General versus regional anaesthesia for hip fractures. A pilot randomised controlled trial of 322 patients.

@article{Parker2015GeneralVR,
  title={General versus regional anaesthesia for hip fractures. A pilot randomised controlled trial of 322 patients.},
  author={Mohamed Iqbal Parker and Richard Griffiths},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2015},
  volume={46 8},
  pages={1562-6}
}
Uncertainty remains regarding the optimum method of anaesthesia for hip fracture surgery. We randomised 322 patients with a hip fracture to receive either general anaesthesia or regional (spinal) anaesthesia. Surviving patients were followed up to 1 year from injury. There was no notable difference in the outcomes of hospital stay, need for blood transfusion or post-operative complications between groups. 30-day mortality was marginally reduced for spinal anaesthesia 7/164(4.3%) versus 5/158(3… CONTINUE READING
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