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Orthopedic Surgery

Preoperative or Intraoperative Angiographic Embolization (Vascular Occlusion)

Embolization of hypervascular bone metastases reduces intraoperative blood loss: a case-control study.

Pazionis TJ, Papanastassiou ID, Maybody M, Healey JH.

Source‎: Clin Orthop Relat Res 2014;472(10):3179-87.

Indexed‎: PubMed 24964883

DOI‎: 10.1007/s11999-014-3734-3

Bloodless surgery by a regional intra-arterial tourniquet during primary and revision THA.

Bernasek T, Mangar D, Omar HR, Lyons S, Karlnoski RA, Chen R, Baumgarten A, Sprenker CJ, Camporesi EM.

Source‎: Orthopedics 2013;36(12):e1527-33.

Indexed‎: PubMed 24579225

The role of preoperative transarterial embolization in spinal tumors. A large single-center experience.

Thiex R, Harris MB, Sides C, Bono CM, Frerichs KU.

Source‎: Spine J 2013;13(2):141-9.

Indexed‎: PubMed 23218826

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.spinee.2012.10.031

Preoperative embolization significantly decreases intraoperative blood loss during palliative surgery for spinal metastasis.

Kato S, Murakami H, Minami T, Demura S, Yoshioka K, Matsui O, Tsuchiya H.

Source‎: Orthopedics 2012;35(9):e1389-95.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22955407

DOI‎: 10.3928/01477447-20120822-27

Intravascular balloon to minimize blood loss during total hip replacement in a Jehovah's Witness.

Mangar D, Shube S, Omar H, Kolla J, Karlnoski RA, Camporesi EM.

Source‎: J Clin Anesth 2011;23(1):71-4.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21296252

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.jclinane.2009.10.023

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