Combined preoperative autologous blood donation and intra-operative cell salvage for hip surgery.
J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong) 2009;17(3):288-290.
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Review by : E. Hansen
This retrospective, uncontrolled study provides no new insights. With a mean blood loss of 1095 mL and a postoperative hemoglobin level of 111 g/L, most of the patients probably did not need a transfusion anyway. No alternative method using only predonation or both intra- and postoperative cell salvage is discussed.
– Ernil Hansen