Allogeneic Blood Transfusion Is a Significant Risk Factor for Surgical-Site Infection Following Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty: A Meta-Analysis.

@article{Kim2017AllogeneicBT,
  title={Allogeneic Blood Transfusion Is a Significant Risk Factor for Surgical-Site Infection Following Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty: A Meta-Analysis.},
  author={Jeong Lae Kim and Jong-Hoon Park and Seung Beom Han and Il Youp Cho and Ki-Mo Jang},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2017},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={320-325}
}
BACKGROUND Blood loss occurs significantly more frequently during total hip and knee arthroplasty than among any other type of orthopedic operation, which can sometimes lead to requiring a blood transfusion. Although allogeneic blood transfusion has been identified as a risk factor for postoperative surgical-site infection following arthroplasty, results are inconclusive. The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic meta-analysis to investigate whether having an allogeneic blood… CONTINUE READING
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