Effects of standardized acute normovolemic hemodilution on intraoperative allogeneic blood transfusion in patients undergoing major maxillofacial surgery.
Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2004;33(5):467-475.
NATA Rating :
Review by :
This study demonstrated the practicality and safety of acute normovolemic hemodilution used to reduce allogeneic red blood cell transfusion in patients undergoing major maxillofacial surgery. In the absence of a control group, the real efficacy of this blood conservation technique is difficult to evaluate.
– Philippe Van der Linden