intraoperative hemodilution

intraoperative hemodilution

Transfusion medicine A form of perioperative autologous blood transfusion, in which 1-2 units of blood are withdrawn from the Pt before surgery and replaced with crystalloid; the blood is stored at room temperature in the OR, thereby eliminating need to formally collect, test, and store blood. Cf Autologous blood transfusion, Intraoperative blood salvage.
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during emergency fluid resuscitation or for intraoperative hemodilution (4).

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