Blood Salvaging Improves Post-op Hemoglobin Levels vs Closed Suction Draining in LS Fusion Patients
Postoperative Blood Salvage and Autotransfusion for Adult Spinal Deformity: A Randomized Controlled Trial.Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2020 Sep 15;45(18):1247-1252.
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Sixty-five patients with spinal deformity scheduled for a lumbar spinal fusion surgery were randomized to receive a blood salvaging and re-infusion system or traditional closed suction drainage for the reduction of homologous blood transfusion. The primary outcome of interest was post-operative homologous blood transfusion volume. Additional outcomes of interest included estimated blood loss, IV f...
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