Cell saver and radical retropubic prostatectomy: analysis of cost-effectiveness.

  title={Cell saver and radical retropubic prostatectomy: analysis of cost-effectiveness.},
  author={Jacob Beal Seth Gilbert and Stanley Bruce Malkowicz and Alan J. Wein},
  volume={46 4},
OBJECTIVES To determine the effectiveness of using cell saver suction during radical prostatectomy to decrease the risk of random donor transfusions in patients predonating blood, as well as to compare costs. METHODS From March 1992 to October 1993, two consecutive groups of 86 patients underwent radical retropubic prostatectomy. The first group utilized predonated blood alone, and the second group utilized cell saver suction and predonated blood. The two groups were compared with respect to… CONTINUE READING

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