- Basics of fluid and blood transfusion therapy in paediatric surgical patients. Arya, Virendra K. // Indian Journal of Anaesthesia;Sep/Oct2012, Vol. 56 Issue 5, p454
Perioperative fluid, electrolyte and blood transfusion therapy for infants and children can be confusing due the numerous opinions, formulas and clinical applications, which can result in a picture that is not practical and is often misleading. Perioperatively, crystalloids, colloids and blood...
- Tranexamic acid, giving fluids first reduce the need for transfusion in arthroplasty. Blisard, Renee // Orthopedics Today;Feb2012, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p30
The article discusses the highlights of a presentation by Stryker Orthopaedics consultant Mark W. Pagnano on reducing blood loss and the need for transfusion in patients undergoing hip or knee arthroplasty, at the Current Concepts in Joint Replacement 2011 Winter Meeting.
- Perioperative fluid therapy. Pearse, Rupert M.; Ackland, Gareth L. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;5/5/2012, Vol. 344 Issue 7855, p41
The article discusses the current best practice in the prescription of fluid for patients undergoing major non-cardiac surgery as intravenous fluid therapy is an important aspect of perioperative care. The important beneficial effects on outcome after surgery of perioperative fluid therapy are...
- Last-minute blood donations. // Consumer Reports on Health;Jul95, Vol. 7 Issue 7, p76
Reports on a technique being developed by the Washington University researchers which allows patients who are scheduled for elective surgery to donate their own blood before the surgery.
- A NOTE UPON THE EMPLOYMENT OF BLOOD TRANSFUSION IN WAR SURGERY. Archibald, Edward // Wilderness & Environmental Medicine (Allen Press Publishing Serv;Fall2002, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p215
Reprints the article 'A Note Upon the Employment of Blood Transfusion in War Surgery,' which appeared in the September 2, 1916 issue of the periodical 'Lancet.'
- Homologous blood use and conservation techniques for cardiac surgery in the United Kingdom. Rusell, Glenn N.; Peterson, Steven; Harper, Susan J.; Fox, Mark A. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);11/26/88, Vol. 297 Issue 6660, p1390
Examines the transfusion practice and conservation techniques for cardiac surgery in Great Britain. Application of blood conservation techniques; Reduction of morbidity and mortality related to transfusion; Infusion of residual oxygenator.
- Evaluation of a decision aid for patients considering autologous blood donation before open-heart surgery. Grant, F. Curry; Laupacis, Andreas; O'Connor, Annette M.; Rubens, Fraser; Robblee, James // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/17/2001, Vol. 164 Issue 8, p1139
Reports on a study of the effectiveness of a decision aid comprising a booklet and audiotape on helping patients decide whether to donate their own blood before surgery in case they need a transfusion. Methods; Results; Interpretation.
- The Origins of Blood Transfusion: Early History. Wise, M. Whitten; O'leary, J. Patrick // American Surgeon;Jan2002, Vol. 68 Issue 1, p98
Recalls the history of blood transfusion. Impetus behind the rebirth of blood transfusion; Information on the first transfusion in England.
- TRANSFUSIONS: THE GIFT OF LIFE. Brand, Paul // Saturday Evening Post;Nov85, Vol. 257 Issue 8, p48
Focuses on the medical operation involved in blood transfusion. History of blood transfusion; Significance of the discovery of blood transfusion on medicine; Conditions that require blood transfusion; Requirements for donating blood.