Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Bloodless surgery

English: Main symptoms of acute hemolytic reac...
English: Main symptoms of acute hemolytic reaction (See also Wikipedia:Hemolytic transfusion reaction). References: Possible Risks of Blood Product Transfusions from American Cancer Society. Last Medical Review: 03/08/2008. Last Revised: 01/13/2009 7 ADVERSE REACTIONS TO TRANSFUSION Pathology Department at University of Michigan. Version July 2004, Revised 11/5/08 Model: Mikael Häggström. To discuss image, please see Template talk:Häggström diagrams (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The avoidance of blood during surgery means that post-operative infections and complications are avoided, and blood types would not have to be matched, erasing any complications from matching errors. Bloodless surgeries typically cost 25 per cent less than those that use donated blood with extra savings from a 50 per cent increase in recovery times, translating into shorter hospital stays.

Read more in 

Evidence in favor of bloodless surgery mounts

> http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/281102

+ (Related content:) 'Closed-heart' surgery may offer new alternative >>> easier ways to replace diseased heart valves that threaten the lives of tens of thousands of people every year.

non-invasive medical and invasive surgical care as part of a comprehensive strategy to avoid allogeneic blood transfusions. > Bloodless Medicine + What is bloodless medicine? a coordinated approach to health care.


> National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health NCBI > Eliminating blood transfusions: new aspects and perspectives. >> Spahn DR, Casutt M. +

+ > Transfusion-free Surgery is a Treatment Plan for All Patients
+ >
Dr Lapin's & Denton Cooley's techniques

For our Dutch readers we recommend to go to the underneath mentioned articles with the additional reactions or comments (of which some are also in English).

Nederlandstaligen kunnen ook meer lezen in onderstaande artikels:
> Jehovah of een operatie? > Bloed ontvangen of niet
> Bloedvrije operaties

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