The relationship between perioperative blood transfusion and overall mortality in patients undergoing radical cystectomy for bladder cancer.

@article{Morgan2013TheRB,
  title={The relationship between perioperative blood transfusion and overall mortality in patients undergoing radical cystectomy for bladder cancer.},
  author={Todd M. Morgan and Daniel Ari Barocas and Sam S. Chang and Sharon E. Phillips and Shady Salem and Peter E. Clark and David F Penson and Joseph Alexander Smith and Michael S. Cookson},
  journal={Urologic oncology},
  year={2013},
  volume={31 6},
  pages={871-7}
}
OBJECTIVES The relationship between perioperative blood transfusion (PBT) and oncologic outcomes is controversial. In patients undergoing surgery for colon cancer and several other solid malignancies, PBT has been associated with an increased risk of mortality. Yet, the urologic literature has a paucity of data addressing this topic. We sought to evaluate whether PBT affects overall survival following radical cystectomy (RC) for patients with bladder cancer. METHODS The medical records of 777… CONTINUE READING
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