The effect of the sitting upright or 'beachchair' position on cerebral blood flow during anaesthesia for shoulder surgery.

@article{Soeding2011TheEO,
  title={The effect of the sitting upright or 'beachchair' position on cerebral blood flow during anaesthesia for shoulder surgery.},
  author={Paul F Soeding and Junshi Wang and Greg A Hoy and Paul Jarman and Heather Brianne Phillips and Peter Marks and Colin Forbes Royse},
  journal={Anaesthesia and intensive care},
  year={2011},
  volume={39 3},
  pages={
          440-8
        }
}
The sitting upright or 'beachchair' position is commonly used for shoulder arthroscopic surgery. There is a theoretical concern that anaesthetised patients placed in this posture are at risk of reduced cerebral blood flow (CBF), especially if there is associated hypotension. This study investigated the effect of anaesthetic-induced hypotension on estimated cerebral blood flow in patients placed in the beachchair position for shoulder surgery. Forty patients were randomised to either sedation… CONTINUE READING

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