Anaesthesia StudyThe findings come from the biggest study of its kind. "It's a legitimate fear."
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Fewer Patients Awake During Operations
From Terrified to InterestedHow do patients describe the experience of being aware during an operation? These vary greatly, from "the very, very severe adverse experiences of a combination of pain, paralysis, terror," Pandit says, to anecdotal reports of patients almost being fascinated by what's happening around them: "Completely unconcerned and untroubled and almost interested in the proceedings."
He admits some under reporting is possible in the study. Anesthesiologists may have forgotten how many awareness cases they'd seen. Since anesthesiologists don't routinely see patients after operations, they may not always learn about the awareness report. Sometimes patients may forget the incident or think it is too trivial to mention.
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some concerns: "Anything to use data to be reassuring is always a good thing."
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really is under the anesthetic. Pandit says these are available in about two thirds of hospitals, but even where they are supplied, most anesthesiologists don't use them. "One would have hoped that if the profession is doing what it wants to do, which is keep people asleep, and there is a monitor that they believe in, that they would of course use it."
Different Responses to AnestheticPandit says it isn't clear why some people wake up during a procedure while others don't, although it is possible the drugs used for anesthesia have a different effect on different people. "We know that's true of other drugs. Be it antidepressants or cardiovascular drugs or cancer drugs. They don't all have the same effect in people," he says. "Some people get side effects and some people don't."
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suggests they don't appear to help lessen the numbers of people being awake during surgery.
Previous research has found that about 1 in 500 patients is aware or awake under general anaesthesia.
Researchers also found that even where brain monitoring equipment is available, fewer than 2% of anesthesiologists routinely use it to check the effectiveness of the anesthetic.
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