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Cervical epidural anesthesia in post stroke patients: are we safe?
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PMID:  22783710     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The role of regional anesthetic techniques such as cervical epidural and inter-scalene brachial plexus blockade (ISB) in rehabilitated stroke patients remains uncertain. We present a case of rehabilitated stroke patient with reactive airway disease, which was managed using cervical epidural anesthesia for an above the elbow amputation. We further discuss the implications of the performance of cervical epidural anesthesia in post stroke patients.
Authors:
S V Rakesh; Y K Batra
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta anaesthesiologica Belgica     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0001-5164     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Anaesthesiol Belg     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0421022     Medline TA:  Acta Anaesthesiol Belg     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  51-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.
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