Sunday, January 23, 2011

2 in 1,000 awake during anesthesia

Germany - For every 1,000 patients under anesthesia, two at most wake up during their operation, which can leave a patient traumatized, German researchers say. Petra Bischoff of the Ruhr University in Bochum and Ingrid Rundshagen of the Charite Berlin say being aware of things happening during surgery — unintended awareness — and being able to recall them later is classified as an occasional complication of anesthesia.  More…

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