Elliot Bennett-Guerrero

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OBJECTIVE Blood loss and transfusion are frequent among patients undergoing liver surgery. Concerns have been raised about the safety and efficacy of transfusing stored blood. The influence of transfusing fresh vs. stored blood on the liver has not been studied to date. We tested the hypothesis that transfusion of stored, but not fresh blood, adversely(More)
INTRODUCTION New evidence of potential risks of aprotinin in 2006 generated public concern about a previously approved drug that was routinely used. In response, we assembled a team of experts within the institution to form guidelines for the appropriate use of aprotinin in cardiac surgery. We report the basis for the guidelines, their implementation,(More)
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