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THA: Blood loss, but not transfusion rates, lowered with combined intra- and post-op ABT

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July 2013

THA: Blood loss, but not transfusion rates, lowered with combined intra- and post-op ABT

Vol: 2| Issue: 6| Number:106| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Reduction of blood loss with the use of a new combined intra-operative and post-operative autologous blood transfusion system compared with no drainage in primary total hip replacement

Bone Joint J. 2013 May;95-B(5):616-22. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.95B5.30472

Contributing Authors:
WG Horstmann MJ Swierstra D Ohanis RM Castelein BJ Kollen CC Verheyen

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Synopsis

Blood loss following total hip arthroplasty (THA) is an important procedural consideration. 204 patients who underwent primary THA were randomized to be managed by either combined intra-operative and post-operative autologous blood transfusion (ABT) or no-drainage. The purpose of the study was to determine the effect of each blood-sparing measure on blood loss, hemoglobin (Hb) level reduction, as ...

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