The Effect of Epidural Anesthesia on the Intra-operative and Post-operative Amount of Bleeding Following Lower Limb Salvage Surgery
Assessment of intra-operative bleeding will be based upon weighing and counting of the blood
soaked dressing and the amount of blood transfusion used.
Assessment of post-operative bleeding will be based upon the amount of blood collected from
the suction drain and amount of blood transfusion.
All patient subjected to anticoagulant post-operative or another type of surgery other than
implantation of prosthesis will be excluded from the study.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Measure the blood loss intra- and post-operative in both the contro and study groups
The amount of blood loss will be assessed using: Intra-operative: measurement of dressing before and after being soaked. Post-operative: amount of blood drainage and duration of use of the suction drain.
start of surgery until removal of sucction drain
ahmed elghoneimy, MD
Children's Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357
Egypt: Institutional Review Board