Are leukocytes in salvaged washed autologous blood harmful for the recipient? The results of a pilot study.
A well-conducted study on the quality of salvaged autologous blood. It shows that no leukocyte depletion is necessary for that blood. – E. Hansen.
Blood loss in elective coronary artery surgery: A comparison of centrifugal versus roller pump heads during cardiopulmonary bypass.
In an age of widespread use of anticogulants and patelet inhibitors for cardiac surgery, it is important to know the impact on bleeding and coagulation for every componants of the process. – R. K. Spence.
Coronary artery bypass grafting surgery without the routine application of blood products: is it feasible?
The results of this study are rather surprising. The control group receiving FFP required significantly more red cell concentrates (RBCs). One of the reasons explaining this could be that the patients did not benefit from the FFP because it was not indicated. Besides, an “educational effect” may have influenced surgery and the indication of RBC […]