Cell salvage for minimising perioperative allogeneic blood transfusion.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2010;3:CD001888.
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Review by : H. Gombotz
This recent Cochrane analysis underlines the benefits of cell salvage in orthopedic and cardiac surgery. There is a 21% absolute risk reduction in RBC usage without any clinical adverse event. Cell salvage should be a standard tool in the patient blood management concept for these patients.
– Hans Gombotz