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A regional anesthetic approach for renal transplantation.
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PMID:  1108709     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
After consideration of surgical demands and patient condition, regional anesthesia is preferred for renal transplantation at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Of 75 consecutive cases, 64 were successfully managed with single high-dose spinal anesthesia (10 to 20 mg tetracaine, mean 16.5 mg). The technic avoids untoward effects of neuromuscular blocking drugs, iatrogenic pulmonary infection from anesthetic equipment, and problems with potent general and anesthetics. Patients are made comfortable by judicious low-dose sedation. Cardiovascular instability and blood loss are not troublesome. There have been no permanent neurologic sequelae or postspinal headaches. The authors believe this technic produces minimal biochemical and physiologic derangement for renal transplantation in the patient with chronic renal failure.
C L Linke; R G Merin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anesthesia and analgesia     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0003-2999     ISO Abbreviation:  Anesth. Analg.     Publication Date:    1976 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-03-30     Completed Date:  1976-03-30     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1310650     Medline TA:  Anesth Analg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  69-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia, General
Anesthesia, Spinal* / adverse effects
Kidney Failure, Chronic / surgery
Kidney Transplantation*
Postoperative Complications
Preanesthetic Medication
Transplantation, Homologous
Reg. No./Substance:
51-43-4/Epinephrine; 94-24-6/Tetracaine

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