Pain, nausea, vomiting and ocular complications delay discharge following ambulatory microdiscectomy.

@article{Shaikh2003PainNV,
  title={Pain, nausea, vomiting and ocular complications delay discharge following ambulatory microdiscectomy.},
  author={Shaheen Shaikh and Frances Chung and Charles Osalumese Imarengiaye and Damian Yung and Mark Bernstein},
  journal={Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie},
  year={2003},
  volume={50 5},
  pages={514-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Nowadays, microsurgical discectomy is being performed as an outpatient procedure. A retrospective chart review was done to document factors that delayed discharge or led to unanticipated admission. METHODS After Institutional Review Board approval, the hospital medical records of 106 patients who underwent microsurgical discectomy on an ambulatory basis were reviewed. All patients were operated upon by a single surgeon at the Toronto Western Hospital. Perioperative data were… CONTINUE READING