The effect of acute normovolaemic haemodilution on the inflammatory response and clinical outcome in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair--results of a pilot trial.

OBJECTIVES To determine the effect of acute normovolaemic haemodilution (ANH) on the inflammatory response and clinical outcome in elective open abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair. DESIGN Randomised controlled clinical trial. METHODS Thirty-six patients were randomised to undergo ANH or act as controls. Cell salvage was permitted in both groups… CONTINUE READING