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13.  Good drugs and bad drugs: what's the difference? 
Anesthesia Progress  1998;45(2):45.
PMCID: PMC2148970  PMID: 10356430
15.  Evaluation of a clinical recovery score after general anesthesia. 
Anesthesia Progress  1993;40(3):67-71.
A clinical recovery score (CRS) assessing recovery after general anesthesia was compared with the Digit-Symbol Substitution Test (DSST), Trieger Test (TT), a patient-completed visual analogue scale for alertness (VAS), and an independent observer's evaluation of recovery. The CRS included ratings of the following parameters: activity, respiration, circulation, consciousness, ambulation, color, and nausea and vomiting. Forty patients requiring the removal of three or four third molars participated in the study. All patients received the same general anesthetic technique. Each patient was evaluated by the five methods preoperatively, on admission to the recovery room, and at 15-min intervals until discharge. The four recovery tests (CRS, DSST, TT, VAS) were evaluated using chi 2 analysis to determine if there was any overall difference among the tests using the observer's determination of home readiness as the standard for discharge. The CRS was significantly more in agreement with the observer's determination than were the paper and pencil tests. The recovery tests were also evaluated with regard to instances of early dismissal or prolonged retention of the patient, again using the observer's determination as the "gold standard." The CRS was the only recovery test devoid of early dismissals. We conclude that the CRS provides a valid, simple measure of recovery that can be readily used in offices providing outpatient anesthesia and in studies measuring clinical recovery from anesthesia or sedation.
PMCID: PMC2148743  PMID: 7645791
17.  Comparative trial of succinylcholine vs low dose atracurium-lidocaine combination for intubation in short outpatient procedures. 
Anesthesia Progress  1990;37(5):238-243.
Despite its many disadvantages, succinylcholine is the most commonly used drug for intubation of patients for short out-patient procedure. This double blind trial compared a low dose atracurium/lidocaine combination to succinylcholine for intubation in 40 ASA1 adult patients. Low dose atracurium/lidocaine provided clinical intubating conditions at two minutes and cardiovascular stability equivalent to succinylcholine with significantly less myalgia. Spontaneous respiration was slower after low dose atracurium/lidocaine relative to succinylcholine. Low dose atracurium/lidocaine may provide an acceptable alternative to succinylcholine for intubation in short outpatient procedures.
PMCID: PMC2148610  PMID: 2096747

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