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Is neuraxial anesthesia safe in patients undergoing surgery for treatment of periprosthetic joint infection?

Authors
  • Rasouli, Mohammad R
  • Cavanaugh, Priscilla K
  • Restrepo, Camilo
  • Ceylan, Hasan Huseyin
  • Celyan, Hasan Huseyin
  • Maltenfort, Mitchell G
  • Viscusi, Eugene R
  • Parvizi, Javad
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2015
Volume
473
Issue
4
Pages
1472–1477
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s11999-015-4175-3
PMID: 25670655
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Central nervous system infections after neuraxial anesthesia in patients with a PJI appear to be exceedingly rare. Based on the findings of this study, it may be time for the anesthesiology community to reevaluate the risk of sepsis as a relative contraindication to the use of neuraxial anesthesia.

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