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Title: Dreaming during anaesthesia in patients at high risk of awareness.
Authors: Leslie, Kate
Myles, P. S.
Forbes, A.
Chan, M. T. V.
Swallow, S. K.
Short, T. G.
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Wiley
Place of publication: London, UK
Publication Title: Anaesthesia
Volume: 60
Issue: 3
Start Page: 239
End Page: 244
Abstract: Dreaming during anaesthesia is commonly reported but remains poorly understood. In this study, adult surgical patients at high risk of awareness were randomly assigned to receive bispectral index (BIS)-guided anaesthesia or routine care, and were interviewed about dreaming three times postoperatively. Dreaming patients (n = 134) were compared with all other patients who were interviewed at least once (n = 2251). Intraoperative dreaming was reported by 4.2%, 3.9% and 3.4% of patients at 2–4 h, 24–36 h and 30 days after surgery, respectively. Fewer BIS-monitored patients reported intra-operative dreaming at 2–4 h than control patients (2.7% vs. 5.7%; p = 0.004). Reports of dreaming were similar in the two groups at 24–36 h and 30 days. Dreaming patients were younger (p = 0.001); healthier (p < 0.001) and more likely to be women (p < 0.001), and were less satisfied with anaesthetic care (p = 0.004) than other patients. This study was undertaken with data obtained from Ballarat Health Services - R. Ray; G. Hughes.
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ISSN: 0003-2409
Internal ID Number: 00258
Health Subject: ANAESTHESIA
Type: Journal Article
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