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Blood Cell Salvage

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

Towards bloodless cystectomy: a 10-year experience of intra-operative cell salvage during radical cystectomy.

Aning J, Dunn J, Daugherty M, Mason R, Pocock R, Ridler B, Thompson J, McGrath JS.

Source‎: BJU Int 2012;110(11b):E608-13.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22823412

DOI‎: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2012.11338.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

Intraoperative red blood cell salvage and autologous transfusion during open radical retropubic prostatectomy: a cost-benefit analysis.

Ubee S, Kumar M, Athmanathan N, Singh G, Vesey S.

Source‎: Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2011;93(2):157-61.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22041147

DOI‎: 10.1308/003588411X561044

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

Cell salvage as part of a blood conservation strategy in anaesthesia.

Ashworth A, Klein AA.

Source‎: Br J Anaesth 2010;105(4):410-6.

Indexed‎: PubMed 20802228

DOI‎: 10.1093/bja/aeq244

Cell salvage for minimising perioperative allogeneic blood transfusion.

Carless PA, Henry DA, Moxey AJ, O'Connell D, Brown T, Fergusson DA.

Source‎: Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2010;3:CD001888.

Indexed‎: PubMed 20238316

DOI‎: 10.1002/14651858.CD001888.pub3

Intraoperative cell salvage during radical cystectomy does not affect long-term survival.

Nieder AM, Manoharan M, Yang Y, Soloway MS.

Source‎: Urology 2007;69(5):881-4.

Indexed‎: PubMed 17482926

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