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Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery

Blood Cell Salvage

Reduction of allogeneic red blood cell usage during cardiac surgery by an integrated intra- and postoperative blood salvage strategy: results of a randomized comparison.

Weltert L, Nardella S, Rondinelli MB, Pierelli L, De Paulis R.

Source‎: Transfusion 2013;53(4):790-7.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22882381

DOI‎: 10.1111/j.1537-2995.2012.03836.x

Cell salvage for minimising perioperative allogeneic blood transfusion.

Carless PA, Henry DA, Moxey AJ, O'Connell D, Brown T, Fergusson DA.

Source‎: Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2010;(4):CD001888.

Indexed‎: PubMed 20393932

DOI‎: 10.1002/14651858.CD001888.pub4

The efficacy of an intraoperative cell saver during cardiac surgery: a meta-analysis of randomized trials.

Wang G, Bainbridge D, Martin J, Cheng D.

Source‎: Anesth Analg 2009;109(2):320-30.

Indexed‎: PubMed 19608798

DOI‎: 10.1213/ane.0b013e3181aa084c

Safety and efficacy of perioperative cell salvage and autotransfusion after coronary artery bypass grafting: a randomized trial.

Murphy GJ, Allen SM, Unsworth-White J, Lewis CT, Dalrymple-Hay MJ.

Source‎: Ann Thorac Surg 2004;77(5):1553-9.

Indexed‎: PubMed 15111142

Reinfusion of mediastinal blood after heart surgery.

Martin J, Robitaille D, Perrault LP, Pellerin M, Pagé P, Searle N, Cartier R, Hébert Y, Pelletier LC, Thaler HT, Carrier M.

Source‎: J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2000;120(3):499-504.

Indexed‎: PubMed 10962411

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