A prospective study of awareness and recall associated with general anaesthesia for caesarean section.
MJ Paech, KL Scott, O Clavisi, S Chua, N McDonnell, undefined ANZCA Trials Group
Int J Obstet Anesth | Elsevier BV | Published : 2008
BACKGROUND: The obstetric population is considered at high risk of awareness and recall when undergoing general anaesthesia for caesarean section. In recent years the incidence may have been altered by developments in obstetric anaesthesia. METHODS: A prospective observational study of general anaesthesia for caesarean section was conducted during 2005 and 2006 in 13 maternity hospitals dealing with approximately 49,500 deliveries per annum in Australia and New Zealand. As a component of this study the frequency of recall of intraoperative events was examined using a structured postoperative interview on two occasions. RESULTS: There were 1095 general anaesthetics surveyed with 47% being per..View full abstract