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The use of a vertical infraclavicular brachial plexus block in a patient with myasthenia gravis: effects on lung function.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11167477     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A patient who was suffering an exacerbation of myasthenia gravis dislocated her elbow. She underwent closed reduction of the dislocation under vertical infraclavicular brachial plexus blockade. The technique was successful but was associated with a 29% decrease in forced vital capacity, from 1.7 l to 1.2 l. The patient did not show any symptoms of ventilatory failure. Her recovery was uncomplicated.
A Sinha; K Ahmad; W Harrop-Griffiths
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anaesthesia     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0003-2409     ISO Abbreviation:  Anaesthesia     Publication Date:  2001 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-22     Completed Date:  2001-03-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370524     Medline TA:  Anaesthesia     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  165-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Anaesthesia, St Mary's Hospital, Praed Street, London W2 1NY, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia, Conduction*
Brachial Plexus
Dislocations / complications,  surgery*
Elbow Joint
Middle Aged
Myasthenia Gravis / complications*
Treatment Outcome
Vital Capacity / drug effects*
Comment In:
Anaesthesia. 2001 Jul;56(7):712-3   [PMID:  11463046 ]
Anaesthesia. 2001 Aug;56(8):817-8   [PMID:  11494426 ]

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