Acute normovolemic hemodilution is a cost-effective alternative to preoperative autologous blood donation by patients undergoing radical retropubic prostatectomy.

@article{Monk1995AcuteNH,
  title={Acute normovolemic hemodilution is a cost-effective alternative to preoperative autologous blood donation by patients undergoing radical retropubic prostatectomy.},
  author={Terri G. Monk and Lawrence Tim Goodnough and John D. Birkmeyer and Mark E Brecher and William J. Catalona},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={1995},
  volume={35 7},
  pages={559-65}
}
BACKGROUND Preoperative autologous blood donation is accepted as a standard of care for radical prostatectomy. Acute normovolemic hemodilution (ANH) is an alternative method for obtaining autologous blood. The cost and benefits of these two autologous blood-collection techniques are compared. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Thirty consecutive patients scheduled for radical prostatectomy underwent ANH to a target hematocrit level of 28 percent. Blood was transfused in the perioperative period to… CONTINUE READING