Blood transfusion requirement prediction in patients undergoing primary total hip and knee arthroplasty.

@article{Guerin2007BloodTR,
  title={Blood transfusion requirement prediction in patients undergoing primary total hip and knee arthroplasty.},
  author={Shane J Guerin and Caroline R Collins and Harish Chander Kapoor and I McClean and Dennis Collins},
  journal={Transfusion medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={37-43}
}
The aim of this study was to identify the clinical factors associated with the need for peri-operative blood transfusion in non-anaemic patients undergoing hip or knee arthroplasty. We prospectively evaluated 162 consecutive patients who underwent total hip or knee arthroplasty. Analysis was performed to establish the relationship between all independent variables and the need for postoperative transfusion. Univariate analysis revealed a significant relationship between the need for… CONTINUE READING

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