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Continuous Vagal Nerve Monitoring: Too Much of a Good Thing?

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Terris, D.J. Continuous Vagal Nerve Monitoring: Too Much of a Good Thing?. World J Surg 40, 681–682 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00268-016-3406-4

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Keywords

  • Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve
  • Vagal Stimulation
  • Vagal Nerve
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulation
  • Nerve Monitoring