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No Difference in Blood Loss During Endoscopic Sinus Surgery With Total Intravenous Anesthesia—Reply

Mohamad R. Chaaban, MD1; Fuad M. Baroody, MD1; Ori Gottlieb, MD2; Robert M. Naclerio, MD1
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1Department of Surgery, Section of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
2Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;139(10):1077-1078. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.5047.
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Regarding the anesthetic technique, the difference between the 2 groups in the mean dose of fentanyl during maintenance was not significant (P = .75 with 235 µg in one and 225 µg in the other). It is widely accepted in the anesthesia community for induction dosing of 1 to 2 mg/kg and maintenance dosing in a total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) setting of 150 to 250 µg/kg/min.


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October 1, 2013
Luca La Colla, MD; Andrea Albertin, MD
1Department of Anesthesiology, Universitá degli Studi di Parma, Parma, Italy
2Department of Anesthesiology, Ospedale San Giuseppe, IRCCS Multimedica, Milan, Italy
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;139(10):1077. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.5044.
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