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Orthopedic Surgery

Outcomes (Economic)

Experience of a network of transfusion coordinators for blood conservation (Ontario Transfusion Coordinators [ONTraC]).

Freedman J, Luke K, Escobar M, Vernich L, Chiavetta JA.

Source‎: Transfusion 2008;48(2):237-50.

Indexed‎: PubMed 18005329

Cost benefit analysis of topical tranexamic acid in primary total hip and knee arthroplasty.

Tuttle JR, Ritterman SA, Cassidy DB, Anazonwu WA, Froehlich JA, Rubin LE.

Source‎: J Arthroplasty 2014;29(8):1512-5.

Indexed‎: PubMed 24630599

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.arth.2014.01.031

Safety, cost savings, simplicity back broader use of bloodless surgery.

Mathias JM.

Source‎: OR Manager 2013;29(5):1, 6, 8-9.

Indexed‎: PubMed 23755462

Tranexamic acid reduces blood loss and financial cost in primary total hip and knee replacement surgery.

Irisson E, Hémon Y, Pauly V, Parratte S, Argenson JN, Kerbaul F.

Source‎: Orthop Traumatol Surg Res 2012;98(5):477-83.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22854336

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.otsr.2012.05.002

Effects of intravenous iron combined with low-dose recombinant human erythropoietin on transfusion requirements in iron-deficient patients undergoing bilateral total knee replacement arthroplasty.

Na HS, Shin SY, Hwang JY, Jeon YT, Kim CS, Do SH.

Source‎: Transfusion 2011;51(1):118-24.

Indexed‎: PubMed 20624257

DOI‎: 10.1111/j.1537-2995.2010.02783.x

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