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2018 Oct 25

JA Clin Rep



Peripheral nerve block combined with general anesthesia for lower extremity amputation in hemodialysis patients: case series.


Takemura H, Fujita D, Matsuda M, Fujita K, Sakaguchi M, Amaya F
JA Clin Rep. 2018 Oct 25; 4(1):77.
PMID: 32026084.


Anesthetic management of lower extremity amputation in chronic hemodialysis (HD) patients can be challenging because of their poor cardiovascular status. As previously reported, peripheral nerve block (PNB) may be beneficial in these complicated cases. We report the effects of PNB combined with general anesthesia on hemodynamic stability in HD patients undergoing elective lower extremity amputation.