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Summary

The goal of this study is to determine if preoperative temperament is associated with postoperative pain, emergence agitation, emotional and behavioral changes, and overall parent satisfaction. This is a prospective observational study to assess preoperative temperament in pediatric patients undergoing tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, gather demographic data, intraoperative data regarding surgical and anesthetic technique, and collect immediate postoperative data to assess pain, emergence agitation (EA), parental satisfaction as well as remote postoperative data to assess emotional and behavior changes. These data will be used to determine if patients with a specific temperament profile are more likely to experience increased pain, emergence agitation, emotional changes, and behavioral disturbances postoperatively.

Conditions

Emergence Delirium, Temperament

Recruitment Status

Recruiting

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

ASA I or II
undergoing Tonsil and/or Adenoid Removal at Boston Children's Hospital

Exclusion Criteria:

history of prematurity
major chronic medical conditions
neurological impairment or developmental delay
parents/guardians who do not speak English or are unable to understand the questionnaires

Intervention

Intervention Type

Intervention Name

Procedure

Tonsillectomy and Adeniodectomy

Gender

All

Minimum Age

2 Years

Maximum Age

7 Years

Download Date

June 7, 2021

Principal Investigator

Stephen Kelleher

Primary Contact Information

Stephen Kelleher, MD

617-355-7737

stephen.kelleher@childrens.harvard.edu

For more information on this trial, visit clinicaltrials.gov.

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