Experience of lumbar epidural insertion in 573 anesthetized patients

  title={Experience of lumbar epidural insertion in 573 anesthetized patients},
  author={Kiyoshi Terasako},
  journal={Journal of Anesthesia},
Performing regional blockade on anesthetized patients may increase the risk of postoperative neurologic complications, because these patients cannot respond to painful stimuli. In orthopedic patients, especially those with leg fracture, it is sometimes difficult to find a suitable position for epidural catheterization because of pain. This study evaluates the frequency of neurologic complications after lumbar epidural catheter placement in anesthetized adult patients undergoing orthopedic… CONTINUE READING

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