Jun
2004

Effects of standardized acute normovolemic hemodilution on intraoperative allogeneic blood transfusion in patients undergoing major maxillofacial surgery.

Habler O, Schwenzer K, Zimmer K, et al.
Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2004;33(5):467-475.
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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