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Emergence delirium (sometimes referred to as agitated emergence, emergence agitation, emergence excitement, or postanesthetic excitement) is a condition in which emergence from general anesthesia is accompanied by psychomotor agitation.
In children 
The overall incidence of emergence delirium is 5.3%, with a significantly greater incidence (12-13%) in children. The incidence of emergence delirium after halothane, isoflurane, sevoflurane or desflurane ranges from 2-55%.
- Sikich, N; Lerman, J (2004). "Development and psychometric evaluation of the pediatric anesthesia emergence delirium scale". Anesthesiology 100 (5): 1138–45. PMID 15114210.
- Mason, LJ (2004). "Pitfalls of Pediatric Anesthesia: Emergence Delirium". Richmond, Virginia: Society for Pediatric Anestheisa. Retrieved 2012-06-21.
Further reading 
- Smessaert A, Schehr CA, Artusio JF, Jr. (April 1960). "Observations in the immediate postanaesthesia period. II. Mode of recovery". Br J Anaesth. 32 (4): 181–5. doi:10.1093/bja/32.4.181. PMID 13831798.
- Eckenhoff JE, Kneale DH, Dripps RD. (Sept-Oct 1961). "The incidence and etiology of postanesthetic excitment. A clinical survey". Anesthesiology. 22 (5): 667–73. PMID 13889092.
- Artusio JF, Jr. (April 1964). "Anesthesia and its immediate postoperative complications". Surg Clin North Am. 44: 493–504. PMID 14180336.
- Vlajkovic GP, Sindjelic RP. (Jan 2007). "Emergence delirium in children: many questions, few answers". Anesth.Analg. 104 (1): 84–91. doi:10.1213/01.ane.0000250914.91881.a8 A & A January 2007 vol. 104 no. 1 84-91. PMID 17179249.
- Lepouse C, Lautner CA, Liu L, Gomis P, Leon A. (Jun 2006). "Emergence delirium in adults in the post-anaesthesia care unit". Br.J.Anaesth. 96 (6): 747–53. doi:10.1093/bja/ael094. PMID 16670111.
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