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Cost-Effectiveness of Blood Transfusion Alternatives


Clinical efficacy and cost effectiveness of intraoperative cell salvage in pelvic trauma surgery.

Odak S, Raza A, Shah N, Clayson A.

Source‎: Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2013;95(5):357-60.

Indexed‎: PubMed 23838500

DOI‎: 10.1308/003588413X13629960045715

The CRASH-2 trial: a randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation of the effects of tranexamic acid on death, vascular occlusive events and transfusion requirement in bleeding trauma patients.

Roberts I, Shakur H, Coats T, Hunt B, Balogun E, Barnetson L, Cook L, Kawahara T, Perel P, Prieto-Merino D, Ramos M, Cairns J, Guerriero C.

Source‎: Health Technol Assess 2013;17(10):1-79.

Indexed‎: PubMed 23477634

DOI‎: 10.3310/hta17100

The use of blood cell salvage in acetabular fracture internal fixation surgery.

Bigsby E, Acharya MR, Ward AJ, Chesser TJ.

Source‎: J Orthop Trauma 2013;27(10):e230-3.

Indexed‎: PubMed 23360908

DOI‎: 10.1097/BOT.0b013e3182877684

Reversal of coagulopathy in critically ill patients with traumatic brain injury: recombinant factor VIIa is more cost-effective than plasma.

Stein DM, Dutton RP, Kramer ME, Scalea TM.

Source‎: J Trauma 2009;66(1):63-72.

Indexed‎: PubMed 19131807

DOI‎: 10.1097/TA.0b013e318191bc8a

Intraoperative blood salvage in penetrating abdominal trauma: a randomised, controlled trial.

Bowley DM, Barker P, Boffard KD.

Source‎: World J Surg 2006;30(6):1074-80.

Indexed‎: PubMed 16736339

The medical section of is designed as an informational resource primarily for use by clinicians and other health-care professionals. It provides neither medical advice nor treatment recommendations and does not substitute for an appropriately qualified health-care provider. The clinical literature cited is not published by Jehovah’s Witnesses, but it outlines transfusion-alternative strategies that might be considered. It is the responsibility of each qualified health-care provider to maintain awareness of new information, discuss options for care, and assist patients in making choices in accord with their medical condition, wishes, values, and beliefs. Not all listed strategies are appropriate or acceptable to all patients.

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