Dec
2001

Limited effectiveness of intraoperative autotransfusion in major back surgery.

Abildgaard L, Aaro S, Lisander B
Eur J Anaesth 2001;18(12):823-828.
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This is a helpful report to design an autologous transfusion strategy.
The conclusion is that one must extend blood salvage to the postoperative period
or combine intraoperative blood salvage with predonations, as has been described.

– E. Hansen.