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Temazepam as premedication in day surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6110384     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Sixty patients scheduled for day case surgery were allocated into two groups in a double-blind study. One group received temazepam 20 mg or 30 mg orally 1 hour before surgery whilst the second group received a placebo of identical appearance. The use of temazepam was followed by a greater frequency of sedation and anxiolysis and with fewer problems at induction. The time to awaken, the level of postoperative sedation and the ability to walk unaided were similar in both groups. Postoperative sequelae were less frequent in the temazepam group. Temazepam is advocated as a suitable drug for premedication in day case surgery.
Authors:
A P Beechey; R J Eltringham; C Studd
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anaesthesia     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0003-2409     ISO Abbreviation:  Anaesthesia     Publication Date:  1981 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-04-21     Completed Date:  1981-04-21     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370524     Medline TA:  Anaesthesia     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  10-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Ambulatory Surgical Procedures*
Anti-Anxiety Agents* / pharmacology
Anxiety / prevention & control
Clinical Trials as Topic
Double-Blind Method
Female
Hemodynamics / drug effects
Humans
Hypnotics and Sedatives
Male
Middle Aged
Placebos
Preanesthetic Medication*
Temazepam* / adverse effects,  pharmacology
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Anxiety Agents; 0/Hypnotics and Sedatives; 0/Placebos; 846-50-4/Temazepam

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