Effects of platelet-rich plasmapheresis during cardiovascular surgery: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials.

@article{Zhai2019EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of platelet-rich plasmapheresis during cardiovascular surgery: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials.},
  author={Qing Gang Zhai and Yun Di Wang and Zhiguo Yuan and Rongwei Zhang and Ayong Tian},
  journal={Journal of clinical anesthesia},
  year={2019},
  volume={56},
  pages={
          88-97
        }
}
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to explore the effects of platelet-rich plasmapheresis (PRP) on the amount of postoperative blood loss and the requirements for allogeneic fresh frozen plasma (FFP) and red blood cell (RBC) transfusions during cardiovascular surgery. METHODS A literature search of 7 online databases was conducted. Randomized control trials (RCT) comparing intraoperative PRP or appropriate control groups were considered suitable for this current study. RESULTS Fifteen RCTs… CONTINUE READING