2000, Number 2
Rev Mex Anest 2000; 23 (2)
García BOY, Luna JJC, Tenopala S
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ABSTRACTBackground: It is accepted that ASA classification defines the anesthetic morbimortality, but other patient conditions, drug responses, interactions and human abilities, are also associated. Anesthetic concern in this phenomena make necessary the adoption of minimal monitoring standards. We realize this research in order to know the anesthetic complications in a universitary-associated hospital. Material and Methods: this is an observational prospective, longitudinal and transverse study. From March 1997 to April 1998 all the transanesthetic associated complications were collected. Associated factors were also analyzed. Results: 10,618 surgeries were performed in the period and complications appeared in 426 procedures (326 female patients and 100 male patients). More affected groups were ASA I (59.5%) and ASA II (22%) young people and adults. Endotracheal intubation and regional procedures were more associated with transanesthetic complications. Conclusions: No deaths associated with anesthetic complications were found, but the number of complications is more frequent in a universitary hospital compared with non-universitary affiliated hospital.