Incidence of oxygen desaturation during oral surgery outpatient procedures.

  title={Incidence of oxygen desaturation during oral surgery outpatient procedures.},
  author={Carolyn S. White and M. Franklin Dolwick and Nikolaus Gravenstein and David A. Paulus},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  volume={47 2},
The frequency, severity, and duration of oxygen desaturation during oral surgical procedures in outpatients was measured. Sixty patients divided into six groups received either lidocaine; lidocaine, diazepam, and meperidine; lidocaine, diazepam, meperidine, and headphone music; lidocaine, diazepam, meperidine, and nitrous oxide; lidocaine, diazepam, meperidine, methohexital, and nitrous oxide; or lidocaine and nitrous oxide. Forty-three percent of the 30 patients who did not receive… CONTINUE READING

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