Hypotensive epidural anesthesia in total knee replacement without tourniquet: reduced blood loss and transfusion.

@article{Juelsgaard2001HypotensiveEA,
  title={Hypotensive epidural anesthesia in total knee replacement without tourniquet: reduced blood loss and transfusion.},
  author={Palle Juelsgaard and Ulf Thyge Larsen and Jens V. S\orensen and Flemming Madsen and Kjeld S\oballe},
  journal={Regional anesthesia and pain medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={105-10}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES [corrected] For decades, hypotensive anesthesia has been used in an attempt to reduce intraoperative blood loss. Hypotensive epidural anesthesia (HEA) is a relatively new technique in hypotensive anesthesia. Use of a tourniquet has been shown to be associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular and thromboembolic complications. The effect of HEA on blood loss and need for transfusion in total knee replacement (TKR) is not known. METHODS Thirty consecutive patients… CONTINUE READING

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