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The role of cell salvage autotransfusion in abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery.

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OBJECTIVE: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repairs, both elective and rupture, are associated with significant blood loss often requiring transfusion. Cell-salvage autotransfusion has been developed to reduce the need for allogeneic blood. We review the literature to delineate the role of cell salvage in reducing allogeneic blood use in open AAA repairs. METHODS: A systematic search of the English-language literature was performed using the PubMed, Embase and Cochrane databases up to August ...

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10.1016/j.ejvs.2011.04.014

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Shantikumar, S More by this author
Journal:
European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery
Volume:
42
Issue:
5
Pages:
577-584
Publication date:
2011-11-05
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EISSN:
1532-2165
ISSN:
1078-5884
URN:
uuid:9b805601-ea57-482a-8399-c49c3e397896
Source identifiers:
311557
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pubs:311557

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