High Spinal in a Morbidly Obese Patient

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Title High Spinal in a Morbidly Obese Patient
Creator Verity Caruso
Subject High-spinal; total spinal; morbid obesity; spinal anesthesia; neuraxial anesthesia; MSNA
Description High and total spinals are acute, potentially life threatening risks of spinal anesthesia, occurring when the cephalad spread of the local anesthetic (LA) reaches a higher level than intended.1 The morbidly obese, a rapidly growing segment of the United States population,2-4 may be at in-creased risk of high or total spinals when undergoing neuraxial anesthesia. If symptoms are not identified and treated early, a high or total spinal can have devastating consequences, even death.1 Anesthesia practitioners must be able to quickly identify a high or total spinal and inter-vene swiftly to prevent any lasting sequelae.
Publisher Westminster College
Date 2014-12
Type Text; Image
Language eng
Rights Management Digital copyright 2014, Westminster College. All rights Reserved.
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Date Created 2015-04-11
Date Modified 2015-04-11
ID 1094106
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6x09g5b