Neuraxial and combined neuraxial/general anesthesia compared to general anesthesia for major truncal and lower limb surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis
LM Smith, MD1, C Cozowicz, MD2,3, Y Uda, MBBS1, SG Memtsoudis, MD, PhD2,3, MJ Barrington, MBBS, PhD1,4
Neuraxial anesthesia is an intervention which may result in improved perioperative outcomes. In this meta-analysis we aimed toquantify the potential effect that anaesthetic technique may have on outcomes. Perioperative care has evolved significantly in previous decades therefore our focus was on contemporary practice.