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Volume:5 Issue:2 Number:3 ISSN#:2563-5476
Meta-analysis
ACE Report #9415
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Erythropoietin reduces the risk of exposure to allogeneic blood transfusion in THA and TKA


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

Erythropoietin to reduce allogeneic red blood cell transfusion in patients undergoing total hip or knee arthroplasty.

Vox Sang. 2016 Oct;111(3):219-225

Contributing Authors: VM Voorn A van der Hout C So-Osman TP Vliet Vlieland RG Nelissen ME van den Akker-van Marle A Dahan PJ Marang-van de Mheen L van Bodegom-Vos

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Synopsis

Seven randomized controlled trials were included in this systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the effectiveness of erythropoietin in reducing the risk of exposure to allogenic blood transfusions in patients undergoing total hip and knee arthroplasty procedures. Outcomes assessed were the incidence of allogeneic blood transfusion, units of allogeneic blood transfused, the incidence of a...

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