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The Effects of Epidural Versus General Anesthesia on Perioperative Water and Electrolyte Excretion
  1. Nikola Boskovski, MD, PhD
  1. From St. Luke's Hospital, Malta


The effects of epidural versus general anesthesia on perioperative renal excretory function were studied in two comparable groups of 30 patients each. Epidural anesthesia was associated with significantly greater water and electrolyte excretion, which could be beneficial in preventing early postoperative complications associated with overhydration.

  • Anesthesia
  • epidural
  • Kidney
  • Excretory function
  • Perioperative

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