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A survey of factors determining the utilization of autologous blood donation in hip replacement surgery.
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PMID:  9202913     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A prospective survey was conducted among anaesthesiologists to determine their criteria for excluding a patient from autologous blood donation prior to total hip prosthesis. Information on patients operated on during a 5-week period was obtained using a questionnaire, consisting of a set of possible responses to simple questions, matched with some parametric values. Sixty-eight of the 99 patients included in the survey underwent surgery without donation. Age was the main cause for exclusion (34%). The age of patients excluded because of their age alone was 75 +/- 11 years (standard deviation). The age of patients excluded from donation and who did not subsequently receive homologous blood was comparable with that of patients not autotransfused but who received homologous blood (68 +/- 4 vs. 69 +/- 6 years, respectively). Post-operative haemoglobin concentrations were similar whether transfusion was performed or not, and regardless of the origin of blood given. Since age is no longer taken into consideration at the time of transfusion, it is likely that exclusion of a patient from autologous blood donation because of age is an arbitrary choice.
C Dugast; J M Bernard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of anaesthesiology     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0265-0215     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Anaesthesiol     Publication Date:  1997 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-08-06     Completed Date:  1997-08-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8411711     Medline TA:  Eur J Anaesthesiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  276-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Regional Blood Bank, Nantas, France.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Blood Transfusion, Autologous / utilization*
Hemoglobins / analysis
Hip Joint / surgery*
Hip Prosthesis*
Middle Aged
Patient Selection
Prospective Studies
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