AAOS: Acute normovolemic hemodilution may be beneficial following TKA
Acute Normovolemic Hemodilution in Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Trial
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40 patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) were randomized to either receive acute normovolemic hemodilution (ANH), or not, to determine whether ANH has an effect on allogeneic blood transfusion requirement postoperatively. Results indicated that the amount of allogeneic blood required following TKA was statistically similar between patients who did and did ...
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