Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents reduce allogeneic blood transfusion in TKA and THA
The Use of Preoperative Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents (ESAs) in Patients Who Underwent Knee or Hip Arthroplasty: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Clinical TrialsJ Arthroplasty. 2013 Oct;28(9):1463-72
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26 randomized control trials comparing the use of erythropoiesis stimulating agents (ESAs) with any other intervention in patients who underwent hip or knee surgeries were pooled to determine the effectiveness of ESAs in reducing the need for allogeneic blood transfusions, increasing hemoglobin level, and, also, to determine the frequency of thromboembolic events in elective orthopaedic surgeries ...
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