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dc.contributor.authorNutchanart Bunchungmongkolen_US
dc.contributor.authorWanna Somboonviboonen_US
dc.contributor.authorSuwannee Suraseranivongseen_US
dc.contributor.authorMayuree Vasinanukornen_US
dc.contributor.authorWaraporn Chau-inen_US
dc.contributor.authorThanoo Hintongen_US
dc.description.abstractBackground: The Thai Anesthesia Incidents Study (THAI Study) is the first national study of anesthesia outcomes during anesthesia practice in Thailand. The authors extracted data of 25,098 pediatric cases from THAI Study. Objective: To report patient, surgical, and anesthetic profiles in order to determine the incidences of adverse events and their related factors. Material and Method: A multi-centered prospective descriptive study was conducted among 20 hospitals across Thailand over a year from March 1, 2003 to February 28, 2004. Data in children aged 15 years and younger describing practices and adverse events were collected during anesthesia, in the recovery room and 24 hours postoperative period. Results: Infants (0-1 year) had a significantly higher rate of adverse events compared with adults (4.6% versus 1.2%). Desaturation was the most common adverse event. The adverse events happened mostly during anesthesia (67%). Infants had significantly higher incidences of delayed detection of esophageal intubation, desaturation, reintubation, cardiac arrest, death, and drug error than older children and adults. Incidences of desaturation, reintubation, difficult intubation, coma/convulsion, cardiac arrest, and death were significantly higher in children with ASA physical status 3-5 than those with ASA physical status 1-2. Conclusion: Infants are prone to higher adverse events compared with older children and adults. Main adverse events were respiratory-related and they occurred mostly during anesthesia.en_US
dc.titlePediatric anesthesia adverse events: The Thai Anesthesia Incidents Study (THAI Study) database of 25,098 casesen_US
article.title.sourcetitleJournal of the Medical Association of Thailanden_US
article.volume90en_US Mai Universityen_US Universityen_US Universityen_US of Songkla Universityen_US Kaen Universityen_US
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