Perioperative Vasopressor Use in Free Flap Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

@article{Goh2019PerioperativeVU,
  title={Perioperative Vasopressor Use in Free Flap Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.},
  author={Cindy S L Goh and Marcus J M Ng and David H Song and Adrian S H Ooi},
  journal={Journal of reconstructive microsurgery},
  year={2019}
}
BACKGROUND  The use of vasopressors in free flap surgery has traditionally been avoided due to the presumed risk of pedicle vasospasm leading to flap failure. However, there is a lack of strong clinical evidence to suggest that their administration during microvascular surgery is absolutely contraindicated. The aim of this study is to clarify the impact of perioperative vasopressor use on free flap outcomes. METHODS  A systematic review was performed of all English-language articles that have… CONTINUE READING
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