To evaluate the effectiveness of preadmission autologous blood donation (PABD) and intraoperative autotransfusion (IAT) in reducing the homologous transfusion requirement of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) resection, we retrospectively reviewed 232 AAA cases from January 1991 to December 1999. The patients were separated into three groups. The group I (n = 101) received no PAPD and IAT. The group II (n = 58) received only IAT. The group III (n = 73) received both PAPD and IAT. Surgical data indicating operative time and intraoperative blood loss did not differ among the three groups. However, the incidence of requirement for homologous transfusion in group III (19.2%) is significantly less than those of group I (63.4%) or group II (51.7%), although there was no significant difference between group I and group II. We concluded that the combination of PAPD and IAT are useful for reducing the incidence of requirement for homologous transfusion in the patients with aneurysmal resection.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Fukuoka igaku zasshi = Hukuoka acta medica|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2000|
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