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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 1979;12(2):163-168.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.1979.12.2.163   
Clinical Evaluation of the Patients with Anesthesia Consent .
Kyoung Woong Park, Se Ung Chon
Department of Anesthesiology, Catholic Medical College, Seoul, Korea.
Anesthesia consent was requested by our anesthesiology department when the patient condition was found to be critical during the preanesthetic visit. To evaluate the trend, one hundred and five anesthesia consent cases among the 6,430 anesthetics from January 1977 to December 1978 at the department of anesthesiology, St. Mary's hospital, Catholie Medical College, were analyzed according to the anesthetic method, age, sex, surgical department, anesthetic agent, physical status, site of operation, diagnosis, preanesthetic problem and cause of death. The results were as follows; 1) Fifteen cases(14%) died among the 105 cases of anesthesia consent during and/or after .surgery, within the first 7 days. 2) Physical status was class ll E in 43% and the ratio of elective to emergency surgery was 1 to 1.4. 3) Upper abdominal surgery was performed in 52 cases(50%), urogenital surgery in 21 cases (20%), head and neck surgery in 18 cases(17%), surgery on extremities in 12 cases(11%) and thoracic surgery in 2 cases(2%), accordingly. 4) Cardiovascular problems were found in 27 cases(26%), hematologic disorders in 13 cases (12%), respiratory problems in 13 cases(12%), sepsis in 9 cases (9%), problems of central nervous system in 9 cases(9%), hepato-renal disorders in 8 cases(8%) and endocrine disorders in 5 cases(5%), respectively, 5) Postanesthetic cause of death was cardiopulmonary disturbance(33%), sepsis(27%) cerebral edema(20%) and hemorrhage(13%).
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