The association of perioperative transfusion with 30-day morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing major vascular surgery.

@article{Obi2015TheAO,
  title={The association of perioperative transfusion with 30-day morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing major vascular surgery.},
  author={Andrea T. Obi and Yeo Jung Park and Paul G Bove and Robert F Cuff and Andris Kazmers and Hitinder S. Gurm and P Michael Grossman and Peter K. Henke},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={61 4},
  pages={1000-9.e1}
}
OBJECTIVE Blood transfusions are common among patients undergoing major vascular surgery. Prior studies suggest an association between blood transfusion and increased morbidity and mortality among patients undergoing cardiac surgery. The predictors of perioperative transfusion and its impact on patients undergoing vascular surgery have been poorly defined. METHODS We examined data from a large multicenter quality improvement vascular surgical registry of all patients undergoing elective or… CONTINUE READING
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