Lack of relationship between perioperative blood transfusion and survival time after curative resection for gastric cancer.

@article{Moriguchi1990LackOR,
  title={Lack of relationship between perioperative blood transfusion and survival time after curative resection for gastric cancer.},
  author={Sunao Moriguchi and Yoshihiro Maehara and Kohei Akazawa and Keizo Sugimachi and Yoshiaki Nose},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1990},
  volume={66 11},
  pages={2331-5}
}
To better comprehend the relationship between perioperative blood transfusion and survival time after curative gastrectomy for advanced gastric cancer, the authors reviewed retrospectively data on 568 patients treated in their clinics from 1965 to 1983. Of these 568, 195 (34.3%) required no blood transfusion and 373 (65.7%) required transfusions within the perioperative period. Univariate analysis indicated that the survival time of the transfusion recipients was significantly less than that of… CONTINUE READING

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