Effect of Diabetes Mellitus on Spinal Anesthesia Failure
Alptekin, Hüseyin Alp
Aydın, Gözde Bumin
Orhon, Zeynep Nur
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Introduction: Spinal anesthesia (SA) is a commonly performed regional anesthesia technique in current practice. Failure of SA is observed depending different causes. We aimed to search the relationship between diabetes mellitus (DM) and SA failure. We hypothesized that DM could affect the success of SA. Methods: A total of 1032 patients were included to the study. Spinal anesthesia failure was defined as absence of sensory block according to ‘pin-prick test’ examination despite injection of local anesthetics after free flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and Bromage scale 4 (able to move hip, knee and ankle). Results: When we analysed the demographical data between successful and failed patients, no significant differences were observed (p>0.05) And also there was no difference for surgical type, puncture level, presence of DM and glucose level (p>0.05). Conclusion: We concluded that DM and also demographical variables such as age, height, weight and gender were not the possible risk factors for complete failure spinal anesthesia.
SourceActa Medica Mediterranea
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