Combined preoperative autologous blood donation and intra-operative cell salvage for hip surgery.

Kubota R, Nozawa M, Matsuda K, et al.
J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong) 2009;17(3):288-290.
NATA Rating :
Review by : E. Hansen
NATA Review

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

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