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Neurological Complications Associated with Epidural Analgesia in Children: A Report of 4 Cases of Ambiguous Etiologies.
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PMID:  23144440     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The safety and utility of pediatric epidural analgesia is well established, but the risk of permanent neurological injury is unknown and largely must be extrapolated from adult literature. In this article we present a series of 4 cases of long-term or permanent neurologic complications associated with epidural analgesia. Possible mechanisms of injury and implications for practice are discussed.
Authors:
Mark J Meyer; Elliot J Krane; Kenneth R Goldschneider; Norma J Klein
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anesthesia and analgesia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1526-7598     ISO Abbreviation:  Anesth. Analg.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1310650     Medline TA:  Anesth Analg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
From the *Department of Anesthesia, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH; †Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA; ‡Division of Pain Management, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH; §Department of Anesthesiology, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA.
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