The importance of blood sampling site for determination of hemoglobin and biochemistry values in major abdominal and orthopedic surgery.


STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine whether sampling of blood from different sites influences laboratory results. DESIGN Prospective, double-blind study. SETTING University-affiliated hospital in Israel. PATIENTS 100 ASA physical status I, II, and III patients undergoing major orthopedic or colon surgery (total hip and revision of total hip replacement… (More)


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