ACE Report #7585
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Cell salvage system may reduce need for allogeneic transfusions in spinal fusion surgery

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Does intraoperative cell salvage system effectively decrease the need for allogeneic transfusions in scoliotic patients undergoing posterior spinal fusion? A prospective randomized study

Eur Spine J. 2015 Feb;24(2):270-5.

Contributing Authors: J Liang J Shen S Chua Y Fan J Zhai B Feng S Cai Z Li X Xue

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110 patients scheduled for posterior spinal fusion due to scoliosis were randomized to undergo surgery with or without the use of a cell salvage system. This was done to determine whether intraoperative cell salvage systems are safe and efficacious in decreasing blood loss, as well as decrease the need for allogeneic blood transfusions. Estimated blood loss, hemoglobin and hematocrit values, and a...

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