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Hematology (Autoimmune Diseases and Conditions)

Restricted Diagnostic Phlebotomy to Avoid Iatrogenic Anemia

Phlebotomy—a minimalist approach.

Dale JC, Pruett SK.

Source‎: Mayo Clin Proc 1993;68(3):249-55.

Indexed‎: PubMed 8474266

Reduction of blood loss from laboratory testing in hospitalized adult patients using small-volume (pediatric) tubes.

Sanchez-Giron F, Alvarez-Mora F.

Source‎: Arch Pathol Lab Med 2008;132(12):1916-9.

Indexed‎: PubMed 19061290

DOI‎: 10.1043/1543-2165-132.12.1916

Reducing adult phlebotomy blood loss with the use of pediatric-sized blood collection tubes.

Smoller BR, Kruskall MS, Horowitz GL.

Source‎: Am J Clin Pathol 1989;91(6):701-3.

Indexed‎: PubMed 2729182

The use of a blood conservation device to reduce red blood cell transfusion requirements: a before and after study.

Mukhopadhyay A, Yip HS, Prabhuswamy D, Chan YH, Phua J, Lim TK, Leong P.

Source‎: Crit Care 2010;14(1):R7.

Indexed‎: PubMed 20105285

DOI‎: 10.1186/cc8859

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