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Feline blood transfusions: A pinker shade of pale.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21215945     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PRACTICAL RELEVANCE: blood transfusions are a potentially life-saving procedure that are within the reach of most small animal practitioners. Only minimal equipment is required.
PATIENT GROUP: any cat with clinical signs attributable to a reduced red blood cell mass that is affecting oxygen transport (as a result of reduced packed cell volume or acute blood loss) is a potential candidate for a transfusion.
CLINICAL CHALLENGES: although the principles of transfusion medicine are not complicated, there can be fatal consequences if certain steps are omitted.
DIAGNOSTICS: blood typing kits and blood filters are readily available from veterinary wholesalers, laboratories and blood banking services.
EVIDENCE BASE: over the past three decades, a substantial body of clinical research and reports has built up covering feline blood types and transfusion medicine. This article draws on that research to provide clinical guidance aimed at all veterinarians in feline or small animal practice who either currently practise transfusion medicine or plan to do so.
Dominic Barfield; Sophie Adamantos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of feline medicine and surgery     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1532-2750     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Feline Med. Surg.     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-10     Completed Date:  2011-02-16     Revised Date:  2013-11-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100897329     Medline TA:  J Feline Med Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  11-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Veterinary Clinical Science, The Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Lane, North Mymms, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL9 7TA, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Anemia / therapy,  veterinary*
Blood Grouping and Crossmatching / veterinary
Blood Transfusion / veterinary*
Cat Diseases / therapy*
Hematocrit / veterinary

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