Allen R Raczkowski

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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a self-closing surgical clip with an interrupted technique in left internal thoracic artery to left anterior descending artery bypass grafting. METHODS Eighty-two patients were enrolled and treated (February 2000 through August 2001) in a prospective, nonrandomized, multicenter trial. Left internal(More)
The present study evaluated (1) the influence of the collection of autologous platelet-rich plasma intraoperatively in addition to intraoperative autotransfusion on homologous blood usage and bleeding in cardiac operations; (2) the influence of age, sex, body surface area, type of operation, and reoperations on homologous blood usage and bleeding in cardiac(More)
The Southern Arizona Regional Red Cross Blood Program, in cooperation with two cardiac surgery groups, examined the effect of intraoperative autotransfusion on red cell, plasma, and platelet usage during and after cardiac operations. The study evaluated whether intraoperative autotransfusion influenced intraoperative or postoperative blood usage and whether(More)
The Southern Arizona Red Cross Blood program, in conjunction with participating hospitals and cardiac surgeons, evaluated the effect of a program to harvest autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from patients immediately prior to undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass surgery. The PRP was transfused back to the patient after heparin neutralization was achieved(More)
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