Post-Operative Auto-Transfusion in Total Hip or Knee Arthroplasty: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Haien, Zhao ; Yong, Jiang ; Baoan, Ma ; Mingjun, Guo ; Qingyu, Fan
  • Publisher: Figshare
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0055073
  • Subject: Medicine | Hematology | post-operative | auto-transfusion | meta-analysis | randomized | controlled | trials

<div><h3>Background</h3><p>Total hip or knee arthroplasty is an elective procedure that is usually accompanied by substantial blood loss, which may lead to acute anemia. As a result, almost half of total joint arthroplasty patients receive allogeneic blood transfusions ... View more
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