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Title: Patient blood management to reduce surgical risk
Authors: Clevenger, B;Mallett, S V;Klein, A A;Richards, T
Year: Oct-2015
Abstract: Preoperative anaemia and perioperative blood transfusion are both identifiable and preventable surgical risks. Patient blood management is a multimodal approach to address this issue. It focuses on three pillars of care: the detection and treatment of preoperative anaemia; the reduction of perioperative blood loss; and harnessing and optimizing the patient-specific physiological reserve of anaemia, including restrictive haemoglobin transfusion triggers. This article reviews why patient blood management is needed and strategies for its incorporation into surgical pathways.
ISSN: 10.1002/bjs.9898
Appears in Collections:British Journal of Surgery2015

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