Is cell salvage safe in liver resection? A pilot study.

  title={Is cell salvage safe in liver resection? A pilot study.},
  author={Annette Schmidt and Harald C Sues and Ekkehard Siegel and Dirk Peetz and Anders Bengtsson and Hendrik W Gervais},
  journal={Journal of clinical anesthesia},
  volume={21 8},
STUDY OBJECTIVE To investigate the quality of cell salvaged (CS) blood in patients undergoing hemihepatectomy (study group) and compare it with CS-blood from aortic surgery (control group). DESIGN Observational study. SETTING Operating room in a university hospital. MEASUREMENTS 6 patients undergoing hemihepatectomy or aortobifemoral bypass with intraoperative blood loss of more than 800 mL. Samples were drawn from the central venous catheter, from the reservoir of a CS recovery system… CONTINUE READING