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The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of dexmedetomidine on hemodynamic responses to DLT intubation compared to placebo and to assess the adverse effects related to dexmedetomidine. Sixty patients were randomly allocated to receive 0.7  μ g/kg dexmedetomidine (n = 30) or normal saline (n = 30) 10 minutes before general anesthesia. Systolic(More)
BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE The purposes of the Thai Anesthesia Incidents Study (THAI Study) of anesthetic outcomes were to survey patients, surgical, anesthetic profiles and determine factors related to adverse events. MATERIAL AND METHOD A prospective descriptive study of occurrence screening was conducted in 20 hospitals comprised of 7 university, 4(More)
UNLABELLED In this prospective, randomized, double-blinded study, we compared the efficacy of nalbuphine and propofol for treating intrathecal morphine-induced pruritus after cesarean delivery. One-hundred-eighty-one parturients who developed moderate to severe pruritus after the administration of intrathecal morphine were randomly allocated into two(More)
BACKGROUND The authors determined predictors of intra-operative recall of awareness in the Thai Anesthesia Incidents Study (THAI Study). OBJECTIVE To study a multi-centered registry of anesthesia in 20 hospitals across Thailand. MATERIAL AND METHOD Structured data collection forms of patients who underwent general anesthesia and experienced(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES As part of the Thai Anesthesia Incidents Study of anesthetic adverse outcomes, we evaluated the incidence and factors related to cardiac arrest during spinal anesthesia. METHODS During a 12-mo period (March 1, 2003, to February 28, 2004), a prospective, multicenter registry of patients receiving anesthesia was initiated in 20(More)
BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE Since anesthesia, unlike medical or surgical specialties, does not constitute treatment, The Royal College of Anesthesiologists of Thailand host the Thai Anesthesia Incidents Study (THAI Study) of anesthetic outcomes to determine factors related to anesthesia related adverse events. MATERIAL AND METHOD A prospective descriptive(More)
OBJECTIVE The Thai Anesthesia Incidents Monitoring Study (Thai AIMS) was aimed to identify and analyze anesthesia incidents in order to find out the frequency distribution, clinical courses, management of incidents, and investigation of model appropriate for possible corrective strategies. MATERIAL AND METHOD Fifty-one hospitals (comprising of university,(More)
BACKGROUND National statistical data of mortality and morbidity related to anesthesia have not been reported. The need to comprehensively examine the cause of death as well as other adverse events prompted the first national study in Thailand. MATERIAL AND METHOD In the Thai Anesthesia Incidents Study (THAI Study), a prospectively defined cohort of(More)
BACKGROUND Up to the present (2006), The Royal College of Anesthesiologists of Thailand (RCAT) has proposed and revised six practice guidelines. For guidelines to achieve their objectives, anyone who gets involved needs to be aware of the guidelines, be able to accept, and adhere to them. Although the authors did introduce their guidelines by several(More)
OBJECTIVE Determine the appropriate model for incident study of adverse or undesirable events in more extensive levels from primary to tertiary hospitals across Thailand. MATERIAL AND METHOD The present study was mainly a qualitative research design. Participating anesthesia providers are asked to report, on anonymous and voluntary basis, by completing(More)