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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Outcomes (Economic)

Impact of bleeding-related complications and/or blood product transfusions on hospital costs in inpatient surgical patients.

Stokes ME, Ye X, Shah M, Mercaldi K, Reynolds MW, Rupnow MF, Hammond J.

Source‎: BMC Health Serv Res 2011;11:135.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21627788

DOI‎: 10.1186/1472-6963-11-135

Acute perioperative normovolaemic haemodilution in major maxillofacial surgery.

Parkin IR, Chiu GA, Schwarz PA, Hodder SC.

Source‎: Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2008;46(5):387-90.

Indexed‎: PubMed 18321618

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2008.01.002

Effects of standardized acute normovolemic hemodilution on intraoperative allogeneic blood transfusion in patients undergoing major maxillofacial surgery.

Habler O, Schwenzer K, Zimmer K, Prager M, König U, Oppenrieder K, Pape A, Steinkraus E, Reither A, Buchrot A, Zwissler B.

Source‎: Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2004;33(5):467-75.

Indexed‎: PubMed 15183411

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