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The effect of preoperative donation of autologous blood on deep-vein thrombosis after total hip arthroplasty.
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PMID:  11476304     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We have assessed the effect of the donation of autologous blood and the preoperative level of haemoglobin on the prevalence of postoperative thromboembolism in 2043 patients who had a total hip arthroplasty. The level of haemoglobin was determined seven to ten days before surgery and all patients had venography of the operated leg on the fifth postoperative day. The number of patients who had donated autologous blood (1037) was similar to that who had not (1006). A significant decrease in the incidence of deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) was noted in those who had donated blood preoperatively (9.0%) compared with those who had not (13.5%) (p = 0.003). For all patients, the lower the preoperative level of haemoglobin the less likely it was that a postoperative DVT would develop. Of those who had donated blood, 0.3% developed a postoperative pulmonary embolism compared with 0.7% in those who had not, but this difference was not statistically significant. No significant difference was found in the requirements for transfusion between the two groups.
H Bae; G H Westrich; T P Sculco; E A Salvati; L M Reich
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0301-620X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Bone Joint Surg Br     Publication Date:  2001 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-07-30     Completed Date:  2001-08-16     Revised Date:  2010-11-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375355     Medline TA:  J Bone Joint Surg Br     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  676-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY 10021, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip*
Blood Donors*
Blood Transfusion, Autologous*
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications / blood*,  prevention & control
Risk Factors
Venous Thrombosis / blood*,  prevention & control

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