Autologous Transfusion System Does Not Reduce the Need for Allogenic Blood in TKA
Does Single Use of an Autologous Transfusion System in TKA Reduce the Need for Allogenic Blood?Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Apr;471(4):1319-25. doi: 10.1007/s11999-012-2729-1. Epub 2012 Dec 11
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151 patients were randomized to use of an autotrasfusion system for washed shed blood (WSB) or to a regular drain without suction to determine if the autotransfusion system reduced the need for allogenic blood transfusions after total knee arthroplasty. The number of patients requiring blood transfusion and the total number of transfused units did not defer between the two techniques. Hence, the u...
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