Cause and frequency of posttransfusion hepatitis after open-heart surgery

@article{Schlayer1992CauseAF,
  title={Cause and frequency of posttransfusion hepatitis after open-heart surgery},
  author={H. -J. Schlayer and Thomas Peters and S. Preisler and Hans Berthold and Wolfgang Gerok and Jens W F Rasenack},
  journal={The clinical investigator},
  year={1992},
  volume={70},
  pages={579-584}
}
A total of 1476 patients who underwent open-heart surgery between 1986 and 1988 participated in a prospective study examining posttransfusion hepatitis. They received a total of 8327 units of whole blood, packed erythrocytes, or fresh frozen plasma. The aminotransferase activities were measured preoperatively and 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 12, and 24 weeks after the… CONTINUE READING