Blood transfusion does not affect survival of gastric cancer patients.

  title={Blood transfusion does not affect survival of gastric cancer patients.},
  author={Jingli Cui and Jingyu Deng and Xuewei Ding and Li Zhang and Rupeng Zhang and Weipeng Wu and Xishan Hao and Han Liang},
  journal={The Journal of surgical research},
  volume={200 1},
BACKGROUND To initially assess the impact of perioperative blood transfusions (PBTs) on overall survival of patients underwent curative resection of Ⅰ-Ⅲ TNM stage gastric cancer (GC) using the propensity scoring method. METHODS The medical records of 1150 GC patients who underwent curative resection in the Tianjin Cancer Hospital between 2003 and 2008 were retrospectively analyzed. Both transfusion and nontransfusion patients were assessed the prognostic differences after surgery using the… CONTINUE READING
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