• patients
  • The objective was to evaluate the benefits of continuous spinal anaesthesia in providing effective anaesthesia for emergency laparotomy, in enhancing recovery after major abdominal surgery and in reducing length of stay in the intensive care unit in high-risk elderly patients. (ommegaonline.org)
  • High-risk elderly patients were offered both general anaesthesia and continuous spinal anaesthesia. (ommegaonline.org)
  • Over a 27-month period, 25 high risk elderly patients were offered continuous spinal anaesthesia and general anaesthesia for emergency laparotomy. (ommegaonline.org)
  • Twenty-one patients opted for continuous spinal anaesthesia. (ommegaonline.org)
  • In the remaining 18 patients, continuous spinal anaesthesia provided adequate anaesthesia for major bowel surgery. (ommegaonline.org)
  • Patients are often diagnosed only after the development of neurologic signs and symptoms that may occur later in the course of the disease. (medscape.com)
  • A group of patients who underwent spinal surgery with the use of neurophysiological intraoperative monitoring (NIOM) (N = 38) were compared with a group who underwent surgery without NIOM (N = 36), before the introduction of NIOM, and the number of neurological complications was found to be significantly lower in the intramedullary procedure group with NIOM. (medscape.com)
  • surgery
  • Continuous spinal anaesthesia is a well-established technique that may offer some reduction of both intra and postoperative risks with an improved immediate recovery from major emergency surgery. (ommegaonline.org)