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Slucky Andrew V.; Eismont, Frank J.
Journal of Spinal Disorders: October 1996
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Carboxyhemoglobin levels were measured in patients undergoing posterior lumbar spine surgery with use of intraoperative cell saver blood salvage. Increased car-boxyhemoglobin levels were demonstrated in cell saver salvaged blood. Systemic blood carboxyhemoglobin levels increased with cell saver blood transfusion. No patient demonstrated clinical effects of carbon monoxide toxicity.

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