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Comparison of haemodynamic changes in patients undergoing unilateral and bilateral spinal anaesthesia.
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PMID:  23217477     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Objective: To assess the haemodynamic changes in patients receiving unilateral and bilateral spinal anaesthesia with their pre-anaesthesia recordings. Study Design: Quasi-experimental study. Place and Duration of Study: Main Operation Theater, Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi, from May 2006 to February 2007. Methodology: Sixty patients meeting the inclusion criteria were randomly allocated in two groups of 30 patients each. One and a half ml of 0.75% hyperbaric bupivacaine was injected with free flow of cerebrospinal fluid using a 23 gauge quincke needle. Lumbar puncture was performed in the sitting position at 3 - 4 or 4 - 5 lumbar interspace. Patients were then assigned to the supine or lateral decubitus position for 10 minutes. Heart rate, systolic, mean and diastolic blood pressures of patients were recorded with their pre-anaesthesia readings in the 1st, 5th, 15th, 30th and then at every 15th minute till the end of procedure. Recovery room readings were also taken. Results: The systolic, mean and diastolic blood pressure changes were significant in both groups. But from 1st minute to recovery room, statistically significant difference (p < 0.05) was found at each time interval, the unilateral groups (group A) being more stable with respect to pre-anaesthesia readings. The decrease in heart rate was comparable in both groups. Conclusion: Unilateral spinal anaesthesia was associated with a more stable cardiovascular profile, therefore, it is a valuable technique for high risk patients.
M Nauman Akhtar; Sabahat Tariq; Nighat Abbas; Ghulam Murtaza; S M Nadeem Naqvi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1681-7168     ISO Abbreviation:  J Coll Physicians Surg Pak     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9606447     Medline TA:  J Coll Physicians Surg Pak     Country:  Pakistan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  747-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi.
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