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The use of cooled irrigating fluid for transurethral prostatic resection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7248705     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Forty patients selected for transurethral prostatic resection (TUR) were randomly allocated to one of 2 groups. Irrigating fluid used in the first group of 20 patients was cooled to a constant 8 degrees C; in the second group fluid at ambient temperature was used. Measurements were made of the volume of irrigating fluid used and haemoglobin loss during and after operation; the weight of resected tissue and its histological appearance were also studied. The core temperature of each patient was monitored throughout the operation. Significantly less irrigating fluid was used in the group receiving cooled fluid. Although per-operative and post-operative haemoglobin loss was also markedly reduced in this group, the difference failed to achieve statistical significance. The clarity of the operative field was considerably improved by the use of cooled fluid.
A E Kulatilake; P N Roberts; D F Evans; J Wright
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of urology     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0007-1331     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Urol     Publication Date:  1981 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-09-22     Completed Date:  1981-09-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15740090R     Medline TA:  Br J Urol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  261-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Hemoglobins / analysis
Hypothermia, Induced*
Intraoperative Complications
Organ Size
Prostate / pathology
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