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Peripheral nerve blocks for lower limb surgery--a choice anaesthetic technique for patients with a recent myocardial infarction?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12680529     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Peripheral nerve blocks are associated with minimal haemodynamic disturbance. It is perhaps ideal for high-risk surgical patients who cannot tolerate the adverse consequences of even the slightest attenuation of haemodynamic response. However, peripheral nerve blockade is often perceived to be time consuming and undependable as the sole anaesthetic. In this report, a 56-year-old man with severe sepsis and recent myocardial infarction presents for an urgent above knee amputation. We present the practical benefits of a combined sciatic-femoral nerve block on such a patient.
Authors:
N Chia; T C Low; K H Poon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Singapore medical journal     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0037-5675     ISO Abbreviation:  Singapore Med J     Publication Date:  2002 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-04-08     Completed Date:  2003-05-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404516     Medline TA:  Singapore Med J     Country:  Singapore    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  583-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Anaesthesia, Alexandra Hospital, 378 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159964. Naville_CHIA@Alexhosp.com.sg
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Amputation / methods
Femoral Nerve / drug effects*
Humans
Leg / surgery*
Male
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / complications*
Nerve Block / methods*
Sciatic Nerve / drug effects*
Comments/Corrections
Erratum In:
Singapore Med J. 2002 Dec;43(12):604

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