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Blood Cell Salvage

Red blood cell salvage during obstetric hemorrhage.

Milne ME, Yazer MH, Waters JH.

Source‎: Obstet Gynecol 2015;125(4):919-23.

Indexed‎: PubMed 25751212

DOI‎: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000000729

Blood cell salvage during cesarean delivery.

Sullivan JV, Crouch ME, Stocken G, Lindow SW.

Source‎: Int J Gynaecol Obstet 2011;115(2):161-3.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21872856

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2011.06.009

The introduction of intra-operative cell salvage in obstetric clinical practice: a review of the available evidence.

Liumbruno GM, Meschini A, Liumbruno C, Rafanelli D.

Source‎: Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2011;159(1):19-25.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21742428

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2011.06.011

Intraoperative cell salvaged blood as part of a blood conservation strategy in Caesarean section: is fetal red cell contamination important?

Ralph CJ, Sullivan I, Faulds J.

Source‎: Br J Anaesth 2011;107(3)404-8.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21676894

DOI‎: 10.1093/bja/aer168

Contamination of salvaged maternal blood by amniotic fluid and fetal red cells during elective Caesarean section.

Sullivan I, Faulds J, Ralph C.

Source‎: Br J Anaesth 2008;101(2):225-9.

Indexed‎: PubMed 18515817

DOI‎: 10.1093/bja/aen135

Cell salvage in obstetrics.

Allam J, Cox M, Yentis SM.

Source‎: Int J Obstet Anesth 2008;17(1):37-45.

Indexed‎: PubMed 18162201

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