Volume 8, Issue 23 (6-2001)                   RJMS 2001, 8(23): 42-47 | Back to browse issues page


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Safaeian R, Shaeghi S. POSTOPERATIVE COMPLICATIONS OF PEDIATRIC OUTPATIENTS. RJMS. 2001; 8 (23) :42-47
URL: http://rjms.iums.ac.ir/article-1-312-en.html

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  For evaluating the safety of pediatric anesthesia in an outpatient setting, 100 cases were selected by covenient sampling method in Mofid children hospital. Informations about postoperative complications (during 24h) were gathered by telephone interview.

  Most of patients were in the 1-4years age group(55%), 4-8years, 1 month to 1 year, above 8years and below 1 month. were situated respectively. Four surgical procedures of inguinal hernia, hydrocele, circumcision and ectopy of testis consist 73% of all the surgeries. Ninety eight Percent of the surgeries were performed under general anesthesia. In these patients, 25% received narcotics, and in 42% regional block were combined with general anesthesia. Fifteen Percent of the patients were intubated. Complications that occurred at home were pain and restlessness (29%, most common), Nausea and vomiting (17%), sleep disturbances (11%), fever (7%), Anorexia (6%), Urinary retension (5.3%), hoarsness 4% and cough 3%.

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