Effects of thoracic epidural meperidine on arterial oxygenation during one-lung ventilation in thoracic surgery.

@article{Garutti2003EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of thoracic epidural meperidine on arterial oxygenation during one-lung ventilation in thoracic surgery.},
  author={Ignacio Garutti and Patr{\'i}cia Sales Marques da Cruz and Luis Olmedilla and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Barrio and Alberto Cruz and Carmen Cagigas Fern{\'a}ndez and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a P{\'e}rez-Pe{\~n}a},
  journal={Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia},
  year={2003},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={302-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the effects that the use of general intravenous anesthesia (propofol-fentanyl) (GA) or general anesthesia combined with thoracic epidural anesthesia with meperidine (TEA-M) may have on arterial oxygenation during one-lung ventilation (OLV). DESIGN Prospective. SETTING Tertiary care hospital. PARTICIPANTS Seventy-two patients undergoing OLV for thoracic surgery. INTERVENTIONS Patients were prospectively randomized into two groups: GA (n = 37) fentanyl, propofol… CONTINUE READING