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general anesthesia

n.
Anesthesia characterized by unconsciousness, muscle relaxation, and loss of sensation over the entire body, and resulting from the administration of a general anesthetic.
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Noun1.general anesthesia - a state of total unconsciousness resulting from anesthetic drugs (as for a major surgical operation)
anaesthesia, anesthesia - loss of bodily sensation with or without loss of consciousness
inhalation anesthesia - general anesthesia achieved by administration of an inhalation anesthetic
twilight sleep - a state of general anesthesia in which the person retains a slight degree of consciousness; can be induced by injection of scopolamine or morphine
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O'Leary, M.D., from The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, and colleagues examined the correlation between surgical procedures that require general anesthesia before primary school entry and child development in a retrospective sibling-matched cohort study, including sibling pairs aged 5 to 6 years with the same birth mother.
Jeon and her associates evaluated the success and safety of treatment of PWSs with a pulsed dye laser at age 1 year or younger in the office setting without general anesthesia. They reviewed the charts of 197 patients, who received their first treatment at their center during 2000-2017; the data cutoff was at 1 year following the initial treatment.
Conclusion: sFNB combined with general anesthesia, especially that using laryngeal mask, were superior to general anesthesia alone, which reduced recovery and extubation times, and decreased intraoperative and postoperative drug uses, postoperative early VAS score and adverse reactions.
The implicated surgeon described the procedure to the anesthesiologist in charge of the patient as being risk-free, and that he needs general anesthesia due to the difficulty in accessing the mediastinal mass.
Conclusion: Cognitive impairment is less in total intravenous anesthesia as compared to general anesthesia for ECT in patients of depressive episode severe.
Since those studies haven't been done yet, for now I'd say: if general anesthesia isn't required--if the procedure is entirely cosmetic, or can safely be put off until a child is older--it makes sense to wait.
The remaining 127 patients received only general anesthesia. Patients completed a questionnaire before surgery to evaluate what level of postoperative pain they expected on a 0-10 scale.
The physicians precipitated the patient's hypotension by giving her an excessive dose of morphine and bupivacaine via epidural catheter prior to induction of general anesthesia, and then failed to give her sufficient doses of vasopressors to increase her BP to safe levels.
Obtaining IV access to conduct general anesthesia can be a challenge in many cases, especially in the pediatric population.
spinal and general anesthesia in percutaneous nephrolithotomy.

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