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Protocol of Cole et al for Use of Aprotinin in Children Undergoing Spinal Surgery

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Aprotinin is a serine protease inhibitor that is prepared from bovine lung and which inhibits fibrinolysis. Administration to patients during surgery can reduce bleeding and consequently blood transfusion needs. Cole et al used a protocol for children undergoing prolonged spinal surgery.

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