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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 1995;29(4):471-476.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.1995.29.4.471   
The Evaluation of the Incidence of Intraoperative Awareness, the Degree of Difficulty with Intubation and Postanesthetic Complication in Surgical Patients.
Woong Mo Im, Sung Su Chung, Sung Jin Rim
Department of Anesthesiology, Chonnam University Hospital, Kwang-ju, Korea.
Randomly selected 193 patients who received elective operation under general anesthesia and were able to communicate with anesthesiologists and follow up for 5 days between May and September 1994 at Chonnam University Hospital, were interviewed and evaluated on the night before, 2 and 5 days after their operation. Distribution of physieal status by ASA was that more than half the total patients belongs to class I and 36.8% of patients were under class II. Sedation scores did not chang between on the night before and the day of operation. A significant correlation existed among the visibility of pharyngeal structures, the exposure of glottis by laryngoscopy, and the degree of difficulty with intubation. About 83% of patients was readily intubated, and none of patient was impossible to intubate. All of the patients lost consciousness during induction of anesthesia, and did not recall during operation. Postanesthetic complications were sore throat(30%), nausea and vomiting(28%), lumbago(15%), urticaria(3%), and dizziness(3%).
Key Words: Patient evaluation; Preoperative; Postoperative; Complication; Awareness; Intubation
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