Moonen et al reported transfusion triggers for allogeneic blood following primary hip or knee arthroplasty. The authors are from Maasland Hospital, Sittard, The Netherlands.
Patient selection: adult after primary hip or knee arthroplasty
(1) ASA classification
(2) surgical complications
2 or 3
significant blood loss (> 500 mL)
• To simplify remembering, I would make the triggers 8, 9 and 10 g/dL
• I did not see major complication listed under surgical complication.
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Specialty: Clinical Laboratory, General Surgery, Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Critical Care