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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/31438

Title: Study of Peri-operative Complications in Persons with Disabilties under Dental Treatment under General Anesthesia at the Mount Sinai Hospital
Authors: Sharma, Vandna
Advisor: Sigal, Michael
Department: Dentistry
Keywords: general anesthesia
dental treatment
special needs
Issue Date: 20-Dec-2011
Abstract: This was a two part study. Part one was a retrospective chart review to ascertain the prevalence and predictors of peri-operative complications in PWD receiving their dental care under general anesthesia (GA). Part two was a prospective survey of parents/caregivers regarding their satisfaction with the service as well as to ascertain the prevalence of post-operative symptoms incurred by patients. In Part 1, the prevalence of complications in PWD was 4 times higher than the 6% stated in the literature for the general population. Time under GA, and no previous history of dental care under GA were significantly related to complications. In Part 2, 100% of patients experienced post-operative symptoms; nonetheless, 92.7% of parents/caregivers were satisfied with the service provided. There prevalence of complications in the PWD in this study was high. Prior to treatment under GA, adequate pre-operative medical evaluations must be completed and time under GA minimized.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/31438
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