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Volume:1 Issue:5 Number:135 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #3856
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

THA: Postoperative autologous blood transfusion does not improve Hb levels

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Postoperative autologous blood transfusion drain or no drain in primary total hip arthroplasty? A randomised controlled trial

Int Orthop. 2012 Oct;36(10):2033-9. doi: 10.1007/s00264-012-1613-7. Epub 2012 Jul 13.

Contributing Authors: Wieger G Horstmann Bart M Kuipers Rob Slappendel Rene M Castelein Boudewijn J Kollen Cees C P M Verheyen

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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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