Early Adverse Effects in the Postoperative Period

  • V. Paver-Eržen
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The recognition that the immediate postanaesthetic period is a time of high risk of morbidity and mortality was first addressed by the report of the Anaesthesia Study Commission of the Philadelphia County Medical Society in 1947. This eleven-year study reported on 307 patients who died within 24 hours of the induction of anaesthesia. Nearly half these deaths were classified as preventable, and in 63% of this group death was considered primarily due to unrecognised airway obstruction. All occurred in the immediate postanaesthetic period [1].


Epidural Analgesia Postoperative Nausea Epidural Morphine Pulmonary Aspiration Total Intravenous Anaesthesia 
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