Prevalence and risk factors predisposing to coagulopathy in patients receiving epidural analgesia for hepatic surgery.

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Patients undergoing liver resection may have marginal preoperative liver function, extensive intraoperative blood loss, and perioperative hepatic dysfunction. We evaluated the prevalence and types of coagulopathic conditions that occur in patients with epidural catheters undergoing hepatic resection. METHODS A retrospective chart… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/AAP.0b013e3181ac7d00

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