Predictors of blood transfusion in patients undergoing elective surgery for degenerative conditions of the spine

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The requirement of blood in the surgery of degenerative conditions of lumbar spine is around 10 %. Preoperative autologous blood donation is an effective method that is used in surgeries with an important blood loss. This is an expensive method because of the great number of predonated blood units not used in the postoperative period (around 70 % in our… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00402-012-1563-y

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