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Volume:3 Issue:12 Number:42 ISSN#:2563-5476
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ACE Report #8085
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

Reduced infection risk in orthopedic patients through restricted use of blood transfusions

Study Type:Meta analysis
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Restrictive blood transfusion strategies and associated infection in orthopedic patients: a meta-analysis of 8 randomized controlled trials

Sci Rep. 2015 Aug 26;5:13421

Contributing Authors: Z Teng Y Zhu Y Liu G Wei S Wang S Du X Zhang

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8 randomized controlled trials comparing restrictive blood transfusion and liberal blood transfusion were included in this analysis. The purpose of the study was to determine the effects of restrictive blood transfusion on the overall infection risk of orthopedic patients, as compared to liberal blood transfusion. Secondary outcomes included the specific risks of wound infection and pneumonia. Poo...

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