The study evaluates trends in transfusion rates for major abdominal oncologic resections to assess changes in recent clinical practice (given the accumulating evidence of the deleterious effects of blood transfusion).
This cohort study reports findings that support a restrictive postoperative transfusion strategy in patients with stable coronary artery disease following noncardiac surgery.
This study evaluated the association between the percentage of change in hemoglobin levels and morbidity as an independent factor or combined with the nadir hemoglobin concentration in patients who undergo major gastrointestinal surgery.
In this prospective study, the economic impact of using liberal vs restrictive blood transfusion triggers in patients undergoing pancreas, liver, or colorectal surgery is assessed.
This matched analysis study quantified the effect of index complications on patient risk of specific secondary complications.