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Risks Of Obese People Undergoing Anesthesia
Excellent question: General anesthesia is being put out completely. Regional anesthesia involves anesthesia only to the area involved such as a leg or an arm. Therevare many wsys to administer this. Local anesthesia is numbing of the nerves in a specific location. Sometimes different combinations are used to get the best results. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more
What risks do mild hypocalcemia 2.11 (ref 2.2 -2.7) & hypokalemia 2.9 (ref 3.5 - 5.0) present to pt undergoing general anesthesia.
CORRECT POTASSIUM.: 1) why is potassium low? That is an unlikely problem without some specific cause. You need to discuss with your doctor about it before surgery to get whatever cause is treated. And.. You need to have this information in order to tell the surgeon and other health professional you will see.Cause 2) potassium level: should be corrected before surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do most people elect to have IV anesthesia when undergoing one or two dental implants at same session?
Matter of comfort: It depends on the surgeon who is placing the implants and your desires. If you are more comfortable with being sedated then you can most likely request that. It will probably add some cost to the procedure. I have sat in and watched an implant being place with the patient having only local anesthetic and she was just fine. Your dentist/oral surgeon will discuss your choices with you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Surgery: Yes. Inform your anesthesiologist of your dosage and regimen. ...Read more
I met a young healthy lady who got paralyzed after surgery, what causes this ?Too much anesthesia medicine?Will be undergoing one myself .Please help.
Not enough info: Need to know what kind of surgery, what the anesthesia was (general vs a block such as spinal or epidural). Also need to know what kind of medical problems the young healthy lady may have had ---although she says she is healthy or looks like she is, she may have something that can can go on to cause paralysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, if elective : surgery better to waitGet a more detailed answer ›
I'm prescribed percocet/ taken daily i'm having surgery in 6 days and undergoing general anesthesia. When should I stop taking percocet before surgery?
Do not stop: If you are on narcotics everyday it is better to stay on them. Chronic use of prescription narcotics means that you will have a tolerance to narcotics meaning you will require more than someone who does not take them. Most anesthesiologists prefer you stay on your usual regimen. Check with the anesthesia group pre-operatively to get their advice. Your surgeon can give you their contact number. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, many children: In my developmental/behavioral practice require conscious sedation or anesthesia for teeth-cleaning or repair by a pediodontist in an outpatient surgery center after a medical & family history & pre-op physical clear them for surgery. Chronic decay can lead to pain & infection that can get to other organs thru the bloodstream. Pre-op antibiotics are given to kids with structural heart defects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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