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Preoprative, transfusion, mortality

Christian von Heymann, Michael Krämer
Preoprative Anaemia is an independent risk factor in perioperative medicine. Furthermore, preoperative anaemia is associated with higher treatment costs and remains the main risk factor for the transfusion of packed red blood cells. However, transfusion of packed red blood cells is although life-saving in conditions of acute anaemia associated with higher mortality, morbidity and postoperative complications. The preoperative treatment of anaemia has been shown to improve postoperative outcome and transfusion requirements...
October 2011: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
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