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General anaesthesia versus local anaesthesia for carotid surgery (GALA): a multicentre, randomised controlled trial.

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BACKGROUND: The effect of carotid endarterectomy in lowering the risk of stroke ipsilateral to severe atherosclerotic carotid-artery stenosis is offset by complications during or soon after surgery. We compared surgery under general anaesthesia with that under local anaesthesia because prediction and avoidance of perioperative strokes might be easier under local anaesthesia than under general anaesthesia. METHODS: We undertook a parallel group, multicentre, randomised controlled trial of 352...

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Warlow, CP More by this author
Bodenham, AR More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience, Biomedical Research Centre
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Journal:
Lancet
Volume:
372
Issue:
9656
Pages:
2132-2142
Publication date:
2008-12-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:cd263909-d42c-4164-9e98-273b291bee0c
Source identifiers:
244490
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pubs:244490

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