Craniosynostosis: an assessment of blood loss and transfusion practices

@article{Kearney1989CraniosynostosisAA,
  title={Craniosynostosis: an assessment of blood loss and transfusion practices},
  author={Ramona A. Kearney and Jose K. Rosales and William J. Howes},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia},
  year={1989},
  volume={36},
  pages={473-477}
}
Assessment and accurate replacement of blood loss during primary craniosynostosis repair is difficult due to patient size and surgical technique. Eighty-five charts of all patients undergoing primary craniosynostosis repair over a 15-year period were reviewed to determine blood loss and to assess blood transfusion practices both intraoperatively and postoperatively. Blood loss was calculated on the basis of estimated red cell mass (ERCM). Blood transfusion management was considered appropriate… CONTINUE READING
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