Effect of intraoperative low-dose dopamine on renal function in liver transplant recipients.

@article{Swygert1991EffectOI,
  title={Effect of intraoperative low-dose dopamine on renal function in liver transplant recipients.},
  author={Tom Swygert and Larsen Dr. K. C. Roberts Dr. W. Dee Whittier K. C. Roberts and T R Valek and D Brajtbord and Marilyn R Brown and Tom Gunning and A. William Paulsen and Michael A. E. Ramsay},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={1991},
  volume={75 4},
  pages={571-6}
}
Patients undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation frequently receive dopamine infusions to preserve renal function. To test the benefit of such infusions on renal function, 48 nonanuric patients presenting for OLT were entered into a randomized double-blind protocol. After exclusion of 1 patient for intraoperative nephrectomy, 22 patients received dopamine at a rate of 3 micrograms.kg-1.min-1 during surgery and the first postoperative 48 h, and a control group of 25 patients received saline… CONTINUE READING

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