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OBJECTIVES To determine the availability of intravascular fluid volume replacement solutions in Spanish hospitals, to survey the extent of use of colloids by anesthesiologists, to ascertain the possible adverse effects they seek to prevent when using each solution, and to assess their level of knowledge about the subject. MATERIAL AND METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND There is no clinical trial analyzing the best moment to infuse an antibiotic during knee arthroplasty performed during ischemia. We designed a single-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate whether antibiotic therapy should be administered before tourniquet inflation or just before tourniquet deflation. MATERIAL(More)
AIM To evaluate the effectiveness of intravenous iron treatment, with or without associated erythropoietin (rHuEPO), measured as haemoglobin (Hb) increase. The relationships between the Hb increase and parameters used to evaluate anaemia were analysed. MATERIAL AND METHOD Retrospective observational study carried out in two third-level hospitals between(More)
A poor preoperative haemoglobin (Hb) status is frequently encountered among adult patients scheduled for corrective surgery of the locomotive system, representing the main risk factor for blood transfusion. The soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR) has become a highly specific parameter for the detection of iron deficits as it can differentiate between iron(More)
BACKGROUND The administration of tranexamic acid (TA) is associated with a decrease in the number of red blood cell (RBC) units transfused. However, concerns about its safety have hindered its broader use. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS We evaluated the effect of TA on RBC transfusion and thromboembolic complications in total knee arthroplasty. We(More)
BACKGROUND Post-operative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) can affect 30% of orthopedic surgery patients. We hypothesized that perioperative temperature has an impact on POCD. METHODS We included 150 patients over 65 years of age scheduled for total knee replacement under spinal anesthesia. They were randomized to receive standard care (sheet cover) or active(More)
BACKGROUND Haemodilution during resuscitation after massive haemorrhage may worsen the coagulopathy and perpetuate bleeding. MATERIALS AND METHODS Blood samples from healthy donors were diluted (30 and-60%) using crystalloids (saline, Ringer's lactate, Plasmalyte(TM)) or colloids (6% hydroxyethylstarch [HES130/0.4], 5% human albumin, and gelatin). The(More)
BACKGROUND Bilateral regional brain oxygen saturation (rSO2) trends, reflecting intraoperative brain oxygen imbalance, could warn of brain dysfunction. Various types of cognitive impairment, such as memory decline, alterations in executive function or subjective complaints, have been described three months after surgery. Our aim was to explore the potential(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the prosthetic joint infection (PJI) rate after total joint arthroplasty in two consecutive periods of treatment with different antibiotic prophylaxes: cefuroxime versus cefuroxime plus teicoplanin. We retrospectively reviewed 1,896 patients who underwent total hip arthroplasty or total knee arthroplasty between March(More)
BACKGROUND Transfusion of allogeneic blood influences outcome after surgery. Despite widespread availability of transfusion guidelines, transfusion practices might vary among physicians, departments, hospitals and countries. Our aim was to determine the amount of packed red blood cells (pRBC) and blood products transfused intraoperatively, and to describe(More)