bloodless medicine


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A term first used for the non-operative techniques used by Adolf Lorenz, the bloodless surgeon of Vienna, to manage orthopaedic patients, a definition that has largely fallen into disuse. The current definition refers to surgery that doesn’t require blood transfusions. Strategies used to reduce blood use are related to diet, medication, surgical techniques, and other strategies

bloodless medicine

Medical care of patients with anemia that avoids the use of transfusion therapy except for autologous transfusions.
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