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  1. Autotransfusion utilization in abdominal trauma.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course Program. Tampa, Florida (USA), 1996/02/04.

    The purpose of this review is to investigate the utility of autotransfusion in trauma patients in the past 3 years.

    A retrospective review was conducted of the charts for whom the Haemonetics Cell Saver autotransfusion device (Haemonetics Corp., Natick, MA) was utilized between January 1,1993, and December 31,1995.

    The estimated blood loss and quantity of blood transfused were noted for abdominal trauma patients.

    Costs of autotransfusion were then compared to estimated blood bank costs for this group.

    The Haemonetics Cell Saver autotransfusion device was requested for 592 cases from January 1,1993, to December 31,1995.

    Nonorthopedic trauma cases comprised 25 per cent of all autotransfusion cases.

    One hundred twenty-six patients had isolated abdominal trauma and had a mean estimated blood loss of 4864 ± 6070 cc.

    The average volume of intraoperatively salvaged autologous blood transfused (autotransfusion) per patient was 1547 ± 2359 cc, or a bank blood equivalent of 6.9 units of packed red blood cells.

    The total cost of autotransfusion in these patients was $63,252.00.

    Had bank blood been used instead of salvaged autologous blood, the cost would have been $114,523.00 ; thus, autotransfusion resulted in a savings of $51,271.00.

    The use of salvaged autologous blood comprised 45 per cent of total blood transfused.

    On a case-by-case basis, 75 per cent of cases were cost-effective compared to blood bank costs for an equivalent transfusion. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Abdomen, Transfusion, Analyse coût efficacité, Economie santé, Traitement, Homme, Abdomen pathologie, Autotransfusion

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Abdomen, Transfusion, Cost efficiency analysis, Health economy, Treatment, Human, Abdominal disease

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    Cote : 97-0136914

    Code Inist : 002B27D01. Création : 21/05/1997.