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Pre-operative predictors of the requirement for blood transfusion following total hip replacement.
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PMID:  15446520     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We have reviewed prospective data on 1016 patients who underwent unilateral total hip replacement to establish the pre-operative risk factors associated with peri-operative blood transfusion. Most patients who required transfusion were older and were of lower weight, height, pre-operative haemoglobin level and body mass index than patients who were not transfused. Multivariate analysis revealed that only the pre-operative haemoglobin level and the patients weight were identified as significant independent factors increasing the need for transfusion (p < 0.001). A haemoglobin level below 12 g/dl was associated with a threefold increase in transfusion requirement.
J Aderinto; I J Brenkel
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume     Volume:  86     ISSN:  0301-620X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Bone Joint Surg Br     Publication Date:  2004 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-09-27     Completed Date:  2004-10-05     Revised Date:  2010-11-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375355     Medline TA:  J Bone Joint Surg Br     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  970-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Orthopaedics, Queen Margaret Hospital, Whitefield Road, Dunfermline, Fife KY12 0SU, Scotland.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip*
Blood Loss, Surgical*
Blood Transfusion*
Body Weight
Hemoglobins / analysis
Middle Aged
Multivariate Analysis
Prospective Studies
Risk Factors
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