Effects of Intraoperative Magnesium Sulfate Administration on Postoperative Tramadol Requirement in Liver Transplantation: A Prospective, Double-Blind Study

Gucyetmez B., Atalan H. K., Aslan S., Yazar S., Polat K. Y.

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, vol.48, no.8, pp.2742-2746, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2016.08.033
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2742-2746
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes


Background. Magnesium is an N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor blocker and is known to have analgesic effect. Hypomagnesemia can often be seen in liver transplantation and may be associated with higher morbidity and mortality. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of intraoperative magnesium sulfate administration on postoperative tramadol requirement in liver transplant patients.