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The crepe bandage as an alternative to the Esmarch bandage for upper limb exsanguination: a volumetric comparison study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15010169     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A study was carried out to compare the effectiveness of upper limb exsanguination using the Esmarch bandage, a crepe bandage and the Rhys-Davies exsanguinator. Upper limb volume changes were measured in ten volunteers using a water displacement method. The crepe bandage produced a mean volume reduction of 59 ml (range, 39-94), which was very similar to the Esmarch bandage, which achieved 63 ml (range, 42-101). This difference is negligible in practical terms. Both bandages were more effective than the Rhys-Davies exsanguinator, which reduced the volume by a mean of 28 ml (range, 11-54). It is our opinion that the use of the Esmarch bandage in hand surgery is unnecessary and recommend the crepe bandage as a safer alternative.
A K Alshawi; T D Scott
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of hand surgery (Edinburgh, Scotland)     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0266-7681     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hand Surg Br     Publication Date:  2004 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-03-10     Completed Date:  2004-08-26     Revised Date:  2009-06-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8403839     Medline TA:  J Hand Surg Br     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  183-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Locomotor Disorders, The Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Arm / blood supply*,  surgery*
Blood Volume / physiology*
Blood Volume Determination / methods
Hemostasis, Surgical / instrumentation*
Prospective Studies

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