Effect of low central venous pressure and phlebotomy on blood product transfusion requirements during liver transplantations.

Abstract

Correction of coagulation defects with plasma transfusion did not decrease the need for intraoperative red blood cells (RBC) transfusions during liver transplantations. On the contrary, it led to a hypervolemic state that resulted in an increase of shed blood. As well, plasma transfusion has been associated with a decreased one-year survival rate. The aim… (More)

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