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How common is Anaesthesia Awareness?

Anaesthesia awareness or intraoperative awareness is a situation in which the patient is partially awake during a surgery. How common are such incidences and what are potential problems associated?
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Any Drug working as “ Anti Anaesthetic ”?

i wanted to know is there any drug to defuse the effects of anaestethics and sedatives? And not being a prescribed drug , or meant for specific diseases? By the way I have Hashimoto, so it shouldn't ...
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Is it possible for a human to perform vaginal delivery without labor? Is there a name for such practice? [duplicate]

In obstetrics there is a notion of a delivery without labor via c-section under anasthesia. Is there a practice of vaginal delivery under anasthesia?
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What are the downsides of hypnosurgery (vs. using traditional anaesthetics)?

I can only find upsides of hypnosurgery on its Wikipedia page: fewer side effects patients can leave the hospital sooner reduction in blood loss post-operative nausea etc. What are the downsides ...
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How often is it safe to get general anaesthetic?

There's an eye surgeon in my running club and I told him I had general anaesthetic three times. He told me that's a lot. I've heard of people thinking general anaesthetic is bad, is there any ...
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What stages of REM sleep occur in medically induced sleep?

During surgical procedures or when subduing a patient, anesthesia is often used. Does this put a person into a deep healthful stage of rest like rem stage 5, or is something more like stage 2 or 3? Or ...
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Anaesthesia and sleep

Having had two surgeries under general anaesthesia recently, I have been wondering... Being under general anaesthesia is physiologically not the same as sleeping. Sleep is needed in humans for ...
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Reducing trauma from surgery prohibiting sedation

I've noticed something a bit worrying about the way certain surgeries are performed, and I was wondering if there is a better way: During surgery, medications are administered to induce ...