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Title: Brief intraoperative heparinization and blood loss in anterior lumbar spine surgery.
Epworth Authors: Claydon, Matthew
Parker, Rhiannon
Malham, Gregory
Other Authors: Sim, Emma
Keywords: Epworth HealthCare, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Anterior Lumbar
Interbody Fusion
Blood Loss
Total Disc Replacement
Vascular Complications
Spine Surgery
Neurosurgical Procedures
Neurosciences Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: Sep-2015
Publisher: The American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Citation: J Neurosurg Spine. 2015 Sep;23(3):309-13.
Abstract: The anterior approach to the lumbar spine may be associated with iliac artery thrombosis. Intraoperative heparin can be administered to prevent thrombosis; however, there is a concern that this will increase the procedural blood loss. The aim of this study was to examine whether intraoperative heparin can be administered without increasing blood loss in anterior lumbar spine surgery. METHODS A prospective study of consecutive anterior approaches for lumbar spine surgery was performed between January 2009 and June 2014 by a single vascular surgeon and a single spine surgeon.
DOI: 10.3171/2014.12.SPINE14888.
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ISSN: 1547-5646
Journal Title: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine.
Type: Journal Article
Affiliated Organisations: Alfred Hospital
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Prospective Cohort Study
Appears in Collections:Neurosciences

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