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J Evid Based Dent Pract. 2011 Dec;11(4):185-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2011.09.004.

Blood loss following orthognathic surgery varies widely and sometimes transfusions are needed.

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Center for Applied Clinical Investigations, Departments of OMS, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA. tbdodson@partners.org

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ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION:

Blood loss in orthognathic surgery: a systematic review. Piñeiro-Aguilar A, Somoza-Martín M, Gandara-Rey JM, García-García A. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2011;69(3):885-92.

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Thomas B. Dodson, DMD, MPH PURPOSE/QUESTION: To determine the range of information available to help surgeons better prepare themselves, their patients, and the auxiliary support for orthognathic surgery and transfusion requirements

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TYPE OF STUDY/DESIGN:

Systematic review

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE:

Level 2: Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence

STRENGTH OF RECOMMENDATION GRADE:

Grade C: Consensus, disease-oriented evidence, usual practice, expert opinion, or case series for studies of diagnosis, treatment, prevention, or screening.

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