The authors make a survey on the reasons leading to the application of different methods of autologous transfusion. They underline, incidentally, the important role played by the issues encountered in dealing with Jehovah's Witnesses as well as the discovery and spread of new transfusion transmitted diseases like AIDS and hepatitis C. They explain their experience, from which they have produced a Best Autologous Transfusion Technique Application Table (Scheda di Applicazione Ottimale delle Metodiche di Autotrasfusione, SAOMA), specific for every type, of operation, through the analysis of many parameters (surgeon, anaesthetist, transfusionist, general conditions of the patients, type of surgical operation). Moreover the authors evaluate advantages and disadvantages of the different autologous transfusion methods, including their cost efficiency aspects, and how they can be combined depending on the type of surgical operation. As a conclusion they attribute great importance to SAOMA to minimize homologous blood transfusion risks, even though at times the clinical aspect is made to prevail over the economic one.
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|Titolo:||[Autologous transfusion technique application table].|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1999|
|Appartiene alla tipologia:||01a Articolo in rivista|