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Anales de la Facultad de Ciencias Médicas (Asunción)

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ORTELLADO, Nelson. Outcomes of Total Intravenous Anesthesia (TIVA) with Goal Controlled Perfusion (TCI) in Kidney Transplant Patients. An. Fac. Cienc. Méd. (Asunción) [online]. 2022, vol.55, n.3, pp.51-57. ISSN 1816-8949.


Total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) with goal-controlled perfusion (TCI) is a general anesthesia technique that uses a combination of drugs administered exclusively intravenously without using inhalational drugs.


To determine the results of the use of TIVA TCI in kidney transplant patients, donors and recipients, between November 2014 and July 2018, at the Hospital de Clínicas.

Patients and methods:

Observational, cross-sectional analytical study, with non-probabilistic sampling at the discretion. The series was grouped into donors and recipients. The data is expressed in means and proportions, the Odds Rattio and the R2 were analyzed. A p<0.05 was considered significant.


198 anesthetic interventions were included, 131 (66.2%) were recipients. The age range was between 5 and 66 years (35.8±13 years) and 114 (57%) were male. In the immediate postoperative period, time to awakening, SBP, DBP, MAP, heart rate and oxygen saturation did not show significant differences when comparing the groups (donor and recipient). Headache was observed in 3 (1.5%) of the donor group and none in the recipients. Diuresis was late in 18 (9.1%) patients (p= 0.084 R2=29).


TIVA TCI proved to be a very effective technique in kidney transplantation, with prompt recovery and immediate awakening after extubation, with absolute clarity in all patients.

Keywords : Total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA); Target controlled perfusion (TCI); Kidney transplant..

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