The influence of patient positioning on the hemodynamic changes in TURP patients with severe coronary disease

S. Kedar, L. Gaitini, S. Vaida, M. Somri, G. Collins, B. Yanovski, O. Nativ

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Abstract

Hemodynamic changes were studied in 10 patients with severe coronary disease during routine transurethral prostatectomy (TURP) when performed in the lithotomy position with and without elevation of the legs. The patients undergoing the procedure in the lithotomy position with elevation of the legs exhibited significant hemodynamic changes as compared with those undergoing the procedure without elevation of the legs. This leads us to conclude that performing TURF in the lithotomy position without elevation of the legs benefited the patient by stabilizing hemodynamic factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-25
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Urology
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Urology

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