Allogeneic versus autologous blood during abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery.

@article{Spark1997AllogeneicVA,
  title={Allogeneic versus autologous blood during abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery.},
  author={James Ian Spark and Ian Clifford Chetter and Ralph C. Kester and David J. Scott},
  journal={European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={482-6}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine if cell-salvaged autologous blood can serve as an alternative to homologous blood, and to examine the incidence of infected complications and length of postoperative stay. DESIGN A prospective randomised study comprising autologous and homologous blood transfusions in patients undergoing elective infrarenal abdominal aortic surgery… CONTINUE READING