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Autotransfusion following cardiac operations: a randomized, prospective study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  454027     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the collection and retransfusion of postoperatively shed mediastinal blood as part of a multifaceted approach to blood conservation following cardiac operation, 113 patients were randomized into either an autotransfusion group (54 patients) or a control group (59 patients). Intraoperative and postoperative hemodilution was practiced in all patients. The clinical safety of this technique was confirmed by the lack of septic, hematological, pulmonary, renal, or hepatic complications. However, in this setting where blood conservation is already aggressively practiced, the ability of the technique to further reduce the use of banked blood following cardiac surgical procedures was not demonstrated.
R L Thurer; B W Lytle; D M Cosgrove; F D Loop
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1979 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-09-01     Completed Date:  1979-09-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  500-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Coagulation Tests
Blood Specimen Collection
Blood Transfusion, Autologous / adverse effects,  methods*
Cardiac Surgical Procedures*
Costs and Cost Analysis
Disposable Equipment
Middle Aged
Myocardial Revascularization
Postoperative Care
Postoperative Complications
Prospective Studies

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