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Perioperative Care

Controlled Hypotensive Anesthesia

Greater peripheral blood flow but less bleeding with propofol versus sevoflurane during spine surgery: a possible physiologic model?

Albertin A, La Colla L, Gandolfi A, Colnaghi E, Mandelli D, Gioia G, Fraschini G.

Source‎: Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2008;33(18):2017-22.

Indexed‎: PubMed 18708936

DOI‎: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e31817e0405

Controlled hypotension: a guide to drug choice.

Degoute CS.

Source‎: Drugs 2007;67(7):1053-76.

Indexed‎: PubMed 17488147

Controlled hypotension for spinal surgery.

Dutton RP.

Source‎: Eur Spine J 2004;13 Suppl 1:S66-71.

Indexed‎: PubMed 15197633

Magnesium sulphate as a technique of hypotensive anaesthesia.

Elsharnouby NM, Elsharnouby MM.

Source‎: Br J Anaesth 2006;96(6):727-31.

Indexed‎: PubMed 16670112

Effect of induced hypotensive anaesthesia vs isovolaemic haemodilution on blood loss and transfusion requirements in orthognathic surgery: a prospective, single-blinded, randomized, controlled clinical study.

Ervens J, Marks C, Hechler M, Plath T, Hansen D, Hoffmeister B. 

Source‎: Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2010;39(12):1168-74.

Indexed‎: PubMed 20961738

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.ijom.2010.09.003

The safety of controlled hypotension for shoulder arthroscopy in the beach-chair position.

Gillespie R, Shishani Y, Streit J, Wanner JP, McCrum C, Syed T, Haas A, Gobezie R.

Source‎: J Bone Joint Surg Am 2012;94(14):1284-90.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22810398

DOI‎: 10.2106/JBJS.J.01550

Influence of controlled hypotension versus normotension on amount of blood loss during breast reduction.

Kop EC, Spauwen PH, Kouwenberg PP, Heymans FJ, van Beem HB.

Source‎: J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2009;62(2):200-5.

Indexed‎: PubMed 18054305

Hypotensive resuscitation strategy reduces transfusion requirements and severe postoperative coagulopathy in trauma patients with hemorrhagic shock: preliminary results of a randomized controlled trial.

Morrison CA, Carrick MM, Norman MA, Scott BG, Welsh FJ, Tsai P, Liscum KR, Wall MJ Jr, Mattox KL.

Source‎: J Trauma 2011;70(3):652-63.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21610356

DOI‎: 10.1097/TA.0b013e31820e77ea

Induced hypotension with epidural/general anesthesia reduces transfusion in radical prostate surgery.

O'Connor PJ, Hanson J, Finucane BT.

Source‎: Can J Anaesth 2006;53(9):873-80.

Indexed‎: PubMed 16960264

Laparoscopic and robotic partial nephrectomy with controlled hypotensive anesthesia to avoid hilar clamping: feasibility, safety and perioperative functional outcomes.

Papalia R, Simone G, Ferriero M, Costantini M, Guaglianone S, Forastiere E, Gallucci M.

Source‎: J Urol 2012;187(4):1190-4.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22335869

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.juro.2011.11.100

High Le Fort I and bilateral split sagittal osteotomy in Crouzon syndrome.

Tay YC, Tan KH, Yeow VK.

Source‎: J Craniofac Surg 2013;24(3):e253-5.

Indexed‎: PubMed 23714981

DOI‎: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e3182869f40

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