Postanesthesia emergence in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder.

  title={Postanesthesia emergence in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder.},
  author={Matthew Umholtz and John Cilnyk and Christopher K Wang and Jahan Porhomayon and Leili Pourafkari and Nader D Nader},
  journal={Journal of clinical anesthesia},
STUDY OBJECTIVE Recovery from anesthesia may be complicated with development of severe panic symptoms and anxiety. Preexisting anxiety disorder has been reported as a risk factor for development of these symptoms. We aimed to examine the frequency of emergence delirium (EDL) among veterans diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorders (PTSDs). DESIGN Retrospective cohort. SETTING Postoperative recovery area. PATIENTS Perioperative information of 1763 consecutive patients who underwent a… CONTINUE READING
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