Propofol and tourniquet induced ischaemia reperfusion injury in lower extremity operations.

@article{Turan2007PropofolAT,
  title={Propofol and tourniquet induced ischaemia reperfusion injury in lower extremity operations.},
  author={Rasit Turan and Hatice Yağmurdur and Mustafa Kavutçu and Bayazit Dikmen},
  journal={European journal of anaesthesiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={
          185-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Extremity surgery with tourniquet to provide a bloodless field may be a good human model for ischaemia reperfusion (IR) injury. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of three different modes of propofol use on tourniquet induced IR injury in lower extremity operations. METHODS Thirty-three consecutive ASA Grade I and II patients were randomized into three groups of 11 patients each. In the spinal group (Group S), after intrathecal anaesthesia, sedation… CONTINUE READING
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