Anaesthetic and pharmacological techniques to decrease blood loss in liver surgery: a systematic review.

@article{Pathak2015AnaestheticAP,
  title={Anaesthetic and pharmacological techniques to decrease blood loss in liver surgery: a systematic review.},
  author={Samir Pathak and Abdul R Hakeem and Thomas William Pike and Giles J. Toogood and Matthew Simpson and K. Raj Prasad and Danilo Miskovic},
  journal={ANZ journal of surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={85 12},
  pages={
          923-30
        }
}
BACKGROUND There is increasing evidence that perioperative blood loss and blood transfusions are associated with poorer short- and long-term outcomes in patients undergoing hepatectomy. The aim of this study was to systematically review the literature for non-surgical measures to decrease intraoperative blood loss during liver surgery. METHODS The literature search was performed using PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, CINAHL and Google Scholar databases. The primary outcome measures were… CONTINUE READING
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