Post spinal anaesthesia shivering- incidence and associated risk factors in patients undergoing lower limb and abdominal surgeries

Authors

  • Swati Kanchan Department of Anesthesia, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Medical Science and Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India
  • Akif Mutahar Shah Department of Anesthesia, Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Hospital, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
  • Aliya Shah Department of Pediatric Microbiology, GB Pant Hospital, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
  • Zaka Sameen Department of Anesthesia, Department of Health, Jammu and Kashmir, India
  • Aditya Arya Department of Surgery, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India
  • Safura Riaz Department of Anesthesia, Department of Surgery, SKIMS, Soura, Jammu and Kashmir, India
  • Muzaffar Zaman Department of Anesthesia, Department of Surgery, SKIMS, Soura, Jammu and Kashmir, India
  • Madhvi Santapur Department of Anesthesia, Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Medical Science and Research, Mullana, Haryana, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20222536

Keywords:

Hypothermia, Postspinal anaesthesia, Shivering

Abstract

Background: This study was conducted to evaluate the incidence of shivering and likely associated risk factors following spinal anaesthesia in patients undergoing lower abdominal and lower limb surgeries.

Methods: The present study was conducted in MMIMSR, Department of anaesthesia from December 2016 to September 2018. It was an observational study which was conducted over a period of 2 years. Patients who were scheduled to undergo elective lower abdominal and lower limb surgeries under spinal anaesthesia were included in study.

Results: The present study depicts a high incidence of post spinal shivering, which was 42.8%. Majority of the patients belonged to the young age group between 20-30 years. The mean time of onset of shivering, was around 25 mins. Duration of shivering was observed between 15-75 minutess with a mean of 43.75 and SD±19.39.

Conclusions: Shivering is one of the distressing complications of spinal block, which may be deleterious to the patients with poor cardio-respiratory reserve.

Author Biography

Swati Kanchan, Department of Anesthesia, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Medical Science and Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India

SURGERY ,CONSULTANT

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2022-09-27

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Kanchan, S., Shah, A. M., Shah, A., Sameen, Z., Arya, A., Riaz, S., Zaman, M., & Santapur, M. (2022). Post spinal anaesthesia shivering- incidence and associated risk factors in patients undergoing lower limb and abdominal surgeries. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 10(10), 2285–2290. https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20222536

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