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Intraoperative low-volume acute normovolemic hemodilution in adult open-heart surgery.

In this prospective randomized study, intraoperative acute isovolemic hemodilution (ANH) was not associated with a reduction in the need for allogeneic blood transfusion. However, this study evaluated the contribution of low volume ( 500 mL) ANH as part of a blood conservation strategy rather than the efficacy of ANH itself. – P. Van der Linden

Survey of the use of whole blood in current blood transfusion practice.

This survey reflects the current situation in England and North Wales, where the prevailing opinion is that only the use of blood components is state of the art. There is decreasing need of source plasma for the industrial production of plasma derivatives due to recombinant products. England cannot use the plasma due to fear of […]