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Estimation of Blood Loss in an Adult Undergoing Cardiac Surgery Based on Age and Red Blood Cell Volume

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Clinical Laboratory
General Surgery
Anesthesiology
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care

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Description:

Ferraris and Ferraris correlated anemia and age with the need for blood transfusion in adults undergoing cardiac surgery. This can help identify patients who may require more blood or who may benefit from perioperative interventions to reduce blood loss. The authors are from the University of Kentucky.

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