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Orthopedic Surgery

Preoperative Anemia Management

Very-short-term perioperative intravenous iron administration and postoperative outcome in major orthopedic surgery: a pooled analysis of observational data from 2547 patients.

Muñoz M, Gómez-Ramírez S, Cuenca J, García-Erce JA, Iglesias-Aparicio D, Haman-Alcober S, Ariza D, Naveira E.

Source‎: Transfusion 2014;54(2):289-99.

Indexed‎: PubMed 23581484

DOI‎: 10.1111/trf.12195

The use of preoperative erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) in patients who underwent knee or hip arthroplasty: a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials.

Alsaleh K, Alotaibi GS, Almodaimegh HS, Aleem AA, Kouroukis CT.

Source‎: J Arthroplasty 2013;28(9):1463-72.

Indexed‎: PubMed 23528548

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.arth.2013.01.024

The effect of a preoperative erythropoietin protocol as part of a multifaceted blood management program in daily clinical practice (CME).

Doodeman HJ, van Haelst IM, Egberts TC, Bennis M, Traast HS, van Solinge WW, Kalkman CJ, van Klei WA.

Source‎: Transfusion 2013;53(9):1930-9.

Indexed‎: PubMed 23240859

DOI‎: 10.1111/trf.12016

Detection, evaluation, and management of preoperative anaemia in the elective orthopaedic surgical patient: NATA guidelines.

Goodnough LT, Maniatis A, Earnshaw P, Benoni G, Beris P, Bisbe E, Fergusson DA, Gombotz H, Habler O, Monk TG, Ozier Y, Slappendel R, Szpalski M.

Source‎: Br J Anaesth 2011;106(1):13-22.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21148637

DOI‎: 10.1093/bja/aeq361

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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