TITLE

Loss of Motor Evoked Potentials during Distraction

AUTHOR(S)
Lundell, Paula R.
PUB. DATE
August 2010
SOURCE
International Student Journal of Nurse Anesthesia;Summer2010, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p38
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The anesthesia management for a short procedure, such as distraction, can be challenging when patient immobility is necessary and the loss of motor evoked potentials (MEPs) are undesirable. Distraction, the lengthening of growing rods, is typically done every 6 months after the initial spinal instrumentation surgery, is a technique that allows for the pediatric patient to grow in height but more importantly prevents pulmonary compromise. Since this surgical procedure is typically performed twice a year from ages 9-14, evaluating the record of the patient's past distractions, and having alternative plans for anesthesia is vital for patient safety and surgeon satisfaction.
ACCESSION #
53170897

 

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