Comparison of perioperative spirometric data following spinal or general anaesthesia in normal-weight and overweight gynaecological patients.

@article{UngernSternberg2005ComparisonOP,
  title={Comparison of perioperative spirometric data following spinal or general anaesthesia in normal-weight and overweight gynaecological patients.},
  author={Britta S von Ungern-Sternberg and Adrian Regli and Arthur Reber and Markus C. Schneider},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  year={2005},
  volume={49 7},
  pages={940-8}
}
BACKGROUND There is limited data comparing the impact of spinal anaesthesia (SA) and general anaesthesia (GA) on perioperative lung function. Here we assessed the differences of these two anaesthetic techniques on perioperative lung volumes in normal-weight (BMI < 25) and overweight (BMI 25-30) patients using spirometry. METHODS We prospectively studied 84 consenting patients having operations in the vaginal region receiving either GA (n = 41) or SA (n = 43). Both groups (GA and SA) were… CONTINUE READING