HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Complications in plastic surgery are unrelated to duration of anesthesia

The length of time patients spend under anesthesia during facial plastic surgery procedures does not appear to be linked to their risk of complications or death, Yale School of Medicine researchers report this month in Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery.

Several high profile patient deaths in office-based plastic surgery facilities have led state regulatory agencies and medical boards to develop policies regarding the procedures performed at these locations. Some states, among them Pennsylvania and Tennessee, have mandated that surgeries longer than four hours be performed in an inpatient facility.

Neil Gordon, M.D., clinical instructor in the Department of Surgery, said there is little data on which regulatory bodies can base these types of decisions. Defining the associated risk is important, he said, because the entire face must be treated as a unit, requiring multiple procedures and longer surgeries.

He and his co-author, Mark Koch, M.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook, evaluated 1,200 patients who had undergone facial plastic surgery. Of those, 1,032 were under anesthesia for more than four hours. Most of the patients in the group receiving longer anesthesia underwent multiple facial procedures, while most in the group receiving shorter anesthesia only had plastic surgery on the nose (rhinoplasty).

Gordon said no deaths were reported the day after surgery and the rate of complications was similar regardless of the duration of anesthesia. Of the 1,200 patients, only three, among them one receiving shorter anesthesia, developed major complications, including respiratory failure, nervous system deficit, and an adverse reaction to medication, he said.

"When regulatory bodies consider creating surgical guidelines, a detailed understanding of specific risks associated with different types of surgery is needed to avoid generalization and inappropriate, non-data driven regulation," Gordon said.


'"/>

Contact: Jacqueline Weaver
jacqueline.weaver@yale.edu
203-432-8555
Yale University
23-Jan-2006


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Complications of type 2 diabetes in young people -- a ticking bomb
2. MIT reports key pathway in synaptic plasticity
3. How plastic is your brain? UH engineer seeks answers
4. Some patients stop needing antidepressant medication after having plastic surgery
5. Moffitt research on myelodysplastic syndromes appears in New England Journal of Medicine
6. Nasal plastic surgery improves airway function
7. Plastic Surgery 2006 spotlights the future of plastic surgery
8. Cosmetic plastic surgery patients chose needle over knife
9. Dramatic rise in ethnic plastic surgery in 2005
10. 10.2 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in 2005 - up 11 percent
11. Fringe plastic surgery procedures more hype than reality, ASPS says

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/10/2019)... ... 2019 , ... Caring.com, a leading senior care referral service with Family Advisors ... Seniors to Live. All 50 states and 302 cities in the U.S. were ranked ... , According to the U.S. Census Bureau , almost 20 million Americans ...
(Date:10/8/2019)... ... October 08, 2019 , ... ... majority interest in Advanced Fertility Care (AFC), an advanced reproductive services (RE) facility ... expand the availability of RE services to expectant families throughout Arizona and the ...
(Date:10/8/2019)... ... October 08, 2019 , ... ... innovator, Dr. Jerry Henderson as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Henderson will be responsible ... , Dr. Henderson previously served as Chair of both the Informatics Governance ...
(Date:10/8/2019)... ... October 08, 2019 , ... The University of California San ... Awards 1st Round (Top Ten) Finalist in its Best Cardiovascular Digital Diagnostic category. ... promote faster, better, more cost-effective healthcare by improving outcomes such as shorter hospital ...
(Date:10/8/2019)... , ... October 08, 2019 , ... ... Amanda T. Harrington, PhD, D(ABMM), and Infectious Disease Physician at Loyola University Medical ... 15, 2019 at 1pm EDT. The speakers will discuss the benefits and challenges ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/8/2019)... ... 08, 2019 , ... Dr. Eric Baker and Dr. Tim ... dental and medical training to offer medically compromised patients predictable and ... diabetes, and other systemic concerns for dental implants and other oral surgeries to ...
(Date:10/8/2019)... ... 08, 2019 , ... For many Americans, dental insurance is limited in what ... of pocket. Yearly insurance payouts are generally capped at around $1,500—which doesn’t go far. ... who are 65 or older. (Standard Medicare does not cover any dental work.) , ...
(Date:10/8/2019)... ... October 08, 2019 , ... A free, interactive event highlighting innovations and ... Texas. The event, featuring thought leaders, innovators and health experts, will display innovations that ... 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. CT on October 19 at the Coppertank Event Center ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: