8) In a similar study, D'Allesio and coworkers retrospectively compared patients who received an interscalene block to those receiving general anesthesia
for ambulatory shoulder arthroscopy.
Also, most anesthesiologists are not going to let a patient who is really obese have a nonworking epidural because we don't want to put her to sleep" and use general anesthesia
When the contrast material was injected, the patient was made apneic by stopping mechanical ventilation in the general anesthesia
group or by awakening the patient in the dexmedetomidine group and asking the patient to hold his or her breath.
Among the men who had prostatectomy, 2,820 had their surgery with general anesthesia
and 3,691 received local anesthesia.
Because bladder distension is painful in IC patients, before the doctor inserts the cystoscope through the urethra into the bladder, the patient must be given either regional or general anesthesia
Advantages offered by general anesthesia
includes - rapid onset of anesthesia, full control of the body processes (airway, respiratory and circulatory system), used in surgeries with unpredictable duration of surgery, no memory of the surgery, allows complete motionlessness over prolonged duration of the surgery and it permits simultaneous operation on different body parts.
Essentially, general anesthesia
is a coma that is drug-induced, and, as a consequence, reversible.
Spinal anesthesia (SA) was used in 58 cases, general anesthesia
(GA) in 18 cases, and an epidural in 2 cases.
The paravertebral group spent less time in the recovery room, used fewer pain and antiemetic medications, and returned to work more quickly than did the general anesthesia
Patients undergoing knee or hip replacements recover more quickly when treated with targeted pain-blocking medications that may eliminate the need for general anesthesia
during surgery and intravenous narcotics drugs after surgery.
Local Anesthesia and General Anesthesia
are the two commonly used types of anesthesia.
The doctors wanted to learn if surgeries that used conscious sedation - in which patients are initially anesthetized but restored to consciousness during surgery on the brain itself - had outcomes different from those using more traditional general anesthesia