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Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery

Pediatric Otorhinolaryngeal Surgery

Transfusion strategies for patients in pediatric intensive care units.

Lacroix J, Hébert PC, Hutchison JS, Hume HA, Tucci M, Ducruet T, Gauvin F, Collet JP, Toledano BJ, Robillard P, Joffe A, Biarent D, Meert K, Peters MJ; TRIPICU Investigators; Canadian Critical Care Trials Group; Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators Network.

Source‎: N Engl J Med 2007;356(16):1609-19.

Indexed‎: PubMed 17442904

Induced hypotensive anesthesia for adolescent orthognathic surgery patients.

Precious DS, Splinter W, Bosco D.

Source‎: J Oral Maxillofac Surg 1996;54(6):680-3.

Indexed‎: PubMed 8648471

Effect of transfusion guidelines on postoperative transfusion in children undergoing craniofacial reconstruction surgery.

Stricker PA, Fiadjoe JE, Kilbaugh TJ, Pruitt EY, Taylor JA, Bartlett SP, McCloskey JJ.

Source‎: Pediatr Crit Care Med 2012;13(6):e357-62.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22895004

DOI‎: 10.1097/PCC.0b013e31825b561b

Harmonic scalpel versus bipolar tonsillectomy: a double-blind clinical trial.

Kemal O.

Source‎: Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2012;269(5):1533-6.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22159967

DOI‎: 10.1007/s00405-011-1872-8

Comparison of three techniques in pediatric tonsillectomy.

Ozkırış M.

Source‎: Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2012;269(5):1497‑501.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21952795

DOI‎: 10.1007/s00405-011-1777-6

Identifying factors to minimize phlebotomy-induced blood loss in the pediatric intensive care unit.

Valentine SL, Bateman ST.

Source‎: Pediatr Crit Care Med 2012;13(1):22-7.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21499175

DOI‎: 10.1097/PCC.0b013e318219681d

The effects of desflurane and sevoflurane on the peri- and postoperative bleeding of adenotonsillectomy patients.

Apuhan T, Yıldırım YS, Aksoy F, Borçin Ö, Özturan O.

Source‎: Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2011;75(6):790-2.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21458867

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2011.03.008

Hot saline irrigation for control of intraoperative bleeding in adenoidectomy: a randomized controlled trial.

Özmen S, Özmen OA.

Source‎: Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2010;142(6):893-7.

Indexed‎: PubMed 20493364

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.otohns.2010.03.010

Topical adrenaline in the control of intraoperative bleeding in adenoidectomy: a randomised, controlled trial.

Teppo H, Virkkunen H, Revonta M.

Source‎: Clin Otolaryngol 2006;31(4):303-9.

Indexed‎: PubMed 16911649

The ex utero intrapartum treatment procedure for congenital ranula in a Jehovah's Witness.

Kolker MT, Batti JS, Schoem SR.

Source‎: Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2004;130(4):508-10.

Indexed‎: PubMed 15100657

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