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Orthopedic Surgery

Blood Cell Salvage

Use of intraoperative cell-salvage for autologous blood transfusions in metastatic spine tumour surgery: a systematic review.

Kumar N, Chen Y, Zaw AS, Nayak D, Ahmed Q, Soong R, Wong HK.

Source‎: Lancet Oncol 2014;15(1):e33-41.

Indexed‎: PubMed 24384492

DOI‎: 10.1016/S1470-2045(13)70245-6

Can there be a place for intraoperative salvaged blood in spine tumor surgery?

Kumar N, Ahmed Q, Lee VK, Chen Y, Zaw AS, Goy R, Agrawal RV, Dhewar AN, Wong HK.

Source‎: Ann Surg Oncol 2014;21(7):2436-43.

Indexed‎: PubMed 24566859

DOI‎: 10.1245/s10434-014-3569-x

Reduction of blood loss with the use of a new combined intra-operative and post-operative autologous blood transfusion system compared with no drainage in primary total hip replacement.

Horstmann WG, Swierstra MJ, Ohanis D, Castelein RM, Kollen BJ, Verheyen CC.

Source‎: Bone Joint J 2013;95-B(5):616-22.

Indexed‎: PubMed 23632670

DOI‎: 10.1302/0301-620X.95B5.30472

Blood management in total knee arthroplasty: a comparison of techniques.

Sinclair KC, Clarke HD, Noble BN.

Source‎: Orthopedics 2009;32(1):19.

Indexed‎: PubMed 19226044

Efficacy of intraoperative blood collection and reinfusion in revision total hip arthroplasty.

Zarin J, Grosvenor D, Schurman D, Goodman S.

Source‎: J Bone Joint Surg Am 2003;85-A(11):2147-51.

Indexed‎: PubMed 14630844

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