Preanesthesia Evaluation Anesthesiology 96 (2) 485-9
18) Further, in a preanesthesia interview at a university medical center, nearly 70% of patients taking herbal medications did not report their usage.
Was the surgeon obligated to conduct another history, physical examination, and informed-consent discussion with the patient--long before the patient is on the gurney under preanesthesia and ready to go into the operating room?
Prior to surgery, a student nurse anesthetist, Amy Wehrman, prepared a preanesthesia note setting forth the patient's history and physical condition.