Anaesthesia in Patients with Special Considerations

  • Rajesh Gupta
  • Dilip Patel


  1. 1.
    Paediatric regional anaesthesia:
    1. (a)

      Nerve myelination is complete at birth.

    2. (b)

      Pain localisation is poor in neonates.

    3. (c)

      Risk of local anaesthetic toxicity is low in neonates.

    4. (d)

      Cytochrome enzymes mature at birth.

    5. (e)

      Clearance of drugs is decreased in neonates.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rajesh Gupta
    • 1
  • Dilip Patel
    • 2
  1. 1.Anaesthesia and Pain MedicineFrimley Park Hospital, Frimley Health Foundation Trust Anaesthesia and Pain MedicineLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of AnaesthesiaRoyal Free HospitalLondonUK

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