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Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 1991 Jan;73(1):44-5.

Blood transfusion in total hip replacement: is it always necessary?

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Mayday Hospital, Croydon.

Abstract

Routine blood transfusion was prospectively withheld from 10 patients undergoing routine elective total hip arthroplasty who fulfilled specific criteria. A standard anaesthetic regimen was used. The mean perioperative fall in haemoglobin concentration was 1.9 g/dl, and only one patient required a postoperative blood transfusion. There were no postoperative complications. The need for routine peroperative blood transfusion of patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty is questioned.

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1996864
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PMC2499333
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