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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Anesthesia
These comments are made for the purpose of discussion and should NOT be used as
recommendations for or against therapies or other treatments. An individual patient is
always advised to consult their own physician.
Anesthesia [posted 1/14/99]
Question: I had hand surgery to repair 4 lacerated extensor tendons. My surgeon and
I agreed that I would have a beir block and stay awake with just a sedative during the
surgery. I was not awake, and in fact cannot remember being in PACU or the room after
recovery. I only remember getting my personal belongings from the hospital safe. I realize
that I would not remember the surgery itself, but what about after? I have a copy of the
anesthesiology report. I was given : Versed, Fentanyl and Propofol. I also had a
spirometer, capnometry, and after surgery, impaired gas exchange. Are these doses right
for staying awake during this type of surgery? I also had the lidocaine and tournaquet
Answer: Versed is used to prevent memories of short term procedures. Very
effective without neurologic damage.
Is Post-op Fever Due to the
Question: Can general anesthetics sometimes be the cause of post op fever within
the first 24 - 48 hours?
Answer: Well, we really don't understand the mechanism for post op fever, so I
can't say for certain.
Question: From what plant is carare made?
Answer: It is derived from the Strychnos toxifera and from the root of pareira.
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