Comparison of Post-Operative Nosocomial Infection Associated with Blood Management Techniques in Cardiovascular and Orthopedic Surgery

Conference: DIA
Division: Cognigen


Objectives: Numerous risks are associated with allogeneic blood transfusions, however non-allogeneic blood options can minimize the use of allogeneic blood. This study compared infection rates associated with blood management techniques in patients undergoing cardiac and orthopedic surgeries where anticipated blood loss exceeds 1,000 mL.

Drug Information Association (DIA), Chicago, Illinois, June 2002

By M. Wilber, J. Passarell, E. Ludwig, A. Shander