Blood loss, replacement, and associated morbidity in infants and children undergoing craniofacial surgery.

@article{Stricker2010BloodLR,
  title={Blood loss, replacement, and associated morbidity in infants and children undergoing craniofacial surgery.},
  author={Paul A Stricker and Thomas Shaw and Duncan G Desouza and Stephanie V Hernandez and Scott P. Bartlett and David F. Friedman and Deborah A. Sesok-Pizzini and David R Jobes},
  journal={Paediatric anaesthesia},
  year={2010},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={150-9}
}
BACKGROUND Pediatric craniofacial reconstruction (CFR) procedures involve wide scalp dissections with multiple osteotomies and have been associated with significant morbidity. The aim of this study was to document the incidence of clinically important problems, particularly related to blood loss, and perform a risk factor analysis. METHODS Records of all patients who underwent craniofacial surgery at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia between December 1, 2001 and January 1, 2006 were… CONTINUE READING

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