Letters to the Editor
We are pleased that our case reports have raised awareness about the need for accurate characterization of the mental state of children following sevoflurane-induced “emergence delirium.” Clearly, it is yet undetermined as to what constellation of symptoms can be classified as an emergence delirium, and reports vary as to its severity and prognosis. Further, we are currently studying the mechanistic neuro-cognitive-behavioral processes underlying this syndrome.
Dr. Krane offers a unique Freudian perspective to these events on which we are not expert to comment. We do, however, welcome new knowledge from both ourselves and others about emergence delirium from the neuro-behavioral sciences.
Lynda T. Wells
MD Deborah K. Rasch MD