Intraoperative Use of Vasopressors Does Not Increase the Risk of Free Flap Compromise and Failure in Cancer Patients.

@article{Fang2018IntraoperativeUO,
  title={Intraoperative Use of Vasopressors Does Not Increase the Risk of Free Flap Compromise and Failure in Cancer Patients.},
  author={Lin Fang and Jun Liu and Cuicui Yu and Matthew M. Hanasono and Gang Zheng and Peirong Yu},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2018},
  volume={268 2},
  pages={
          379-384
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the effects of vasopressors on free flap outcomes. BACKGROUND Most micro-surgeons avoid the use of vasopressors during free flap surgery due to concerns of vasoconstriction, which could potentially lead to vascular thrombosis and flap failure. Previous studies lack the statistical power to draw meaningful conclusions. METHODS All free flaps between 2004 and 2014 from a single institution were reviewed retrospectively. Vasopressors were given intraoperatively as an… CONTINUE READING
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