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Preoperative Patient Evaluation and Transfusion Risk Assessment

An update on drug interactions with the herbal medicine Ginkgo biloba.

Abad MJ, Bedoya LM, Bermejo P.

Source‎: Curr Drug Metab 2010;11(2):171-81.

Indexed‎: PubMed 20359286

Guidelines on the assessment of bleeding risk prior to surgery or invasive procedures. British Committee for Standards in Haematology.

Chee YL, Crawford JC, Watson HG, Greaves M. British Committee for Standards in Haematology.

Source‎: Br J Haematol 2008;140(5):496-504.

Indexed‎: PubMed 18275427

DOI‎: 10.1111/j.1365-2141.2007.06968.x

Preoperative assessment of coagulation disorders.

Cobas M.

Source‎: Int Anesthesiol Clin 2001;39(1):1-15.

Indexed‎: PubMed 11285939

Preparing a Jehovah's Witness for major elective surgery.

Cooper L, Ford K, Miller E.

Source‎: BMJ 2013;346:f1588.

Indexed‎: PubMed 23493825

DOI‎: 10.1136/bmj.f1588

Prediction of transfusion requirements in surgical patients: a review.

Inghilleri G.

Source‎: Transfus Altern Transfus Med 2010;11(1)10-9.

Indexed‎: Embase 2010285320

DOI‎: 10.1111/j.1778-428X.2009.01118.x

In the clinic. Preoperative evaluation.

Laine C, Williams SV, Wilson JF.

Source‎: Ann Intern Med 2009;151(1):ITC1-15.

Indexed‎: PubMed 19581642

Preoperative anaemia and postoperative outcomes in non-cardiac surgery: a retrospective cohort study.

Musallam KM, Tamim HM, Richards T, Spahn DR, Rosendaal FR, Habbal A, Khreiss M, Dahdaleh FS, Khavandi K, Sfeir PM, Soweid A, Hoballah JJ, Taher AT, Jamali FR.

Source‎: Lancet 2011;378(9800):1396-407.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21982521

DOI‎: 10.1016/S0140-6736(11)61381-0

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