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Transfusion medicine A form of perioperative autologous blood transfusion, in which 1-2 units of blood are withdrawn from the Pt before surgery and replaced with crystalloid; the blood is stored at room temperature in the OR, thereby eliminating need to formally collect,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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Some manage intraoperative hemodilution using ultrafiltration during and later in the post-operative period to "reduce" the use of autologous blood,
Blood conservation has already been vastly studied in CPB research, which includes preoperative autologous preservation, intraoperative hemodilution, and autologous transfusion (11,12).
Synthetic plasma substitutes are given mainly at times when serum electrophoresis is rarely indicated, e.g., during emergency fluid resuscitation or for intraoperative hemodilution (4).

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