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Trauma and Emergency Medicine

Blood Cell Salvage

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

Intraoperative blood salvage in penetrating abdominal trauma: a randomised, controlled trial.

Bowley DM, Barker P, Boffard KD.

Source‎: World J Surg 2006;30(6):1074-80.

Indexed‎: PubMed 16736339

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