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Orthopedic Surgery

Preoperative Patient Evaluation and Transfusion Risk Assessment

Factors affecting transfusion requirement after hip fracture: can we reduce the need for blood?

Desai SJ, Wood KS, Marsh J, Bryant D, Abdo H, Lawendy AR, Sanders DW.

Source‎: Can J Surg 2014;57(5):342-8.

Indexed‎: PubMed 25265109

Estimating the transfusion risk following total knee arthroplasty.

Ahmed I, Chan JK, Jenkins P, Brenkel I, Walmsley P.

Source‎: Orthopedics 2012;35(10):e1465-71.

Indexed‎: PubMed 23027481

DOI‎: 10.3928/01477447-20120919-13

Multicentre cohort study of red blood cell use for revision hip arthroplasty and factors associated with greater risk of allogeneic blood transfusion.

Walsh TS, Palmer J, Watson D, Biggin K, Seretny M, Davidson H, Harkness M, Hay A.

Source‎: Br J Anaesth 2012;108(1):63-71.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22037224

DOI‎: 10.1093/bja/aer326

Ginkgo biloba: persistent bleeding after total hip arthroplasty caused by herbal self-medication.

Bebbington A, Kulkarni R, Roberts P.

Source‎: J Arthroplasty 2005;20(1):125-6.

Indexed‎: PubMed 15660071

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