Cell salvage system may reduce need for allogeneic transfusions in spinal fusion surgery
Does intraoperative cell salvage system effectively decrease the need for allogeneic transfusions in scoliotic patients undergoing posterior spinal fusion? A prospective randomized studyEur Spine J. 2015 Feb;24(2):270-5.
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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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