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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 336-341

Rapid emergence of day-care anaesthesia: A review


1 Department of Anaesthesiology, Sri Siddhartha Medical College, Tumkur, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Anaesthesia, Maidstone General Hospital, Maidstone, ME16 9QQ, United Kingdom
3 Kingston Hospital, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 7QB, United Kingdom

Correspondence Address:
S B Gangadhar
Department of Anaesthesiology, Sri Siddhartha Medical College, Tumkur, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5049.100813

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The number of day-care surgeries is increasing every day. The boundaries of day-care surgeries are being redefined on a continual basis. Multi-dimensional benefits to the patient, hospital and national economy are the driving forces behind the changing scenario on the horizon of day surgery. The literature search included Google, medlinx, pubmed and medline. We have attempted to look at the controversies in patient selection with comorbidities, pre-operative assessment and an acceptable ASA grade of patients. An attempt is also made to look at suitable surgical procedures, a pathway of introducing procedures, which are still complex and specialist procedures in challenging environment. The techniques of general anaesthesia, central neuraxial blocks, regional nerve blocks with indwelling catheters and monitoring techniques are deliberated upon. Finally the most important post-operative issues of discharge criteria, including recovery after spinal anaesthetic, oral fluid intake, voiding and travel after day surgery, are considered.


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