Allogenic blood transfusion is an independent risk factor for infective complications after less invasive gastrointestinal surgery.

@article{Ikuta2003AllogenicBT,
  title={Allogenic blood transfusion is an independent risk factor for infective complications after less invasive gastrointestinal surgery.},
  author={Shin-ichi Ikuta and Chikao Miki and Tsuyoshi Hatada and Yasuhiro Inoue and Toshimitsu Araki and Kouji Tanaka and Hitoshi Tonouchi and Masato Kusunoki},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={185 3},
  pages={188-93}
}
BACKGROUND The present study aimed to clarify the predisposing factors for postoperative infectious complications after less invasive surgery. METHODS A total 150 surgical patients were placed in either group H (operative blood loss > or = 500 mL) or group L (<500 mL). The patients' background factors and postoperative inflammatory responses were assessed. RESULTS The operating time was an independent risk factor for infectious complication in group H. In contrast, allogenic blood… CONTINUE READING