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Incidence and causes of failed spinal anesthetics in a university hospital: a prospective study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2007106     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The failure rates associated with spinal anesthesia using bupivacaine and lidocaine were studied prospectively in 1891 patients. The failure rate was 3.1%, with the most common reason for failure an inadequate level of anesthesia for the surgical procedure. Demographic variables showed no significant correlation with the failures. The primary technical reason for failure was use of a low interspace for the administration of the anesthetic agent. All the anesthetic agents used were found reliable in producing spinal anesthesia.
P J Tarkkila
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Regional anesthesia     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0146-521X     ISO Abbreviation:  Reg Anesth     Publication Date:    1991 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-05-01     Completed Date:  1991-05-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7707549     Medline TA:  Reg Anesth     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  48-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anesthesia, Tampere University Central Hospital, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Anesthesia, Spinal* / instrumentation
Bupivacaine / administration & dosage*
Chi-Square Distribution
Drug Resistance
Hospitals, University
Lidocaine / administration & dosage*
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Reg. No./Substance:
137-58-6/Lidocaine; 2180-92-9/Bupivacaine

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