SUBJECTIVE AND OBJECTIVE MEASUREMENT OF RESPONSES TO THIRD MOLAR IMPACTION SURGERY.
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SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX
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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
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