Influence of pre-anaesthetic thoracic radiographs on ASA physical status classification and anaesthetic protocols in traumatized dogs and cats

Sigrist, Nadja; Mosing, M.; Iff, I.; Larenza, Maria-Paula; Lang, Johann; Spreng, David (2008). Influence of pre-anaesthetic thoracic radiographs on ASA physical status classification and anaesthetic protocols in traumatized dogs and cats. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde, 150(10), pp. 507-514. Huber 10.1024/0036-7281.150.10.507

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate if pre-anaesthetic thoracic radiographs contribute to the anaesthetic management of trauma patients by comparing American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status Classification (ASA grade) with and without information from thoracic radiography findings. Case records of 157 dogs and cats being anaesthetized with or without post-traumatic, pre-anaesthetic chest radiographs were retrospectively evaluated for clinical parameters, radiographic abnormalities and anaesthetic protocol. Animals were retrospectively assigned an ASA grade. ASA grades, clinical signs of respiratory abnormalities and anaesthesia protocols were compared between animals with and without chest radiographs. The group of animals without pre-anaesthetic radiographs was anaesthetized earlier after trauma and showed less respiratory abnormalities at presentation. The retrospectively evaluated ASA grade significantly increased with the information from thoracic radiography. Animals with a higher ASA grade were less frequently mechanically ventilated. Pre-anaesthetic radiographs may provide important information to assess the ASA grade in traumatized patients and may therefore influence the anesthesia protocol.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Small Animal Clinic > Small Animal Clinic, Surgery
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > DKV - Clinical Radiology
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Small Animal Clinic
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > DKV - Anaesthesiology

UniBE Contributor:

Sigrist, Nadja; Larenza, Maria-Paula; Lang, Johann and Spreng, David

Subjects:

500 Science

ISSN:

0036-7281

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

English

Submitter:

Simone Forterre

Date Deposited:

24 Sep 2014 12:23

Last Modified:

13 Jan 2015 14:23

Publisher DOI:

10.1024/0036-7281.150.10.507

PubMed ID:

18821510

Uncontrolled Keywords:

chest trauma, ASA grade, anaesthesia, chest radiographs, dog, cat

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.58583

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/58583

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