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Document type:
Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't 
Author(s):
Lewis, SC; Warlow, CP; Bodenham, AR; Colam, B; Rothwell, PM; Torgerson, D; Dellagrammaticas, D; Horrocks, M; Liapis, C; Banning, AP; Gough, M; Gough, MJ 
Title:
General anaesthesia versus local anaesthesia for carotid surgery (GALA): a multicentre, randomised controlled trial. 
Abstract:
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 3526 pa...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Lancet 
Year:
2008 
Journal volume:
372 
Journal issue:
9656 
Pages contribution:
2132-42 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0140-6736 
TUM Institution:
Fachgebiet Gefäßchirurgie (Prof. Eckstein)