A prospective cohort study of emergence agitation in the pediatric postanesthesia care unit.

@article{VoepelLewis2003APC,
  title={A prospective cohort study of emergence agitation in the pediatric postanesthesia care unit.},
  author={Terri Voepel-Lewis and Shobha V Malviya and Alan R. Tait},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2003},
  volume={96 6},
  pages={1625-30, table of contents}
}
UNLABELLED Emergence agitation (EA) is a postanesthetic problem that interferes with a child's recovery and presents a challenge in terms of assessment and management. In this prospective cohort study, we sought to determine the incidence of EA, evaluate factors associated with and predictive of EA, and describe associated outcomes in healthy children. Children aged 3-7 yr who were undergoing general anesthesia for elective outpatient procedures were included. All perioperative care was… CONTINUE READING
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