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  • Print publication year: 2011
  • Online publication date: October 2011

11 - Injury during anaesthesia

from Section 2 - Clinical aspects of complications

List of further reading

Aitkenhead, A. R. Injuries associated with anaesthesia. A global perspective. Br J Anaesth 2005, 95(1): 95–109.
Chopra, V., Bovill, J. G. & Spierdijk, J. Accidents, near accidents and complications during anaesthesia. A retrospective analysis of a 10-year period in a teaching hospital. Anaesthesia 1990; 45: 3–6.
Contractor, S. & Hardman, J. G. Injury during anaesthesia. Cont Educ Anaesth Crit Care Pain 2006; 6(2): 67–70.
Cook, T. M., Scott, S. & Mihai, R. Litigation related to airway and respiratory complications of anaesthesia: an analysis of claims against the NHS in England 1995–2007. Anaesthesia 2010; 65: 556–63.
Domino, K. B., Posner, K. L., Caplan, R. A. & Cheney, F. A. Airway injury during anesthesia: a closed claims analysis. Anesthesiology 1999; 91: 1703–11.
Health and Safety Executive. Blood-borne viruses in the workplace. Guidance for employers and employees. www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg342.pdf (accessed 15 April 2010).
Roth, S., Thisted, R. A., Erickson, J. P., Black, S. & Schreider, B. D. Eye injuries after nonocular surgery: a study of 60,965 anesthetics from 1988 to 1992. Anesthesiology 1996; 85(5): 1020–7.
Sawyer, R. J., Richmond, M. N., Hickey, J. D. & Jarratt, J. A. Peripheral nerve injuries associated with anaesthesia. Anaesthesia 2000; 55: 980–91.
Sprung, J., Bourke, D. L., Contreras, M. G., Warner, M. E. & Findlay, J. Peri-operative hearing impairment. Anesthesiology 2003; 98: 241–57.
UK Health Departments. Guidance for clinical health care workers: protection against infection with blood-borne viruses. www.dh.gov.uk/prod_consum_dh/groups/dh_digitalassets/@dh/@en/documents/digitalasset/dh_4014474.pdf (accessed 15 April 2011).
Warner, M. E., LaMaster, L. M., Thoeming, A. K. et al. Compartment syndrome in surgical patients. Anesthesiology 2001; 94(4): 705–8.
White, E. & Crosse, M. The aetiology and prevention of peri-operative corneal abrasions. Anaesthesia 1998; 53: 157–61.