An analysis of transfusion practice and the role of intraoperative red blood cell salvage during cesarean delivery

Jill Fong, Edith Gurewitsch Allen, Hey Joo Kang, Lisa Kump, Patricia Fogarty Mack

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BACKGROUND: We sought to determine to what extent intraoperative salvaged red blood cells (RBC) might theoretically reduce exposure to appropriately transfused allogenic erythrocytes in Cesarean delivery patients. METHODS: Medical records of Cesarean delivery patients requiring blood transfusions from January 1, 1992 to June 30, 1996 and June 1, 1998 to June 30, 2003 were reviewed. For each patient, we calculated the number of allogenic RBC units that could have theoretically been avoided had intraoperative autotransfusion been performed, based upon estimated blood loss, preoperative hematocrit, and the amount of retrieved blood needed to yield a single RBC unit. RBC transfusion appropriateness was determined using the recommended guideline of transfusing RBCs if the hemoglobin is

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)666-672
Number of pages7
JournalAnesthesia and Analgesia
Volume104
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2007

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Operative Blood Salvage
Erythrocytes
Autologous Blood Transfusions
Erythrocyte Transfusion
Hematocrit
Blood Transfusion
Medical Records
Hemoglobins
Guidelines

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An analysis of transfusion practice and the role of intraoperative red blood cell salvage during cesarean delivery. / Fong, Jill; Gurewitsch Allen, Edith; Kang, Hey Joo; Kump, Lisa; Mack, Patricia Fogarty.

In: Anesthesia and Analgesia, Vol. 104, No. 3, 03.2007, p. 666-672.

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Fong, Jill ; Gurewitsch Allen, Edith ; Kang, Hey Joo ; Kump, Lisa ; Mack, Patricia Fogarty. / An analysis of transfusion practice and the role of intraoperative red blood cell salvage during cesarean delivery. In: Anesthesia and Analgesia. 2007 ; Vol. 104, No. 3. pp. 666-672.
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