THA: Postoperative autologous blood transfusion does not improve Hb levels
Postoperative autologous blood transfusion drain or no drain in primary total hip arthroplasty? A randomised controlled trialInt Orthop. 2012 Oct;36(10):2033-9. doi: 10.1007/s00264-012-1613-7. Epub 2012 Jul 13.
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100 patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty were randomized to receive a postoperative drainage autologous blood transfusion (ABT) system or no drainage, in order to determine whether the ABT system provides superior maintenance of haemoglobin levels after surgery. The results of this study suggest that postoperative ATB drainage did not significantly increase postoperative hemoglobin levels, r...
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