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Hematology (Oncology)

Restricted Diagnostic Phlebotomy to Avoid Iatrogenic Anemia

Phlebotomy—a minimalist approach.

Dale JC, Pruett SK.

Source‎: Mayo Clin Proc 1993;68(3):249-55.

Indexed‎: PubMed 8474266

Reduction of blood loss from laboratory testing in hospitalized adult patients using small-volume (pediatric) tubes.

Sanchez-Giron F, Alvarez-Mora F.

Source‎: Arch Pathol Lab Med 2008;132(12):1916-9.

Indexed‎: PubMed 19061290

DOI‎: 10.1043/1543-2165-132.12.1916

Diagnostic blood loss from phlebotomy and hospital-acquired anemia during acute myocardial infarction.

Salisbury AC, Reid KJ, Alexander KP, Masoudi FA, Lai SM, Chan PS, Bach RG, Wang TY, Spertus JA, Kosiborod M.

Source‎: Arch Intern Med 2011;171(18):1646-53.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21824940

DOI‎: 10.1001/archinternmed.2011.361

Potential clinical impact of taking multiple blood samples for research studies in paediatric oncology: how much do we really know?

Cole M, Boddy AV, Kearns P, Teh KH, Price L, Parry A, Pearson AD, Veal GJ; UKCCSG Pharmacology group.

Source‎: Pediatr Blood Cancer 2006;46(7):723-7.

Indexed‎: PubMed 16007598

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