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Perioperative Care

Blood Cell Salvage (Intraoperative and Postoperative)

Does autologous blood transfusion during liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma increase risk of recurrence?

Araujo RL, Pantanali CA, Haddad L, Rocha Filho JA, D'Albuquerque LA, Andraus W

Source‎: World J Gastrointest Surg 2016;8(2):161-8.

Indexed‎: PubMed 26981190

DOI‎: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i2.161

A case of thoracic esophageal cancer undergone esophagectomy after induction chemotherapy in a Jehovah's Witness.

Inoue S, Miyoshi T, Aoyama M, Hino N, Yamasaki S.

Source‎: J Med Invest 2015;62(3-4):264-7.

Indexed‎: PubMed 26399362

DOI‎: 10.2152/jmi.62.264

Safety of the use of blood salvage and autotransfusion during liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma.

Han S, Kim G, Ko JS, Sinn DH, Yang JD, Joh JW, Lee SK, Gwak MS.

Source‎: Ann Surg 2015 Oct. [Epub ahead of print]

Indexed‎: PubMed 26501715

DOI‎: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000001486

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

Autologous blood transfusion during emergency trauma operations.

Brown CVR, Foulkrod KH, Sadler HT, Richards EK, Biggan DP, Czysz C, Manuel T.

Source‎: Arch Surg 2010;145(7):690-4.

Indexed‎: PubMed 20644133

DOI‎: 10.1001/archsurg.2010.113

Impaired red blood cell deformability after transfusion of stored allogeneic blood but not autologous salvaged blood in cardiac surgery patients.

Salaria ON, Barodka VM, Hogue CW, Berkowitz DE, Ness PM, Wasey JO, Frank SM.

Source‎: Anesth Analg 2014;118(6):1179-87.

Indexed‎: PubMed 24806142

DOI‎: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000000227

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

Intra-operative cell salvage in South Africa: feasible, beneficial and economical.

Solomon L, von Rahden RP, Allorto NL.

Source‎: S Afr Med J 2013;103(10):754-7.

Indexed‎: PubMed 24079629

DOI‎: 10.7196/samj.7355

Role of intraoperative red cell salvage and autologus transfusion in metastatic spine surgery: a pilot study and review of literature.

Gakhar H, Bagouri M, Bommireddy R, Klezl Z.

Source‎: Asian Spine J 2013;7(3):167-72.

Indexed‎: PubMed 24066210

DOI‎: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.3.167

Should intraoperative cell-salvaged blood be used in patients with suspected or known malignancy?

Trudeau JD, Waters T, Chipperfield K.

Source‎: Can J Anaesth 2012;59(11):1058-70.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22996966

DOI‎: 10.1007/s12630-012-9781-x

Intraoperative cell salvage in radical prostatectomy does not appear to increase long-term biochemical recurrence, metastases, or mortality.

Raval JS, Nelson JB, Woldemichael E, Triulzi DJ.

Source‎: Transfusion 2012;52(12):2590-3.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22612661

DOI‎: 10.1111/j.1537-2995.2012.03682.x

Blood salvage and cancer surgery: a meta-analysis of available studies.

Waters JH, Yazer M, Chen YF, Kloke J.

Source‎: Transfusion 2012;52(10):2167-73.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22321196

DOI‎: 10.1111/j.1537-2995.2011.03555.x

Oncologic outcomes following radical prostatectomy with intraoperative cell salvage.

Gorin MA, Eldefrawy A, Manoharan M, Soloway MS.

Source‎: World J Urol 2012;30(3):379-83.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21847657

DOI‎: 10.1007/s00345-011-0746-4

Intra-operative cell salvage: a fresh look at the indications and contraindications.

Esper SA, Waters JH.

Source‎: Blood Transfus 2011;9(2):139-47.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21251468

DOI‎: 10.2450/2011.0081-10

Phase II comparison study of intraoperative autotransfusion for major oncologic procedures.

Bower MR, Ellis SF, Scoggins CR, McMasters KM, Martin RC.

Source‎: Ann Surg Oncol 2011;18(1):166-73.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21222043

DOI‎: 10.1245/s10434-010-1228-4

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