Preoperative anxiety and emergence delirium and postoperative maladaptive behaviors.

@article{Kain2004PreoperativeAA,
  title={Preoperative anxiety and emergence delirium and postoperative maladaptive behaviors.},
  author={Zeev N. Kain and Alison A Caldwell-Andrews and Inna Maranets and Brenda C. McClain and Dorothy Gaal and Linda C. Mayes and Rui Feng and Heping Zhang},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2004},
  volume={99 6},
  pages={1648-54, table of contents}
}
Based on previous studies, we hypothesized that the clinical phenomena of preoperative anxiety, emergence delirium, and postoperative maladaptive behavioral changes were closely related. We examined this issue using data obtained by our laboratory over the past 6 years. Only children who underwent surgery and general anesthesia using sevoflurane/O(2)/N(2)O and who did not receive midazolam were recruited. Children's anxiety was assessed preoperatively with the modified Yale Preoperative Anxiety… CONTINUE READING
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