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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

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CASTELLON SEJAS, Virginia; CAMACHO CLAROS, Giovanna  y  BUSTAMANTE, Carmen Rosa. Incidence of neuroaxial anesthesia complicaions at Hospital Maternológico Germán Urquidi. Gac Med Bol [online]. 2009, vol.32, n.1, pp. 30-33. ISSN 1012-2966.

Abstract During the year 2007 were carried out 4.235 (1 00%) surgical procedures under it anesthetizes in the Hospital Maternal Infantile Germán Urquidi, ofthose which 57,87% (2.451) they were carried out with regional anesthesia. In our means statistical data don't exist with regard to the complications of the regional anesthesia, and specifically in hospitals with residents in training. By means of a descriptive and retrospective study oftraverse court he/she registered the incidence ofthe complications in regional anesthesia, using a random sampling during the period of one year. 38,63% (1 .635) ofthe patients that received regional anesthesia it presented some complication type. Only the 1 ,48%(14) he/she had a bigger complication reported as perforation noticed dural punction; of which 4 patients presented migraine postpuntion. Among the patients with complications smaller 96,51 % (1 .577) ofthe patients they studied with arterial hypotension; 8 patients had bankrupt blockades and in 11 patients reported vascular puntions was presented. The incidence of complications in regional anesthesia in the Hospital Maternológico Germán Urquidi is below that reported in the literature, because the being an University Hospital doesn't constitute an additional factor of risk that increases the complications, in permanently supervised procedures.

Palabras clave : Neuroaxial anesthesia; complications; university hospital.

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