Transfusion timing and postoperative septic complications after gastric cancer surgery: a retrospective study of 179 consecutive patients.

@article{Bellantone1998TransfusionTA,
  title={Transfusion timing and postoperative septic complications after gastric cancer surgery: a retrospective study of 179 consecutive patients.},
  author={Rocco Bellantone and Antonio Sitges-Serra and Maurizio Bossola and Giovanni Battista Doglietto and Marina Malerba and Guzm{\'a}n Franch and F. Pacelli and Francesco Crucitti},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={133 9},
  pages={988-92}
}
BACKGROUND Immunosuppression associated with homologous blood transfusion was first observed in renal allograft transplantation. Clinical effects of transfusion-induced immunosuppression in surgical patients have been debated in the literature for more than a decade with contradictory results. OBJECTIVE To investigate whether homologous blood transfusions significantly affect postoperative septic morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing elective surgery for gastric cancer. DESIGN Case… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 14 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 26 references

- associated cancer recurrence and postoperative infection : meta - analysis of randomized , controlled clinical trials

S Celikkonas, C Koc, MU Akyol, C Ozdem
1996

Effect of blood transfusion on tumor recurrence and postoperative pharyngocutaneous fistula formation in patients subjected to total laryngectomy

S Celikkonas, C Koc, MU Akyol, C. Ozdem
Acta Otolaryngol (Stockh) • 1995
View 1 Excerpt

and postoperative septic complications

EC Vamvakas
Transfusion • 1994

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…