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Spinal anesthesia in preterm infant undergoing herniorrhaphy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19645169     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Inguinal hernias are the most common diagnosis requiring surgical repair in children of all ages. Anesthetic management of premature infants is often difficult due to their comorbidities and propensity for apnea and bradycardia. General anesthesia has been shown to be associated with an increased incidence of postoperative adverse events. The purpose of this review is to determine the benefits and risks of spinal anesthesia in preterm infants undergoing herniorrhaphy. The use of spinal anesthesia in this population has been shown to decrease the incidence of postoperative adverse events.
Amber Libby
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AANA journal     Volume:  77     ISSN:  0094-6354     ISO Abbreviation:  AANA J     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-03     Completed Date:  2009-10-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0431420     Medline TA:  AANA J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  199-206     Citation Subset:  N    
Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, Georgia, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia, Spinal / adverse effects,  methods*,  nursing*
Anesthetics, Local / therapeutic use
Apnea / etiology
Bradycardia / etiology
Hernia, Inguinal / complications,  surgery*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature, Diseases / surgery*
Intraoperative Care / nursing
Monitoring, Physiologic / nursing
Nurse Anesthetists
Nursing Assessment
Patient Selection
Postoperative Care / nursing
Preoperative Care / nursing
Risk Factors
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anesthetics, Local

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