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2011 update to the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists blood conservation clinical practice guidelines.
BACKGROUND Practice guidelines reflect published literature. Because of the ever changing literature base, it is necessary to update and revise guideline recommendations from time to time. TheExpand
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Normal Saline Versus Lactated Ringer’s Solution for Intraoperative Fluid Management in Patients Undergoing Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair: An Outcome Study
Metabolic acidosis and changes in serum osmolarity are consequences of 0.9% normal saline (NS) solution administration. We sought to determine if these physiologic changes influence patient outcome.Expand
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Update to The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Blood Conservation Clinical Practice Guidelines
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Blood Conservation Guideline Task Force: Victor A. Ferraris, MD, PhD (Chair), Jeremiah R. Brown, PhD, George J. Despotis, MD, John W. Hammon, MD, T. Brett Reece, MD,Expand
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Amniotic Fluid Removal during Cell Salvage in the Cesarean Section Patient
Background Cell salvage has been used in obstetrics to a limited degree because of a fear of amniotic fluid embolism. In this study, cell salvage was combined with blood filtration using a leukocyteExpand
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Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in the Adult: A Review of Anticoagulation Monitoring and Transfusion
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a method of life support to maintain cardiopulmonary function. Its use as a medical application has increased since its inception to treat multipleExpand
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The AABB recommendations for the Choosing Wisely campaign of the American Board of Internal Medicine
C hoosing Wisely is an initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation designed to help physicians and patients engage in conversations to reduce overuse of tests and procedures andExpand
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Cause of metabolic acidosis in prolonged surgery.
OBJECTIVE The intraoperative development of metabolic acidosis is frequently attributed to hypovolemia, tissue hypoperfusion, and lactic acidosis. In this study, dilutional acidosis was evaluated asExpand
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Blood salvage and cancer surgery: a meta‐analysis of available studies
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative blood salvage (IBS) is a technique that is frequently used in major blood loss surgery. Classically, it is avoided during cancer surgery where a fear exists of entrainingExpand
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Phorbol Esters Potentiate Evoked and Spontaneous Release by Different Presynaptic Mechanisms
Phorbol esters enhance release from a variety of cell types. The mechanism by which phorbol esters potentiate presynaptic release from central neurons is unclear, although effects of phorbol estersExpand
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The use of the mechanical fragility test in evaluating sublethal RBC injury during storage
Background  The mechanical fragility index (MFI) is an in vitro measurement of the extent of RBC sublethal injury. Sublethal injury might constitute a component of the RBC storage lesion, thus theExpand
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