The effect of intentional hemodilution on P50.

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Journal Article

Ten patients (Group I) scheduled for major vascular surgery received banked blood and twelve patients (Group II) also scheduled for major vascular surgery were administered intentional hemodilution with autologous blood. Both groups of patients were studied to determine the effects of banked blood and autologous blood respectively on P50. The mean pre-operative P50 for Group I and Group II patients were 26.2 mmHg and 26.3 mmHg respectively. The mean postoperative P50 for Group I and Group II patients were 24.7 mmHg and 28.4 mmHg respectively. There was a significant increase in P50 in patients (Group II) who received autologous blood when compared with Group I patients who received banked blood (p less than 0.001). Our data on P50 in Group I patients who received banked blood showed that there was a significant decrease confirming the results of previously published studies. The Authors conclude that intentional hemodilution is an efficacious alternative technique to banked blood administration for patients undergoing major vascular surgery.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Parris, WC; Kambam, JR; Blanks, S; Dean, R

Published Date

  • September 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 560 - 562

PubMed ID

  • 2460466

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2460466

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-9509

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • Italy