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Preoperative predictors of blood transfusion in liver resection for tumor.
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PMID:  9136779     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Hepatic resection remains a hemorrhagic procedure. The purpose of this study was to investigate the preoperative predictive factors of intraoperative blood transfusion. METHODS: One hundred consecutive patients who underwent hepatic resection for tumor were included in this retrospective study. Resection was performed for primary malignancies (n = 52), metastases (n = 18), and benign tumors (n = 30). Liver resection was performed under intermittent clamping of the portal triad. Seventeen variables were analyzed. RESULTS: The operative blood loss was 1,872 mL (mean 1,104; range 650 to 4500) for the 22 transfused patients. The mean blood transfusion was 5.5 units (mean 3.2; range 2 to 12) of packed red cells. Multivariate analysis demonstrated that the size of liver resection (P <0.001) and the prothrombin rate (P <0.001) were independently correlated with blood transfusion. CONCLUSIONS: Patients undergoing extended resection or with abnormal coagulation could be considered for autologous blood transfusion.
D Mariette; C Smadja; S Naveau; G Borgonovo; C Vons; D Franco
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of surgery     Volume:  173     ISSN:  0002-9610     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Surg.     Publication Date:  1997 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-05-22     Completed Date:  1997-05-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370473     Medline TA:  Am J Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  275-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of General Surgery, Hôpital Antoine Béclère, Clamart, France.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Blood Loss, Surgical
Blood Transfusion*
Liver Neoplasms / secondary,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Predictive Value of Tests
Retrospective Studies

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