Primary total knee arthroplasty allogenic transfusion trends, length of stay, and complications: nationwide inpatient sample 2000-2009.

@article{Klika2014PrimaryTK,
  title={Primary total knee arthroplasty allogenic transfusion trends, length of stay, and complications: nationwide inpatient sample 2000-2009.},
  author={Alison K. Klika and Travis J Small and Anas Saleh and Caleb R Szubski and Aiswarya Lekshmi Pillai Chandran Pillai and Wael K. Barsoum},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2014},
  volume={29 11},
  pages={2070-7}
}
Perioperative blood loss leading to blood transfusion continues to be an issue for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) patients. The US Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) was used to determine annual trends in allogenic blood transfusion rates, and effects of transfusion on in-hospital mortality, length of stay (LOS), costs, discharge disposition, and complications of primary TKA patients. TKA patients between 2000 and 2009 were included (n = 4,544,999) and categorized as: (1) those who received a… CONTINUE READING
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