Processing and transfusion of residual cardiopulmonary bypass volume: effects on haemostasis, complement activation, postoperative blood loss and transfusion volume.

@article{Daane2003ProcessingAT,
  title={Processing and transfusion of residual cardiopulmonary bypass volume: effects on haemostasis, complement activation, postoperative blood loss and transfusion volume.},
  author={C R Daane and Hanna D Golab and J H J Meeder and Marianne J Wijers and Ad J. J. C. Bogers},
  journal={Perfusion},
  year={2003},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={115-21}
}
The aim of this prospective randomized study was to compare the effects of the transfusion of unprocessed and cell saver-processed residual cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) volume on haemostasis, complement activation, postoperative blood loss and transfusion requirements after elective cardiac surgery. Blood samples were taken at eight points in time, perioperatively. Haematological data, including haemoglobin, haematocrit and platelet counts as well as coagulation parameters, including activated… CONTINUE READING