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Cost-Effectiveness of Blood Transfusion Alternatives


The ONTraC Ontario program in blood conservation.

Freedman J.

Source‎: Transfus Apher Sci 2014;50(1):32-6.

Indexed‎: PubMed 24388485

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.transci.2013.12.010

Blood loss associated with radical cystectomy: a prospective, randomized study comparing Impact LigaSure vs. stapling device.

Thompson IM 3rd, Kappa SF, Morgan TM, Barocas DA, Bischoff CJ, Keegan KA, Stratton KL, Clark PE, Resnick MJ, Smith JA Jr, Cookson MS, Chang SS.

Source‎: Urol Oncol 2014;32(1):45.e11-5.

Indexed‎: PubMed 24054870

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.urolonc.2013.06.006

Intraoperative red blood cell salvage and autologous transfusion during open radical retropubic prostatectomy: a cost-benefit analysis.

Ubee S, Kumar M, Athmanathan N, Singh G, Vesey S.

Source‎: Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2011;93(2):157-61.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22041147

DOI‎: 10.1308/003588411X561044

Cost benefits of intraoperative cell salvage in radical cystectomy.

Ubee SS, Manikandan R, Gudimetla AR, Singh G.

Source‎: Indian J Urol 2010;26(2):196-9.

Indexed‎: PubMed 20877596

DOI‎: 10.4103/0970-1591.65386

Presurgical hyper-volaemic haemodilution for saving blood transfusion?

Gille J, Winter V, Sablotzki A, Wiedemann B, Richter A, Serfas R.

Source‎: Eur J Anaesthesiol 2008;25(2):172-3.

Indexed‎: PubMed 18251041

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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