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Predicting Need for Allogenic Blood Transfusion Following Surgery for Lung Cancer

Purpose:

To predict the probability of needing blood transfusion following surgical resection for lung cancer using the method of Cirasino et al..

Specialty:

Hematology/Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Surgical Critical Care, Thoracic Surgery

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis, severity, prognosis, stage, differential diagnosis and mimics, red flags, selection

ICD-10:

C34, D02.2, D62, Z51.3

Description:

Cirasino et al studied factors that could be used to identify patients undergoing lung resection for lung cancer who need allogenic blood transfusion. A person likely to use blood perioperatively might benefit from measures to reduce the need for allogenic units such as autologous blood collection, erythropoietin, and/or hemodilution. The authors are from Milan and Pavia in Italy.

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