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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 1979;12(1):61-69.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.1979.12.1.61   
Clinical Studies on Emergency Anesthesia for 4,436 Cases.
Young Joon Yoon, Sung Back Ko, Hyun Sup Lee, Byung Jo Choi
Department of Anesthesiology, Han Kang Sung Shim Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
The authors analyzed statistically 4436 cases of emergency anesthesia which were performed at the Department of Anesthesiology, Han-Gang Sung Shim Hospital from Dec. 1971 to Dec. 1976 according to sex, age, department, physical status, anesthetic method, anesthetic agent, anesthetic duration, and mortality. The results were as follows: 1) About forty-five percent of all anesthetic patients were emergency cases. 2) About sixty-three percent of all emergency patients were in the 21 40 age group. 3) The most common disease was appendicitis (996 cases). 4) Halothane was the most commonly used anesthetic agent. .5) Closed or semiclosed circuit absorption anesthesia with endotracheal intubation was mainly employed. 4) Hypotension developed in twelve percent of all emergency anesthesia cases and whole blood was transfused in 1128 cases. 7) Intraoperative and postoperative death occurred in 233 cases, mainly with neurosurgical operations.
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