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Blood transfusion requirements in femoral neck fractures.

Publication Type : Journal Article

Thematic Areas : Medical Sciences

Publisher : Ann R Coll Surg Engl

Source : Ann R Coll Surg Engl, Volume 77, Issue 6, p.453-6 (1996)

Keywords : aged, Aged, 80 and over, blood transfusion, female, Femoral Neck Fractures, Humans, male, middle aged

Campus : Kochi

School : School of Medicine

Department : Gastrointestinal Surgery

Year : 1996

Abstract : Fractures of the femoral neck are common, and their incidence seems likely to increase. A prospective study in 1991 of 80 patients with such fractures suggested that not all need to be cross-matched preoperatively, a finding supported by the existing literature. At the same time, a survey of transfusion protocols in hospitals throughout the country suggested that much blood was being wasted daily in unnecessary cross-matching. This survey was repeated in 1995, and little appears to have changed. The implications of this are discussed.

Cite this Research Publication : L. Muir and Dr. Sudhindran S., “Blood transfusion requirements in femoral neck fractures.”, Ann R Coll Surg Engl, vol. 77, no. 6, pp. 453-6, 1996.

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