An algorithm to reduce allogenic red blood cell transfusions for major orthopedic surgery.

Abstract

In a previous prospective study, we confirmed that transfusion-related immunosuppression predisposes to postoperative infections, impairs the postoperative healing of wound and thereby prolongs hospitalization. This increases the well-known risks, such as transmission of infection or transfusion reactions, and has obliged us to revise our transfusion… (More)

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@article{Slappendel2003AnAT, title={An algorithm to reduce allogenic red blood cell transfusions for major orthopedic surgery.}, author={Robert Slappendel and Ris Dirksen and Eric W G Weber and Dick B van der Schaaf}, journal={Acta orthopaedica Scandinavica}, year={2003}, volume={74 5}, pages={569-75} }