Hypertonic saline prehydration in patients undergoing transurethral resection of the prostate under spinal anaesthesia

A. Baraka*, S. Taha, M. Ghabach, A. Sibaii, A. Nander, M. Matta

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Abstract

Thirty-three patients undergoing elective transurethral resection of the prostate were allocated randomly to receive either 0.9% isotonic saline 7 ml kg-1 (16 patients), or 3% hypertonic saline 7 ml kg-1 (17 patients) as a preload before spinal anaesthesia. After spinal anaesthesia, the incidence of systolic arterial pressure < 75% of control value was greater in the normal saline group than in the hypertonic saline group. Also, the mean dose of phenylephrine required to maintain arterial pressure > 75% of the baseline value was significantly greater in the normal saline group than in the hypertonic saline group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-228
Number of pages2
JournalBritish journal of anaesthesia
Volume72
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1994

Keywords

  • Anaesthetic techniques subarachnoid
  • Complication
  • TURP syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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