Thoracic epidural anesthesia combined with general anesthesia: the preferred anesthetic technique for thoracic surgery.

@article{Dossow2001ThoracicEA,
  title={Thoracic epidural anesthesia combined with general anesthesia: the preferred anesthetic technique for thoracic surgery.},
  author={Vera von Dossow and M. Freund H. Link R. E. Schmidt K. Welte and U Zaune and Eike Martin and Michael Walter and J. R{\"u}ckert and Wolfgang J. Kox and Claudia D Spies},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2001},
  volume={92 4},
  pages={848-54}
}
UNLABELLED Thoracic epidural anesthesia (TEA) combined with general anesthesia (GA) as well as total-IV anesthesia (TIVA) are both established anesthetic managements for thoracic surgery. We compared them with respect to hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction, shunt fraction and oxygenation during one-lung ventilation. Fifty patients, ASA physical status II-III undergoing pulmonary resection were randomly allocated to two groups. In the TIVA group, anesthesia was maintained with propofol and… CONTINUE READING
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