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Orthopedic Surgery

Outcomes (Clinical)

Restrictive blood transfusion practices are associated with improved patient outcomes.

Goodnough LT, Maggio P, Hadhazy E, Shieh L, Hernandez-Boussard T, Khari P, Shah N.

Source‎: Transfusion 2014;54(10 Pt 2):2753-9.

Indexed‎: PubMed 24995770

DOI‎: 10.1111/trf.12723

Allogeneic blood transfusions and postoperative infections after total hip or knee arthroplasty.

Friedman R, Homering M, Holberg G, Berkowitz SD.

Source‎: J Bone Joint Surg Am 2014;96(4):272-8.

Indexed‎: PubMed 24553882

DOI‎: 10.2106/JBJS.L.01268

Is total hip arthroplasty a successful and safe procedure in Jehovah's Witnesses? Mean five-year results.

Harwin SF, Pivec R, Naziri Q, Issa K, Mont MA.

Source‎: Hip Int 2014;24(1):69-76.

Indexed‎: PubMed 24318363

DOI‎: 10.5301/hipint.5000106

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