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CONTEXT Spinal morphine is a common form of postoperative analgesia after caesarean section, but it is associated with postoperative nausea and vomiting. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the hypothesis that(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES A few studies have shown that patients are frequently under strong distress in the preoperative period. The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) is an instrument(More)
BACKGROUND Preoperative anxiety negatively influences children's anaesthetic and surgical experience, and results in postoperative complications, such as emergence delirium and behavioural changes.(More)
JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Alguns estudos tem mostrado que os pacientes experimentam uma forte angustia no periodo pre-operatorio. A Escala Hospitalar de Ansiedade e Depressao (HADS) e um instrumento(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Because of medical progress, life expectancy has been prolonged and the elderly population submitted to surgical procedures has been growing. Besides age-related(More)