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Determination of Perioperative Blood Loss: Accuracy or Approximation?

Lopez-Picado, A.; Albinarrate, A.; Barrachina, B.

doi: 10.1097/01.sa.0000527516.46267.42
Techniques and Monitoring
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(Abstracted from Anesth Analg, 125(1):280–286, 2017)

The purpose of this research was to evaluate the accuracy of different perioperative blood loss calculation methods from previous clinical trials with new formulas. With more complex surgeries happening, blood loss is a major cause for adverse events; hence, a criterion standard to estimate blood loss and manage it becomes crucial to optimize patient outcomes.

Araba Research Unit, Araba University Hospital and Bioaraba Research Institute, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.

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