Is use of a Continuous Autotransfusion System beneficial in emergency abdominal aortic aneursym (AAA) surgery?

Abstract

BACKGROUND Allogeneic blood products have become a limited and expensive resource. The Continuous Autotransfusion System (CATS) has been promoted as a method for reducing the need for allogeneic blood transfusion. This study was undertaken to ascertain whether the use of CATS in emergency open AAA surgery has any benefits. METHODS This is a retrospective… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.avsg.2010.11.017

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