oa South African Medical Journal - Is premedication necessary for minor operations
|Article Title||Is premedication necessary for minor operations|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 City General Hospital, Sheffield, England|
|Publication Date||Feb 1967|
|Pages||134 - 136|
|Keyword(s)||Anaesthesiology, Minor operations and Premedication|
In our investigation of 50 premedicated and 50 non-premedicated patients we found no evidence to support the routine administration of a sedative premedication for minor surgical procedures, and indeed found that it complicated the administration of the anaesthetic and produced more unpleasant effects postoperatively.
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