Transfusion-related mortality after primary hip arthroplasty - an analysis of mechanisms and confounders

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Abstract

Background and Objectives  Bleeding and postoperative anaemia after total hip arthroplasty (THA) may trigger transfusion of red blood cells (RBC). However, large observational studies have reported associations between RBC transfusion and increased postoperative morbidity and mortality. As major bleeding or severe postoperative anaemia is intrinsically linked with RBC transfusion, direct causality between transfusion and adverse outcomes remains unclear. This study aimed to identify possible relations between RBC transfusion, severe bleeding or anaemia and mortality in all patients who died
Original languageEnglish
JournalVox Sanguinis
Volume103
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)301–308
Number of pages8
ISSN0042-9007
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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