Accession Number:

AD0488785

Title:

SUBJECTIVE AND OBJECTIVE MEASUREMENT OF RESPONSES TO THIRD MOLAR IMPACTION SURGERY.

Descriptive Note:

Technical documentary rept.,

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX

Report Date:

1963-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

Clinical criteria, consisting of an appraisal of surgical difficulty and postoperative pain, and chemical criteria, consisting of changes in serum free and urine total 17-OHCS, were studied on 71 patients who had undergone the removal of mandibular third molar impactions. A significant association was found between surgical difficulty and serum free 17-OHCS concentration in blood specimens taken at both 1 hour P .01 and 3 hours P .05 postoperatively. No significant association was found between pain experience at 3 hours postoperatively and serum free 17-OHCS concentration when the blood samples were drawn at 1 hour postoperatively. A significant correlation was found between pain experience at 3 hours postoperatively and serum free 17-OHCS concentration when the blood samples were drawn at 3 hours postoperatively P .01. No significant differences in urine total 17-OHCS concentration were detected when the subjects were grouped according to either surgical difficulty or postoperative pain experience. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE