Intraoperative red blood cell salvage and autologous transfusion during open radical retropubic prostatectomy: a cost-benefit analysis.

@article{Ubee2011IntraoperativeRB,
  title={Intraoperative red blood cell salvage and autologous transfusion during open radical retropubic prostatectomy: a cost-benefit analysis.},
  author={Sarvpreet Singh Ubee and Manal Kumar and Nallaswami Athmanathan and Gurpreet Singh and Sean G Vesey},
  journal={Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England},
  year={2011},
  volume={93 2},
  pages={157-61}
}
INTRODUCTION Open radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP) has an average blood loss of over 1,000 ml. This has been reported even from high volume centres of excellence. We have looked at the clinical and financial benefits of using intraoperative cell salvage (ICS) as a method of reducing the autologous blood transfusion requirements for our RRP patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Group A comprised 25 consecutive patients who underwent RRP immediately prior to the acquisition of a cell saver… CONTINUE READING