Journal article

Cell salvage for minimising perioperative allogeneic blood transfusion (Withdrawn Paper. art. no. CD001888, 2006)

PA Carless, DA Henry, AJ Moxey, DL O'Connell, T Brown, DA Fergusson

COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2006

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Concerns regarding the safety of transfused blood, have prompted reconsideration of the use of allogeneic (blood from an unrelated donor) red blood cell (RBC) transfusion, and a range of techniques to minimise transfusion requirements. OBJECTIVES: To examine the evidence for the efficacy of cell salvage in reducing allogeneic blood transfusion and the evidence for any effect on clinical outcomes. SEARCH STRATEGY: We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE, EMBASE, Current Contents and the websites of international health technology assessment agencies. The reference lists in identified trials and review articles were also searched, and study authors w..

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