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Improved Success & Clinical Outcomes in Elevated Position During Spinal Anesthesiology for Elderly

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December 2020

Improved Success & Clinical Outcomes in Elevated Position During Spinal Anesthesiology for Elderly

Vol: 9| Issue: 12| Number:22| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Elevated Lateral Position Improves the Success of Paramedian Approach Subarachnoid Puncture in Spinal Anesthesia before Hip Fracture Surgery in Elderly Patients: A Randomized Controlled Study.

Med Sci Monit. 2020 Aug 6;26:e923813

Contributing Authors:
W Zhang T Wang G Wang Y Yuan Y Zhou X Yang M Yang S Zheng

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Synopsis

Ninety elderly patients scheduled for hip fracture surgery were randomized to undergo spinal anesthesia via a subarachnoid puncture delivered in the lateral recumbent position (n=45) or an elevated lateral recumbent position with head and chest at 30° (n=45). The primary outcome of interest included the number of needle passes required for a successful puncture. Secondary outcomes of interest incl...

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