She experienced the phenomena of anaesthetic awareness
which is feeling pain/pressure but unable to move or communicate, and the trauma led her to commit suicide.
The administration of higher concentrations of propofol may decrease the likelihood of anaesthetic awareness
, however, lead to an increased risk of haemodynamic side effects.
During a heart transplant, a millionaire suffers an attack of 'anaesthetic awareness
' leaving him awake on the operating table but unable to communicate.
First we examined anaesthetic incidents as a sub-set of the total number of reported incidents; then we examined pre-surgery assessment, epidural anaesthesia, and anaesthetic awareness
incidents, as they were identified as being frequent and of potential concern.
Once the surgery starts, it seems she may have good reason to be concerned, because Clayton's anaesthesia fails and he experiences the rare but terrifying state of 'anaesthetic awareness
' where he can't move or talk, but is aware of everything that is happening to him.
But as his character slips under the anaesthetic, he realises he can still hear and see everything but is unable to move - a real-life medical phenomenon known as 'anaesthetic awareness
But as his character Clayton Beresford slips under the anaesthetic, he realises he can still hear and see everything but is unable to move - a reallife medical phenomenon known as anaesthetic awareness
It's called "anaesthetic awareness
" and it means that, while paralysed, the patient can hear and feel everything that is happening while they are under the knife.
The term used to describe this occurrence is anaesthetic awareness
. Paralysed by a muscle relaxant the unfortunate victim is unable to alert the operating team to their plight.
Disturbing tale of a man who wakes up on the operating table, apparently a victim of 'anaesthetic awareness
This shocking documentary recounts the stories of those who have endured "anaesthetic awareness
" - suffering the agony of an operation without their surgeon knowing they are awake.
is the stuff of nightmares - it could only have been a matter of time before film-makers seized this theme of terror and turned it into a psychological thriller, writes Meryl Davies.